Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Weekend Fun



Thought I would do a quick post and share some of my weekend fun with you. If you know me it probably has a strong vintage and junk element to it.

First....

My quick flea market garden idea:

Okay, so my dad gave me this old Schwinn bike that used to belong to my great aunt. I'm thinking it's the 70's and it needed a lot of work. So I've been trying to get my hubby to fix it again but it just wasn't happening. I think it needed more work than it was worth. But I still thought it had a cool retro look about it and I wanted to hang on to it. (I know, it's a sickness! :) So I had recently acquired some cool wood crates and as I was sitting out in my yard it hit me that I needed to join the two together! I think it turned out pretty cute and it fits my whole idea of "flea market gardening". I just wired the crate to the front of the bike and went to the nursery and found some shade loving plants that just flowed out of the crate.

Pretty cute huh?

Second.....

I went estate sale shopping with my bestie Cathie and had so much fun as always. We hit a few yard sales and of course I found this......



Now you all may not know my love affair with vintage sofas...let's just say I have a serious problem  and it is really difficult to pass one up. (Yes, yes I have 2 sitting in my garage and a few in the house.) Especially one that looks this good and was a great deal. ($70) I've been looking for a sofa for our great room that was more comfortable than the one we had in there. This fit the bill perfectly. And have I told you how much I love red? I couldn't pass it up. I love those sofas, they have so much character. And wouldn't it look awesome in a family picture?

Third.......


I was able to procure some more vintage games from the flea market this past Saturday. My good friend Bruce gave me a price I couldn't refuse and bestie Cathie just donated the Monopoly to the collection. I love the bright colors and old graphics of these games. They are fun to play too!



 A lot of friends ask me what you can buy at estate sales. This was purchase from not to long ago and my kids have had a lot of fun using it. And it looks much cooler than a brand new one. Again, the RED spoke to me.




Hope your summer has gotten off to a great start! Would love to hear what you are up to and if you have found any awesome vintage finds at sales.

3 comments:

caThiE said...

Totally love the bike, friend! And those pictures are amazing. . . you are better at photography than you think :) It was sooo much fun junking with you; there's not much else I'd rather do. hugs. . . .

Little Chicks Info said...

Bike. Adorable. Croquet set. Jealous. Love your style...looking for a croquet set myself...how do you find all of these sales? Hook me up!

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Jennifer,
Love that bike idea. I have an old vintage bike parked out back that my daughter left behind when she moved out (4 years ago). I'm beginning to think she'll never retrieve it. What a great idea!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks