Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Monday

20 pairs of Fine Silver Earrings have made their way to The Vintage-Flea. Hand forged, Patinaed and rubbed to a warm glow. No 2 pairs are exactly alike. All available for $20 each.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Buzz

The Vintage-Flea is now on Facebook. Click here if you want to become a fan.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Monday

Happy Monday! I am starting a new feature on the blog that will showcase something handmade every Monday. Quite frankly I need the motivator to paint and make more jewelry. Here are two little paintings that I did this weekend. I wanted to try out a Photo Encaustic technique that I have been reading about using Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper. I definitely love the look of the pattern wallpaper behind the flower vases.

Now I just need to get them over to our fantastic framer... Philip. Soon these babies will be in the store for all to see.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

It's a bird thing....

“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” -Victor Hugo
You know spring is coming soon when The Vintage-Flea starts putting out the bird merchandise. We just can't help ourselves...I can even hear them chirping their praises.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Take the Challenge

Take the Ten-in-Ten Challenge! Give ten recommendations to your friends, neighbors and customers in the next ten days, encouraging them to patronize a Downtown business. Can you do it? The "Save Downtown Newnan" blog offered this challenge and I was up for it. Over the past 10 days (give or take) I have:

  1. Sent a group of women to eat at Peach and told them about the squash casserole.
  2. Told a customer to try What's in Store as she was looking for blue & white china.
  3. Told our neighbors Fabulous by Design about Newnan Computers because they were looking to buy a new computer really cheap.
  4. My customer from Florida called looking for a place to buy chocolates and she wanted them delivered in downtown Newnan. I gave her the number to Broad Street Sweets and convinced her to buy a box of Valentine Cupcakes instead.
  5. I told a lady from Savannah about the driving tour because she was interested in the older homes around town.
  6. A customer was telling me how she was having a house built and that she was having trouble with the details. I told her about the design services offered at both Panoply and Fabulous by Design.
  7. An older gentlemen was looking for a Women's clothing shop and I directed him to Brothers.
  8. A mother and her children were looking for a fun place to eat and I told them to go to The Half Shell since it is my kids favorite restaurant in downtown. The Oyster Stew is amazing.
  9. One customer bought a bag from us and asked about Monogramming. I told her to go to either Plane Stitches or the Sportsdome. All within walking distance.
  10. I've been telling many of my customers about the Spring Art walk on March 27th.

Tell us what you like about downtown Newnan and what you tell your friends about... take the ten in ten challenge.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

New Custom Products at The Flea

Every few months or so I get the itch to find something new to introduce to our Custom Products line at The Vintage-Flea. This is not an easy task since most of the products out there fall in the cheesy category. A lot of it is trial and error... so I am excited to show you 2 products that actually look nice. The first is actually a product upgrade. I found these beautiful silver bezels that fit the round porcelain discs perfectly making them look even more stunning. Total package, $25.
Next we have the Aluminum Water Bottle for only $12! Photo Area: 4 3/4" x 9"• Put one long panoramic photo or a different photo on each side of your water bottle. Contact The Vintage-Flea for more information or you can go to for more product choices.

Valentine's Day Treats

(1) Fun Apron and Dishtowels, $26 & $12 (2) Message Bangles, $15
(3) Jean Bling Buckles $40, (4) Initial Soaps, $12 (5) Oyster
Shell Votive Holder, $8 (6) Custom Silver or Gold Charms, $10-$25
(7) Sea Shell Coin Purse $4, (8) Initial Paperweights, $14
(9) Dazzled Measureing Tape, $12