February 09, 2010

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

I can't believe it's here. This wonderful magazine that many of us have been waiting months and months to get our hands on, is about to be on store shelves. I personally  can't wait to get my hands on it and I'm betting you feel the same way.

Thanks to the generous people behind this magazine I will have an extra copy to give away to one of you lucky readers. Just leave me a comment on this post before midnight Thursday (Eastern time) telling me about your favorite flea market find, and you will be entered into the drawing. Easy peasy, right?

73 comments:

  1. Can hardly wait for the flea markets to start in my area. One of my favorite finds is a very old guitar that my 12 year old son is learning to play...it was $2!

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  2. I can't wait for this magazine. My favorite find(s) would be my picnic baskets.

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  3. I just looked up info on this the other day! I'm glad to hear it's finally out. Yippee! A new magazine. Love your site btw!!

    Kathy

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  4. I love the thought of a new magazine after so many of my favorites went out of publication last year!! I miss them like old friends!!!
    My best flea market find would have to be a few old shabby shutters that I picked up for a buck!!!
    I love them and use them propped here and there in my everyday decor.
    Blessings!

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  5. My favorite flea market find are some wooden snow shoes I have been looking for. I sure hope you pick me.

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  6. my favorite?
    that's a
    tough one...
    one summer i
    found an old
    cubby - 9 drawers.
    it was greasy
    dirty. i LOVED
    it. it's cleaned
    up, painted, wears
    glass knobbies,
    and now
    has a place
    of honor
    in my art room,
    full of goodies!

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  7. My favorite flea market find is a turquoisy-blue ceramic glove form. Pretty eye-catching when draped with jewelry.

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  8. I love to flea - one of my favorite is a desktop size white shelf unit that looks like a Victorian house - I use to it to store my inks and wooden stamps. thanks for the chance to win

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  9. I think my favorite flea market find was a sewing machine cabinet drawer. I keep it in the family room, filled with decks of vintage children's playing cards: Animal Rummy, Hearts, Snap, Old Maid, etc...

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  10. Would love to win a copy! Thanks.

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  11. Ohh my I've been waiting for this magazine!! Please add my name to the drawing! xo, connie

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  12. My favorite flea market find would be a lovely metal side table. $5!

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  13. My latest favorite was a cast iron pan with 18 heart shaped molds. I have it out as a valentine display. I guess it was used to make biscuits??

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  14. Hmmm..its so hard to pick, every time I go I think I've found my favorite find! :)
    But I'm leaning towards some empty,gilded frames that I picked up last fall!

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  15. My favorite find is my extremely goofy Michigan serving platter. It's my home state and the platter has the state bird, flower, tree, etc on it.

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  16. I love this magazine!!! My favorite finds have been my old windows. They now sit on top of my mantle. Love them!!

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  17. My favorite find was a small book from the early 1900's all about my name, Mary...it means a lot to me!

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  18. I would have to say that one of my all time favorite flea market buys is a baseball! We were at the flea market in Honolulu and bought an old baseball-the story was that it belonged to this boys grandfather and that Babe Ruth had signed it! You could see the autograph faintly and it cost us a whole 25 cents.

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  19. Hard to pick "a favourite" flea market find ~ but one would be an old desk we found and painted pale blue for our daughter's room. 25 years later, that same desk is now painted white and in her shabby chic condo :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway Jen ♥

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  20. I love all my flea market finds, but one of my favorites is a small square glass pitcher with an etched floral design on the sides. It stands on little glass feet and looks beautiful holding syrup for my pancakes:>)

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  21. My favourite flea market find is a wonderful old wooden tool box painted a lovely robin's egg blue. (original paint)

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  22. my favourite flea market find is my tool box. A made in Canada box with a random mismatched shelf in it.

    and i am sooooo excited that this magazine is here!!!

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  23. Oh, you rotten little lucky little sneaky little lady.

    Well, my current favorite flea market find is the crazy necklace I found when I was fleaing with one of my dearest of friends. It has these crazy safari animal charms all over it. It was $0.50 and I bought it from a shady looking character who had junk piled all into random boxes. My friend totally flirted with him a little and he clearly loved it.

    I wore the necklace this weekend and got loads of compliments.

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  24. How kind of you! I'm dying to see this mag up close and personal.
    My fave flea market find was a set of vintage seafoam green suitcases. They get moved all over the place when the mood hits :)

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  25. For $100 we purchased an 8 foot by 2 1/2 foot long fridge/freezer cabinet that came out of an old store. The "front" or public side was quarter-sawn oak with old glass windows and the "back" side was fir with big heavy old fashioned fridge doors. My husband cut in half lenght wise to make 2 8 foot cabinets. The "front" side after much sanding, painting, removal of some glass and intalling shelves, is sits in our living room as a flat-screen TV console/display shelf and is BEAUTIFUL. The "back" (complete with doors) sits in the garage as storage. The only added expense was an additional $27 on ebay for some quarter-sawn oak needed to finish out the top.

