Thursday, July 15, 2010

French Flea Market





Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of heading to Tipton, Indiana to photograph the French Flea Market event that was going on there!

When I arrived, I was completely taken with this charming event!  It was the most delightful combination of French goodness, vintage wares, fresh flowers, baked goods, delicious produce, and friendly people!!!

What more could a girl ask for??!

I was in love with this booth that was constructed out of old doors and windows {you know my love for both of those!!}...






It was a pleasant surprise to find that even though I was 3 hours from home, I knew two of the vendors...Rebecca from Vintage Living and Amber from Damask Designs.





Here is the patisserie, where I had a delicious piece of vanilla creme cake and a glass of lavender lemonade...









And here is just a sampling of the fabulous goods that were available for sale...

I had to restrain myself from buying everything! :) :)

























Next week I will show you inside pictures of Horton's, the store that sponsor's the French Flea Market...and boy, are you in for a treat when you see this seriously adorable store...think small town hardware store meets the best home decor store you could come imagine!!! Wait til you see the talent of my friend Donna, she is amazing...until next week...


Have a great weekend!!!



Tracey

98 comments:

Colleen said...

...yikes ...that was amazing ..thanks for sharing..can't wait for the next!

Becky C said...

Oh how I wish I lived near Indiana! Louisiana is not an easy trip...just have to visit through your beautiful photos. I also follow Rebecca, and saw a glimpse of the Market through her pics. Thanks for sharing. Glad your trip was a success:) LOVE your blog.
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

jsimplylive said...

Hi! I am a new follower. Found your blog through the Na-Da Farm Blog. I love your blog and the photography is gorgeous. This Flea Market looks like it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Well, this is absolute heaven, isn't it? Love it, would have been penniless if I had been there. xx's

Terrell said...

ohhhh this would have been a dream to go too! Great pictures!! Hugs to you!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

The White Farmhouse said...

Does this go on all summer? How I need a great shopping trip right about now.

Lara said...

WOW! I need to go to that next year! 3 hours is nothing. :)That booth with the vintage doors was such a creative idea! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photography and capturing the feeling of being there.
Hugs,
Lara

alee said...

how beautiful it all is..captured by you :)..love the app. you used on our little cabinet of japanese tape :)...
Blessings!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Charming! Why can't I find anything close to that here??!!! Thanks for the beautiful photos. I enjoyed it!

City.Cottage store said...

I love how the simplest things are the most beautiful.
Thanks for sharing Jenny

Anne Marie said...

you did a beautiful job Tracey! I'm so excited for you!! and wow! what a flea market!!! that window display with doors is soooo going to be tweaked to fit into Na-Da Farm!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Marie said...

First a big congrats to you for finding a new career!!! You are an excellent photographer and this opportunity is well deserved Tracey.
But best of all, how lucky are you to find this gig??? The French Flea Market looks amazing! I would have bought the outdoor turquoise dining table and chairs, they would be perfect in my garden.
-marie

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The booth created with the doors is so creative... Love it... Lovely pics.... enjoyed the market....

Jeannine said...

What an amazing market tucked right into the heart of America! Does the organizer revue the sellers' wares and booths to make sure every page looks like it came out of Romantic Homes Magazine?

Creative Ambitions said...

Your photo tour was beautiful!! I saw that booth of old door/windows somewhere else and fell in love... so creative... what a great market to set up in and visit!!

koralee said...

Soooo beautiful my friend...your images fill me with joy today. I so want to be there visiting these creative souls. xooxxox Thank you for sharing..

DustyLu said...

I love the way the photos came out! Perfect outdoor shoot! I love the texture your camera gives off! Stunning! Great angels! Oh ya love all the amazing French stuff too! Have a beautiful day! ~Lulu

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful! wish I was there!

Vintage Junky said...

HOW did you restrain yourself? Everything is gorgeous and your photos are wonderful :)

xoxo
Michelle

Lorrie said...

What an amazing assortment of goodies. My mouth is drooling looking at those watch faces and other stuff. Some day....

Rozmeen said...

Hi,

Amazing stuff thanks for sharing.
I love the pictures... See so many beautifull stuff. beautiful!

Lots of love from an admirer of your lovely blog.

Hugs,
Rozmeen

Esther@fleurcottage said...

oooh laaa! wish i could've been there... :) where is tipton?

Charlotte said...

Simply Divine -- anyone who sells lavender inside a vintage flour sack has my heart.

Jackie said...

I can almost hyper-ventilate just looking at those pictures! I have never have the opportunity to go to anything anywhere near like that Market! Maybe God is protecting me from spending every penny I have!!!! JUst beautiful!!

