Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fleaologists Spotted at the Acorn Antique show in Ogden.

Here we are back and recovering  from the Acorn Antique Show in Ogden last weekend with pictures and stories to tell. 

This is a view of my booth at the show.  You see our 'Girl Reporter' who didn't sell at the last flea.o.logy sale, and I thought  those of you who were concerned about her homeless state might like to know that another antique dealer at the show found her too charming to pass up and she is currently residing in his care.
Here are a couple of other views of my booth at the show, including our flea.o.logy sign.  We passed out fliers to invite the folks in Weber Country to our next flea.o.logy on July 16th.

Here we see Cathie, anotherof our fleaologists posed in her booth at the antique show.

Of course its always fun to wander at this antique show.  There are a lot of really fun and creative dealers.  This mannequin was a display in Carmen Miranda's booth.  Carmen specializes in amazing jewelry and her displays are always fun and funky as one would expect given her namesake.

Next we see me with a couple from Eden ... or was it Pleasantville?  Whichever it was their displays were wonderfully retro, and perfectly creative. As you can see they are charming as well.

Here is a peek at another great booth.  This lady is from the Pacific North West, and she always brings items from estates she is selling.  This one was as amazing as those she has brought in the past. Besides the pictures and head vases she brought linens, kitchen implements, children's aluminum cookware, jewelry, celluloid, books and antique photos.  Everything is piled deep and invites one to dig in and search. Ican't wait to see what she will be bringing to the next Acorn Show.

And last of all I would like to introduce you to another favorite dealer, Joane as shows us her booth.  Joane hails from Nebraska and has lots and lots of goodies for really wonderful prices.  If you have a chance to come north to the Acorn Show next November you will have a chance to meet her as well. Just don't forget that the next flea.o.logy sale will be in Payson on July 16th. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Getting ready for Acorn. . .

Hope you will join flea.o.logy founder Paula and me at the Acorn Antique Show in Ogden this weekend. . . it's SO worth the drive and you'll be amazed at the fantastic antiques and vintage goodies you'll find.  Be sure to stop in and say hi to Paula and me - I'm sure we can send you home with something you'll love!  Here's a little visual sampling of what I'll be bringing. . .

Glassware in delicious colors

Pretty vintage girls' dresses

Magnets made from vintage buttons, lots of new ones!

Do you love kitchen stuff?

How about a panel of uncut vintage matchbook covers?

Acorn's Antique
Show & Sale

Saturday May 21st, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday May 22nd, 10 am - 5 pm

Weber County Fairgrounds
1000 N. 1200 W., Ogden
(Exit #346, east off I-15)

Admission $5, you can pick up a discount flier at local antique shops
(try Treasure's Antique Mall in Springville, Aunt Elsie's in Gardner Village or Now & Again at 501 E. 300 S. in Salt Lake)

So - will we see you this weekend? 

Mention you saw this on the flea.o.logy blog and I've got a small gift for you!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh my....sweet vintage bikes

Thanks to all our Flea.o.logy friends who came to flea with us on Saturday. My partners Paula and Cathie, provided such fun and lovely pics for you to look at and I to did bring my camera....but I had so much fun talking and meeting customers it stayed in my bag most of the day.

I thought I would share my great FLEA.O.LOGY find. About a week ago, my 7 year old was complaining about how her bike was to small. Could I please buy her a new one? Oh and can it be vintage too?

Well, I knew what dealer could help me out. My friend Daryl. Daryl is one of our vendors and he has great stuff. He usually always has vintage bikes. In fact I think the first sales of the morning were Daryl's vintage bikes. They go fast! (probably because he has awesome prices). So Daryl had this awesome banana bike and purple at that! It was perfect, I snapped it up and my Brooklyn loves it.

Now this is not the end of the story.....

After I bought the bike, I spied this wonderful vintage bike basket in my friend Cathie's booth. It was darling and just perfect for the banana bike.

So Flea.o.logy was a great success for me! I also got lots of other wonderful treasures.

We want to hear from you! What did you buy at Flea.o.logy? Send us a picture of how you are using it.