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  26. I can't wait to get this magazine at the bookstore. The cover just draws you in.

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  27. Oh I have so many favorites. I think tho that my Old books are at the top of the list...today anyway there is always tomorrow. =)

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  28. I always love checking into your blog. You have fresh and fun ideas.
    My favorite flea market find was purchased during highschool(some twenty years ago!). I found two pieces of mint colored square pottery pieces that were in perfect condition. The dealer had no idea that the pieces actually stacked together! He sold them to me for a quarter a piece and threw in a matching lid! My mom and I squealed with delight as we walked away.

    I just found this treasure in a drawer, where I was using it to organize "stuff". I now proudly have it displayed with my other favorite treasures where I can enjoy it!
    Thanks for all of the inspiration.
    Julie

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  29. can't wait to fix a latte and curl up with that magazine!!!!! Everything I get at a flew market is my favorite....but, my VERY favorite would prob. be my manequin. Love it for displaying pins, jewelry....

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  30. Oh I would love to win a copy. Hmm let's see, my Favorite Flea Market find... that is really, really hard because I have found so many things that I really like.... so, just off the top of my head... my large ironstone pitcher that has a crack in it... the dealer told me he had picked it out for Miss Gina... well, Miss Gina was out of luck that day (I have no idea who she is!)

    Michelle

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  31. I have the in store date on my calendar so I can run over and pick up a copy. This will save me the trip. Thank you.

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  32. I don't have a favorite flea market find yet as I don't have any...GASP! But I love second hand furniture and am hoping to find some dining room chairs in the near future.

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  33. I am also looking forward to this magazine! My favorite flea market find? Tough one, there are so many. Perhaps the HUGE antique church pew I know use in my breeze way.

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  34. I picked up a fabulous 1930's hungarian rag rug that's about 8 feet long and sititng in my hall from a flea market. It was a steal and I love it.

    Speaking of loving things, I love your site! I check in almost daily to get a little inspiration. Thank you!

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  35. My favorite find is an old ice box. It sits on my deck and we use it to store drinks in when we throw parties in the summer. I love it! Can't wait for flea markets to start back up! Have a wonderful week.
    Kate

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  36. I can't wait to see the new mag! My favorite find is an antique italian soup tureen that my mom and I found, it even came with the platter and ladle.

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  37. WOW!!! I can't wait to see this, and maybe I'll win it! :) I have a copy of this magazine from 2005 in my bedroom and I STILL love it!
    Hmmmm favorite flea market find? I have to pick just one of them? I guess it would have to be my french table I got for $25! :)
    Kristi

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  38. My favorite so far has been a 1939 agenda I found at a flea market in Paris. I just recently made the connection that the entries in the book stop right around when the war began!

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  39. Jen! I am lovin your house hunt pics btw.

    My fav purchase for myself would be an old wooden carved piece I have on my wall that I got for 2 bucks! I cleaned it up and it is on the header of my blog right now up to the right!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl

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  40. Hello girlfriend!

    How is the "to do" list going for you? I really hope well.

    My favorite fleamarket find is in this post..
    http://coastalnest.blogspot.com/2008/12/ode-to-cremein-my-coffee-on-my.html

    The most fabulous PAIR of gigantic corbels. Still love them after all these years, which I would say probably about 12?? wowza.
    xoxo!!
    Im so excited for everyone at the magazine, arent you!!

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  41. By far my favorite flea market find was an old apothecary chest with numbered drawers that I found on an excursion in Ohio after the Country Living Fair last fall.

    I can't wait to get my hands on that magazine! (And I hope it's because I've won it here!)

    Thank you.

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  42. great giveaway! my favorite flea market find is an old dresser that i am waiting to spruce up.

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  43. My favorite flee market find was something my daughter found and she was only about 10 years old! Years ago my Mom gave me her poinsettia cups and saucers. At this flea market my DD and I were poking around when DD tugged on my arm and pointed and said "Look MOM!" She was pointing to the dirtiest tea pot, sugar and creamer I ever saw. I couldn't tell what color they were but somehow she knew they matched my prize cups so I paid $5, brought them home and washed them A LOT. Sure enough it was a match to my tea cups and they were in perfect condition. My DD is a gem!

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  44. Lawsy mercy, this is a tough one. That magazine looks fantastic! I'm lookin' all over the house and I just can't pick ONE. Probably my coffee table. It was an old beat up kitchen table, and we cut the legs down. Makes a wonderful, generous coffee table.

