March 17 was a very good day. Not only for the throngs of folks dressed in green clutching a Guinness, but also pour moi… the flea market opened again for the season!!!
Oh, Elephant’s Trunk, how I have missed you. I dragged my friend Jill along, and she gets props for not even flinching a little bit when I mentioned the 6 a.m. call time. She also took one look in the back of my sweet-sweet-minivan and asked where we would put all the stuff. Girl knows what’s UP!
I didn’t have any big ticket items on my list so it was just a fun morning to wander and brainstorm and enjoy the vendors! Did you know that teeth molds are a big ticket item at the flea market?! Gross.
I found a few fun little things, but in anticipation of Spring (ignore the 3″ of snow that fell last night…) here are some of my flea market planters! There are little pots of bulbs everywhere I turn these days, and here are some unexpected ways to display them. 3/4 of them were flea market finds. The last one is just too cool not to share with you.
Planter #1. I grabbed this at one of my first visits to Elephant’s Trunk, actually but it’s become one of the prettiest parts of our often cluttered and not-so-pretty family room. It’s an old wooden tool caddy and sits behind our couch.
Planter #2. This swirled enamel pot is a little beat too up to use in the kitchen, but with some sweet spring daffodils in it, so cute. I’m always tempted by these pieces and never know what I’d do with them… finally an excuse to purchase one!
Planter #3. I’m kind of in love with this one. I had to fend Oliver off when I brought it home, but the color, the style… the everything. I’m going to look for more on my next visit… just because they’re so cool with a plant popped in the back!
Planter #4. Full disclosure, this is Homegoods and cost me $19.99. It may even be meant for a plant, but I still love it, so there.
All this greenery inside makes me even more excited for some greenery to show it’s sleepy head OUTSIDE! Pretty please, Mother Nature?!
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