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November 11, 2010



Congratulations to Vivian!
Love the yellow dresser ~ Have a fabulous time at The Fancy Flea ...wish I were there too :-)


I can see why you LOVE the Fancy Flea soooo much! Looks like they shop just for you;)! Have fun, wish I lived close, I know you would see me there! Have a fun filled weekend.....

Nooks & Cranberries

Imagine all the stories within each of those items! Happy family holidays gathered around an ornament-adorned tree, secrets told to a beloved doll...

What a fun source of inspiration on many levels!

Julie Harward

I wanna come too! That does sound so wonderful to me..have a great time. I was looking though a thrift/antique store the other day with my girls and I was telling them about you and your taste for home decor and they could not believe that a younger person would love older things...oh, they have so much yet to experience in life don't they?! LOL

Barbara F

Oh Kim I wish I could be there on Saturday! I'd love to meet you and see all those beautiful items in person. My friend Kathleen who lives in Florida (who introduced me to your wonderful blog)and I will have to plan a trip perhaps next November!!

Have a great day and enjoy every moment - and congrats to Vivian!



Gosh, has a year gone by so quickly? Thank you for a year of enjoyment and something to look forward to daily!


You are going to have the BEST time, Kim. Wish I could join you! I hope you find lots of treasures! And a big hooray to Vivian!



Oh how I wish I could be there, Kim. When I planned my fall trip to Florida, I checked to see when the flea was going to be held, but I was unable to get away from work this week. It looks like such a fabulous event.

I look forward to seeing it through your lens instead. Have fun! La


What fun - I wish I could be there! I LOVE that red bench ♥


Hope you have time to take some photos of the flea market. Sounds like there's something there for everyone.


Hi Kim,

I iwsh I had more advance notice of this wonderful
event, I missed the one in May, too!
I will try to make the next one!
I hope you have a great time Saturday

Barbara Anne

Congratulations to Viv!!

I also love the yellow dresser but don't have a square inch for it, oh, and I'm several hundred miles away, too.

You certainly make me wish I lived in your neighborhood. You have the best neighbors, wonderful homes, and alluring events in the area, I'm a bungalow and large front porch person.


Vivian Roberts

Omg, I cant believe I won I am so excited, thank you Kim. And thanks everyone for the congrats. Kim the flea market looks like it will be fun, fun!! Enjoy which I know you will, looking forward to see if we can get a peek at what you found. Thanks again, Vivian xoxo

Trish Rowley

Congratulations Vivian, I wish I could come to the fancy flea market, I know that you will have a great time Kim I am looking forward to the pics of all the wonderful treasures have a great day!!! Trish xox ;)

Bella StyleBook

Sure wish I could join the group at this happy little event. The place looks perfect for you Kim.

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Jan @ BellaCasa


I wish I could be there. I suppose I will be there in spirit.


Wish I could be there, it sounds like such fun! I adore the yellow dresser...and the red bench (of course!) I'm glad you are going so you can show us all what we missed!


congrats to vivian - and kim - don't forget to take a pic of blueberry mike!!!! :^) can't wait to see pics of ALL that you see there.

Ricki Jill Treleaven

I like the name: Fancy Flea *giggles* I wish I could visit it. I love everything listed on the flier. Have a great day with all your buds, Kim, and buy some pretty stuff for the holidays!

Patty O'Malley

I wish I lived nearby to attend The Fancy Flea! I spotted that box of Shiny Brite ornaments and had a flashback to my childhood. My parents still have some of those ornaments that are placed on their tree every year. Congrats to Vivian!


Sure wish I could come! But Florida is a long ways from Oklahoma. (Sigh) Wished we had good flea markets here, but do have a fantastic antique store. Hope you get to take lots of pictures! Which reminds me I told my son, since my grandson would turn 13 in June, I'm paying for them to fly to Disneyworld and stay a week. Have been socking money away for this special birthday. Thanks Kim for all your pictures. Love the yellow and the red seatee. Cindy Okla


If only it were closer to where I live!!!! I have my copy of Where Women Create and I'm saving it for reading while I'm at a women's conference this weekend. Congrats again!!!


Oh....dreaming here! If I were walking with you in the "fancy flea" I would quietly walk straight to those cute little chickens and I would whisk them quietly to the cashier before anyone else saw them...


Debbie from Texas

Wasn't there a gorgeous man there last year??? I remember him!! Have fun and enjoy your day!


Oh I wish I lived closer...I would be there in a heart beat if I could!
I want that yellow dresser.....

Fay Marie Torzsok

Congratulation Vivian! Have a wonderful time Kim at the Fancy Flea.

Fay Marie


Silly me! I didn't plan ahead :( Oh how I wish I could be there.
Next year for sure unless they have one in the spring. Have a great time shopping, smiling and sharing. Can't wait to see this years photos.

Kathleen J ( Barbara F'S friend )


Oh my I sure wish I could go to this! I'm in Bartow, but I'm spending Saturday at a Tea Room celebrating my birthday with a few family members! These awesome events always happen on weekends that I have plans :/ Have fun and take LOTS of pics!!


