Kane County Flea Market
This morning my mom & dad and Hannah & I left home bright and early headed for the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles.
Cash in pocket and driving my husband’s truck, I was ready for some serious treasure hunting. It took us about an hour to get there and we had great (but hot) weather. It was only in the 80’s…I think the last 5+ years living in the north have turned me into a wimp. 🙂
As soon as we got through the gate my dad ditched us looking for old tools. We, on the other hand, were looking for “pretties.” It didn’t take us long to find them.
My two absolute favorite vendors were Whimsy/Room 363 (in the Poultry barn) and The Frenchman’s Wife (in the air conditioned Expo building).
Whimsy/Room 363 is a gorgeous space shared by friends, Mark & Traci. I spotted their wonderfully styled booth from the far end of the barn. After seeing the photos of their space, you’ll understand why.
This chandy had me at hello. I wish I had a spot for it.
And this iron day bed was ahhhhmazing.
See the locker baskets and the long cubbies? They came home with me. 🙂
I also bought an old chippy industrial cart but I don’t have a photo of it. I’ll share later.
Their selection and prices were fantastic. If you are ever at Kane Co. Flea Market, stop by this wonderful booth. You’ll be glad you did!
If you too far away, check out their blogs (links above).
My second fabulous find of the day was The Frenchman’s Wife‘s booth.
Hitting the pause button…I’ve been on the lookout for a big chippy farmhouse table to put on our screened porch. The black wrought iron set is just not cutting it. It’s not big enough for our family and it doesn’t fit the farmhouse vibe.
Unpause…cue angels singing…today this beauty entered my life. Not technically a farmhouse table…it’s actually a factory table. But it’s got that farmhouse chippy charm and that awesome industrial flair. It’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll…5 points if you can name the artists of that song.
Anyhoo…it’s being delivered in the morning. Can not wait.
Lisa (the Frenchman’s wife) has a great eye for design and a wicked sense of humor (check out her blog…link above).
Here are some more photos of her space.
How awesome is this cart? Love.
All of the furniture in this space is heavenly and the carefully chosen accessories are fab.
If you are ever at Kane Co. Flea Market, be sure to stop by Lisa’s booth. You can thank me later. 🙂
One more view of my suh-weet new table!
I’m looking forward to going back next month. Better start saving my pennies!
Enjoy the holiday tomorrow!