Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Change is Good

Hi Guys!! I am back from my trip with some great new ideas and possible new merchandise for the store. Change is good, right?? No I didn't fulfill my dream of opening up a shop on the coast
yet... But I did open up my email to find that some class changes were made to my upcoming Creative Connections Event in September.
The Art & Coronation class was still a go....

The Folk Art Painting Class was still a go...

But my Needle Felt Kitty class by Pat Murphy was cancelled. So before I left on my vacation, I switched my class to Jennifer Murphy's felted pin cushion class. Boy did I ever get a better surprise when I found out the pin cushion class got switched to the Let There Be Peace clip ornament project!! Yipee Skippy!!

And other changes are coming your way... The Vintage-Flea is now a fully operating Antique Mall with over 30+ consignors. Crazy how 6 years ago we started with 1200sq feet of unique retail treats. After one year at the Summer Grove location, we moved The Vintage-Flea to Downtown Newnan and have spent the last 5 years in a 4000 sq. foot building. Now with the hardships of the economy, many changes had to be implemented to help keep The Flea a float. So now that we are operating 100% as an Antique Mall we have implemented a new return policy:

The Vintage-Flea
All Sales are Final on Clearance items, Holiday items, and Original Artwork. All other merchandise can be exchanged from the same vendor it was purchased from within 7 days and with receipt.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hitting The Road Jack!!

Yes that time of the year has come again where my family and I go off for a bit to explore the coast. This year we will be visiting Charleston and meandering our way down to my favorite city, Savannah. In the middle we will be visiting Hilton Head and Beaufort.. two new places that I have never been before.
vintage suitcase picture found here

So I wish you Aideu and hope to bring back some wonderful new treasures and stories to share.
See you soon at The Flea!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Colorful Flea

"If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively"
- Mel Brooks
Blasts of colorful new items have come into the Flea recently and we love it!! Our peacock feathers are back (18"-20") and are only $1.00 each.

Dried Lavender bundles are also back in for $5.00 each.

New colorful Robes.. yes something different for our Flea customer but look at those colors!! Cotton robes with two large pockets in the front. We only have 6 in stock, $35.

Some fancy new mannequins have taken over my turquoise display. $55 for the small, $65 for the large. All with a linen body with Paris stamped on top and wooden base.

Quilted journals with the French Provencal color palette. $12.50 each. Framed Bird prints are $22 each. (Only 5 remain)

In the French Provencal color palette we also have clip boards, $12, and trays (not shown), $10 & $14.
Finally these would be perfect for Father's day, colorful globes $8 each.

If you want to see some of our new Americana goodies that have also come into the shop, click on "Flea Bite" at the top of this post. See you soon!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Heading over to one of my favorite new stores in Serenbe today called Bloom. Sisters Lindsey and Lauren have got it going on for sure in this adorable, funky & eclectic shop featuring some of the neatest one of a kind items. Lindsey and Lauren do a great job searching
out the Indie Artist and want to have a shop filled with handmade, quality items.

I was honored to be asked to bring some paintings by to hang in their little paradise. Here are a few of my new ones headed their way..

I think they will like this one called Bloom. $275 Encaustic on Luan Board. 24"x16"

One of my favorites that will fit really well in the Serenbe Community is Lakeside. $275 Encaustic on Luan, 24"x16".

And another mini landscape. I've been selling lots of these lately. La Plage is $150, Encaustic on Luan board, 12" x 12".

Thanks Girls!!
If you are interested in any of these paintings, you can call the Bloom Shop at 770-629-1756.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Meet the Neighbors...

We have some new neighbors that have moved into our backyard paradise.. Romeo and Juliet. We have lived in this house for 7 years and we have seen several geese, a blue heron or two, but never any swans!! What a treat. The kids and I decided to play the welcoming committee this morning.
This brought back fond memories of my childhood living in South Florida. We lived on a small canal and I remember fondly treating the ducks to white wonder bread at least once a week. My father and brother would fish for catfish and my friends and I would take the canoe out and someone would intentionally turn us over for a fun dip in the canal. That was until an alligator showed up in our backyard and decided to hang out with us for a few days. We never swam in that canal again and the "what happened to the cat" question was finally answered.

Back to Romeo.. what a handsome fella. He had his feathers ruffled up for us the whole time making sure that his lady love was always protected.

Juliet stayed in the back for awhile before coming up to say hello herself. She was definitely very shy.

Olivia told Romeo over and over again.. please stop eating all the bread pieces, Juliet is hungry too! What a typical male.

Brice (blue shirt) had his friend over to "hang out". Ever see Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? Boys don't play together, they hang out. Oh and let me just say that my son probably has the largest collection of silly shirts amongst 8 year olds. His favorite in his collection says "your lips keep on moving, but all I hear is Blah Blah Blah". With that smirk you KNOW I have my hands full.

Finally this is my backyard that Romeo and Juliet have come to call their own... definitely prime real estate.
300 acres of pure bliss living sans alligator. Anyone want to go for a swim??