Vintage Glasses + Flea Market Finds!

March 23, 2012

Hi everyone, thanks so much to all of you who linked up to the Spring Craft Link Party yesterday, I’m enjoying all that creativity you shared! There’s over 300 links to fantastic projects, be sure to check them out!  Today I’d like to give a shout out to one of my favorite stylists Mr. Matthew Mead and thank him for allowing me to be a (small) part of his latest publication Flea Market Finds.

Matthew asked me to contribute to the publication with my most favorite vintage find so I chose to share about my mid century Empoli colored champagne glasses!  Read the whole story of why they’re so important to me on page 7.

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You’ll see a few other favorite bloggers featured too, hey there’s Kim and Marian! Turn the page for even more peeks at favorite finds by other stylists and bloggers too.

My Matt and I snagged those champagne glasses on a visit to a shop in the West Village in NYC called The End of History.  We were so inspired by all the imported colored glass we discovered that we bought ourselves those glasses ten years ago – they’re one of my most favorite things on earth.  I popped into the shop again on my trip to NYC last spring, and it never disappoints.  Take a tour of the shop with Apartment Therapy here.   

Back to Flea Market Finds – I’ve read the entire publication front to back and I think it’s some of Matthew’s very best work.  Article after article of projects to inspire you to create with vintage and flea market finds.  Inside the 150+ pages (no ads!) are new uses for paint, old maps, fabric transfer, milk glass, fern fronds, textile dyes, gilding, the list goes on and I love it all!

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Flea Market Finds will be available for shipment next week, but you can preorder your own copy here.  As a special treat this weekend, I’m giving away three copies – that’s right I’ll ship it right to you if you win this weekend’s giveaway!  My gift to you!

Eligibility to win one of three copies of Flea Market Finds by Matthew Mead:

1) Leave a comment on this post answering this question:  What’s your next spring project?  Is it planting some seeds, painting a fence, or sprucing your patio?  Share your next spring project to be eligible to win.

Three winners, US and Canada only, chosen at random.  Giveaway ends Sunday March 25th at 8 p.m. PST.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

I’m off to spruce up the porch and add new annuals to my planters, I’m feeling the need to have a little dirt in my fingernails. 

Have a great weekend all!



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352 Responses to “Vintage Glasses + Flea Market Finds!”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I plan to make my backyard patio an oasis with new furniture, firepit and plants.

  2. Dawn Beaver says:

    Taking a huge armoir that I “garbage picked” a few years ago and taking it outside to build some new doors and try some new fance paint techniques! Yay spring!!!

  3. Kristen T. says:

    My spring project is to finish up some furniture pieces and finally get them into an antique store so I can sell them!! Yay!!

  4. Stacey says:

    We have lots of spring projects as I’m getting our house ready for company when my son graduates from HS in June! Painting the downstairs, mini-makeover in the kitchen, spiffing-up our screened porch, updating some lighting in the master bedroom, mini-family room makeover. Whew…lots more than I realized…but I’m excited about all the updates! :)

  5. Sue says:

    Spring project: Get the backyard ready for my son’s HS graduation party! Planting, cleaning, purging. It will take the entire spring to get ‘er done.

  6. vEl says:

    Definitely painting my boys bathroom! It’s currently painted a psychedelic orange! Gives us a headache!

  7. Heidi says:

    My next project is to finish getting ready for the arrival of my baby girl.

  8. Jamie says:

    My next project is planting my Sweet William seeds, just as soon as it stops raining. I’m not far from you Kate, in Salinas, we’re getting lots of rain this weekend.

  9. Emily J says:

    Yay for perfect weather for projecting in my driveway! Today’s spring projects: sanded, primed, & started painting a thrift store find… spray painted a garden stool in shiny silver… and discovered baby artichokes in my garden.
    If we get the forecasted rain tomorrow, I will move to paper and craft protects: cutting paper butterflies for my spring gallery wall, finishing the lavender balls, and cutting the stencil for a fun tabletop.

  10. Carla says:

    I am going to design and set up a crafting room with lots of shelving and cubby holes for yarn. I have been collecting shelving and storage units from resale shops. This will be a spring project for a big stash.

  11. Stephanie says:

    I have a long list of projcts I want to complete this Spring. However, new window treatments for all my living spaces (dining room, breakfast nook and family room) tops my list of things I want to complete before Easter.

  12. Lexi says:

    I would really love to win this Flea Market! I think Mr. Mead is so inspiring and I have always enjoyed his work. I have already sown my seeds (with the help pf my 4 & 6 yr. old boys!) and am patiently waiting for them to grow big enough to transplant. I guess this means my next spring project is weeding the flowerbeds!

  13. Meghan C. says:

    I am planting a pizza garden with my daughter. Saw one at a botanical garden we visited last year and can’t wait for ours to fill the backyard with the aroma of pizza sauce!

  14. Lindy says:

    THis book looks like it would be my bible. I am working on grading and landscaping my yard!

  15. Carol says:

    Hi. This book looks great! My next spring project is to paint a vintage luggage rack a shade of creamy, coastal aqua. I am toying with the idea of replacing the antique yellow ribbon “slats” with green webbing for a really fresh look. Thanks!

  16. Hilary says:

    Decluttering is on the agenda, starting with sorting through clothes and shoes to donate!

  17. Courtney C says:

    Where to start…I’ve got lots of projects on the list, outside I will be re-doing the flower bed in front of the house. Inside we are working on my son’s big boy room, followed by updating the nursery for the baby boy on the way!!! Lots to do!