Amy said...

I am having a heart attack just looking at these wonderful vendor pics. I can't even imagine being there in person, I would have died.
Oh, how I long for this small town kind of event. So inspiring to get to work so I can get back home to experience all the small town goodness
Thanks for this post
Amy

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

What a fantastic day you had! Gorgeous photos ~ I love the vintage bike and the booth constructed from old doors and windows is so unbelievably gorgeous - I want it for my garden :-)

VINTAGE HEART said...

Hi, just discovered your wonderful blog, WOW, so visually stunning and so many beautiful things, I love the bike with the birds eggs in the nest!I have become a follower, and will visit from the UK often, best wishes,Linda.

Lauren B said...

What a wonderful event. I'm just getting into this sort of thing... and wanna know about more events like these!

Morning T said...

Everything is just gorgeous, especially your photos!
Hugs~
T

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Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm in Noblesville and had no idea about this event! I'll make sure that I don't miss it again! Thanks for sharing about it!

A Cottage Muse said...

So many pretties all in one place ~ so jealous it's so far away!

Jill Elaine said...

Can't wait to see more pics!! I wanted to go to this sooo bad. maybe next year, it's on my list:) Your pictures are great, love looking at them:)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

The favorite thing for me was the place made from old doors.... how charming and how quaint the turquoise table and chairs looked!

Have a Great Day*

Rebecca said...

Hello
It was so good to see you, wish we could have visited more but it was a busy weekend!
You're pictures turned out great of the fleamarket (not so crazy about the one of me -- not your fault)
Hope your ride home was good.
Blessings
Rebecca

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous shots, Tracey - loved each and every one of them! Thank you!
:)
Zuzu

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi Tracey!
Thank you so much for capturing the spirit of our little french flea market event! ( I knew you would!) You have such a gift for seeing things. I am so grateful you did this for us!
Talk with you soon!
blessings and hugs,
Donna

Sandi said...

Oh Tracey, what can I say except splendid or *magnifique*! Love your photos. The one of the drawers with ribbon and the cake are my favorites. You have such a gift for amazing photography and I am glad you are sharing it with the world.
Blessings~

Cindy said...

WoW! So many gorgeous things for sale. I have never had the pleasure to be at anything remotely like that. One day I will!
I hope you had FUN!
Hugs, Cindy S

It's me said...

Tracey??....the next time you can call me ..and i go with you !!! what a marvelous flea market !!! i really like it !!! ....love Ria...

Preppy Mama said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish I didn't live so far away!!

Casa Bella said...

I am breathless! I am glad I can't go there or I would go completely broke. I love it all! Thanks for sharing!!!!

traci said...

oh tracey, the photos are amazing. you did an excellent job. such detail. that is a show not to be missed. when is the next one? wanna go? I will give you a call tomorrow. miss ya!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Tracey,
Your photos are lovely, I wish I could have gone and seen it with my own eyes. Can't wait to see Horton's.

Hulda said...

Oh, so many beautiful things, and great ideas. I love your photos. So inspiering! -Husfruas Memoarer-

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Unspeakably lovely! :-)

XO,
Anne

baysiderose said...

Your photos are stunning. What an amazing market. Love it.
Pam

Leah C said...

Oh my goodness...it would've been very hard to restrain myself at a market like that!! Your photos are BEAUTIFUL:)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a fabulous flea market!! This is exactly the sort of thing I miss out on where I live. We don't have any kind of cool flea markets like that here. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!
Have a great day!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Country Dreaming said...

This was very enjoyable--can't wait to see what's next!

Melinda

sandra lee said...

Yum! Love everything at that Market, especially the garden booth. Makes me want to make one and fill it with all my tiny treasures...

loveandlilac said...

Lovely photos. You have a great eye for detail.

Laura said...

What fun it looks like and so many beautiful things!
blessings
~*~

La said...

Wish I could have been there. It looks like a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing! La

Annie Louise said...

Wow what wonderful French Flea Market, wish I lived in Indiana. Thanks for sharing, your pictures are gorgeous!!
Jeanette

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Many thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of the French Flea market.
What a fabulous place to visit and yes, it must have been hard keeping your wallet closed.
Also great to see the photo of Rebecca and had a peek of her photos.
Look forward to seeing the pictures of Hortons.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

At Home in English Valley said...

