Sunday, November 6, 2011

~ Fleamarket Finds and Friendship ~

Hi friends
My sweet friend Tracie and I went to the Funky Junk Sisters Fleamarket yesterday

I found this antique wooden shoe rack and fell in love at first sight.
I remembered that Rachel Ashwell has a very similar one that she uses in her home and knew I had to take it home wth me asap! :)

My friend Tausha has a similar looking one that a friend made for her (lucky girl!)
  I love how it looks in her dining area.(below) 

(Tausha ~ Simply Me)

My other fleamarket find is this beautiful very shabby chippy and old mirror

I like how the rack looks with my pine farm table
It really helps warm up my room of whites

My mantel

I purchased this shabby antique mirrored box and beautiful dusty pink millinery hat also

Perfect place for my decorating magazines

I love the antique shabby mirrored box
I have never seen one like it

I'm not sure if I will keep the rack here or move it to the dining area

I took alot of photos! :)

Tracie and I had such an amazing time at the Funky Junk Sisters Fleamarket

(Tracie and I)

Tracie has the wonderful blog Fishtail Cottage
Not only is she beautiful but she is truly the sweetest person Ive met in a long time
This was the first time we met in person since finding eachothers blogs a year ago
Now we already have plans to go antiquing in Snohomish soon! :)
We truly are soul sisters for sure!!
Little did I know last year when I started my blog  that I would have such amazing new friendships!



d e l i g h t said...

Great finds and they look just perfect in your home!

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Thanks so much! xo

Anonymous said...

Awesome and lucky finds my dear! Your home is just gorgeous =) Have a lovely weekend...Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

How lucky you are! You got to attend the Funky Junk Sisters' show and you found some amazing treasures! Love them all! One of these days, I hope to get out to that end of the country and attend a FJS show too. I am so glad that you met with your blogging friend (I follow her blog also) and had such a wonderful time! Enjoy your new beauties! Hugs, Leena

Debra Hall said...

Rachel...Your home is dreamy!! You have such an eye, beautiful style and way of putting things together! I so enjoy your posts ....xo

The Porcelain Rose said...

Beautiful home and what wonderful vintage finds! I live and breathe "shabby chic".... so I am happy to have found your blog. Enjoyed the photos. Tracie is the best. Glad you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing.
Elizabeth @ The Porcelain Rose

Deb said...

Great finds Rachel...they look perfect in your beautiful home! ~Deb~

Unknown said...

Yes, you did take alot of photos, but they were all so very beautiful and inspiring. So is your story of your friendship with Tracie. What an awesome story, starting out as blog friends and then to actually meet. So cool.:)

Heirloom treasures said...

What a lovely time you both had and lovely to find each other like this. I am visiting from Fishtail Cottage so now I am a follower of you too. x

It's me said...

What a great cabinet !!! the is so beautiful decorated darling !!! enjoy a happy from

Unknown said...

I have been on the hunt for an old shoe rack for a long time! You lucky girl. Making and meeting like mind friends is the top thing about blogging! Great post my friend~SueBee

Polly said...

I love your shoe rack! And that mirrored box is lovely as well! Your home is beautiful!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rachel ~ Ohhhh girl your home is so beautiful!!

traci said...

you found some great pieces. love that cart. wow.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Rachel- I read all about you over at Tracie's blog! I didn't make the connection that it was actually YOU till I saw it here (duh-blond, you know). Anyway-this is a beautiful post and I know that you are just as beautiful inside & out as Tracie! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! xo Diana

Shabby soul said...

You had cute finds, and your home has really a very special atmosphere, so inviting and friendly.
Love your mantel and its decoration.
Have a good day

Lynne said...

Firstly...Thank you for introducing me to Tracie. I cannot believe that I have missed visiting her beautiful blog.

Your new treasures are perfectly placed at 425. I also love the way you have clustered your sanctuary votives. They remind me of my visits to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur at Montmarte!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Rachel- Love it all , especially that mirror. What a treasure.

Unknown said...

Hello there!
So glad you two had such a good time!
Now, you need to come with Tracie to 2nd Saturdayz on the 8th! I guarantee you'll find treasure, and Linda and Ludmil of Willow Nest in Texas will be joining us this time.

