Monday, November 05, 2007

Flea Market Finds and a Tour

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Saturday I went to the De Anza Flea Market. It is located at De Anza College in Cupertino on the first Saturday of every month for those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I only bought three things and they all came from the same vendor. I bought the cute little tea pot above for $8. I put in on a dinner plate with the lemon so you could see how small it is. It was made in Germany.
I also bought some vintage ornaments. They were $5. I spotted this old loose powder jar as we were leaving and I had to have it. I think it was $6. It has a built-in mirror under the lid.

Okay, on to the tour of the flea market. This flea market used to be a lot better than it is now but there are some good vendors left so here are my favorites... (click photos to enlarge)


This chippy old bed was beautiful.
but I really loved this bed. There are a lot of vendors selling orchids so you can get some really good deals. The ones below were between $8-$10 each. I really wanted to buy one but I can't seem to keep orchids alive. I'm really good with other plants so I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
This is one of my favorite vendors. They redo chandeliers and furniture. It's so beautiful!



I really loved the old beds on the left. One is white and the other is black. I'm redoing my daughter's room with black furniture so it's nice to get ideas from this vendor.


This vendor is a mother/daughter team. They have some nice things too.

Lots of vendors selling pretty glassware...
And statues, fountains and birdbaths...

I hope you enjoyed your tour of the De Anza Flea Market!

24 comments:

Julie said...

That does look like a great flea market! I have a bit of a fettish for silver - so you can guess which item I liked the best!

Mary said...

Cindy, you're so lucky to have such a great market so close by. Loved that old chippy bed, and all the glasware. You got some great buys, especially the cute litle pitcher!
xoxo,
Mary

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks like a wonderful flea market! I haven't been flea marketing in quite a while...I need to get back out there.
Penny

bj said...

I loved going with you to the flea market and I really LOVE that precious, little teapot. Sooo cute.
I have one of the pretty, chippy full size beds that I want to redo for my guest room soon. I think there's some way it can be extended to a queen, if I'm not mistaken.
You really got some good buys...
bj

Sondra said...

Oh I'm soo jealous. Wish I was there, I know I would have gone broke though. Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely tour, thanks for letting us tag along!!
I love those beds too!!
:)

the feathered nest said...

I love tours of flea markets. We have so few of them in Atlanta. The teapot is so cute and I love that powder jar!

Manuela

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh my, I REALLY enjoyed your tour of the flea market. Of course I am totally addicted to flea markets so it was FABULOUS to go to one in another country!!! Wish I could really get there and buy up big sigh....

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wow, this looks like a fun flea to go to! I live in Modesto, but it isn't so far away to not get there in a few hours. Thanks for sharing all of your favorite sellers! I do believe that I'd find lots of goodies. Becky xx

Danimezza said...

That looks like such a cool market. I haven't found anything like that near where I live in NSW Australia. Loved the tour thanks :D
Dani

julia said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your flea market finds and the virtual flea market trip. I to am a flea market and garage sale queen. I’m new to the blog world but I have been enjoying your blog for quite a long time. Here is the address to my blog
http://julia-juliasjourney.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

Liked the tour of your flea market. Looks like some nice things there. I have the exact powder jar that you found, only you got a better deal. I paid ten for mine. It is so pretty. I have seen tiny ones on e-bay. They are expensive though.

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what a great flea market. Love all the glassware on that table.What a lovely little teapot.
Alison

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
It looks like a good flea market.
I love all of your finds. The teapot is adorable. You got lucky with the ornaments. I paid $10 for mine.
Have a great evening,
Rosemary

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Cindy I was curious. Have you ever seen anything like My Yard Conservatories in your flea market shopping???

Janet said...

Cindy,

We don't have good flea markets here, just ones that sell socks and "made for TV" products. Not much fun. Yours looks great.
Janet

Brenda said...

Cindy, I have never seen so many pretty things. I would be a nut running in so many directions.
I also wanted you to know I love your chair and can't wait until you put the Cindy touch on it.

suburban prep said...

Went once to the Market. My mother is from the Bay area. Interesting place.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it really looks good to me.

I like black furniture, so I hope you post pics of what you do with your daughter's room.

I have a bed tray like one that I saw in one of your pics. I got it at the Salvation Army for $5.

I love the garden statuary.

~elaine~
roz_etta@yahoo.com

Cottage Contessa said...

Thanks for the tour. I saw lots of things there I would love to buy........if only I lived closer *sigh*.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Dolly said...

Ouuu wish I was there! I love all the beds and especially the iron ones!
Great tour Cindy!
I love shopping flea markets....

I have that chubby lil cherub in my flower bed! Hubby surprised me with her when our second grandbaby was born!
She is precious is'nt she?
I collect cement cherubs!

Hugz, Dolly

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Too funny Cindy. I purchased the exact same loose powder holder a few weeks ago at a moving sale for $.50 and posted about it too (check it out on my blog, pictures posted of it too.) I too thought it was absolutely charming!!

Blessings,

Sher

Carrie said...

How nice to be taken along on your visit to the flea market. There were many things that caught my eye, to be sure.

Michelle said...

What a great day at the flea market. Love your treasures..especially the teapot!