Flea Market Decor: Pottery Tabletop Wreath

Flea Market Decor: Pottery Tabletop Wreath

This past weekend, we went to LA for Mother’s Day! My favorite thing to do is hit up a good flea market, so Sunday we headed to the Melrose Trading Post to see if we could find any treasures!  There were all sorts of fun stuff, but nothing that really stood out. Just as we were leaving, a very unique piece caught our eye! I don’t even know what to call it really, but we decided on a pottery tabletop wreath!  I instantly fell in love with it’s one-of-a-kind shape! It’s not very often you see 9 miniature vases formed together to make this fun centerpiece! It looks great all on it’s own or with a few pretty pieces of greenery in a couple of the vases. I love the neutral colors, it compliments our coffee table and living area! We might have found a small little treasure from the flea market this year, but I am sure glad we found it. It’s just so different and a whole lot of fun!  What do you think of this funky new piece we scored?! On another note, I discovered a great store in LA that sells hand shaped chairs and I am SERIOUSLY considering getting one – do you think it’s a little weird or kind of awesome? I am a fan of having those quirky pieces in our home, you know, the conversational pieces!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
Flea Market Decor | Bird and Flower Lithographs

Flea Market Decor | Bird and Flower Lithographs

Last summer we went to a fun flea market in a cute little California coastal town! We found a few things, including these gorgeous Arthur Singer bird and flower lithographs! I don’t know what took us so long to put them up, but I am so glad we finally did! If you didn’t know, which I hadn’t at the time of discovering these prints, Arthur Singer is known as one of America’s best bird painters. I’m sure we’ve seen his work all around us, but never took notice until now. There is something to be said about his work. I find the images very nostalgic and peaceful.  We got a great deal for these prints! We only paid $20 for the four prints and customized wood frames. I thought about putting them in Violet’s room, but they didn’t really go with her decor. Our room is already filled with a very eclectic mix, mainly a collection of our favorite finds. It just seemed fitting in this space! The colors of each print are so unique, just as each image is. The wood frames are warm and compliment our mid century dresser. With the ceramic pineapple, it feels very retro in that little corner of the room!  I love discovering one of a kind pieces from flea markets – these prints are definitely a great addition to our home! Have you been to any fabulous flea markets lately? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...
On The Look Out For Mid Century Modern Finds

On The Look Out For Mid Century Modern Finds

This weekend I am heading to the Long Beach Flea Market with my family! I am so excited! I’ve been to the Pasadena Flea Market a few times and love it. They always have a TON of vendors and a lot of great things. I’ve heard that Long Beach is a bit smaller, but the selection is a lot better to choose from and cheaper!  I am on the look out for a few things for our home. I’m looking to complete the look in our dining/living room and also find some bigger pieces for our master bedroom. Here are a few items I hope to come across – it’s a good thing we are bringing two vehicles, we might need all that extra room!  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6  These are more big ticket items, so I don’t expect to find all of these. I sure would be happy with at least one of them though! I’ll let you know how it goes! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
Dublin Flea Market

Dublin Flea Market

One of the things I am really hoping to do while in Ireland is find some amazing flea markets! I can’t imagine the amazing things we would find there, I only dream! My husband and I are huge flea market lovers and being in Ireland makes it that much more exciting!  While researching, I came across the Dublin Flea Market! Sadly, it’s the last Sunday of every month which means we just missed it by a day! I know there will probably be others, but that would have been epic! One thing though, it’s made me think about what I would like to look out for. I know we have limited room going back home, so it’s going to be a challenge….oh, but a fun one it shall be!  Here are a few fun things that can be found at the flea market here in Dublin, I’m just hoping I can find at least one before heading back home!!! This doesn’t even come close to the types of things I would love to take home with me! These are just SOME things that I could get away with! Europe is full of amazing history, architecture, culture and artifacts! There are bound to be so many treasures waiting to be found! What kinds of things would you be on the look out for??  XOXO, Lidy...
Thrifty Finds – Day 5

Thrifty Finds – Day 5

We’ve finally made it to the end of my Five Days of Flea Market Finds! Time to move on, there are so many other things I need to share with you!  Since Christmas is only a few weeks away, I was really looking for some unique ornaments to add to our already growing collection at home. That’s the trick when you are first married and starting a life together. It’s a slow process of collecting each year. Don’t feel like you have to spend hundreds of dollars on holiday stuff to make up for lost time. Our first Christmas (four years ago) we found 98% of our decorations at the dollar store. I think we may have splurged on a couple at Target, but mostly it was a very thrifty Christmas. I still go to the dollar store to check things out, they actually carry a few cute items!  So, where was I? Ah, yes. I didn’t have a problem finding vintage ornaments at the flea market. They were everywhere. I bought a couple vintage glass balls and two clip on song birds. It seems random, I know. I just enjoy the look of the glass balls, they look like mercury ornaments with the patches of wear and tear. The clip on birds are especially fun, I have been wanting some for a while now!  So what can you take away from  the Five Days of Vintage Finds? Perhaps you will look at vintage, used, loved on, old, worn and overlooked ornaments in a new kind of way! Sometimes they add a unique flare among all those new (sometimes...
Thrifty Finds – Day 4

