Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Flea Market BABY.


I recently bought this book. Not that I am thinking of having any more babies!! But it is a cute little book and very inspiring. The photographs within have a wonderful nostalgic quality and the ideas are not only suitable for the nursery, but anywhere in the vintage style home.


Besides, baby sized treasures are fun to collect; miniatures always have appeal and you don't need lots of space to create a pleasing display.



It will be good source material for baby gift ideas, as well as creating decorative vignettes with timeless styling. I am looking forward to reading it from cover to cover.

25 comments:

  1. I am really bored, sitting here waiting for a respose on a land deal which sounds a bit grand which is not, o'h my God i do not know how people do it day in day out, all i want to do get my sewing machine out and sew for my supper, anyway i was flicking through my usual blogs, and my you have been busy i absolutly love the rose pocket tidy hanging on the door, you really do give me food for thought, keep it up. stephne x

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  2. What a cool looking book... I looked at it on Amazon, but wouldn't commit because I'm never going to have another baby but it does look worth a read after all. I'll keep my thrift eye out for it!

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  3. Hi Niki

    That looks fun. I wonder what creations you'll be posting on your blog in the next few days - to say nothing of a shopful of new goodies!!!!

    Sue x

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  4. Hi Stephne, Thanks so much for your comment. I have to be honest though, I didn't make the rose pocket tidy - it is actually a photo from the book!! (as are the two photos below it.) Sorry for the confusion.
    Niki x

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  5. Hi! Just wanted to say you're such an inspiration. After reading al your postings i got so inspired i started my own blog! Love the pictures you take en thanks for inviting us in to your lovely home...

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  6. l'univers des enfants ne me laisse pas indifférente ... j'aime réaliser des ambiances avec jouets, livres d'écoliers et petites babioles !

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  7. Hi Niki

    What a lovely book, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It is fun to collect small items isn't it?

    I loved the photos of the bluebells and wisteria in your post - I'm doing some catching up after our weekend away!

    Clare x

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  8. Hi Niki, that cute picture of the 2 little cuties at the bottom with all the flowers is to die for ...... well I won't but you know what I mean.

    Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the website after being inspired from that book.

    best wishes Ginny

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  9. That book looks fabulous! I am always looking for little ways to re-decorate nooks and crannies in my chidrens' rooms (although my two older boys have pretty much taken over the reigns in their own rooms now)! I am going to hunt down that book - thank you for sharing it, Niki!

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  10. Any book that says vintage is a book for me and I am making my Christmas gifts this year so I may just check the book out. Just bought a sowing machine today and I am so ready.

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  11. oooh i love that book! it looks like it's packed full of wonderful ideas. i collect those chubby little girl and boy planters that are on the cover. looks like someone turned that one into a lamp =) i have the pink, white and blue ones. now i just need the yellow one... debbie =)

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  12. That sure is a wonderful book.

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  13. it looks like a nice book,it would be good for when i one day have grandbabys.

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  14. Would love to have a really good look at that book and will keep an eye out for it at Waterstones. Like magazines I find it difficult to decide if I should buy if I can't see it first.But this certainly looks interesting, thanks for the reccomedation.

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  15. It's always good to be recommended new books - thanks, this one looks lovely. That fabric wall tidy is gorgeous, much better than the plastic boxes shoved under my daughter's bed!
    Kim x

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  16. This is a wonderful book! I have my very own copy and love to look through for ideas. I know you could pick up a copy at Tuesday Morning stores awhile back...try there. Great blog!

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  17. Looks like a really gorgeous book. Another one to add to my wish list!

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  18. Looks like a really nice book with lovely ideas! Btw Niki I've posted my flea market treasures today. Couldn't wait any longer to share with those of you who understand my exitement! Carol xox

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  19. I love the organizer with the big roses...pretty cute...The book looks like a lot of fun.
    Sonia :o)

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  20. What was I thinking when I had babies and didn't do their rooms vintage style?
    This book looks so precious. Like all my babies :)

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  21. Anonymous1:25 am

    I need to find that book - I covet that aqua pick up truck! I'm past the nursery stage too, but love vintage baby/child stuff. I was hoping for a vintage look when we adopted our first child 5 yrs ago, but it didn't quite go that way...just not practical (she is special needs) & space is limited. I always wonder about those photos 'cuz of the chippy paint & probably lead based if vintage...we are so safety conscious now & would never dream of using an old vintage crib or pillows & toys in the crib.
    Still the cutest stuff.

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  22. I recently bought a book called
    'The Baby Made Me Buy It'
    which is a fabulous collective treasury of vintage advertising used to sell yesterdays products. I am a passionate collector of vintage babyalia and have kept masses of my own childrens baby clothes and toys which I often bring out to adore, touch and best of all smell. I am already loving Flea Market Baby before I even get my hands on a copy. What a wonderful concept. I was at a street Market in Fife in Scotland on Saturday and lots of the sellers had babies beside their stalls and rides. Most were propped up in HUGE Black Silver Cross Coach Built bouncy prams with their chubby legs covered in various toys, both old and new. What a heavenly sight it was to see them watching the world go by.

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  23. I will have to look for that book, thanks for the reccomendation.

    And, I love your flea mkt goodies!

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  24. lovely! must have it! off to Amazon!

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  25. Adorable - love the kewpie dolls and all the whimsy.

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