Colorful Table and Flea Market Treasures

Susie is a talented graphic designer, entertainer, 
flea market sleuth and fun friend.  

We were invited for a somewhat "impromptu" dinner (can you believe it?)...
Susie collects antiques from flea markets around southern California.
Here, a  bamboo light fixture was given a makeover with 
black paint, gold accents and grass cloth shades.

Vintage barkcloth drapes with heavy lining and weights are a great find 

as is her statement making display of antique tole trays.

The bottom tray was purchased at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt in Paris. 
Oui.  That's a mouthful.  Information here.
   Party favors of her famous fresh, snickerdoodle cookies were given at each place setting.
Thank you, Susie.

The next Long Beach, California "Antique" market is Sunday, March 20.
Who wants to go?
So tell me, do you have a favorite flea market find?

Best wishes,
Mary Ann

Participating in Table Top Tuesdays.


  1. I have been meaning to go to the Long Beach flea for some time. Perhaps I'll see you there next time!

    What a gorgeous dinner setting that is.

  2. This was the most beautiful table settings I've ever seen! and I wish we lived closer because I would definitely go with you to that flea market! :)

  3. Oh my I would highly suggest you keep Susie as a friend so you can get invited to more "impromptu dinners"..wow she sets a pretty table. In love with her wall collection of black trays, so beautiful and adds such drama to the space! Great job....come by and visit..doing a major giveaway, 2 gorgeous handblown Murano glass lamps from Swank lighting..www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

  4. What a beautiful table and home. She has my favorite pattern Blue Willow and I just love how she used them. What a great hostess.

  5. Beautiful table. I love the roses and fresh greens and fruit. Great chandelier too! You feel so special when someone takes the time to make a lovely dinner and decorate the table to have you over. It's a wonderful gesture.

  6. Didn't look impromptu to me! Such a beautiful table for a lovely dinner.
    Wonderful finds. I am going to the yard sells this weekend.

  7. So pretty! Love those chinoiserie drapes! Gorgeous! Thanks for bringing us along for dinner.

  8. I love the blue plates on the table. I got some really awesome candle sticks at a flea market one time. That may be my best find.

  9. Oh, the flea market sounds wonderful. Wish I lived closer, I'd be right there with you!

  10. Susie is very talented! Love the table setting and the wall arrangements. The color pallette is also wonderful, she has a great eye for design.

  11. Beautiful table setting! Looks like it was a fun dinner party! I love the chandelier and how she made it her own. If I lived out on the west coast, I would be at the market with you!

  12. I love the black curtains. So pretty but with being all foofy (is that a word?!). I went to an English flea market yesterday and got some gorgeous hooks for the children's bedroom. Yay!


  13. Very charming, Mary Ann!

    Have a Great Weekend, my friend!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  14. Wow - love her finds. And if that's an impromptu dinner, I'd love to see her more organized affairs!!

  15. I adore the bamboo chandelier...so great! Have a wonderful weekend, Mary Ann!!

  16. What a pretty home - I LOVE that light fixture!

  17. Beautiful! I'm especially in love with the fabric on her dining chairs. Everything looks collected and cherished. Love that look.

  18. wow. that's quite the impromptu party! lovely home

  19. What lovely finds! Perfect Friday Pretties :-)
    The only time I went to the Long Beach flea, I found a little pink toy sewing machine I really love :-)
    I'm planning to go to the Rose Bowl flea this month.

  20. If I lived there,
    we'd be meeting up
    for sure!!! Don't
    you love a home like
    this, filled with
    treasures from travels,
    family, flea markets,
    etc???Just fun and
    beautiful things that
    speak to the owners?
    Looks like a great time!
    xx Suzanne

  21. I'm over here commenting again to answer your question. I'll send it in an email after I post the comment. It was fun coming back and seeing this gorgeous room again!

  22. what a beautiful room and dinner! how fun!
    and I adore the color of the roses.... so pretty!


  23. Her collection of trays is divine! Love a good flea market find. :) Thanks, Mary Ann, for sharing!

  24. Everything is so elegant and pretty! That was an impromptu dinner? Imagine if she planned for days?Gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining my Friday Pretties!

  25. Gorgeous!! The table setting is to die for!!! You two are just too clever for words!!!

    I would love to join you at the flea market - have been wanted to go for a while but just haven't done it!!!

  26. What a lovely vignette! I adore the trays.

    Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

  27. Such wonderful table, I really like it. Looking forward for more updates!

  28. That center piece really looks wonderful, I'm sure that it's a good conversation piece.


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