Paris Street Market at Aspen Grove
The first Saturday of the month from May through October is the Paris Street Market, which is a bit like an upscale flea market. I usually make the time to go, even though it's about a 45 minute drive. It has four rows of bric brac, vintage clothes, vintage furniture that usually has a new coat of paint, and some new clothing and jewelry as well. I typically find something. Since I've been making vintage suitcases into tables, I really noticed how many suitcases were for sale, though most were out of my price range.
I did buy a suitcase to make into a suitcase table which was reasonably priced and had good character. I also bought some 40's yearbooks for Susan as she has been using old yearbook pictures in her art.
I have found all sorts of things at the Paris market. Rusty bits, funky drawers (without a cabinet), cool old hardware, a large bell (like for a boxing ring), cool old books and photo albums, old photos/tin types, old meat grinding equipment to use in assemblage, and all sorts of bits and bobs. I rarely leave empty handed or disappointed.
My favorite booth this month was Isa Creations. She has up-cycled vintage linens and wool felt into some super cute items. I adore these birds made from embroidered linens. Seriously, love, love, love these!
Cute mini dress cut-outs made from vintage handkerchiefs.
Everything was lovely.
She as an etsy site at isacreationsvintage.etsy.com, and a blog at isacreativemusings.blogspot.com.
I also hit three thrift stores on the way home. I found some cute fabric that reminds me of modern bark cloth. I bought a white sheet for dyeing/painting, and found a great vintage suitcase to boot. All in all a good day! And my husband made pizza in the smoker. Yes, smoked pizza!