I really want to make it this time! I am going to try & stop by!


yeah vivian! - your welcome kim, your the bestest - looking forward in checking out your treasure finds, thanks for the invite would love to be there - checking in with you and checking it out - thanks kim -

love ya, maria - cottage feel-


Oh how I would love to visit that Flea Market!
So far as I know there is nothing like that in my area. Thanks for the eye candy, dear friend.
Hugs, Cindy


The Fancy Flea sounds just like my kind of place! Wish I could go, too. If I lived in that area, I'd certainly make a point to go. Although, my favorite antique shop is having their second anniversary this weekend with beautiful antiques and free food and music to boot. Guess where I'll be? :) I love reading your blog and will be back soon.


Oh, I am so excited! A blogging friend of mine told me to stop by and read about this BIG event going on tomorrow. We'll be there with bells on!

You know it's a good day when you find something fun to do AND you find such a lovely blog to read.

living fairy

ohh, great stuff, unfortanly is the netherlands to far away:-(

Ik hope you will made pictures so I can enyoy also.


Melesa Garrison

Congratulations to Vivian...YAY!!!

Some yummy treasures to be had, huh? I wish I could be at the Fancy Flea - What a cute name and so much fun to say "Fancy Flea" I too love the yellow chest of drawers. I will think of you while I'm cleaning and preparing for my Celebrating Home party tomorrow.

Can't wait for pics ;) MG


i think i need that yellow sister lives in Clermont, i live in PA..i do not think it is too much to ask a sister to go to Lakeland, purchase said dresser(s) and then bring them up to PA in time for Christmas....right?


Have great fun on Saturday, cannot wait to hear all about it!

Susan Van Houten

Planning on coming to Lakeland tomorrow with dh for a walk around. He has no idea of the Fancy Flea. SURPRISE for him. You may recognize us as an "older" couple (hate it but it's true) with an oversized Papillon named Frisky. Mostly white with brown markings. Would love to meet you.
Susan VH from Sebring


I wish we had something like that in Arizona. It looks like such a fun event and I've already eyed some things from your photo's that I would like!! :) I'll just live the experience through you! :) Have a great weekend!


This looks absolutely wonderful, and a real danger to my pocketbook! Good thing I'm in Texas. ;-)

I'll live vicariously through your marvelous photos!

Happy Weekend!

Mary Lou

I bought the magazine today and I even found my name in your article! It said "blog friends". I love the article and photos and am wowed by you.
Wish I were going to the fancy flea..Have fun.


I'm coming over from Orlando for a bit of flea hopping - thank you for your wonderful blog or I would have never found out about it! (and shame on me, I'm originally from Lakeland too) I really hope I get to meet you and your Maggie (I'm a dachshund mom of a red smooth coated mini named Lili). Hugs, Jane

Denise Lopes

Hi Kim...Every day spent here, before taking my breakfast, before anything ... Today I felt the desire to write and say you make my day more beautiful ....

Nancy Maisenbach

Congrats to Vivian for winning a copy of that fabulous sounding magazine.
Kim, I can hardly believe it is Fancy Flee time again! Have a fun day. I look forward to seeing more photos for the event. That red bench would look great on my front porch.
Nancy M.

The Kitchen Witch

Oooh, I wanna go to the Flea : ) Cute pics of some fabulous finds. Have fun~ Ta ta


I wish I could be there!! Is Blueberry Mike going to be there??

A Vintage Home in Progress

I love your photos, the bright yellow dresser is so cheerful that you can't help but smile. And the red just adds a little extra pep to my heart. Thank you for sharing.


Love the hen and rooster pair!
Hope you're having a blast today. I'm looking forward to pictures in your upcoming blog posts.

Susan Van Houten

What a delight to meet you today. Sorry to interupt your conversation. Lakeland is such a beautiful city and I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of your neighborhood. I am trying to convince my dh to put a screen porch on our new house to give it some character. It could have some real Craftsman charm with a little work. Fancy Flea was fun, fun, fun. I am going to work on my own little business and try to create some goodies and enter your Spring Fancy Flea. BTW here is my NJ blog that reminds me of "home"

Susan VH

Daisy Cottage


The delight was all MINE. Thank YOU. So not an interruption - but a joy to meet you. Thank you so much!!!



I haven't been around to visit you for awhile and I was reminded of your wonderful blog by Donnie who you met today at the flea market. She and I share the same name and a great friendship so I'm glad she sent me back to visit you again. Take care, Donnie2


Oh how fun! I went to a flea market yesterday morning. My cousin got there before I did and called me to let me know he found some Shiny Brite ornaments for me :o) I saw the box of them in Vivian's booth and oooo I'd love those! I've got some out in a bowl on the buffet next to a tiny pink Christmas tree (yes, ALREADY). I can't wait for Christmas so I can load up a tree with all the lovely vintage treasures.


Just wondering if that cute little yellow dresser went home with you. It looks like the perfect color for Daisy Cottage's decor.


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