Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun At The Flea Market!

Happy Monday!!

I had a great time yesterday at the Ventura Flea Market. First of all, it was great because it did not rain, like the last time, so that was the first plus.

My husband Mark and I got there a bit early to see what we could find. The first thing I found was this old bed headboard, from my friend Karen's booth. I think I am going to somehow incorporate into my garden.

Mark and I walked all around the flea market, and I didn't find much else in the next hour. I was getting excited to meet Jamie of Simply Me Art, and Debbie Kay from My Vintage Daydreams.

As you know, I had met Jamie previously in the month, at a Tuesday flea market near her home.
I was excited to visit with her again, as we hit it off right away. So as it got nearer to the time to meet Jamie, I went to the front gate to wait for her, and there she was, ready for a day of shopping. We walked a little bit, then I got a call that Debbie and her friend Tina had arrived.

By this time Mark went off to look around, and read his book that he had brought, so the girls could shop. I went up to the front gate to meet Debbie and Tina. I brought them back to meet Jamie. We were all very excited to meet. It's not everyday you get to meet a fellow blogger.
I then took them all to meet Jennifer Grey of That was fun!! They loved Jennifer and her lovely wares.

We walked, talked and shopped non-stop. The only other thing I bought the rest of the day was this cute little red and white creamer. Later in the day Debbie and her friend parted to do a little more shopping, and to pick up a big mantle that Tina had bought from my friend Karen.
Jamie and I waited for my husband to return, and we decided to go into the town of Ventura, to see my friend Barbara's shop Garden Memories. Jamie enjoyed Barbara and her shop, as I new she would. I have to say that the highlight of my day was when sweet Jamie surprised me with one of her beautiful jewelry pieces. This gorgeous bracelet. I was very excited to receive it. Jamie is so talented. I was fascinated just watching her sift through all of the vintage jewelry, looking for the perfect pieces to use in her beautiful art.
I think everyone had a fun day!! Can't wait to do it again soon.

Have a great week!


Simply Me Art said...

You are so Welcome my most Favorite Friend. Yesterday was Wonderful and I am hitting that Flea Market next month too. The shopping was the best and your Goodies are truely so Beautiful.. You must start selling them from your blog or Etsy ASAP. So much prettier in person. Thank you to you and Mark for lunch and so much fun...PS love the head board and cant wait to see it in the Garden... Have a wonderful week, Jamie

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...


It was so nice meeting up with you and Jamie... I hope we can do it again and get to know you better.


Debbie Kay

Mermaid Queen said...

Looks like you gals had a great time! Love the necklace Jamie made you Rosemary. Have a great day!~Martha

the feathered nest said...

What fun! Sounds like you all had a fun time. I do love that necklace Jamie made for you!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time meeting up with blogging ladies! That bracelet is GORGEOUS! I just LOVE Jamie's jewelry!

Southern Heart said...

What a fun time! You always seem to have such a nice time at the flea market, and meeting up with special friends can only make that better. The bracelet is just beautiful!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I'm so envious...I wish I could have been there! Sounds like you all had so much fun!

Linda said...

Hi Rosemary, what fun you all had....sounds like a good time.
Neat head board. I can't wait to see how you use it in your garden and I love your surprise bracelet, it's gorgeous. Hugs, Linda

purpleflowerfairy said...

what a wonderful day! i wish some of the super sweet gals i've met in blogland lived closer =) debbie

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from Beachy CapeCod Cupboard, you are so lucky with those amazing finds.

Nice blog space you have happening here

hopetreestudio said...


You are always so sweet to comment on my blog. Would love to make a banner for you. Want to do another swap? :) Denise

FrenchGardenHouse said...

so glad it was fun. One of these years I should come to your fleamarket up there.
How weird is it that we had rain at our flea? But not last month. I guess we traded.
xo Lidy

Robyn said...

It sounds like a devine day! What a lovely braclet too! Glad to hear you all had a fab time!

the glitter fairy said...

What fun you had! It's still too cold and rainy around here for flea markets...but soooooon! Love the headboard which will make a perfect backdrop in your garden.
Glittery hugs,

PAT said...

What a fun day! I've met a few of my online friends from the decorating boards. It's wonderful meeting someone, you've only "spoken" to, online!

I love the headboard and can't wait to see what you come up with. I bought an old garden gate on the way home today. It will be incorporated in some way, on the back porch.


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Hello Rosemary, I received your ATC today and it is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Thank you so much!!! I will do the ATC giveaway once I've finished with a few projects and a swap I'm working on. I already have the idea for them! =)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That will make a great flower bed!
Fun trip to the Market!

CIELO said...

Hi sweety... I got your precious ATC giveaway.... so lovely! I will post about it as soon as I can... Thank you again, Rosemary...


ThriftShopRomantic said...

Sounds like a great, really full day. It's so fun that you have fellow bloggers in the area you can confer with (and shop with!). Hope your week is going great! -Jenn

Fete et Fleur said...

That lovely bracelet is gorgeous! You lucky. It sounds like you had the greatest time. There is nothing better than getting together with friends that love doing the same thing.

Your husband is a trooper.

I'm glad you found me!

Felicia said...

What fabulous treasures :)

Susie Q said...

I am so envious!! I know you had a wonderful sort of day!! My sort of friends!!
The necklace is so beautiful. : )
You always find such treasures too!
I am so glad you had such a sweet day!


Merci-Notes said...

Hi Rosemary,
What a wonderful day! I think it is so wonderful that you coordinated everyone meeting up and at such a perfect backdrop!

Thank You for sharing your great day! :)


Liz said...

What wonderful finds and presents! I have GOT to start decorating again, I think I've been in winter hibernation. Thank goodness for yard sale season!

Deb said...

What a great time you had Rosemary. Love the treasures you found.