Monday, January 17, 2011

i scored... the butterfly chair is mine!

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it was a very successful trip to the long beach flea market. my first time and i absolutely loved it! i came out a shopping hero! a winner! a happy lady. my chicago-ian boyfriend was in great spirits too having had a triumphant playoff game - go bears! so the two of us were high off victory! we had won the weekender's golden globe!
my greatest shopping achievement is kind of a tie. when i really think about it every score was a score in the end. but finding that butterfly chair was a shocker. i mean come on! what are the chances you actually find the chair you wanted for $45 bucks! come on! perhaps second runner up is a sweet vintage cowhide for $35 (yeah that sure beats ikea's price)! i also bought this gorgeous sheep's fur and leather bag. large enough to house my purse requirements and a camera or my laptop. love her! wore the pet purse out and the comments were a-flowing. and my final steals of the day were two unusual vessels for terri planty. i was looking for more small scale containers but am thinking a proper trip to the mojave will be the ticket!
oh! and i almost forgot my new (well actually vintage) brass bangle that my fellow shopper and dear friend erica treated me too (she got one too but different. yup we now have friendship bracelets.)
which brings up a whole other topic. always shop with friends with skills. i would not be here today speaking with such an abundant amount of joy if it was not for the special extra pairs of eyes, opinions and knowledge of my two friends: erica - the stylist and morgan - the interior designer. with that being said i am a lucky girl! meow!

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p.s. morgan's car is amazing! we fit two large chairs, 3 happy ladies and bags of treasures. i spent the ride back looking up at the passing palm trees thinking, now this is the life!

8 comments:

  1. oh, I love flea markets! It's like museum, but with more fun :)

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  2. Awesome pictures and great finds!

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  3. wow, that flea market looks awesome! i want to go with you guys sometime! congrats on finding the chair!

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  4. did you score that sweet mermaid too :) the fact that purse can double as a pillow is even more reason to love it.

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  5. love your new bag. score! I was there and saw that little mermaid gal too. wonder if anyone took her home?

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  6. the pillow could totally double as a pillow. jess you must come some time! and the mermaid table sadly did not go home with me. however if i had a "chick cave", you know opposite of a man cave but better... that mermaid table would have been choice #1! that and a hot pink lip couch, high heel shaped poof chairs and lots and lots of mirrors! like disco mirror walls!

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  7. nice! I can't wait for the weather to get warmer here in Chicago (go Bears indeed!) so the flea markets & garage sales can start again. sigh.

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