Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Frenchman's Wife


Hello my friends!  I brought my camera with me to the flea market this past weekend for the first time in a long time, specifically so that I could snap some photos to share with you of one of my favorite booths...


I am in love with Lisa's style of mixing vintage, industrial and European...



Lisa is so very talented at display!  I am always in awe and practically drooling when I visit her lovely booth!!  She stocks her booth with many vintage European goodies, something that is so very hard to find here in the Midwest. 

This month there were lots of old crates, cutting boards with the most perfect patina, French soaps, commercial kitchen wares, homespun French gowns, and so much more!!
































Lisa has such a talent for stacking and piling items in a way that makes even simple items, like these vintage wine glasses, look so very pretty!








Lisa can be found at the Kane County Flea Market the first weekend of every month, in the Expo West building...

she also writes the blog The Frenchman's Wife, visit her *HERE*


I will show you some of what I  picked up in an upcoming post :)


Happy Tuesday ~


Tracey


51 comments:

Sheila R said...

Love her style... Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you picked up!

Have a great week.

Marina Mott said...

Wonderful pics!xx

les filles de la colline said...

merveilleux articles !
ravie de voir que le savon de Marseille fasse votre bonheur !
have a nice day.

flowers on my table said...

Tracey your photographs are wonderfully evocative as ever. What a fabulous stall and what a talented lady, I visited her blog too! I wish I could get over there and get my hands on some of that fab stuff. Many thanks for sharing, love Linda x

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Wonderful pictures. Makes me want to find an outdoor market!

Lara said...

Hi Tracey!

I was at her booth Sunday and was *just* thinking when I was there that she has the best display at the whole flea market! I drool and swoon over her beautiful French style! LOVELY pics you have shared! I couldn't stop staring at her orchard basket with the twigs in it... it has inspired me to paint mine! ;-) I LOOVE her booth, too!!!
Lara

trash talk said...

Her booth and your photos make me yearn for fall and earthy colors.
Deb

Theresa said...

What a beautiful booth, I NEED one of those industrial laundry carts! I don't know where I would put it, but they are so cool! I am headed over to check out her blog, thanks for sharing! t. xooxo

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracey ~
Thank you for sharing her beautiful booth with us ~ I love her things and I love how she has it all displayed ~
I want to come visit :)

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

like heaven= what a booth,
thanks for sharing...

Karen

Cortney said...

My in-laws live in Kane County! We were just up there for a couple of weeks, if I had known the flea market was like that I would have been there in a heartbeat! Next time for sure!

Pattie said...

Tracey OH MY... I can't stop drooling I want everything in ever picture...

Pattie

Sandra van Doorn said...

Glad you took some pictures, it's all fabulous over here! i am green with envy, wishing i could have a few pieces in my home... :) :) sandra

Sandi said...

Lisa's booth looks amazing! Love how you captured it in film!
Blessings~

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey....I think I just died and went to heaven....her booth is at a flea market?????not like any booth we have here...I would have gone mad there I love the shelving unit ....ok so now I NEED to know what you bought!!!! x0x0

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

FaB Photos Tracey!!!
Lisa has such an AmAziNg sense of display/look!!! By the time I hit her booth late Saturday, a lot of what you have pictured WAS GONE... I get soooo inspired by her displays... Thanks for the eye candy...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

time worn interiors said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of Lisa's booth! I love her style!
tot

dreams on 34th street said...

Tracey,
You always bring sunshine and inspiration to my day!
Thank you for your lovely post and introducing me to The Frenchman's Wife. Both of you are brilliant!
~Lynne
[w/l]

It's me said...

What a great stuff she has !!..i see wooden boxes from Holland !!...enjoy your week........love from me....xxx..

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh my gosh! Gorgeous!! I LOVE balls of twine!! The texture...love them! And that old scoop! Want it!!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful eye candy!

Lou Cinda

Jeanneoli said...