Thrifty Finds – Day 4

As you can see by now, I hit the jackpot with vintage Christmas ornaments! I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and I am already posting things about Christmas! It was something I was seeing a lot of at the flea market this time around. So many Christmas ornaments for great prices! I suppose they were just wanting to get rid of what they had so it was less to pack up, since they were practically throwing them at us for such fantastic prices.  My sister-in-law has collected these little bottle brush trees for sometime now. I have always admired them whenever I saw them out for the holidays. Then I started seeing them everywhere on Pinterest and people were using them in such inventive ways!! I decided to get a few so I could make a few cute things out of them, which I will post very soon during another theme week! They are a hot ticket item this year, people are collecting all sorts of colors and sizes! So get out there and grab a few, we can do some of these cute projects together! ...
Thrifty Finds – Day 3

Thrifty Finds – Day 3

Today I want to share with you possibly my favorite find of the day: vintage silver picks. Although these are good for sticking in your Christmas tree or garland for extra shimmer and sparkle, I am going to use mine in my new set of vintage glass bottles! They are great for the holiday season, but also throughout the year. They are neutral on their own, but really stand out with other Christmas decor.  You can find similar ones at Pottery Barn, but if I can find anything vintage I would prefer that any day! Best part is, I grabbed a bunch of them and only had to pay $2! I’m thinking that was the best deal of the day! ...
Thrifty Finds – Day 2

Thrifty Finds – Day 2

I came across a booth that was FULL of beautiful glass bottles of all sorts of colors and sizes. It made it nearly impossible to choose, which for me can be a problem: I a m t h e m o s t i n d e c i s i v e p e r s o n  e v e r! I finally had it down to a few and decided to get them all. Why not?! They were asking $16, I offered $10 and we settled on $12. Wasn’t exactly as low as I wanted to go, but I saved a few dollars!  I found I was more attracted to the translucent bottles that shimmered an array of color when the sun reflected off of them. This is good for my dining room, where I hope to display them. It has enough color already! These will be perfect for all sorts of things, even on their own. Nonetheless, I am very happy with my second flea market find of the day! ...
Thrifty Finds – Day 1

Thrifty Finds – Day 1

Yesterday (sigh) was my kind of day! At 6am sharp I was up getting ready and making a mad dash to Starbucks for some festive coffees. In no time I was on my way to the Pasadena Flea Market with my sister-in-law, sweet baby niece and friend. I was beyond excited, it’s been far too long since the last time I went. When we arrived at 9am, the cars were packed and there were people EVERYWHERE, even a camera crew filming for HGTV! Seriously, why is it so busy? I would just have to get over the crowds of hundreds of people and take it all in. And that’s what I did. For 3 hours we walked around booth after booth. The sun was blazing hot, but we manned up and kept our course. At one time I even had the pleasure of meeting Antonio Ballatore, the season 4 winner of Design Star. This was the second time my sister-in-law has met him (yes, I got a picture with him, but it was taken on her camera. You will just have to take my word for it)! It was fantastic. After a very fun day, I came home with a few small treasures. This flea market adventure wasn’t so much me looking for my dream item!  My husband and I are starting some house renovations, so we had to keep the buying to a minimum (I will keep you updated with the before and after process of the house reno’s).  For the next 5 days I will share with you my Flea Market Find of the day! It should be...
Old Time Peddler’s Fair

Old Time Peddler’s Fair

Old Time Peddler’s Fair Last year, my husband and I had the pleasure of participating in our local Peddler’s Fair. It was such an amazing and fun experience! We met a lot of experienced people who had bought and sold antiques and unique vintage pieces for years.  We were encouraged to open up a booth,Vintage Peach, at a new Antique mall in our town because of it, but it only lasted for about a year. It was definitely a lifestyle…you had to constantly be on the look out for new items for your store and invest in a lot! If we had more time, I think we would have been a bit more successful. Perhaps another chapter in our lives down the road, for now we will stick to our day jobs   It’s been a year already and even though we really wanted to jump back on that band wagon, we decided to just take it easy this time around and enjoy the fair as spectators! This is something I look forward to all year!  It seems our theme this year was very industrial. Lots of wood, iron and brass. I love those textures! We found two antique wooden molds that were used to make gears from the turn of the century. I love that they have such history: originally they would lie the wooden frames in sand and then remove them so only an imprint remained. They would then pour iron into the imprint to form a cast iron gear. Who would have thought they would make such great decor for our home.  We also found an old...
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