Wednesday, June 6, 2012


No, not me. But do you remember this chair that I got from a garage sale? Old and tired no more.

I did a light sanding, and give it a spray paint. I might have needed another coat, but it ran out. No biggy, it gives it more shabby chic look . I also reupholster the seat. May be it'll give me a motivation to sew.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flea-o-logy, You're Heavenly

It's Flea Market season, and I wasn't gonna miss this one.

I had a perfect Saturday, not weather wise. It was sunny, but a bit windy, and that Utah wind is too chilly for us, Californians. I woke up early to make sure everyone ate breakfast (especially the twins) before heading to my son's baseball game. Mr. SP when to work early, and met us at the field since he is the coach. They win the baseball game by a lot, and we headed straight to Payson for Fleaology first outdoor flea. When we got there, I suggested that everyone stayed in the car, there was not enough space to lug the double stroller. Thank goodness for the DVD player, I was able to browse all the vintage goodness with no interruption.
 These are the vintage goodies I got to bring home. Love this vintage toolbox $5. It'll house my new orbital palm sander and other tools. And those necklaces are a buck each.

I have my eye set on this one of a kind craft table @ vickie's booth. But, I couldn't bring it home since the van is full of kiddos and Mr. SP always asks, "Where are we gonna put it?" He is right; I can't justify it. Vickie has awesome stuff. That's where I got my toolbox as well.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bijou Market

Yes, I went solo.
I was loving everything and inspired by the artists.

I got a couple of cute bows from this booth.

A pair earrings from here

And this collection makes me think of my friend, Leah. She loves milk glass stuff.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dear Lizzy with Emily

My friend, Emily and I decided to check out Starmill (American Fork, UT) a vintage shoppe, last Saturday, but they're closed for the winter. Bummer!!! Then, she took me to check out her favorite boutique, Dear Lizzy (Highland, UT).

They have the cutest stuff, very romantic, shabby chic with a touch of whimsy. The only catch is they're quite pricey. I heard they ship some of their items from Europe. I noticed a lot of handmade goodies, which are too die for, and one of a kind.

I'm pointing to these bows because my friends, Jessica and Leah taught me how to make them for next to nothing.

Em sporting a very cute diaper bag!!!

Don't you just love the tutu behind me?

For someone like me who loves bargains, it's definitely a place to get design ideas and inspirations.

Em scouring shabby chic frames, I think. It was a fun day!!! Thanks Em.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Martinez Peddlers Faire 2010

We went to the Martinez, CA Peddlers faire today, and I had a blast.
We ooohhh and aaahhh about everything we saw.

Love all the antiques and vintage furniture and decor!!!

Not to mention all the collectibles!!! Either of us is a collector, but we adored all the unique items we saw.
Jessica is a lot of fun!!! Thanks for coming with me, Jess.

We were so impressed with the many artists and their handmade creations. BTW, Jessica is an artist herself. Check out her etsy shoppe, Secor Decor!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I Heart "Paris Flea."

I made it to Paris Flea Market grand opening, and I was impressed. Thanks to my sweet husband, who drove me there but then had to wait in the car since the kids had fallen asleep on the way.
I found out I needed some alone time anyways to soak it all in and admire every little thing they have. The place is grand; the ladies are warm and helpful; the stuff are fabulous; they have lots and lots of vintage, shabby chic decor with Paris flare. You should see it to believe it. It is bigger than it's sister shoppe, Room With a Past, but they are different and of course have ever changing items.
I got these fabulous handmade earrings by one of their talented vendors, Bombshell Betty.

And I'm loving it.

Photo, courtesy of Paris Flea Market

I want this beautiful sofa and the price is right $229, but notice the keyword "WANT."
I really don't have space for it, although I can just get rid of my old sofa if I really want to rationalize the purchase. The fact that hubby has been wanted to get rid of our current sofa will be a great "pitch." To be honest though, my kids will stain it so fast, and I was actually the one who's been against buying a new sofa because I don't want to be uptight about what my kids or their friends do to it since I don't care about that old thing. I guess I will have to wait until the kids are grown up a bit.

Well if you are interested in finding great treasures, here is the address:

535 Leisure Street, (at Interstate 580/Vasco Road) in Livermore, CA
(925) 960-0400 . Just watch for the pink bike in the driveway!

And here are their sale dates this month:
Thursday, August 5, from 6 PM - 9 PM
Friday, August 6, from 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, August 7, from 9 AM - 4 PM
and Sunday, August 8, from 10 AM - 4 PM