Beautiful photos. Ammo to zinc, I think you covered everything, but can't wait to see more. Love, Penny

The Pink Poodle said...

dear Tracey..i am sitting here in Melbourne Australia salivating!!
the market looks absolutely fantastic...wish i could have gone..

cannot wait for your pictures next week...

have a lovely weekend & ps..my Jeanne Darc mag arrived yesterday safe & sound...
(so that is also giving me ideas for a shabby/junk fair I am exhibiting at next month!!)..

xx andrea

Gracie's Cottage said...

Wow...what an amazing array of items. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

Jan

Elyse said...

amazing!

thank you for sharing all of the ooh la la!

xo
elyse

songskatesang said...

oh wow. I am in love. Thank you for the eye candy!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Tracey,
You really have a talent for capturing everything just right.
I just had found Donna's site just a few days before the show and was so excited to see more of her work. Imagine how happy I was you were there to photograph this.
I see a lot more photo shots in your future.
SO happy for you!
xxx
Carole

julie said...

hey tracey! looks wonderful! i get so jealous! i wish we had those wonderful markets! however, i can only imagine that it is very very hard to decide what to take home! cant wait for your next post!

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm sooo jealous, Tracey! It looks like you had such a good time there - and your photos are so beautiful! You certainly captured the whole feel of the flea market - I felt like I was there! Heading over to check out Rebecca and Amber's sites!

Looking forward to seeing more from you!

Hugs!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

hometown girl said...

wow! that booth made from the old doors.....and that box with the drawers oh my gosh! i don't know how you showed restraint! gorgeous pictures my friend, can't wait to see more!! enjoy the weekend! susan

Lisa said...

Tracey, it seems, forever since I was here, and I love love love the flea market. You always show the best.

Hugs Lisa

Villa König said...

Oh Tracey, gorgeous images, so adorable like your whole blog. Love to visit you here! Great weekend, hugs Yvonne

Kelly said...

Great eye candy! Wish I was there. Love everything. BTW, those small white balls with the black letters on them can be found at Pier 1 for just $1.99/ea. Just thought I'd share. Ha!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Tracey,
You did an incredible job capturing the spirit of the event. Everything looks wonderful, I bet the lavender lemonade was delicious.
Bon week-end,
Mimi

Chrissy said...

Looks like a place I could spend days poking around....love my mag.but I must say the last issue is still by far my favorite one yet,don;t you agree?! Shannon was by today and I think she is going to order a pillow case from you...she comes here and drools over mine so I said she needs to get one...by the way I think my sister is hooked now too! Have a great weekend x0x0

Katy Noelle said...

Thanks for sharing all of this yummy pretty eye candy! (and, literally.... those cakes and tarts!!!!!!!!!) You must have had a blast *having* to focus right in on all of it and really, really look. Pure joy!

You know, we have a TON of old windows and doors in our barn that were just left here. We have plans for a "green house" and to glass in our back porch. It's quite yucky at the moment but has DEFINITE possiblities! One, it has and adorable outdoor fireplace. Two, it's on the north side of the house and private. Three, the view will be spectacular!!! I.cannot.wait!

Also, we found a gorgeous oak craftsman style door with side lights that are divided into vinelike design made from lead. Hard to explain BUT, I don't care if it doesn't fit with the style of the house! Somewhere, somehow.....

Thanks for visiting me. Your comments always mean a lot!

Love, Katy Noelle

Privet and Holly said...

{GULP}
Note to myself:
Step awaaaaay
from the Flea
Market....far, far
away....as I
think I'd go
crazy here and
buy way too
much! Love all
of your photos,
Tracey!
xx Suzanne

The one with the funny accent said...

Well you have officially inspired me to visit my local antique district tomorrow... Beautiful pictures!
http://thelifeofasouthernhousewife.blogspot.com/

Jodi said...

We just found your blog...these pictures are amazing! Love you blog!

Caren said...

Love your blog and your latest photos! I can't wait to read more!!!

http://lechictresor.blogspot.com/

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

OMG, this is HEAVEN!!!!!

xxoo

Gracefully Vintage said...

Tracey-You Lucky Girl, SO so Jelaous, I see much i would love to have.. THanks for Sharing-so glad to be a new Followr of yours- Cant wait to see More.
Karryann

paperbird said...

What a beautiful market, all of the booths so wonderful and your photography Tracey is exceptional. Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Fearless Nester said...

OMGoodness! Thanks for showing us that booth made up from old windows and doors...I'm having serious window pane cravings just looking at it! And the patisserie, who doesn't love vanilla creme cake and lemonade! Just simply dreamy! ~Lili

Wizard of Was said...

Hi Tracey,
Girl you have got to be one of the most awesome photographers! This looks like such a great show, Lavender Lemonade...sound thirst quenching! Hope you had a good trip!
Gale

chasity said...

i want that booth to be in my backyard.
how adorable!

have a great weekend~
chas

Debbie said...