I hope you bought me that first shelf! That is what a TRUE friend would do:-) What a gorgeous display and all those goodies. So jealous! You guys are so lucky to have such an amazing flea market near you.

Sweet Young Journey said...

Wow, I'm so glad you brought your camera so I can drool along with you : )! hehe!
What an amazing space full of the most wonderful treasures. Can't wait to see what treasures you took home.
hugs, Cheryl

Sarah said...

Tracey, thanks for sharing the photos. I agree, her vignettes are beautiful. It's a nice mix. I'm off to visit The Frenchman's Wife. Cute name.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I so wish I lived closer so I could shop Lisa's booth, she has some absolutely gorgeous treasures!! I just found her blog a few weeks ago ans I just love her style!
Great photos Tracey, hope you have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Goodness gracious, what prettiness!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Tres beau!! What incredible, earthy, style...she truly does have a gift for display and an eye for wonderful treasures - as do you....I'm so wanting that first shelving cart...and some crates...and some gowns...and the scoop...and...and... :o) Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Ashley said...

Awesome pics and great inspiration! Xoxoxo =)

MARY PERNULA said...

Beautiful photo's, Mary

Rachel Noelle said...

LOve her wares! And CONGRATS on your Romantic Homes feature!!! xo Rachel

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a fabulous booth filled with amazing stuff and gorgeous displays, Tracey! Thanks for sharing. p.s. love your photos!!!

Mona Kay said...

Oh my gosh, I could just get on a plane & fly right over...Auchincloss beautiful things!!

julie said...

oh! great pictures! great things! i wish i could visit her booth! fun!

Charming Gardens said...

So pretty... I wish some of the flea markets in my area were so pretty! ♥ ♥ ♥

Lili said...

Ooooh I knew I was gonna love this as soon as I saw the name of her booth! Totally awesome Tracey. xoxo ~Lili

GardenChic said...

Love all the wonderful antiques, wish she could come to California. What a unique style she has. Love your blog too...




Love,
jody
rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
thymeforhome/blogspot.com

Mel said...

Hello,
Love the grounded pallette and texture of this post... As as usual superb pics!
Mel

Ironstone and Pine said...

Tracey I so enjoy your blog and photos, I hope you always carry your camera with you!~devon

PALMICHULA said...

Me gusta mucho este estilo, todo es muy natural.http://cosasdepalmichula.blogspot.com/

hometown girl said...

i love those rolls of twine, the texture is so lovely! i hope you are enjoying your summer!! susan

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks Tracey for letting us browse with you! Off to check out her blog!

kaloou said...

Quel blog magnifique ! Moi aussi, j'ai remarqué les savons de Marseille ! Dire que nous avons toutes ces merveilles et que nous ne savons pas toujours les mettre en valeur...

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow wow wow......I'm speechless.....and off to check out her blog.... :)

xoxo laurie

June said...

Lisa's style is certainly amazing Tracey...and so are your photos of her space!

ANGIE said...

Thank you for the wonderful photos! I can browse, look at all the great items, and not get burned in 106 degree weather.

Thank you so much!.........Angie

Carole said...

Gorgeous photos! Wish I lived closer.

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

OMG! I am drooling all over my keybouard at the lovelies found in Lisa's market!! Does she sell online???

Inspired by you said...

I went to Kane Cty flea market for the first time last weekend. I absolutely loved her booth. Hopefully you didn't slip and fall from all of my drool! Can't wait to see what you got.

Lee said...

I'm living vicariously through you.... feeling like I'll never see such lovely stuff!

Lisa said...

OMG, this made me drool! I want it all!

Lisa

Bleu Chine said...

I definitely love your blog and your photos of French Art de vivre. Très élégant et pur ! Stéphanie

Gail said...

I love your blog and wonderful photos and ahhh... thanks to you I just feel like I've had a wander round the Frenchman's wife's booth myself...lovely stuff thanks so much for sharing xxx