Flea Market Shopping

Rhoda & Layla

This blogworld has opened so many doors to special friendships these last 2 years for me and one of them is dear Layla, that you probably all know and love too, from The Lettered Cottage. If you haven’t visited her yet, you really must. She is talented, sweet, and so genuine and we got to finally meet up in person this week for a day of antiquing and lunch, after chatting online and on the phone these last few months.

Rhoda & Layla2

She is exactly as I knew she would be and I just love this girl and am cheering her on from the sidelines. Isn’t she gorgeous? She’s as beautiful inside as she is outside. We met up in Montgomery, AL at the Eastbrook Flea market which is very close to her and about and hour and 1/2 from me.

Thai Lunch

We had lunch next door at a wonderful Thai place and this is Cathy from the area who also joined us for the day. She’s a sweetie too and we all had a great time chatting and browsing. Meeting other bloggers is just like meeting an old friend, truly!

Bamboo shelf

So, come on along for a little antiquing with us. I spotted this really great looking bamboo bakers rack that was so pretty and only $119, a great price I thought. I racked my brain trying to think of where I could put it and came up empty.


I could see this in a big bathroom filled with fluffy towels and containers of bath stuff. Someone needs to buy this! It’s a very unique piece.


Did you know they are making these old-timey gliders again? This set is new but in the old style. So cute!


Layla had spotted this piece already and I think blogged about it, but it’s a really pretty old looking island in that beautiful shade of blue that we all love.


Layla was checking out this iron candleholder, but decided against it. That’s the thing with antiquing. You pick things up and then put them back when something better comes along.

Old Mantel

This old mantel caught our eye too.

Old Table

And this booth made tables out of reclaimed wood that was very stylish.

Table setting

Another reclaimed wood table all set for spring.

Rhoda & Toile chair

I found a pretty black and white toile chair that I really loved and had to try out.

Toile chair

Can you see why I loved it?

Window Coffee table

Layla and I both loved this old window made into a coffee table. Isn’t that the neatest piece with the letters on the wood piece inside too?

White bowls

All I got were 2 white pieces to add to my collection, a planter on the left and a cute rustic mixing bowl on the right, so I only spent $7.

Fun day, great friends! Doesn’t get any better.

- Rhoda


  1. Cynthia's Cottage Design says

    Hi Rhoda,

    I just love your blog! how fabulous! and I saw that blue island and almost fell over, it’s stunning! I clicked on the link you had to lettered cottage’s blog to see where I could get it because you had said she blogged about it, well thanks to you girls I will have one very happy client!! I’m a Designer in NY, and my client has been looking for something just like that! So I wanted to thank you for blogging about it! Did you take that picture too? I’d like to use it on a post coming up, but wanted to ask permission and I’ll link it back to you too!

    All your posts are gorgeous and what an inspiring Gal you are too!! I am so glad I was brought here to your blog via another, I plan on stopping in often to see all your pretties! And btw, that cabinet you did is fabulous too!

    Hugs, Cynthia

  2. justabeachkat says

    What fun! It reminds me of all the times we were able to get together. Meeting bloggers in real life really is the best!


  3. I recently became a follower and am new to blogging. i am amazed at the world of women blogging about their lives. I live in the country and am home alone alot so I love when i get a chance to see what you lady bloggers are all up to. I really enjoyed the pictures of your flea market trip.

  4. Did a blog on old windows today & featured the old window coffee table you found! So neat! Just wanted to let you know! 🙂 http://thefancyfritter.blogspot.com/2013/01/old-windows.html

  5. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say great blog!

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