Friday, April 29, 2011

Flea.o.logy One Week Delay Due to Weather

Its a sad day when we have to let you all know that it will be another week before we get to enjoy a Saturday out searching for treasures at our flea.o.ogy sale in Payson.

We appreciate all of you who had still planned to come despite the predictions of cold weather.  We, as vendors, were willing to brave the cold, but the increasing chances of rain and snow have made us realize that we need to postpone.

Next Saturday is supposed to be in the high 60's, and we are hoping for a beautiful day !!

The bright side of the situation (beside getting sun on May 7th) is that all of our vendors will have extra time to get more goodies ready for you!!

Thank you for your understanding!

A Flea Market is just her CUP of tea!! Patty!

Patty has been a part of our flea market from the very beginning in May of 2005.  She is a ceramic artist and has made night lights from cups and saucers, as well making some into charming wall pockets. 

Patty is also an antique dealer at the Treasures North building.  Here is a wonderful old pipe that she picked up while visiting her folks back east.  It is for sale in her booth at the antique mall if you are looking for a really unique item for a father's day gift.

You can also find out more about Treasures Antiques in Springville by clicking on the blog link for the store to your right.  You will learn details about our wonderful  double huge store and the 50 dealers who keep it stocked full of treasures!!
Here are some other items available in Patty's booth at the antique mall.  You can see that she favors glass and ceramic items.

But we are always surprised to see the fun and functional stuff that Patty brings to our sales.

Don't miss the chance to come and meet Patty and see  what cool stuff she has to share!!

Believe it or not, flea.o.logy is tomorrow, so come early and come often to find the best deals around!! You will be glad you did.

 flea.o.logy - Saturday - April 30th - 8:00 A.M. - 15 different dealers - 218 N. Main, Payson
Remember no early birds.

It's time!

How flea market crazy are YOU?  Crazy enough to brave a little cold weather?  Since when does a chill in the air stop you from showing up to discover the perfect item that you never knew you needed?

That's what I thought. . . .

See you Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

With mittens on. . . .

(218 N. Main, Payson)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another Dealer from the Antique Mall!! Nikki!

Today, I would like to introduce you to an energetic dealer that I work with at Treasure's Antique Mall who will be one of the vendors at flea.o.logy this week.  Nikki has a romantic side and a playful side.   These pictures were taken of her booth at Treasures Antiques, so if you see something special you will know where to find it!

This charming sirocco mirror has had wonderful pastel highlights added which would make it perfect for a romantic/casual style room.

And cottage decor always welcomes labeled kitchen pottery, how charming is this set, with the matching pepper and salt shakers.

Nikki is attracted to, and will share with you, items in a soft pallet.  These wonderful reproduction depression glass dishes are surprisingly affordable, and who doesn't love aqua!!

More happy colors here!  I love the tall chartreuse sugar bowl!  Nikki will have lots of wonderful things at the sale this Saturday (April 30th at 8:00 A.M.) Her pricing is friendly and the variety she will have to share with you will amaze you!!

And if we are very lucky, Nikki might even bring a few of her collectible toys.  Whatever she brings, you will be sure to find some wonderful items to add to your collection.

We will see you Saturday at 218 N. Main in Payson, which is about 40 minutes south of Sandy!  Come and see us all, we promise that you will not regret it.  Thanks for coming along to meet Nikki!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Judy's Miles and Miles of Collectibles ....

Yep, I may be actually exaggerating here, but just a bit.  Judy is our amazing picker!  She certainly has a knack for finding and gathering antique and vintage treasures.  She has enough tables to hold a banquet for a small town, and the storage space available to gather all kinds of fun and funky stuff.  She often has rusty, rustic and farm goods too. She keeps at it year round, and you will be amazed to see what she can amass over the winter months!!
These pictures are from a previous year's flea market, but virtually all you see in both of them was gathered, cleaned, repaired and shared by our good friend Judy.  We love it.  Judy's supportive husband James hauls in pickup load after pick up load the night before our sales, and the two of them are often still setting up six hours later.

Set up times at our sales is a blast.  Imagine, as our extended logo expresses, like minded lovers of all things pre-loved, gathered together sharing. We visit back and forth and compare our great finds.  Neighbors sometimes drop by to say hi, and to sneak a peek over the fence, only to be reminded that we don't sell until 8:00 A.M. as we want each and every one of our valued customers to have a chance at first pick.

Its pretty much impossible to distinguish items in these pictures, but believe me, by the end of our sales, there are a lot of emptied tables, and fun vintage items and collectibles that have found a new home.

Come see us on April 30th at 8:00 A.M. for the flea.o.logy flea market.  We are congregating at 218 N. Main in Payson.  A quick 40 minute drive from Sandy, and worth the travel time.  Come once, and you will definitely want to add our other dates to your calendar! (Saturday July 16th and September 2nd and 3rd, for our first 2 day sale during Payson's Onion's day celebration on Labor Day weekend.  That way you can stop by and find treasures on your way to the carnival at the park a half mile further up Main Street!!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jewelry, Jewelry Everywhere ... Thanks to Garna!

