i just realized i haven’t shown you my latest flea finds! i went to kane flea market in illinois about two weeks ago now in search of furniture for some pretty specific places in my house. i was looking for a coffee table for the screen room and living room, a small table for the screen room preferably for four people, a kitchen table for the dining area in the kitchen (duh) and a few other miscellanies finds.
while i didn’t find everything i was looking for, i did find a few key pieces!
i found this amazing wash tub that the dealer converted into a coffee table. since the screen room has a lot of vintage outdoor furniture (two metal gliders) i thought this would be the perfect fit in between the two. it’s not as wide as i wanted but that gives me room to snuggle a little something else in next to it.
the screen room pretty much got all the attention that day. because i found this adorable primitive chippy green table to go in the screen room as well. the gliders are both green so the green chippy paint was too perfect. i thought about doing another like outdoor patio table but i wanted to soften up the textures in there a little bit. it was getting a bit heavy metal <- haha get it? sorry bad joke. so this table. dealer lady wasn’t going to budge on price but i WANTED it (and honestly, i think she knew it). i asked her what’s her best price? she said what it’s marked and i folded like a napkin and said sold. my friend shawn wasn’t any help in restraining me but at that point i can’t blame her. i was too far gone. so green little table was mine. i still need to put a coat of poly on the table to keep it from chipping even more. i like the look just the way it is. it’s the perfect breakfast nook table. the chairs were a buy from my friend jessica. i love these chairs but i need something with a little more structure for the table.
the last find wasn’t really on my list but i’ve always wanted one. a vintage (real vintage) olive basket. this one “supposedly” came from europe. but i didn’t care it wasn’t $100. it was marked to $50 which if you see vintage olive baskets around here.. (there is a dealer at allegan who sells repro ones for $75) they are not cheap. this one is a little banged up but i thought it would make an adorable pot for a tree in the screen room. i just haven’t figured out which tree and how to position it yet.
what are your latest and greatest thrift store and vintage finds! i want to see and feature them in a future post! email pics and a short blurb of your favorite vintage find and i will feature it in the next “session”. be sure to post it to Instagram with the hashtag #favfleafind!!0