  18. Hi Kate. This book will be a purchase when it comes out (unless of course I win it here… ;) ) Today I’m finishing up some chairs (hint: Apple green spray paint and white/yellow chevron fabric… Love) and going to try my hand at making DIY mercury glass vases. Thanks for sharing this book with us!

  19. I just started working on covering my worktable in my craft building. It’s gonna take awhile, but it will be worth it in the end! Then, it’s getting the porch cleaned up and decorated :)

  20. Sarah says:

    My first spring project is to plant some beautiful flowers at the base of our driveway so it’s the first thing I see when I come home and the last when I leave!

  21. Nora says:

    I can’t wait to plant some marigolds!

  22. Wendi says:

    Our seeds are already germinating (yay!) so our next spring project is going to be painting some furniture we scored at Goodwill and ReStore (a banged-up round oak kitchen table and a Scan-Design wall unit). :)

  23. Spinnergirl says:

    Time to do a little sewing and repurposing. Making a ner Dog Bed out of a canvas stripe shower curtain that I found new at Goodwill for $3. My pal will be Happy!

  24. popmistress says:

    My next spring project is going to waxing the hutch I painted using chalk paint. It’s the first time I have ever refinished furniture, and I’m both excited and worried about it!

  25. Angela says:

    I need to get seeds planted pronto!

  26. Anita says:

    My next spring project is to create a herb garden for my apartment. I have deep window sills in our old century home apartment and I m planning on the herb garden to sit between the inner window and the screen. Can’t wait for fresh herbs!

  27. KC says:

    My next project is an art supply drawer set.

  28. Priscilla says:

    Actually, I have two, and inside one and an outside one. I am cleaning out closets and drawers, inside (a huge project) and I am cutting back, or down, a lot of overgrown landscaping in the front of our house and putting mulch down.

  29. sarah says:

    my next spring project is painting my kitchen cabinets…..also, if it’s a girl, it’ll be doing the nursery!!

  30. Christina says:

    planning my spring gardening!

  31. Kady says:

    I am re-vamping a pallet into an herb/flower garden for our patio!

  32. Bonnie says:

    Oh my, I have so many spring projects, not sure what I am going to be able to get to first! Hopefully it will be my daughters. Edeoom while she is visiting her grandparents for spring break!!

  33. Dawn says:

    Well I just found out this week that I am getting a parcel at the community garden in my city after waiting on the list for about 8 months. That is my first spring craft, to get my garden planted and learn about composting from the kitchen. Very excited.

  34. Kel says:

    My next Spring project isn’t outside! My son just got his own room and wants me to paint a mural on his wall-whoo boy. Wait, it gets better, he wants the door to the mines of Moria from Lord of the Rings on it.
    A garden would be soooo much easier.

  35. Patty says:

    My spring project is cheering on my son while he builds me a chicken coop! I have wanted chickens for years, and finally my dream is coming true! Thanks for this giveaway!

  36. Amy says:

    I’m off to the front yard to plant some fun nursery finds!

  37. Amanda C says:

    We are painting, ok well we are having some painting done…it’s too much to tackle by myself! But, we are making the sheetrock repairs before the painter comes, so it’s still a project! I will be redoing my master next! And finishing our playroom built-ins! And…holy cow, I gotta get busy!!!

  38. Brenda says:

    We will be planting lots of new plants.New windows going inyo sunroom so painting and new decorating projects. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  39. Betty says:

    My fiance and I are going to turn our plain, ugly concrete slab of a front porch into a warm and comfortable enclosed porch/sun room! This is my most exciting project to date and I have found TONS of inspiration from your blog and Pinterest. :)

  40. Beth says:

    Time for a garage sale. A great way to de-clutter!

  41. Patricia says:

    My spring project is to paint my foyer and install board and batten. I am so excited! :)

  42. Rachel says:

    I’m on the hunt for some new plants this spring. And i need to do some spring cleaning!

  43. Connie K. says:

    After rearranging the under-deck patio, and maybe hanging curtains at the corners, I need to sort and priortize my refinishing projects before it gets too hot and hunid.

  44. Sandra says:

    So many…it’s a little overwhelming. Spring clean, upcyle flea market finds, prepare vegetable garden,….experience/do something new

  45. Carol N. says:

    My next Spring project is to finish up the curtains for the master bedroom! And a few new pillows too. After our major remodel and all new paint in the house, I’m having fun with a few new curtains and pillows all through the house. Thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine!

  46. Monique Lee says:

    My Spring project is completion of the nursery for Baby #3. Four short weekends remain until delivery day. Help me, Mr. Mead!

  47. Chris N says:

    I plan to decorate my front porch for spring/summer with lots of plants and flowers and recycled furniture and other cool finds.

  48. Emily says:

    We just bought a house and we’re in the process of renovating. Our spring projects are: redoing the hallway bath, stripping wallpaper (the worst thing in the world…), putting hardwood down in the whole house, and painting.

  49. Marie Grubbs says:

    My Spring projects all revolve arount paint. I have a great vintage 5 drawer chest to paint for my son’s room. We’ll do that together! Then I have three vintage pato chair that are crying out for bright beach colors in blues and greens. And, my son and I will finally get to his good old fashion go cart (shades of the Our Gang Comedy). I love paint!!!!

  50. joy brow says:

    My plans for Spring is to get my garden started, I like to plant lots of vegiesand tomatoes. thanks

  51. Juli S says:

    I have this flowerbed area in my backyard that I am going to do a makeover on. I used to make fairy gardens. Think I will turn it into something like that. I need something fun to do!

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