Sunday, May 25, 2008

Closed on Memorial Day

With the 3 day weekend ahead, we decided to close on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We Flea Chicks will be busy with this and that all day. Parades, fireworks, lake time, and BBQ's to kick-off the summer fun. We hope your family has a wonderful day together. Be sure to wave if you see Jenni in Senoia, she'll be driving Albert's super cool car! We'll see you back at the store on Tuesday!
Above is a way long ago parade. Mailey and Brice were 2, Olivia maybe 5? My how they've changed!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Style Defined

As I was flipping through the pages of Home Companion today I stopped on page 81 to take a closer look at the most fabulous outside pergola with dainty covered table, linen upholstered chairs, decadent candelabra, and of course gorgeous white roses climbing up the pergola to create a natural canopy. I love being outside and this picture is just like something I'd like to have in my very own backyard. On the bottom right hand corner of this page is a rather large print quote that says, "It doesn't matter where something comes from as long as it has style". Quoted by a wise old 10 year old named Isabel. How genius at age 10. Really. We are asked on almost a daily basis, "where do you shop?", "where do you find such cool stuff?", "do you go to the mart"? If we told you all our little secret spots well then they'd not be secret anymore! Kidding aside, we find merchandise in the darnedest places sometimes, which is half the fun of owning a unique shop like the Flea. I remember one time on the way to work I spotted this great old Adirondack set on the side of the road set for trash. Quickly I gathered up Valerie and we went back, pulled over and slid the item into her suburban. Sold that set pretty quick too! Now, not all recycled goods in the store have come from the side of the road, that is merely an illustration, but a true story. When you are always on the hunt like we are, your eyes see things the average driver doesn't! The latest shipment came last week stocked full of the best "new" merchandise we think we've ever bought. After unpacking and displaying we quickly realized that we had created style zones. Below are some pictures and titles of the "zones" currently in the store. You've just got to come by though and see the quality, and decide for yourself, what's your style, defined? Are you "Brocade Style"?
"Coastal Style"?
"Cottage Living Style"?
" Farmhouse Style"?
Or, "Shabby Chic Style"?

It could be too that you find yourself drawn to items in many style zones. I think Valerie and I would both agree that we don't have one set style in our homes, but rather an assortment of styles we fuse together to create a lovely story and a wonderful place to call home. We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How Do You Dream?

We at the Flea have dreams all the time....color or black and white they are always the same. A store filled with beautiful items for you to choose. Little vignettes set up all over the store that invite you in and keep your gaze until you say, "I'll take that". Jewelry for that very special occasion or just to make your casual wear say "I've got style". Furnishings to fit that spot you'd not quite figured out, or the perfect nick-knack to bring color to an otherwise non-descript bookshelf. Come on down and see what we've dreamed up shipments arriving this week!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Whoooo..Whooooo's Graduating?

Oh the owl. Do you remember how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop? I think the wise old owl said 3. The owl has been used for the symbol for wisdom for many years. What a great gift for your graduate, especially a guy! For all the wise graduates out there, we at the Flea want to know who you are! Whether from college or high school, let us know soon. Leave your name in the comment, E-mail us, or bring by the name. We are going to place them all into a fish bowl and pull out a name on May 23rd. What will the graduate win? A wonderful gift from us Flea Chicks worth $25.00. See you soon! The paperweights come in two sizes. Priced at $10 and $12.
This candle is too adorable to burn! Priced at $8.
We also have soap sets for $12.00. They have a great woodsy smell and come in a box of three.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

For the Graduate

We've so many fabulous ideas for your graduates that you have to come on in and see for yourself. Here are a few fun favorites for the graduate to give to their friends: For the traveler, an Eiffel Tower necklace. Priced at $15.00.
For those who are flying away from home, a sweet little colorful bird necklace. Priced at $15.00.
The strong Oak Tree, whose roots go deep beneath the ground. Much like our families and the years you've had together. Priced at $15.00

Also available are wishbone necklaces, sweet bracelets with words of wisdom, our DogEared make a wish jewelry line, Hotcakes rings and necklaces, tunics, bag tags, custom printed key chains, custom tiles, and SO MUCH MORE! And remember, we gift wrap those special gifts too! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mother's Day around the corner

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi
Our shipment of Porcelain and Sterling blanks have come in and we are busy printing up beautiful Mother's Day gifts at The Vintage-Flea. All orders given to us by Tuesday, May 6th are guaranteed to be finished by Mother's Day. So get your order in today! For more product ideas you can visit our custom products page.
sterling silver pendant $40 large/$36 small
Porcelain Pendant $22

My favorite gifts are those made with children's artwork. What a cute rooster!