Sunday, April 13, 2014

Margo's "Mad Men" Pillow!

Late last  year I received this note with a sale on my Etsy site:
Hi, I work on a TV show need this item ASAP.  I was wondering when I could expect them to ship?
Of course, I inquired as to which show, and was thrilled to find out it was Mad Men
  I am a huge fan and am really excited about Season 7, but even more so to see if my pillow actually makes it into a set!
I'll be standing by to watch!
You can, too; the premiere is tonight, Sunday, April 13, at 10 p.m./9 CST!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Win Tickets to the Remnants of the Past Show!

Ki is going to the Remnants of the Past vintage show in Santa Clara, Calif., ...
...and so could you!
Enter to win a trip to the show, Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, in San Jose, Calif., here!
The prize: two show tickets, a two-night stay (up to $300) and a $100 gift certificate to be used for transportation or dining. The prize is valued at $430, and the winner will be drawn on May 19, 2014, at 5 p.m. PST!
Don't want to leave anything to chance?
 Remnants is selling advance tickets for $17 (this includes shipping and handling!) here.
Ki will be signing copies of Flea Market Style magazine!
The show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, when Ki is appearing, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Don't miss this show, with more than 100 juried vendors of the stuff you love! -- is in a new location at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Stacey's Sketches!

Does this look familiar?
These are the "thumbnail" sketches that Art Director Stacey Willey put together in advance of the photo shoot for the Top Ten Vintage Finds piece in the Spring issue of Flea Market Style!
They were brought to life on pages 106-115...right down to the color coding!
"I had to color them on the shoot so I could keep the background colors spaced out appropriately throughout the layout," Stacey said. "Tricky little shoot that was!"
Stacey said these sketches help keep her organized in her head as well!
Many of the pieces for this shoot were pulled from different booths at the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, Minn., this past fall, as well as from other flea markets, vendors and other sources.
Shot by Adam Albright, this story captured our readers' attention, too:

Betty Sorensen from Shop 501 in Chaska, Minn., mailed us this picture of her plates atop the layout from the FMS issue!
Studio shots -- these were done in Des Moines, Iowa -- require a lot of planning and meticulous work!
Here's Stacey and another of our wonderful studio shooters: Joe Crimmings of Joe Crimmings Photography.  Do you recognize that vase with flowers? It was one of the props on the single-page shot of the stenciled lamp in the "front of the book" -- magazine talk!
It won't surprise you to know that shoots for the Fall issue have been under way for some time!
It won't be long before another swell issue of FMS will be ready for you!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Taylor's Wedding Prep: Spray Tans!

The non-conventional decor at Taylor and Ben's wedding, featured on Pages 82-89 of the Spring issue of Flea Market Style, was a DIY triumph!
"Altared State" shared the the couple's many second-hand touches -- and first-rate ideas -- for their October 2013 wedding. Taylor -- daughter of FMS Executive Editor Ki Nassauer -- shared these pictures and stories behind her golden fete!
The inspiration for the mannequins?
"I wanted something strange, a bit off-putting," Taylor said. "Something you don't know if you love it or hate it. There's a cool restaurant in LA at the SLS Hotel called Bizarre. They have a lot of funky stuff and it got my wheels turning!"
Taylor and Ki corralled the mannequins  in Taylor's backyard before they received their "spray tans" with several doses of gold Krylon in a can!
Taylor said the funniest moment shopping for the wedding was "definitely in the mannequin 'shop'!"
"It was hilarious asking if they had 60 'hands' we could buy, along with seven full-sized mannequins and a few busts. I think they thought we were creepy. We were posing with them and picking our noses with the hands," she said. "So maybe they thought we were weird, too!"
The fencing masks the mannequins wore "were my Mom's idea!" Taylor said. "They needed heads! We thought about many options and she had a fencing mask at home. We tried it and loved the way it looked."
Taylor's dog, Beans, wasn't quite sure what he thought!
The great DIY and second-hand items in this wedding took about six months to amass by scouring flea markets and other second-hand sources -- metal chargers for the walls, about 200 vintage glasses and other elements shown in the magazine.
Taylor rented the trophies used as vases at Found Rentals. "I found an AWESOME vintage champagne bucket at the Junk Bonanza and we attached it to a mannequin and used it for cards!)
Here's Ki fashioning hardware for the old lamp bases that were fixed up to use as table card number holders!
Taylor estimated she saved a lot of money and had a one-of-a-kind event -- while creating memories -- with her DIY wedding!
What flea market elements do you have planned for your next celebration?!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ki Coming to Zapp Hall!

Catch Flea Market Style's Executive Editor Ki Nassauer at the Zapp Hall Antiques Show in Warrenton, Texas!
She'll be selling and signing FMS mags from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 29!
She's part of a signing party that includes Chaps Diner owner Celeste Shaw, Old Glory Antiques owner Holly Kuhn, and Jo Packham of the Where Women Create, Cook and Create Business magazines!
Check out more about the show,  which runs from March 28 to April 5, here!