When I told my hubs that there was going to be a French Flea Market in Kirkland on the Saturday after the fourth of July, it didn't take any arm twisting to convince him we should go.
Kirkland is one of the loveliest places to visit.
It's a quaint town right on the shores of Lake Washington, northeast of Seattle.
Besides, it's where we both went to college, started dating and got engaged.
So, of course, it's special to us.
We went up on the fourth and enjoyed watching fireworks from the balcony of our hotel room.
Friday, we enjoyed time by the lake, did a little looking at some of our favorite shopping places,
then enjoyed a wonderful dinner out together.
Saturday, the flea market started at 10 a.m.
There were already anxious shoppers waiting when I arrived a few minutes before ten.
(The hubs is not the flea market type, so he enjoyed some time at the University of Washington bookstore, leaving me to happily shop to my heart's content.)
To be honest, I was expecting there would be more things from France there,
but it was more decor items of the French Shabby Chic style.
Isn't this tiny Adirondack chair adorable?
The prices were pretty reasonable, in my opinion.
That turquoise stool tempted me, but I really have no place for it.
Isn't this CREATE banner beautiful?
It would be great for the right style of craft room.
I loved how the frame on this piece of vintage music was decorated!
A less "fancy" version of a CREATE banner.
A few beach themed items were in this space.
This little desk was given a sweet makeover.
I really liked the old cabinet that this fabric garland was draped on.
Here's Melaine's space from the blog My Sweet Savannah.
I've followed her blog since I first started blogging,
and also follow her on Instagram, so it was fun to meet her in person.
Her merchandise was wonderful and she makes it herself!
In another space I saw this dish display, on the ground leaning on the cabinet.
I've long admired these wall mounted dish display racks
and have many photos of them pinned on Pinterest.
But this one was pretty large and pretty heavy so I passed it up.
I just don't have the wall space for it.
It was a really great price, though!
I liked these painted chairs.
Here's some more chairs.
These are a bit more "French" in style.
There were some spaces that had more rustic farmhouse style goods,
which I find myself drawn to more than something too frilly or fussy in appearance.
I really liked this painted table at the Poppyseed's space.
But the big temptation of the day for me was this wheeled French market basket.
Wouldn't it look great tucked in the corner of a room and filled with dried hydrangeas
or fragrant greens at Christmas time...
can you imagine?
Oh, I would have loved to bring it home with me...
but it was out of my budget.
So, here's what I did buy.
Oh, not the cubby, not the table, it's one wee little thing in one of the cubby holes.
Can you guess which one?
Another little vintage alarm clock to add to my collection!
I mostly enjoyed looking and taking photos,
and bought just one wee little item to remind me of a very fun day.