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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Behind the Picket Fence

Welcome.  Today we are leaving my garden and I am taking you with me to BEHIND THE PICKET FENCE a delightful and charming Vintage and Handmade Marketplace in Costa Mesa, CA to look for vintage treasurers for my garden.

My friend Marilyn and I got there early and yes it is true at flea markets - the early bird gets the worm.  The first thing I saw was this wonderful old metal cart with the flowers sign.  The vendor, Ruffles and Lace, had some fabulous rusty garden items and I did not hesitate to make an offer as I knew the charming cart would sell quickly. 

                        This delightful sign set the tone for the marketplace and we were off and running after my first purchase of the day.

The old set of drawers were perfect to plant Succulents in and was very tempting! Great idea for the garden.

                          This sign kind of sums up how I feel about  using old treasurers in my garden. Marilyn found a fabulous old metal plant stand for her garden at a great price.  She is a photographer and was looking for props for her photography and with so many treasures we kept forgetting what we originally came to buy!

Far Away Hood was a fun shop run by a charming Mother and Daughter team who were using  power tools like pros making charming signs to order.

You could buy already made signs or pick out an old piece of painted barn wood in all sizes along with cuts outs made out of old metal and these talented ladies would make your custom sign on the spot.

Just a few of the many metal cut outs available - really something for everyone!

Marilyn had them make a custom Jardin sign with a dragon fly - by now she was beginning to get hooked on this "junking" thing.

Some of the cute custom signs. I could not resist buying one of the metal bicycles, a dragon fly, heart, and oh - did I say a flower - I love rusty metal and could not resist even though I had to budget my money since I spent most of it on the metal cart first thing in the morning!
                                   Another adorable shop in a vintage travel trailer.

                                        Petticoats and Parasols - how adorable!

                            Lots of vintage items. The tricycle would be fun in a garden.

Marilyn found a wonderful old wood box with chippy yellow patina to us as a light box for her photography and I forgot to take a photo of it for you. With so much eye candy we were in junk heaven!

Thank you Jennifer and to all the fabulous vendors for putting on this amazing Market Place. I can't wait until their next show. Behind The Picket Fence is on Facebook and Instagram - for future show information or information about contacting any of the vendors please call Jennifer at 714 486-8049.  

Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my new followers.  I sincerely appreciate your visits - e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

The Grow Your Blog winner of the pink French bicycle will be announced on February 15th.

                        "May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance".    Jude 1:2


Marilyn said...

You picked a winner! The cart looks fantastic with the flower pots in it. Thanks for a fun day.

kathyinozarks said...

good morning, what a very fun place to shop-the cabinet with all the drawers would be perfect in a craft room or even in the kitchen-love flea markets like that always fun surprises to be found.
enjoy your week ahead

Merlesworld said...

I could spend a few happy hours in this place.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh my goodness this was a fun place. Loved the signs with metal cutouts, but OH those hats! (for some reason I can't comment from bloglovin, I had to go to your dot com and thankfully I can here)

Loretta Diclinson said...

Love looking at all the beautiful things. I so love flowers.could look at your pictures all day. Beautiful

Thelma said...

I could spend a lot of time looking at all the treasures. Nice Blog. I will follow you.

Art and Sand said...

What amazing fun!

I love your basket and I would have had so much fun having a sign made on the spot.

Behind The Picket Fence said...

Thank you so much for visiting our "Vintage & Handmade Marketplace" over the weekend. I'm really glad you enjoyed yourself and found so many wonderful treasures!

I'm honored to be featured on your blog with such kind words about our show. Thank you so much for including many of our vendors.

See you at the next show on May 2nd!!

Jennifer/ Behind The Picket Fence

Stephanie said...

Oh how lovely! I could easily spend all day at a place like this :) Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful Monday. Hugs!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how fun. I am going to check this out so that I can go there. Will have to save my allowance, so I buy a few treasures.
Don't you just love the hunt. Have a great week = the weather is going to be terrific.

Suburban Girl said...

There are a lot of things I would have been tempted to buy, especially that turquoise piece of drawers.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What fun! I wish I could have spent the day there too!

Stacey said...

Erin, I just love seeing how beautiful everything always is there in sunny California. We can plant some of those flowers now too but we still might have some freezes here in North Texas. I can't wait to get out and go to outdoor flea markets and the garden center!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Oh my! I wish I was there! So much fun stuff to look at!

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Oh the hats! Be still my heart!! Thanks for the peek at all the treasures.
Patrica @Dogwood Lane Rambles

AppleApricot Wen said...

Beautiful post Erin, it looks like you had a great day! And beautiful photography too. The cart looks wonderful with the colourful flowers. An eye catcher! Wishing you a happy day ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, I love that cart! I have a similar one in my craft room holding wrapping paper. Not quite as fab as yours, but still cute. So much eye candy, I could spend hours in a place like this!

Suzan said...

What a FUN day!!! LOVED the flowered hats!!!

Unknown said...

Wow, I never thought of making a garden a place that could look amazing and that I could use old metal plant stands, an old wagon or wooden pallets to do it. There is a lot of stuff that I was planning on throwing away but now I might find use for it. Thank you for sharing these photos and wonderful garden ideas. http://www.audgesmagicmoments.com/dept-45140