Flea Market Style is hosting their inaugural "I'm a Flea Marketeer" party...so I thought I would join in on the fun! Please be sure to go over and check out all the cool stuff!
I love flea markets, antique shops, estate sales and thrift stores...'bargain" is my middle name. In 1999 I started my antique business...named it "Cottage Charm"...I was located in several upscale antique malls and shops along the coast...in 2005 I decided to close the business so I could spend more time working with our beach rentals (keeping up with three beach condos is a very busy job). While I had the business, I did a lot of shopping for it at large flea markets in the southeast. This is where I found some awesome "vintage enamelware buckets"...sold lots of these in my shops...but I had to keep a couple of them for myself. Here is one of them that I have in my kitchen, that I use to hold my kitchen towels (I think it's been in this same spot for five years...only move it at Christmas time so I can display my "vintage kitchen Christmas tree). Here are some other great ideas for using these little cuties...holding your kindling wood at your fireplace...magazines...flowers or plants...toilet paper or use one at Christmas this year for holding a Christmas tree!
Another favorite find...my aqua blue canning jars!!!