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Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Hi there.

I’ve often mentioned that I love shopping flea markets, antique malls, garage sales ~

Anywhere I can browse and search for vintage finds or items that just look vintage ~

Or get ideas for paint projects or DIY ~

Or inspiration ~

Or just have fun.

Last weekend, my friend Susie and I went to Flea Style ~ which used to be called Dallas Flea, a pop-up flea market. Now that it will be expanding outside the Dallas area into Houston ~ maybe coming to a town near you ~ the name has changed to Flea Style, a twice yearly market with over 100 vendors. This spring it was held in the Automobile Building at the State Fair of Texas. I have “fond” memories of the Automobile Building ~ reluctantly following my parents around as a kid looking at the newest automobiles, wow, remote windows! ~ gee, dad, can we go ride the ferris wheel or see the cows or Big Tex?

Sorry, got carried away on memory road.

Susie and I arrived at 9:30 and immediately started scouting out the booths. I love events like this ~ entrepreneurs, DIYers, woodworkers, jewelry makers, bakers, collectors, young folks, old folks, couples selling whatever their passion is to folks like us.  America at its best.

Here’s the Flea Style folks I snapped. I tried to get business cards and names for the places I really liked.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

 

Typography was everywhere. This sign reminded me of my Your Inspired Design tribe mates.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

One of my “wish-fors” was white ~ white anything. I  loved these bottles that could be vases or just sculpture at the Sabon Home booth.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

The label says “vintage beameister bottle”. We had no idea what that was, but I bought them anyway. When I got home, I looked it up. Beameister are German wine bottles. I’m glad these didn’t have labels on them.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Susie and I loved this blue buffalo, but we passed on it.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Susie did buy this beautiful horse head painting on burlap.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

 

Emily and Alex at Gaston Made produce and sell their beautiful wood items, such as planters and coasters and knife racks on etsy.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I loved their gorgeous cutting boards.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

More typopgraphy. Lasso the Moon had a great booth and Anne struts her stuff on etsy.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Isn’t this display darling? The girls at BisousBisous were handing out samples. Yummy.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Susie and I loved these burlap pillows from Meggan at Dinham Designs.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Susie bought a pillow for her sister and I bought a framable burlap sign for my grandson.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Loved this chalk painted dresser. Inspiration!

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I think my favorite booth was Beautiful Home Furnishings. Cammie has just my kind of “vintage” accessories that she uses for her Beautiful Wedding Events business. I already have the little 6-pack of small milk bottles.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I couldn’t resist the set of stacked baskets and the aqua colander.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I also love Uptown Country’s vintage vibe.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I found a white tureen there for $15.  The purple flowers and ribbon were a bonus. When I got home, I found a Goodwill sticker on the inside that said $3.90. Oh, well. I still love it.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I’m not a mid-century modern fan, but I did like these funky blue chairs. No room for them at home.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

I really loved these old wrought-iron fence panels. I already have 4 at home. They were a little pricy and I realized I just couldn’t carry them back to the car.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

After a few hours, Susie and I were ready for lunch and our bags were full. Here is my flea market haul. I found the little white bowl as we were leaving and had just enough room to carry it home.

Flea Style ~ Shopping a Dallas Flea Market

 

We had such fun and made some great purchases. Do you love flea markets, too? What are some good ones that you have been to? Share, share!

 

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6 Comments

  1. That looks like so much fun! I like everything you bought and the prices I could see look reasonable. Love spending days like this.

  2. Carol,
    I am adding this flea market to my list of places to go. Your finds all look just like the kinds of things I would buy, also. The soft aqua color on the colander is just beautiful. Now, I will watching your upcoming posts to see if spot your new finds. 🙂

    Judith

    1. Judith, Flea Style will be in Houston soon. I know, I’m in love with the aqua on the colander. It’s sitting on my kitchen counter and makes me happy every time I see it. Thanks for visiting.

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