Flea Market Finds

13 February 2012

Happy Monday, friends! Look at this fine piece of art I picked up at the flea market on Saturday!

Juuuuuust kidding. No, I didn’t make this purchase for the painting, I made it for the frame. A large, solid wood frame for $5? I’ll take it! At 3 feet by 2 feet, it will be a great size for the menu at our reception. (Since we’ll be serving food cocktail-style instead of at tables, we want to have one large menu that’s easy to read so that guests will know what to expect.)

I’m considering going the chalkboard route, because chalkboard menus are awfully pretty…

This one was designed by Simplesong for a wedding planned by Ritzy Bee Events and photographed by Kate Headley (seen here):

I assumed I’d paint the frame white, but I’m liking the look of the black paint on this one:

(photo by Raya Carlisle via Snippet & Ink)

This one, photographed by Jessica Watson, is simple and neat:

However, if I go the chalkboard route, I’m likely going to be putting the finishing touches on it the week of the wedding, and I’m really trying to limit the projects that have to be done then. That reason alone makes me want to go with something more like this, that I could complete and set aside as soon as our menu is finalized:

This beauty was also designed by Simplesong, and photographed by Bryan Johnson.

I also picked up some simple wire easels that I’m going to spray paint black and use for mini menus, like at stations or the bar:

(photo by Jessica Watson)

All in all, a good trip! Anyone else have a flea market adventure this weekend?

4 Responses to “Flea Market Finds”

  1. Congratulations on a successful trip! I love good finds like that! I wish you had time during one of your trips up here to go around to some of our favorite home decor/vintage shops in Portland- you would love them! Maybe someday- I’ll tempt you with lots of goodies from the bakery!

  2. Em

    Oh my goodness, Meredith, that would be so fun! I’m always tempted by the adorable shops in Wiscasset as we drive through, and it sounds like Portland has some gems, too! One of these days…

  3. Definitely made me laugh!:) I love the idea you have for the menu board!

  4. love this post ! full of great ideas!