Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Funky Junk Flea Market

This past weekend I finally got to experience a Grand Rapids flea market! It was nothing like I thought it would be. It was a lot smaller. And it was outside… in the dirt… But I was surprised at the amount of things I liked! It was overwhelming, as these places usually are, but SO much fun to explore. I've learned from many blogs that when you visit a flea market you have to go into the situation with an idea of what you’re hoping to find. If you go into haphazardly then you might end up with random pieces that don’t match your d├ęcor or fit in with the vibe of the space you’re trying to decorate. I took this advice to heart and compiled a list with Max of certain things we want to keep our eye out for, things that we need to have (eventually) as well as some nice to have’s. 

Need to have’s: 
- End tables
- Picture frames
- Mirrors 
- Large glass milk jar (something we’re planning for the wedding)

Nice to have’s: 
- Bedside tables
- Eclectic artwork

This list did not include random nic-nac’s that are cool to “put on a shelf”. We’re trying to be budget conscious, now that we have a mortgage and all, and didn’t want to buy unnecessary items that would clutter our new space and collect dust.

There also happens to be a MASSIVE antique market across the street. I have yet to find out if this is open all year round... stay tuned...

If only I was in Cali to visit the world famous “Rose Bowl Flea Market” that has all the West coast fashion bloggers salivating on a monthly basis.

P.S. Happy Birthday Mom!

{this mirror is now mine!}

{future bar cart?}

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