Monday, January 18, 2010

Long Beach Flea & New Friendships

Hubby and I always look forward to our "flea market dates" ... Just the two of us, a stop at Starbucks and off we go. Our home is filled with items that we have found together and love...

So here is the story we met this wonderful couple awhile back Tim & Lisa one trip to the flea and  purchased a piece from them. We always looked  forward to their booth display since it was always drew us in. Saturday we made a stop at one of our other fav antique malls in Orange called Country Roads since we have been admiring the newest window booths not knowing that it belonged to Tim & Lisa. Well they were there and we began to chat asking them if they would be at Long Beach Flea the next day. Hubby and I were looking for a new statement piece and wanted a bit of industrial mixed in




and there "it" was in Tim & Lisa's booth...
they are not only such a dynamic couple & multi talented but they are warm and just so inviting to talk with. Lisa was so sweet offering us beverages and giving me ideas of juxtaposition since this piece would be in the same room as my leather chairs and slip covered beach chairs...




they really know how to bring in the crowd their booth was non stop traffic also you can see their amazing finds at Country Roads in Orange. Pictured below is one of the first pieces we purchased from them




Lisa makes the most beautiful bottles and that too came home with us




When I arrived at their booth Tim said " Hey Lisa your new friend is here" he is so charming and lovable. Lisa mentioned to me when I saw her on Saturday that she was going to stop by my blog, she did and left me such a sweet note. That really touched me since they were busy loading and you know how early you have to arrive the next day when you are a vendor at the flea market. What a blessing it was to hang out with them for awhile on Sunday and meeting a new friend...




we loved putting this in our family room




Tim made this table out of barn wood that was 100 years old




his craftsmanship is over the top, I even had storage below




Even the detail in the mirror is exceptional


To Tim and Lisa we are so very grateful for the time that we spent with you such an unexpected joy...




16 comments:

Tattered Goods said...

Oh very nice... I have a few friends in the business that sel there too. Nice & Easy they are 2 sisters who have great stuff and great prices. Then there is Christie Repasey who sells her beautiful art there. Christie now lives here by me and I will be doing a show at her home with many talented vendors. You should come and check it out... it will be in March the 19th and the 20th. Ihope you have a great week

Sheila

jules said...

awesome piece...looks fabulous. jules

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW! That is an incredible piece, so unique and it looks great the way you have decorated it. I also love that bottle. Flea markets are the best place to shop. You can find the best one of a kind things and meet the nicest people. I have.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cindy said...

Oh my! Awesome piece indeed. I've not been able to find cool flea markets round here...the ones in my area are full of sequins sweatshirts and expired cereal. Seriously.

You simply MUST take more shots of your home. I'm dying to get a cyber-tour!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

That piece is amazing! Great buy! ~Mindy

julie said...

My first visit to your blog and I am hooked. You are so lucky yo have wonderful flea markets. Your piece is fantastic...julie

Polly said...

Wow Kate! What a COOL piece! Hip and funky and the perfect contrast to your softer shabby chic side! I love the juxtaposition!! That is one of my favorite things....juxtaposition. It's so fun to combine unexpected elements in decorating, fashion, cooking.

We don't have great fleas here....especially in these dreary months. Thanks for the mini vacation! I'm glad you and your husband had fun!

xoxo,

Polly

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

That is an Incredible Piece, How nice to meet Great Vendors who has such Wonderful Treasures.... Extra Special that Your Hubby Loves to Flea Market with You.... That is a Dream in Itself!
Have a Wonderful Week
Cheryl

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! It sounds like the beginning of a very lovely friendship between you two couples - that's always so nice. You are blessed to have a husband who "gets it" and wants to go junking with you.

The bottle is amazing and the tablescape on your new piece looks fabulous.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Michelle said...

Hi Kate,
That is such an awesome piece. I would have never thought to mix those styles, but as usual your great "eye" was right on target! It is so nice to make new friends that have the same passion as you! XoXo

Ron and Jamie said...

i totally dig that!!! awesome and totally goes with your other stuff also in a shabby sort of way. great job in "hunting". thanks for calling me today and chatting. always special =)

Room to Inspire said...

This IS a simply amazing piece! I am sure you are going to smile every time you pass it.

Chelsea

Miss Gracie's House said...

What fun times you must have...such creativity!
Rene'

blondiensc said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I love the table you bought and the vinegettes you created, just lovely!

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

That is SUCH a gorgeous piece!
It looks perfectly accessorized, too. It was clearly meant to come home with you. :-)

Anne

BellaRosa said...

Kate amor, I think that you guys picked out a wonderful & orginal piece and made it fabulous with your decorating touches :)I can't wait to have a chance to go visit Lisa in her store too, she seems like the sweetest person when I visit her blog...She seems best friend material..no? :) Besos, Rose

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