Friday, July 8, 2011

Horton's French Flea Market

This weekend is the third annual French Flea Market at Horton's in Tipton, Indiana. I missed it the two previous years and made it a point not to miss it again this year.

Horton's is a unique place for a French Flea Market because as they state on their blog,"Like something out of the past, our store is a regular emporium of delights! We have hardware, a paint dept., and a garden center which includes flowers and veggies in season."

"Our ever changing merchandise is also spattered with lots of flea-market finds and one-of-a-kind treasures you can't find anywhere else."

The French Flea Market is obviously doing well because my friend and I got there around 2:00 and we heard from several vendors that they had sold a lot of their things already and were going to have a busy night trying to get their spaces filled back up and ready for the big day tomorrow.

As a nature and garden lover, I am enjoying the home decorating styles right now, especially the interest in botanical and bird prints.

I also like that old things are being recycled and used rather than being discarded in landfills. I'm not sure why, but there is something very comforting to me about being surrounded by old things from the past. I am even liking the chippy paint on old doors, windows and ladders!

I met Nicki, from The Vintage Farmhouse. I discovered her blog several days ago from Horton's blog post regarding the French Flea Market vendors. I was looking forward to meeting her. Thank you, Nicki, for not crossing your eyes and sticking your tongue out at me when I took your picture! ;-)

After seeing these lovely bouquets, the 'Limelight' hydrangea is definitely going on my wishlist. What a magnificent flower to add to bouquets! I love that color of green!

It was interesting seeing the creative uses for vintage doors at the French Flea Market! Horton's and these vendors have that mastered!

There was so much to see that it was overwhelming trying to take it all in.I can't imagine what it was like this morning before so much of it was sold. It would definitely have been sensory overload for me!

This particular booth was my favorite! It was decorated so cute with a paint theme. I really wish I could have seen it before most of their things were gone. She also has a blog that I just discovered called D. Reyne's Everyday Elegance. She is incredibly creative and her "Tinker House" is adorable! I can't wait to have some time to see more of it!

If you live nearby you should definitely make the trip to Horton's of Tipton for the French Flea Market!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!


Sheila said...

I am unable to attend due to grandmotherly obligationsl...grandkids come first. But I would love to go sometime. Last summer, I stumbled upon Horton's blog. Since I had a free day & was going to Keystone, I traveled on up Hwy 31 to Tipton & fell in love with the shop. Just wish it wasn't quite so far away! Glad you got to go & I really enjoyed your photographs.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat place, Robin.... I can imagine spending hours and hours there. They obviously do a great job. Thanks for sharing. Wish we lived closer.

A Garden of Threads said...

OhMYGOSH! I could spend all day wondering looking at all the treasures. I hope you came away some treasure for the garden. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun to be able to browse through this place. I would have a blast. I know I would come home with something. What did you buy? Or did you come home with only some inspiration?

Darla said...

Dang! Why can't I live somewhere that has things like this! I loved every photo and will be visiting the links you shared, thanks. Hope all is well with you Robin.

Darla said...

What's the Link to Horton's?

NCmountainwoman said...

What a treat! So many things to see and admire.

Cameron said...

Just as I was thinking "sensory overload" -- you wrote it! What an amazing, tantalizing, tempting venue to shop! Thanks for taking us there.

Patsi said...

Love the vintage door. So much to look at...think I want everything :)

d. reyné said...

I am so glad you had a chance to come this year!
It really was a wonderful two days!
More than anything, we love it when our guests enjoy their visit!
Your views of our event are amazing thank you so much for sharing the links with us!
Have a blessed week!

marmee said...

this flea market looks amazing. thanks for sharing. what finds did you come home with?
happy summertime.

Bee Lady said...

I was there on Friday and had a great time. Your pictures of the flea market are beautiful. It seems like I shopped and shopped and still didn't see it all.

Cindy Bee

Sue said...

The flea market was another success for Donna this year and her goal is to add more vendors and expand into another parking lot next year. It was such fun to see everything. As I looked at my own photos, I realized something that I forgot to buy. What? Clearly I was glad that I was there when it opened, and if I was local, I would have gone back again on Sat. But I live in OH and couldn't. Glad you had fun! :-)
Sue @ Sullivan and Murphy

Rosemary said...

What a fabulous place I too would be overwhelmed.. on my list of places to visit now Thanks for the peek.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a fabulous market. My eyes were popping out just looking at the photos. Very nice Robin. V

Rebecca said...

Your pictures of the event are lovely. It was so much fun and I especially enjoyed meeting so many bloggers. I have enjoyed my visit here

Inspired by you said...

Wow, you got some great photos of Horton's flea market. It was my first visit there. I had fun! Thanks for checking out my goodies.

Anonymous said...

Now you've done it! Making me wish I lived somewhere near Tipton Indiana. That French Flea Market looks like so much fun!

Bunny Jean said...

Hmmm... this is the second blog I've read today that featured Horton's French Flea Market.

You have taken some very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

xoxo Bunny Jean