Monday, March 05, 2007

A trip to the Flea Market

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Last Saturday was the Monthly DeAnza Flea Market. My dad usually is a vendor there but he decided not to go this weekend. I was there before 7:00 am because last month I saw a beautiful birdcage but I didn't have enough money for it. It was $100 but a very good deal because it was so large. I set out to find it as the vendors were still unloading their things. I was walking as fast as I could to find them and then I realized I had walked through the whole flea market twice. They weren't there! Isn't that the way it always goes! As I was leaving I stopped at the last vendor's stall and saw this old screen door laying on it's side behind a table. I assumed it was sold because it wasn't out with the rest of their things. I asked them if it was sold and the wife said yes and the husband said no. After an agumentative discussion between the two of them they told me it wasn't sold. After I paid my $40 and was leaving the husband said the only reason that was still there was because his wife had told numerous people that it was sold. I didn't get my birdcage but at least I found something else. I hung a few things on this but I think what I'll end up doing is tacking a lace panel to the back and use it to fill in the corner. I also bought two beautiful platters with pink roses, you can see one hanging in the middle of the screen. They were $8 for the pair. I also bought another beautiful dish for $3.


The rest of weekend was spent painting furniture for my bedroom. My bed is almost done and I'm LOVING it! I can't wait to show you!

The weather this weekend was great, it was in the low 70s. Next weekend they say it may get to the high 70s!

18 comments:

a pink-bee said...

Love the screen door, and how you have it decorated. What a neat find:0)

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

What great use for an old screen door. I am liking the idea of the old lace behind it! Our weather is not warm enough yet for garage sales or flea markets - but I can just about smell and taste them through your blog!

R* said...

Neat blog! Your projects and finds are so inspiring. Beautiful pictures of flowers!

The Tattered Nest said...

great old screen door...where did you get the nest with eggs? can't wait til the flea markets start up around here!

Digi Scribbles said...

How clever is this? I still think you should be writing a book. You come up with some of the best ideas. I'm sure it will be neat with the lace, but I like it this way too. Now I've got to start looking for just the right screen door. xoxoxo

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my gosh, your door looks incredible! What a great idea, I love it. How cool is it to repurpose something that seemed to have had it's day, into a totally new idea. I love to check your blog,
Take care, Dawn :)

Pen said...

I love the door exactly the way you have it! It's the unexpected! It's perfection!

tina said...

I just bought a screen door! omgosh~ but my door has gingerbread on it and the old screen. I'm going to take off the screen on the top and put in a thin board and paint it w/ chalkboard paint. I'm going to use my vintage white gingerbread door for a message center...Love, love the way yours loves..Tina

Mary said...

Fabulous paint finish on your new door - what a great find! Think I'll start searching for something similar now it's almost warm enough for those early morning flea market hunts around here!

Shabee Chick said...

Love it. I once turned an old back door on its side and used it for a headboard. It was presh!

linda t said...

I am sooo all over that screen door!!! LOVE IT!
I can think of a ton of things I would do with it! Love what you did! You are going to have a ball changing its uses over the years!

Naturegirl said...

Love the use of the door frame very
creative thinking I must say!Looks wonderful in that corner!

Jen said...

It's beautiful and I actually love it just the way you photographed it. Looks like you had a very lucky day!

Lyndy said...

Oh my sweet goodness...I love, love, love the screen door. What a great idea. You have a great style for decorating.

For Love of Home said...

What an awesome idea, this little corner looks so cozy.

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

I love what you've done with the screen door...very pretty!

kristin said...

magique, tout est ravissant

Denisa said...

I think that what you have done to the screen door is breath taking. Fabulous idea. Looks effortless.