Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let's Go To the Vintage Flea Market

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax and have a nice cold drink of mint ice tea.  I am re-posting another popular post on the Vintage Flea Market in Old Town Orange, CA.  as I have been so busy with post operative physical therapy I have not had time to write  new post.  I am doing well and starting to paint and hope to have time for a new post next week.  
Bentley is already in the garden waiting to show you the new garden sign I bought at the Flea Market.


I hung it over the red bucket fountain I put out for all God's creatures - great and small - to drink from.



The birds and possum love it - looks like a certain Studio Assistant also likes to drink from it.




The bucket fountain came from Debra's Cottage and I had it custom painted red to go with the red accents in my garden. Debra's is a fabulous cottage style shop with over 100 vendors. Her store sells all things wonderful and cottage from furniture, custom made pillows, garden things, china, tea and specialty food items and too many wonderful things to mention. She has a a great website - http://www.debrascottage.com/ - I will blog about her shop in a few weeks.


Enough of my rambling - let's go to Old Town Orange to the Flea Market.



Vintage "girlly " things.








One of my favorite shops is The Victoria Company. I bought my garden sign there. I love shopping there to find red accents for my home and garden.
































An old ladder makes a great place to display fun things. It would be wonderful in the garden with potted plants. Hmm - maybe next time I will look for a ladder for my garden.








Before we leave Old Town - let's drive by some of the wonderful old cottages.


















This is my very favorite cottage - the pink door really speaks to me. Do you have a favorite cottage?








Another view of the little cottage with pink door. It is for sale and comes with an "art studio" in the back yard.

















This lovely stone craftsman home has a beautiful garden.





Thank you for visiting my blog. I sincerely appreciate you visits, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see my paint something special.


Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


"Let the Earth be glad".  Chronicles 16:31



21 comments:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Erin! What a lovely post! All your posts are beautiful but this one took us to a flea market which I love and then you show us some BEAUTIFUL little cottages. Such colorful homes too but I think my favorite is the brighter yellow one. Now I'm REALLY wanting my picket fence after seeing these! Thank you for the wonderful tour...I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Maura :)

Createology said...

Thank you for taking me back to Old Town Orange where I miss being. The cottages are all so beautiful. Bentley is very smart to hydrate in this beastly heat. Happy gardening...

D said...

Oh my! I want everything. My most favorite is that "April Showers" talc bottle. The cottages are all so cute. Thanks for the wonderful tour.

vicki said...

Oh my this is just wonderful! Love the vintage flea market - fabulous photos! I could spend the day there for sure!

Love the cottage photos also - just precious - so quaint!

That Bently - he is a ham for the camera! (he is adorable!)

Vicki

dobco said...

I love the cottage homes..sigh! I could see myself sitting right there on any of those porches...one day maybe!

Patty's Stitches said...

Wow! What a wonderful post. I almost got lost in the photos. Love the vintage flea market!

Patty's Stitches said...

Wow! What a wonderful post. I almost got lost in the photos. Love the vintage flea market!

LuvWheaties said...

Such wonderful pictures of Bentley in your garden. What a very lucky Wheaten he is! Love that you photographed the house with the pink door in Old Town. My front door is pink, too! What a stir that caused on my block for a few days until everyone got used to it. That pink door makes me smile every day when I drive into my driveway after a hard day at work. Then I walk in the house and get greeted by my two Wheatens, and it's a PARTY!

Andi's English Attic said...

Fabulous. I'm coming back for a closer look when I've got more time (but it WILL be today!) xx

threedogsinagarden said...

Thanks for taking us along with you to the flea market.

Sara said...

I do love those cottages in Old Orange...and have photographed a few of these myself in the past. The front porches are so charming and inviting....wouldn't it be wonderful to live in one of these?

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

I love the post! I adore your studio assistant too. Everything is wonderful. If I lived nearby I would buy the cottage with the pink door. It would be great to have a studio on the property! Best wishes with your therapy...feel better soon
Lady B

G said...

Your pictures and paintings are always beautiful and interesting. Soon we (my husband and I) will travel to California and hopefully San Diego will be one of our destinations. The scenery is very colorful and refreshing.

Encre et Couleurs said...

I would not mind to own the cottage with pink doors and artist studio :o)
I love the white fences that i see on many photos of cottages.

Bon courage for the post therapy.

Blessings

Hélène

Jeanie said...

Well, I am completely enchanted by everything in this post and my only regret is that I can't experience this in person! Every detail is perfect! Lovely, Erin!

Evie said...

Glad you are back to painting and on the mend.......Thanks for the cottage tour.
Hugs to you and Bentley

Laurie said...

what a beautiful shop!!! I see lots of red articles for you home, lol!!!

Marlynne said...

We're alike also in our love of red! If it's red I have to have it! Marlynne

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Wow that vintage shop is a treasure trove. I could spend the whole day there.

Very nice post. Thank you for sharing.

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Erin-- how fun to go to the flea market with you and Bentley:)
Your photos are so beautifully bright and colorful. So many treasures!

The cottages are just beautiful-- you live in such a pretty place!
I hope you and Bentley are having a nice summer--- and you are feeling better!
Vicki

Art and Sand said...

I have only been to Old Town Orange twice. Both times were to go for High Tea. We walked around the shops and it was so much fun.

Thanks for the updated tour - it cost me less money than the other 2 visits.