Garna is a junque jewelry dealer and proud of it.  She has hundreds and hundreds of jewelry items.  Garna did our flea market last year a couple of times, and our customers LOVED her.  She has lots of necklaces and bracelets in the $1 category.  She is also a dealer at the antique mall where I work, and sometimes if I can't find jewelry that goes with my outfit for the day, I stop by her booth to find something that works!  She is a great resource.  Most of the items she sells are wearable.

However, she also sells the crafter's dream.  She has junque bags that are very affordable, often including broken necklaces, orphan earrings, charms, chains, beads, broaches that are missing a single rhinestone or bracelets with broken clasps.  Great stuff, and CHEAP!!  We have a lot of crafters that swamp her table at our sales, and you may become one of them, and she has plenty for all.  Be sure to stop by and see!!

Besides the great and inexpensive jewelry that Garna sells, we will also have several crafters who make fun, sparkly, elegant, crafty and funky jewelry at our sale.  So basically if you love jewelry, and the more unusual the better, then you will likely find a treasure at the flea.o.logy flea market in Payson on April 30th!!

We will look forward to seeing your there!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our First Flea.o.logy Sale of the Year is in less than 2 Weeks!!

 Just 12 days if you don't count today.  I for one am very, very excited.   I have been busy, busy, busy ... let me share some of the items that got new paint yesterday.

This is a set of mid-century modern chests.  They are probably English, but definitely European.  I bought them ten years ago from a dealer who brings in containers from Europe.  I prefer the European approach to mid-century, and find these charming. 

They have actually been a part of my household these past many years, but now they are ready to come and live at your house!  They would be perfect for a child or baby's room.

  Here is a bit of detail of the styling of the dresser.  The horizontal line design on the top drawer matches that of the top drawer of the tall chest.
Here we see the top drawer of the tall chest with its horizontal design.  The handles are replacements and are cast iron flowers. 
This fun chest is made from reclaimed wood, probably during the depression.  I never cease to be amazed at the evidence of the creative abilities individuals found in themselves when times were tough.

I will never forget the cupboard I found at a garage sale that had been framed from 1 by 2's and then the panels were filled in by a dense cardboard.  Well, I guess it filled the need of the times, and was a great testimonial to the creativity of people in a tight place.

This is the interior of the chest.  I think it is possible that it was originally an egg box, that had extra slats added to enclose it.  What ever it is, it is sturdy, clean and has a lot of practical function left for its new owner.
This is an old record cabinet, perfect for anyone seeking a bit of extra space for storage.  A great hidy hole for stacks and stacks of diapers and other baby supplies.  Or add it to your kitchen as a mini pantry!  Everyone needs storage space, right?

This is actually an English, or at least European cabinet.  I am not sure of its original function, but it is charming with its replaced crystal knob and would make a great night stand or side table.

All of these items will be for sale at our first fleo.o.logy sale and are surprisingly affordable.  The sale is on Saturday, April 30th.  We have 13 vendors signed on, with all kinds of antiques and collectibles.  There will be home made goodies for sale, as well as fun crafts that would make fabulous (Mom will never forget you took the time to find this for her) Mother's day gifts.  We open at 8:00 A.M. sharp at 218 N. Main Street in Payson.  Definitely worth the drive to spend a charming day 'junquing' in the shady yard of a historic home.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Welcome Back to The Clever Craftsman, Mike!

Mike is a clever craftsman, so its not surprising that this is the name that he has chosen for himself in his hobby area of repurposing, refinishing and re-enabling furniture items.

On Mike's blog he explains it this way, 

 "One of the things that I enjoy most is coming across something that others see as being worthless and destined for the donation and/or garbage pile. Visualizing in my head and knowing exactly what its potential is I take it, re-purpose or refurbish it and MOST of the time that trash item becomes a treasure....either for me or for someone that purchases it. "


 These two green chairs, (above and to the right) as well as the green one with the blue and purple floral seat were all items that sold last year at our flea market.

Mikes items are always popular with our customers, who love the bright and cheerful color schemes that he chooses.

The white headboard above, as well as the green chair to the left are things that Mike has prepared for our sale in two weeks.

The red buffet is also coming for the sale, don't miss a chance to bring something bright, and fun home to cheer your entire household.

If you would like to visit Mike's blog and find out more about him and his unusual style, you may by going to:

Our Rustic Rose!! Another Vendor Spotlight!

 Meet Rose, the lover of all things old and rustic.  She loves primitive cupboards, and old pottery!

This charming blue cupboard shows off some of her cold painted pottery which always looks cheerful!

 She also favors old advertising tins.  I love the graphic design and the great condition of the painted label on the Farmer John Lard can.  One just has to wonder what it was about Farmer John that got his name on a lard can, not sure that is what I would want for my claim to fame!

In this picture we see wonderfully random stacked enamelware, of which Rose has a marvelous collection!

Have you noticed that Rose loves blue?!   This shelf showcases items unified by color! 
In this picture we see a rack of great floral transfer plates,
 which make for cheerful and inexpensive decorating.