I can't wait until July 16! See you there!

Monday, May 9, 2011

What a jewel of a sale!

What do you come to flea markets for? 

Linens. . . glassware. . . primitives. . . "guy" stuff. . . jewelry?  If it's the latter, you were in luck at our flea.o.logy sale on Saturday.  Jewelry was in rich supply, from "junk" jewelry to repurposed jewelry to craft jewelry to just plain old jewelry.  Take a look here at a sampling of what was available at our sale, and what you might see at our sales in July and September. . . .

See you July 16th when you can pick up
something sweet to accessorize your apparel!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Time to Thank Our Great Shoppers!!

 So if Monday is Laundry day and Tuesday is baking day ... then Saturday is definitely flea.o.logy Day!! Making it time to thank all of our wonderful flea.o.logy shoppers for making Saturday May 7th a record breaking sales day for our original and hard working vendors.

 We welcomed returning shoppers from years past, and made new friends as well.  The day was sunny and comfy in the shade of the huge trees that populate the yard of this 117 year old red sandstone manor house that has been hosting flea markets since 2005!

You can see pictured here all kinds of treasures that were to be found today at our flea.  This mannequin is one of 5 full size forms that were available at the market, three of them are resting in new homes even as we speak.
 Here we see some of the artist created jewelry that was available at the sale.

 And here is a charming wicker 40's, so deco, doll carriage that is no doubt bumping its rubber baby buggy bumpers in its new home even as we speak!!

It is so charming that it got a lot of attention before it got its new home in Genola, Utah, where it will undoubtedly be filled with adorable vintage dolls.

 Here are some more of the offerings of a couple of our crafty vendors.  The funky blue tray on the right sports sweet bottle cap magnets, that are surprisingly affordable.  On The left we see a basket of vintage fabric
and a wonderful hand crafted event crown similar to the one I will be sporting at my birthday party ... I can't wait!!

And of course what flea market would be complete with out a few 'over the top' vintage fun and funky collection necklaces.  The one I bought from this artist last year gets me more attention than any other piece of jewelry I own ... and I promise you I own a lot of fun and funky jewelry!!

 This little lady was unfortunately left behind at the sale.  The portrait was done in the 1940's in the Pacific North West where this charming debutante labored away as a girl reporter.  Hmmm, I wonder if her name was Lois Lane?  She is certainly sufficiently charming to have warmed the heart of the man of steel!!

Another left over from the sale is this charming cupboard, built on a mid 1800's base (as evidenced by square nail construction).  If you want to know more about this great cupboard, I will be writing about it's reinvention on my blog sometime in the next few days.

If you think you may have a home for it, it will soon be available at Treasures Antiques in Springville, Utah.
 Just look at our amazing shoppers as they discover great items that will enrich thier lives for many years to come.
And last of all I wanted to mention that a local service organization, 'We Can' put their baking and cooking skills together and put on the most successful bake sale I have ever seen.  They are earning money to provide hearing aids for an individual in our community who would not otherwise be able to have them. These sweet mother's day candies were just one of several hot sellers.  There was some homemade salsa that was the best I have ever had.  These amazing ladies are planning a return trip on July 16th when we are having our next installment.  You won't miss it!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Here comes the sun. . ."

"Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right"

                                                                                                            ~ John, Paul, George & Ringo

And. . . here comes flea.o.logy, complete with the sun!  What a difference a week makes. . . .  It was a hard decision last week to postpone, as we didn't want to inconvenience anyone who had already set aside the day on Saturday to come to our little flea. . . but then, it is a bit inconvenient to come to a little flea in the snow, after all.  Somehow postponing seemed like the only sensible thing to do.

And now,

"Sun, sun, sun, here it comes"

So - you gonna be there on Saturday? 
Complete with sunhat,
                                      and shopping bag?

flea.o.logy antiques & crafts flea market
saturday may 7th
8 am 'til 3 pm
218 main street

kindly remember, no early birds. . .

(but, double your fun and bring a friend!)
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