Saturday, October 30, 2010

We Bid You Adieu~A Peek Into Last Month's Shopping Cart

Have you ever snuck a peek at what the person next to you in the check-out line has in their cart? "What did they get? How much did they pay for it? And where did they find it because I want one too!" is what goes through our minds!

It's a lot like that at the Flea Market during the sale: people are always so curious as to what's been bought and is heading out the door. Well, we know it's not quite the same, but in the interest of quenching your curiosity, we thought we'd show you what were the most popular and fasted-selling items for October's opening. (You can click on the photos to see them larger.)

If you've ever come to our sales, you know we're all about service; we'll answer all your questions, make you some fresh coffee and be happy to take what you've laid claim to up to the front and start a "cubby" for you, so you can gather more things! But here we're talkin' service of a whole different color and pattern! This sweet floral Castleton china service for eight, which sold for $159.00, will be gracing the holiday table of it's new home next month.

This six drawer dresser (that's a lot of socks my cold-footed comrades!) with a double curved front and original brass drop pulls was a huge favorite! It was low enough in stature to be the perfect piece for a little girl's room, but a great color, style and finish for a big girl (like me!) to covet as her own. The price of $172.00 made it move out the door so fast, we only had time for a quick caress on it's way out the door. Sigh...

Every baker needs a rack and we offered up this one, with a place for everything (quit your wining--it even has a rack for WINE on it!) last month. With a price of $69.00, it's new owner was yelling "Start the car!!! Start the car!!!" as the Paris Flea Market Movers, "Dollface" and "Jane-Of-All-Trades" hoisted it up into the back of an SUV just before it sped away!

This tall drink 'o dresser had us at "Hello". The price of $128.00 made us say "SOLD"! It had a matching nightstand too! They were paid for and picked up the next day when the new owner came back with a bigger truck.

Fall is great time to find lots of warm wood-toned furniture at Paris Flea Market. This mission style desk with classic mortise and tenon joints was just one of the pieces we had (look for more warm wood items November 4, 5, 6 & 7th!). It had a price tag that was still warm too, which read $69.00, and it was gone Saturday.

Short and sweet, oui? We thought so too. One of our customers satisfied that sweet tooth for storage when they paid $82.00 and took this pink bench/seat/trunk home!

Can you stand the perfectly blended colors of pewter and taupe that updated this dresser from the 1950's? Finished off with sparkly glass knobs and a price of only $85.00, we just about fainted dead away! Lucky for you, there's a similar one at Room With A Past that'll be available at their next sale November 18-21st!

So there's your peek. All done without any sidelong glances, squeaky-wheeled shopping carts or worrying about picking the slowest check-out line in the store. Maybe next month you'll see a picture of what YOU bought at the November sale (November 4 - 7th) listed here! (You can also SIGN UP to get the monthly email announcements so you'll be reminded of each sale and any monthly contests just before it happens.)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Which Flea Is Witch?

We hope you don't loose your head if you didn't make it to the opening of the October sale last night! There's still three more days to go, so jump on your broom and get in here!

And don't be frightened when you walk in the door and see some ladies all dressed in black with pointy hats on their heads! It's just us FLEAS having some fun.

However, we give you unlimited permission to scream your lungs out when you head out into the haunted Parisian market! (Watch out for this green-skinned gal--she's NOT one of us!)

Don't forget to enter our creepy contest to guess how many semi-disgusting, but mostly interesting curiosities are in the apothecary jar before you leave the store, for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate!

We'll be waiting for you today from 9 - 4 PM, Saturday from 9 - 4 PM and Sunday from 10 - 4PM!