Monday, March 15, 2010
A Sunny Day & Flea Market Style
Light nourishes me. The sun popped out this afternoon and it was the first time this year that it was warm enough to sit out on the deck. (It's in the mid 50's, but felt downright balmy to this Northerner).
Gracie and I enjoyed an hour of pure bliss basking in the sun while I pored over the pages of Flea Market Style. I'd been looking for this magazine since first hearing about it and finally found a copy on a road trip last weekend. Junkmeisters Ki Nassauer and Matthew Mead have put together the ultimate inspiration for junkers like me.
I've read every page and am going back over it finding things that I missed the first two times. My favorite line in the magazine comes from an article on Canton Texas Original First Monday Trade Days: "Ki, who is attracted to anything you can buy in quantity...". They could be talking about me - I'm irrationally thrilled by multiples. (In the past couple of weeks I've purchased over 300 vintage feed sacks, twice. For the math challenged, that's over 600 feed sacks in my small storage area!)
My favorite seaside colors show up frequently in the pages of Flea Market Style and reminded me that a junky old tavern chair is in sitting in the garage waiting for a coat of paint. Maybe tomorrow.