The flea market this weekend brought out shoppers by the hundreds. It didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely perfect, a cool crisp morning warmed to an 80 degree summer-like afternoon. Because I did not arrive in the dark, what we call "the flashlight brigade", we had to navigate the big crowds that tend to arrive fashionably late.
I have been on a hunt for silver lately. Truly unique pieces at truly reasonable prices are nearly impossible to find here in California. As a rule, I do the majority of my silver buying out of state, but this weekend I was determined to find a piece or two.
I was lucky to bring a few items home with me. The small pierced nut dish will be perfect for holding a pillar candle. The three hotel silver creamers are just charming and will be nice additions to our tea display at Le Potager. Then there is the baby cup. Usually I would not purchase a silverplate baby cup, however this cup is so sweet I could not pass it up. It is etched with a charming scene featuring children playing in the garden, chasing chickens and baby chicks with little puppies running right behind them. Just when I thought this cup could not get any cuter, I saw the engraving, Sonny Boy. It is just adorable.
There were so many items displayed at this market that I had not seen before. Our spring vignettes at Le Potager and my marche booth for our Paris Flea Market were in the forefront of my mind while I was shopping. Focusing on the final look is always a challenge especially when the goods before you are so varied. I am confident that our flea market treasures from this week with be wonderful additions to our look. The balance of the treasures I brought home will be debuted at our Spring Open house at the shop and I will focus on those in a future post. Happy hunting everyone!
Our fabulous February weather in California.