February 23, 2012

Anyone know where I can find a market?

I'm getting ready to go !!

The first itching for Spring I get is the longing for the open air flea market ... and since the temperature is going to be in the 60's here in NJ today and since my favorite flea is held on Thursday, well let's just say I got the bug good !!

I think it may be even worse this year because I am so excited to use my "new" cart.
Last month I found this vintage basket at the thrift store for a VERY low price ... at home I had some leftover canvas drop cloths. I used black acrylic paint to stencil my cloths with some French lettering and numerals {which so happen to be my birthday!}

 I sewed everything together, included some inside pockets for my small treasures and added simple ties.

 I didn't bother to mend any of the holes my cloth already had ... I think they add a touch of authentic character to the liner!

I still want to add some more details but basically I'm ready to roll with my new vintage wheels !

Have a great weekend everyone ... maybe I'll see you at the flea?


some parties I'm participating in today, stop on by:


  1. These carts are great and I love the way you fixed it up with some fabric, Jill! I remember these being "all the rage" when I was growing up in Brooklyn as everyone basically walked to their local supermarket to shop. Unless you had 4 or 5 kids, you had to get the bags home somehow!

  2. Hi Jill... oooh, I just love your cart!... you can always bring your gypsy treasures here for my own personal flea market!... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Looks great! I love the extra pockets too!

  4. That is so cool! You ARE ready!!! ♥

  5. I'm so in love with this! That'll teach me to giggle at the little old ladies carting those around the neighborhood!


  6. That is awesome!!! Have fun and I can't wait to see what you find!

  7. you go girl ... go shopping!

    thanks for linking
    I'm honored

  8. This is so great looking and functional too! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jill,
    Your cart looks so French and cute. You will be styling out shopping with it. Smiles, Susie

  10. Love this...going to show my sewing friend Sue and wish that she can make me one!!

  11. Love your vintage wheels, I would want to get going too, so I could fill it with vintage goodness.
    Thanks for sharing and happy hunting.

  12. I love your new wheels! What a great cart to take to the flea market! t.xoxo

  13. Jill, I can't believe you found that cart at a thrift store! You have made something truly wonderful out of it, and I hope you found many treasure to bring home at the flea market. ~Marti

  14. Gosh, that is cute! And perfect for shopping...have fun filling it up!
    Quick question: I see that you purchased counter top form IKEA...have you installed it yet? What do you think about it? It is on my list...we have to wait until we get to Portland to an IKEA...soon!
    Thanks for coming by...

  15. I know exactly how you feel, Jill. I'm so ready to be outdoors on a regular basis again. My spring fever mounts DAILY!

    Love the cart transformation. I've been looking for one to redo myself, but I haven't found a "deal" on one yet. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  16. I love it!! I have everything to do this.. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. I've been dreaming of finding a cart like this at Goodwill! It's perfect! Love what you did with it.

  18. Big fan of Granny carts with liners - yours turned out great! Have fun hunting for treasures, and if you get down this way, Lucketts Spring Faire in VA in May is AWESOME!!


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