Sunday, February 24, 2013

A flea-attitude of. . . heavy metal!

Salvage: noun. 

Property or goods saved 
from damage or destruction.  

a.k.a. my new favorite "vintage" find.

Lots of metal.  Some rust.  

It suggests longevity. Permanence.
The passage of time. 

Not ALL of it is metal. . .

for example - a five-foot wood protractor.
Post-WWII military training tool.

a.k.a. stunning.

Soft salvage. . .

Spanish-American war knapsack,
with soldier’s name written on the back

Some of my favorite salvage. . .

Ooh, how I love that rust!



Thursday, February 14, 2013

An attitude of. . . love!

In honor of Valentine’s Day,
we thought we’d share a few pics
attesting to the flea-attitude of

love & romance. . .

You dont have to go looking for love

When its where you come from.
                                       ~ Werner Erhard

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vickie. . . an attitude of sunshine!

My sweetheart and I made
The Trip to Bountiful
last weekend to call on
fleattitude dealer Vickie. . . .

Her yellow sweater - and her smile - tell everything about her.

Her flea-attitude?
Without a doubt.

Vickie and her husband Mark welcomed us into their 
1914 Bountiful home.

The first thing I noticed was the ironing board in the living room, 
a vintage tablecloth spread out on it.

I really hope she's planning on bringing it to fleattitude. . . .

The next thing I noticed was the sunny orange walls,
 and the lime green vintage door propped up 
along side one of them.

What's important to them about the door is the
 Army Air Corps uniform hanging from it.
It was Mark's father's.

Remembering family is important to them, we discovered, 
as Mark proudly told us his father's story. . . .

The neighbors wonder a little bit about the orange walls.
But they suit the newlyweds just fine.
After all, these "youngsters" have only been 
married for four years.
Met in a singles ward.
Hmmm. . . . 

Good thing they had adult children to keep an eye
on them while they were dating.

Vickie's only been in this flea market business 
for a couple of years.

She's a quick study though.
Knows where to go "picking."
Brings "the right stuff" to market.
Prices her items "to sell."

Customers really like that about her.

It's no wonder that Vickie's good at this flea market business.
She and Mark come by it naturally.
They're collectors.

The photo above?

All stuff they've dug up in their yard.
And kept.

(And there’s lots more where that came from. . . . )

Vickie considers their home to be a tremendous blessing,
although she didn't think so at first.

Mark came home one day, announcing he'd found their new house.

"It has a five-car garage," he joyfully declared.
"How many bedrooms does it have,?" she asked.

Hmmm, he didn't know.

Good thing he was able to redeem himself
when Vickie got into the second-hand business
and discovered that in addition to five cars,
that garage also holds a LOT of antiques. . . .

Vickie especially loves the loft above the garage,
which she has turned into a showroom 
to display the antiques she has for sale 
while they are not traveling around Utah
visiting flea markets. . . .

Even her Simply amazing craft room
has hints of vintage in it.

Notice those glasses on the top shelf?
Ice cream glasses from Mark's father's ice cream shop.

The jars that the doll sits on once held candy 
in the ice cream shop.

See the red label on the one on the right?

What a beautiful,, sunny place to create!

Just perfect for 

* Vickie *


Pick-It Vintage


fleattitude Vintage Market

Be sure to introduce yourself to her 
when you come to the market. . .

and be prepared for a dose of sunshine!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Introducing. . . our new "home"!

Jen and I went on a little gander this week. . .

We needed to sign some papers so as to make
the old Pleasant Grove Rec Center
our Home

While there we stopped by to say hello.

Won't this be a lovely place to hold

It’s very quaint.  And vintage. 
Our dealers will look nice there.
And there’s room for lots of them.

This is the side of the building.
How do you like those windows?

That’s grass under all that snow, 
a perfect place to spread out and admire 
all your treasures when you’re done shopping.

We invite you to come to our house-warming. . .

fleattitude Vintage Market

Saturday April 20th
9 am - 4 pm
(early birds 8 am)
@ the old Pleasant Grove Rec Center
65 East 200 South
Pleasant Grove, Utah

So. . . are you coming?