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Thursday, March 12, 2009

French Garden Flea Market

Saturday, February 28, was a special day, indeed! Hidden Chateau & Gardens was the venue for several vendors selling their wares at a "French Garden Flea Market." Any chance to visit the grounds is always a pleasure!This historic landmark was built in 1934 - 1936 by silent movie actor, Francis Lederer. It was named a Historical Cultural Monument on December 4, 1974 by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission. The 1.5 acres of shaded grounds and meandering stone paths are truly magical!Of course, a day of shooting photos for a fabulous blog post was diminished by an uncharged camera battery! I took only a handful of photos while anxiously awaiting the gate to open. Vendors were still setting up their booths.These cute shopping carts were painted shabby PINK! They were available for shoppers to cart around their treasures, but they weren't for sale (darn!) Coffee and pastries were served, but everyone rushed in to shop rather than to sip and nibble!This is a sampling of the items sold and the last photo I took before I heard that dreaded beeping on my camera! I had a great time shopping, though. I bought only 4 items:I saw these rusty cast iron planters calling out my name! They're quite rusty, but so charming! I love the front wreath detail.When I saw these chairs, I knew they would be perfect in front of my fireplace! I'm loving French decor of late, so bits and pieces are finding their way into our home. Seems everywhere I turn I see burlap on chairs. I thought my chairs needed some feminine flair, so I added a down filled accent pillow. I have only one pillow made so far, so here's a photo of the one I completed.

24 comments:

Allidink said...

Oh everything looks so neat! How often is this market going on? Is it always at the same place?

All the best,
Allison

Diane said...

Oh how fun wish I was there, you r finds are great!
Hugs, Diane

debi @ life in my studio said...

OH, I LOVE your fabulous finds!! Beautiful!!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

From what I can see, it looked like a lot of wonderful things to buy. Places like this could get me all worked up. It seems to me, you did very well with your great finds.

Forever Vintage said...

OMG..I wish I could've been there. I love your chairs! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Oh,I haven't been to the flea market in so long I'm going into withdrawal. Wish I could have been there. I see so much in the pictures it's probably a good thing I wasn't,LOL. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the chairs.
Linda
ribbonsrosesandmore.com

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful venue for a flea market. Love those chairs
Alison

Lynn said...

Just love the pillow case Cindy, you must have about 100 chairs in that house of yours by now :) The rusty cast iron planters are sooooo you, good find.

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh I love everything you bought Cindy. Those chairs are great, and did you make the pillow with the birds? Really cute.
Take care,
Martha

Stephenie said...

OMG, I wish I was there..Or maybe not because I'd be in big time trouble. There are just so many beautiful things..What great pictures..
By the way, I like the song you got playing on your blog...
Stephenie

Miss Sandy said...

It sounds like an enchanting day! The grounds are beautiful and your finds are fab!

Elyse said...

OOH LA LA !

thanks for the great tour. i love what you bought!!!

enjoy

xo

Evans said...

Hi! You have a lovely blogg, lots of nice pictures. Have a nice sunday/Eva

Home By Virginia said...

Some beautiful finds you have there... :) LOVE the chairs...!!!
AND your blog is very inspirational... :) I`ll be back... ;)

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

How heavenly! Those planters are to die for......

Anne Marie said...

OH MY HEAVENS! (I sound 50 there when I'm only 34!) anyhow, what an amazing sale! I too have a barn sale, and aspire to have such a cute place for it...I'm working on it!!
I am designing a pillow similar to yours for the French Market I'm participating in this year...curious- how much are you selling yours for?....
SO nice to meet you- and can I link this post? from my blog- the pictures are great....and inspiring!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

That is one heck of a flea market. I missed it too. You'll just have to mail all the stuff you bought to me... :)

I would have been broke for sure at that one.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

See, I knew your pictures would turn out better than mine!

And those chairs look amazing in your house!

oxox
Jennifer

Faye said...

OH I WISH I WAS THERE WITH YOU.LOOKS LIKE YOU FOUND SOME BARGAINS!HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

Tiedupmemories said...

Oh my..I love those chairs!I went to Lakewood today i n Atlanta Ga...Didn't have luck like you did!
Tracy

Anne Marie said...

C'mon over and enjoy a cup of coffee with me at my favorite spot!!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

How amazing! Why didn't you invite me? When is there going to be another sale? Let me know!

Donna

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your items are wonderful. Love the style. IT would be fun to attend that market....sigh.

alex216 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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