Saturday, May 26, 2007

Paris Flea Market in Carpinteria

Today Mark and I got up early to go to Paris. Not really, just the Paris Flea Market in Carpinteria. It was a gray, cold and foggy morning. Carpinteria is probably 10-15 minutes south of Santa Barbara. This flea market is fairly small, but really shabby and French, and girly too! My husband patiently waited while I browsed, and shopped.
I bought that cute little chippy green chair. (It's child size) I think I will use it for a plant stand this summer. Then maybe in the fall, I will set a pumpkin on it.

I got a cute book about birds from 1942. The illustrations are fabulous, and it was only $4.00.

I also bought a beautiful red and yellow toile table cloth.

I got to visit with Jennifer Grey. You might know her from the old painted cottage.
On the way back down the coast, we saw some dolphin frolicking in the waves.
This was a good start to the long weekend.

Next Sunday it is off to Ventura for another flea market, YAY!!!

I hope you are all having a fun holiday weekend!!


The French Nest said...

I love it all! I think if I went to that flea market, I'd be broke within the hour...the bird book looks fabulous and the toile tablecloth sounds stunning! Glad you're having such a wonderful weekend!

Jerusalem said...

Oh what fun! I wanted to go thrifting today and I finally got a little in late... But what fun you must have had - I just want everything in all your pictures!

Allison said...

What a wonderful day! Oh what fun, and it looks like it was a great flea market. We don't really have flea markets here in Minnesota the way they do in California. I wish they did. We have "occassional sales" that are a bit different - a shop will be open only for a certain period of time each month, and the entire stock of antiques is different each time. Kind of like a flea market, but a bit different. I really like the chair you got and the book. I can just see that chair with a plant or a pumpkin on it - so cute!!


Robolady said...

What a fun day, Love the chair and book. And how blessed to have the ducks walking in your neighborhood.

tongue in cheek said...

What a wonderful flea market you have nearby! No need to come to Paris ;) I bet you found many lovely things!!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Oh what a wonderful flea market- I would love to visit this!! Your site is amazing, I am going to add it to my favourites. Thank you for visiting my new blog and for your lovely comments, it's always good to meet a fellow Practical Magic fan!!!

Storybook Woods said...

Ohhh great finds. Isn't that birds at home a wonderful book. Clarice

Raised In Cotton said...

What a wonderful bird book, I love the graphics! Sounds like you had such a perfect day!


Nancy said...

I love the Birds at Home book. Please show us some pictures from inside some time! Great flea market finds!

oldflowers4me said...

hello darling girl- oh take me with you next time , everything looks so good.... love jo.... im thinking of a apricot satin skirt and a raspberry top.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Love your photos!
WISH I could have been there - those floral paintings look fab.

Holly Doodle Designs said...

Awesome dress form! It's so hard to find a vintage one at a decent price, isn't it? I don't have one and I think I may give up and get a new one and tweek it a bit. Saw that on Present Past (Heather)'s blog. Anyhoo....Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Rosemary,

Gosh, seeing my name on your blog post made me feel kinda famous ((blushing)). I enjoyed seeing you too at the flea market in Carpinteria. I took photos as well and will have to post them soon on my blog. See you at the Ventura Flea Market!

The Old Painted Cottage

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Oh, had I known you were going I might have come. I thought about it, but it's kind of far for us.

The gal I met from PUNCH is so nice, I think she organized this, right? I bet it was really fun.

SOrry I missed it, and YOU!
Lidy said...

I would love to go to that flea market, just because of the name! But the photos look great, too.