Rose has a lot of wonderful stuff, but probably her greatest love is for primitive folk art paintings and crockery, both shown in this vignette.  Be sure to come to our sale the last Saturday of this month to see what treasures she will bring to share will you all!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Decorating with Flea.o.logy Vendors

So I thought I would share this quick little decorating vignette in my home, mostly because I owe it to awesome Flea.o.logy vendors!

The awesome table is from Bruce! I love his style and you can't even see the fabulous legs on it! He gave me a great deal. I love the chippy painted patina of it. When you come to Flea.o.logy you will find some great stuff from Bruce at bargain prices!

The wonderful mirror and candlestick is from Paula. I've said it before but this lady has great stuff! I am always finding something I want to buy from her. :) She will be there with some fabulous finds at great prices.

My picker friend Brandon, is whom I bought the frames from. I'm going to work on him becoming a vendor! The lucky thing is that we buy from him and pass on great stuff to you at Flea.o.logy.

The art books were mine, a collection I've had for many years, but you will be able to find books at the sale too!

Thanks to Flea.o.logy vendors for all the decorating inspiration and affordable prices!

Come to the sale April 30 and see what I mean!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Come and Meet Bruce, a Man of Many Tastes!!

 Today I would like to introduce you all to Bruce.  Bruce is another long time antique collector and dealer.  Bruce is very friendly and therefore has very friendly prices.  Bruce uses our Flea Market to keep his merchandise moving.  He buys at lot of stuff at auction and estate sales in the old south, so he has items most Utah dealers don't.    These pictures were taken at Treasures Antiques where his booths are always stuffed with fresh merchandise.  There is always something new to look at.

These great antique painted chairs are a good example of his friendly pricing.  They are $30 each, and that is at the Antique Mall, wait until you see how he prices things at 'flea.o.logy'!!

Here we see a small grouping of Japanese glass fishing buoys.  Typically hard to find, but he does find them somewhere!!  He has an amazing instinct for the business, and its worth visiting his booth at the Antique Mall or at the Flea Market, but his prices  at the Flea Market will wow you!!
 Bruce has a wide range of items for sale.  He does shabby chic, china, books, Victorian items, and loves unusual and rare pieces.  He prices to sell, so there are always new things to look at.  Don't miss a chance to shop his treasures at our sale on April 30th.

I thought that this vignette was a good example of the variety of items he carries.  This grouping shows, ephemera, Victorian, cutsie, vintage, Mid Century Modern and kitsch!  Pretty much something for everyone, including you!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tired of the Fu Fu? Something For You - Darryl!!

So for all those of you who have been suffering through all the girly stuff, there's hope.  We do have several guy vendors who bring their manly stuff, but none is more manly than Darryl.

Darryl is a serious believer in automotive stuff.  Count on him to have some license plates in tow.  He also favors old bikes and has sold several in the past!

Darryl is a long time antique dealer and collector.  He lives here in Payson along with many other people who love and collect antiques.

He has also been involved in our local Auction House. 

He also sells at Treasures Antiques, in the North Building, and I have selected a few of the items in his booth there to show you what kinds of things he likes and typically brings to our sales.

 Of course what collection of guy stuff would be complete without some buckets of rusty stuff?

Darryl is good at collecting bits and pieces, here we see some great old door knobs, the kinds we are always looking for to do crafts, but which would also be good for restoration work.
And probably the thing that men like most about Darryl's cool stuff is his enameled signs.  He almost always brings one or two to our Flea Market.   He is also likely to bring an assortment of oil cans and other old gas station memorabilia.  Be sure to come and see what he has to offer at our sale on April 30th!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meet Jennifer, Last of the three!

My name is Jennifer and I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself. I have always loved all things old and vintage, but really grew to love antiques and collectibles when I was doing props and set dressing for theatre. I have worked in theatre my whole career and early on did a lot of props and set dressing. I eventually moved on and worked for many years as a professional stage manager and now a director and producer. I am still an avid collector and I love to buy things from my two good friends Cathie and Paula who have wonderful taste. That is why I am so happy to be doing Flea.o.logy with them. I am probably the newbie of the group. I have a booth at Treasures North and have been selling there for almost a year. It has been such a fun experience meeting all the dealers and getting to know people just like me.

You will love our dealers at Flea.o.logy. I probably have bought from all of them. It is a great mix.

Things I always keep my eyes out for is cool small vintage stuff, old keys, vintage jewelry, old lace, ESPECIALLY OLD MILLINERY and anything I can use on crowns and jewelry that I make.
I take all this cool old vintage stuff and re purpose it into fanciful and whimsical creations to wear. I sell these items to boutiques and The Beehive Bazaar (the spring one is in May at the Women's Center in Provo.) I will also be selling some of these items at Flea.o.logy. I love taking old vintage cast offs and seeing what I can do to make it into something of beauty.


I also love chippy furniture, all kinds of dishes, linens, vintage clothing, and chairs. I love chairs.


I have three wonderful daughters that often join me on my thrifting adventures and I blog about our wonderful creative life together. (See sidebar on the right).

Come join us for our first Flea.o.logy market on April 30th. I promise you will not be disappointed!
My sweet little family.