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  45. Not really a flea market find, but a thrifted find is a floral metal tray that hangs in my entry way. I love all the bright, happy colors.

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  46. i'm SO excited about this magazine!!! my fave find was an old beat-up cabinet of sorts (long and low) that my college roommate and i found together. she bought it and refinished it...and we enjoyed it for three years :)

    even though it didn't stay with me, i love visiting her now, seeing it in her home and remembering days gone by!

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  47. hmmm, my favorite flea market find would have to be my blue 1940's bike with a basket-love,love it!!

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  48. My favorite find is a wool and velvet crazy quilt I purchased 30 years ago in Friendship Indiana!

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  49. My fav flea market find was my hubby - he loves to go antiquing and flea-ing as much as I do...but seriously, it had to be this uber old soda bottle crate that I use on the wall to hold all my little items...scored that and three uber old skeleton keys for $7 total. Gotta love the Princeton, WI Flea Market... *sigh*...can April come any sooner, please?

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  50. Haven't been to a flea market in ages, but a long time ago, I found a cute set of those Bailey's Irish man/woman tea/coffee cups -- they are so adorable -- I love them still! :)

    Janet

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  51. I can't wait to get my hands on this magazine! I hope it makes it's way to Canada soon. My current favorite flea market find is an old Brioche pan that has served two purposes, one as a base for a Christmas centrepiece and now it holds my tubes of acrylic paint perfectly!

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  52. oh I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
    I have a lot of favorite flea market finds (you know me!) but perhaps my favorite in recent memory are the little Japanese made Christmas houses I found last year.

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  53. I'm so excited about this magazine!!! Deciding on just one favorite flea market find is pretty hard...the chippy white cabinet with the glass door that I have in my kitchen would definitely rank amongst my favorites.

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  54. The magazine looks great! My favorite flea market find is the perpetual desk calendar that sits on my windowsill. It lets me know the day and date, as long as I remember to change it!

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  55. a pair of vintage cowgirl boots, i've worn them all winer!

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  56. What fun!!! My favorite flea market purchase would be.... my dog! Her full name is Flea Market Millie. Sometimes we call her F.M. Millie but mostly we just call her Mills. She's the best! White with black spots and a little scruffy... just the kind of dog you would think to find at a flea market!

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  57. hmm.... thats a tough one since most of my furniture is from the flee market, but I would have to say my wedding cake toppers which are actually old salt and pepper shakers so we'll be able to use them after the wedding

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  58. I have a a creamer and sugar set with pink roses on it from my childhood and at the Kane County Flea Market (awesome) in IL I found matching pieces to it. A different state 30+ years later...it was a special find for me.

    Jill

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  59. I am so looking forward to this magazine!!
    My favorite flea market find to date is a copy of Alice in Wonderland from the late 50's.
    I have high hopes for the extravaganza in Springfield in May... we go every year!

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  60. Hard to pick, but my all time favorite has to be a church window my bff and I got for thirty dollars. We actually pass it back and forth, and right now she has custody....I miss it.

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  61. My favorite flea market find... A beautiful harp style coffee table. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. I can't hardly wait i feel like a kid wanting a new toy..My favorite find was a vintage laundry cart. I use it just about everyday...

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  63. I think my favorite is still my set of dessert plates from the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club...but wait, maybe my favorites are my $1 vintage picnic tins...or maybe...

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  64. You are just so sweet for sharing! I can't wait to get my hands on this magazine. I think my favorite find is my hankies.

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  65. I would love the new magazine issue. The first one was like a dream come true and Ki and I have become buddies (okay, I stalk her) on Facebook. Can't wait to get my hands on it! Becki

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  66. Oh,wow. Favorite find? Prolly the $1 Winter Season plates I found at Goodwill. I posted about them. Love them. http://cookingatcafed.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-first-christmas-plates-for-my-first.html

    I would love to win that copy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    DanaMc at gmail dot com

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  67. Is the Goodwill a flea market? I found a coffee table for $5 which I painted and distressed and I love it. It sits proudly in our living room---FIVE DOLLARS?!

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  68. I've never been to a flea market - can you imagine? The magazine could inspire me.

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  69. Well, I sure wish I had more time to Flea, but I've got 3 little ones at home...but I did find 2 nesting wicker suitcases last year with my husband! They've been great storage.

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  70. Oh! I think this is going to be one of my favorite magazines!

    My favorite find is my living room coffee table. The size is perfect and it has some sweet lattice-looking detail on the sides that I love.

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  71. favorites? Where to start. How about the children's high chair that my son uses every day. It's at least 100 years old!

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  72. I would love to win a copy of the new magazine. I have anticipated its release since Day 1. Love you blog and your house search. A fellow Hoosier.

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