I really enjoyed touring the flea market with you Tracey. What great items for sale.
Thanks for letting me tag along.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Ivy said...

Wow that looks like heaven! I would have been completely blissed out! Lucky girl! I'm glad you enjoyed it

the wild raspberry said...

What beautiful photos! It looks like it was a wonderfully, lovely time! Wish I could have been there...:)
Warmly,
~Debbie~

Jeni said...

Wow. Gorgeous flea market. Gorgeous photos. I'm in heaven.

Val said...

what a wonderful visit through your photos,it's just like in e dream,junk anf friendship!
Val

Jacqueline said...

Oh Tracy,
I love it all. I would buy everything. .... and, your photographs are just beautiful....I love them all and the first one of the bike and the one of the house made of doors and windows are my favourites.
By the way, Tracey, I've been meaning to tell you that I haven't even attempted my Jeanne d'Arc stencils yet !!!! What am I like ? Hopeless !!!! I will get round to it and your instructions are so much better than the ones that come with the stencils. Thanks so much. XXXX

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

WOW! It looks fabulous!!! Great photos, Tracey!

xo
Anette:)

the vintage wren said...

What a lovely Flea Market. Sure wish we had some like that in my neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing. I'm dying over that little building of doors. : ) Carrie

Georgia Gibbons said...

What an absolutely inspiring event!!!! Do you know of anything like this in Michigan? Great pictures. Thanks for sharing them w/ us. Loved the spread in Somerset Life. Also, very inspiring.

*Ulrike* said...

Why oh why can't we have something like that here in the south? I would have had a blast there! I love the one made with the doors and windows too, such a cute, cute idea!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What an amazing place...your photos are stunning...and I'm so happy that you get to do what you love.

Furniture Pro said...

Hi Tracey! Just stumbled upon your blog and really like your posts. This one made me jealous ;) i LOVE markets, this one looks so so adorable and cute. I love outdoor furniture, and really liked your picture of the blue vintage furniture. Very cute stuff. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

Bohemian said...

OMG I so WANT that Booth made of Vintage Doors and Windows... I have so many vintage doors and windows that it gives me another idea now for The Man to do *LOL*... thanks for sharing such fab photos of it... creative genius and so cozy! If I had that sitting in the back yard I'd be tempted to move in, when the madness in the main house began to get to me... a beautiful little retreat and Sanctuary! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian
bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com

Building a House and Home said...

Wow! I wish they had one close to me. Love the whole idea. Thanks for sharing.

the growers daughter said...

Hi Tracy,

I couldn't find another way to contact you regarding your photos so I'm going to leave this in here and hopefully you'll get back to me.

Without noticing the notification in bold on your blog regarding the use of your photos, I used them in a post on my own personal blog. It was simply a post about coming across your photos from your trip to the French Flea Market and how wonderful they were. I specifically noted that all of photos I used were property of yourself, and were from your site, taken by you. Also,(because I was eager to share your blog) I added your button as the link to your page so they could browse all of the photos, and your other collections. I realize that I didn't have your permission first, so I apologize for that. If you would like me to remove the post, or add any other necessary information to credit them to you, please let me know and I'll do that right away. If it's okay for me to leave them I would love to keep them up and direct people to your site. It's a beautiful site that I spend too much time browsing through and I'm happy to share it!

Thanks,
Maria

Mélanie A. said...

Love every single detail ... this is lovely

Appleita said...

Hi, Kim....

O don't know if this little tidbit of info gets to you or goes astray....

But the photo of the French Larkspur... which I assume (never assume!) referred to a shop with French things. Correct me if I'm wrong, please...I'd love to know.

What I did notice were stems of Scottish Broom, which grow prolifically in the fields and along the roads as you drive thru France. If you don't see little red wild poppies, or lavendar you'll see Scottish Broom. They are so fragrant...what isn't in France in the spring?

But the most wonderful memory I have of them were a group of French soldiers riding around in an open Jeep. The back of the Jeep was piled high with Scottish Broom. What they couldn't pile in the car the soldiers held in huge bundles...in their arms.

My French husband asked them for me what kind of flowers they were...and why they had so many of them. They said that they were indeed "Scottish Broom" and they were heading back to the barracks with them. The officers thought they brightened up the place and made it smell better.

I had to laugh. Flowers in a barracks. What a great idea!!!!

Thought you might enjoy that little tale. I can't remember exactly where it was, but if it wasn't Provence, it wasn't too much farther north

I wish I could show you some pix but you probably know what I'm talking about.





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