Beautiful finds ;)
Deb @ Garden Party

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Thanks so much friends!! You always leave the sweetest comments and I really appreciate them all!! xoxoxoxo Rachel :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I love your shoe rack and have a similar one that I found at Brimfield many years ago. It is a very versatile piece and I am sure you will have many uses for it in your home! Your pics are lovely.
Take care, Laura :)

Debbie said...

Your home is so pretty! I LOVE your mantel. The shoe rack fits right in.

michelle said...

Rachel I LOVE your finds!! That shoe rack is gorgeous! I am so glad that you got to meet up with Tracie, what a beautiful photo of the two of you, you look like sisters. :) Your home is so lovely just like you. :)

Olive said...

Rachel, the shoe rack has splendid patina and really works so well in your home. olive

Unknown said...

dont know if i'm more jealous about the vintage shoe rack or that you got to spend the day with the ever so sweet tracie!! your home looks amazing. what fun to spend the day junkin together!

Sarah said...

I just love your pictures, your home is AMAZING! I'm curious though, you live in WA right? How do you get your photos so sunny looking?! Mine are always so dark. :(

French said...

Love it the mercury knobby vases...old...? Perfect!!

Rozmeen said...

Love the finds Rachel and your pictures are breathtaking. The wood really makes the white warmer and the dried hydrangeaus are so beautiful. I love it when it has these shades. How lovely to met her and have such a great time together. Love reading that.

I wish you a lovely week and a big hug,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The rack is a perfect fit in your home and I love how you've dressed it up! Glad you had fun with Tracie!

savvycityfarmer said...


you lucky girl you!

question for you, can you email me?

Tricia said...

Oh my, I'm in love with that shoe rack, Rachel. What an awesome find! And all the other pretty little things you found to bring home with you are wonderful too. How fun that you and Tracie got to spend the day together. Wish I was there...


ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

You found some FaB Finds!!! and ~ loving all the views of your home!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Heaven's Walk said...

What fun to see a little more of your beautiful home, Rachel! You should be an interior decorator, girl. You've got such a special touch. Your new treasures are simply amazing and look just perfect where you put them! :) Oh, and that photo of you and Tracie is so sweet!! She's a doll, for sure!

xoxo laurie

Sweet Young Journey said...

Aaahhh.... love love your old shoe rack. I've always admired Tausha's too! Awesome find! It looks so good in your home, yay!
I'm glad you had a great time with your new life long friend!
Have a great day!
hugs, Cheryl

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Love your "finds". Blogging does connect like-minded souls. Warm wishes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel,
Can you hear my heart beating through your computer?!

I love the move towards a little shabby chic in your looks so beautiful. You have such a talent for finding the perfect pieces. Everytime I look at your pictures, I want to change everything in my home! I wish I could get my mantle to look like yours...don't worry, I'll keep trying. :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your home first of all sooooo dreamy and your new addition if just beyond words perfect!

Faded Plains said...

What an amazing fins looks wonderful against all the white.

Milo and Mitzy said...

Hi rachel,

I have just discovered your blog and I am absolutly LOVING it!!! sitting sipping hot tea reading it as we speak! I have just featured a post about you on my blog. Thank you for sharing. Amy x


Hi Rachel ! Wonderful finds (and house of course). Here in France we have that kind of mirror boxes : They were fashinnable during the fifties. You can also find them in pink (one of the fav colours of the 50th)

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Such a good eye you have, my dear. Both in shopping skills and in photography skills.

Mary @ Sea Quilts

Anonymous said...

Oh Rachel, you did good, really good!!!! You got some amazing treasures! I am in love with that shoe rack and the mirrored box and hat, well everything!!!
Your home looks so beautiful!!
Thanks again for stopping by my blog the other day!
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

Oh I’m madly in love with that beautiful shoe rack, it’s such a beautiful shape and colour! I am always amazed by people who managed to find such treasures at flea markets, I usually walk straight past them!

Deborah said...

Oh Rachel your home is so it so!
And you are right..the friendships we make here are precious!
Love your mantel!

Deborah xoxo

Sandi said...

LOVE your vintage wooden shoe rack and that mirror. I think they really add to your already gorgeous home!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! What a great find, Rachel!
Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

June said...

Your mirror is lovely Rachel! I have a thing for mirrors and the interest they add to our rooms and the light they reflect.
So lovely to see a photo of Tracie. She is such a lovely girl.

Laura Venosa Verbena said...

your home is a dream! Wish you lived closer to help me love your style! xoLaura