My Signature Style: Flea Market Fancy

Today I’m joining in with some of my favorite bloggers  to talk about my Signature Style. If you’re hopping over from Musings of a Housewife, let me say “Welcome, y’all!”    Carrie from Making Lemonade asked me to join in this fun blog hop, so how could I resist?  I am not really sure if there is an exact word to describe my style, but I’ve decided to coin the term “flea market fancy” to try to pin it down somewhere on the decorating spectrum. 

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

It’s no secret that I love all things vintage, unique, rusty, old and junky for my home. 

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Ideas for Decorating End Tables

Things that look like they are bound for the landfill often wind up in my basement, awaiting the day they will become my next mantel showpiece.

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

DIY Pallet Wood and Beadboard Star

Cozy and comfortable is the name of the game around my house.  I wanted to create a home that was inviting and warm, and definitely not stuffy. 

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

The kind of place where you could always feel comfortable putting your feet up on the coffee table and hanging out a while.

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Thrift Store Sweater turned DIY lampshade

I love scouring thrift stores and flea markets for all sorts of treasures… the cheaper the better. I hate paying full retail price for anything, so you better believe I love to score a good deal. 

  Repurposing old doors and windows in new ways is a long-time hobby of mine.

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Repurposing old Junk in the Garden

My exact style is hard to reproduce because the items that decorate my halls are not mass produced in a retail store, but often are one-of-a-kind treasures that are hand crafted by my husband or myself. 

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Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Vintage Coke Crate Nightstands

Although it does happen when I find a good sale, it’s EXTREMELY rare that you’ll find me buying anything from Pottery Barn, but I do love ogling their catalogs to gather inspiration and styling ideas. I would much rather try to recreate a look inspired by some of the pretty catalog stores than to drop the cash they are asking for some of their products. I love scoring a bargain at a yard sale or flea market and style it so it looks like a million bucks in my home.

Pottery barn Ladder hanger

Pottery Barn Inspired Ladder Chandelier

Blue is my favorite color, and you’ll find it throughout every single room in my home. From dark to light, I’ve got the whole blue spectrum well represented up in here.

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Rustic Boys Bathroom Reveal with old Ford tailgate

I do have to admit that not everything in my house is unique.  I do love me some IKEA every once in a while…. 

IKEA hanging baskets for organizing craft supplies

But what I really love is weaving old and new items into a traditional decorating look that can sometimes be really decadent and cluttered.  Minimalist is nowhere in my vocabulary. Over The Top is my middle name. 

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Fall centerpiece with lantern and pumpkins

Especially when it comes to holidays and parties.  I have a tendency to go all out, which leaves me feeling so happy and excited when it all comes together the way I envision it in my head.

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Making Semi-Natural Evergreen Wreaths with yard clipping

Fall and Winter are my most favorite times to decorate my house.  In fact, I was joking with some blog friends that I really do my best blogging from October through January. The rest of the year I just coast along and try to come up with a few posts just so I can take fun blog trips and get awesome free blogger swag. 

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

 Fall mums and pumpkins on the back porch

You’ll also learn if you stick around here long enough and read my posts…  I’m nothing if not honest.

So now that you’ve seen my Signature Style, be sure to hop on over to the next blogger out of the 22 who are participating this week and see her style! Jena from Involving Home is the sweetest little mama with a clean, happy and casual style.  Go see her home now!

Flea Market Fancy style- come see how a vintage blogger assembles her signature style using reclaimed and found objects.

Now that you’ve heard all about my style, be sure to hop on over to the other blogs who are participating in this party this week!  Here is the schedule where you can go to find the posts:


MONDAY:

Musings of a Housewife

Unskinny Boppy

Involving Home

In My Own Style

All Things G&D

TUESDAY:

Ciburbanity

Rain on a Tin Roof

Life on Virginia Street

Jennifer Rizzo

Fieldstone Hill Design

Setting for Four

WEDNESDAY:

Decor Adventures

At the Picket Fence

Cottage in the Oaks

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Cuckoo 4 Design

THURSDAY:

The Chronicles of Home

Migonis Home

DIY on the Cheap

Walking in Grace and Beauty

Primitive and Proper

Friday, August 29th

A wrap up post and HUGE giveaway (Be sure to stop back by here to enter!)

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to go check out my project galleries to see more of my designs!

DIY Projects Gardening Ideas

mantel decor Recipe

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  1. That Coca-Cola table stole my heart! What a great look!

  2. I love your style!! Absolutely beautiful!!
    Blessings,
    Cyndi

  3. Flea Market Fancy is a great way to describe your style! And you are right, the fall is when I too get all crazy decorating. Hey, it’s such a fun time of year and what better way to show it than in our homes right?

  4. You have such unique and awesome style. I love it. And I love being in this series with you

  5. love your unique style and your use of blues. :) and those feathers!!!!

    • I’m a sucker for some turkey feathers. I got those for free from an estate sale. Found them in the barn out back and asked if I could have them when checking out. What’s better than cool feathers? Free cool feathers.

  6. When can I move in? No seriously, I love your style! Nothing looks like it was bought cheaply out of a box!

  7. Thanks Leslie Anne!! :)

  8. I love this flea market fancy style of yours. Its a fantastic style AND name! And that that coke crate nightstand – genius!

  9. Beth….I just LOVE your style. =) So unique and reflective of you and your family. I love that! xoxoxoxo

  10. You certainly have some great ideas. The coke crate night stand and the boy’s bathroom are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  11. What a fabulous post Beth! It was so nice to get this peek into your signature style and your gorgeous home! I swoon over your craft room! Love being in this fun series with you! ~ Heather

  12. Sandy Coker says:

    I love what you do in your home. So creative and fun to read about. I am in Birmingham also. Would you mind sharing some of your favorite shopping places in our area?

    • Thanks Sandy! I listed a whole bunch of my honey holes inside this post: http://unskinnyboppy.com/2014/07/shopping-blog-props/

      A few other places I love are G&Bs Antiques in Alabaster, Vintage Interiors and Encore Resales in Pelham, Stray Cats in Sylacauga and Southern Accents in Cullman.

  13. I loved checking out your style. I can’t decide what I am and it drives me crazy. I love vintage and retro looks, but, I also love the minimal Scandinavian look also! Also, I love your Christmas doorway. I have to pin that so I can copy it!!

  14. I’ve always enjoyed your creativity and style. Beautiful!

  15. Absolutely love everything!!! The colors, layers, the homeyness of every room!! ~ Now have to go find that subscribe button. 😀

  16. I’ve always loved your style, Beth! LOVE that FORD sign on the bench!

  17. Like the name Flea Market Fancy. The fall photos are helping me get inspired!

  18. Love your style. I did a quick search for a DIY on the driftwood sculpture sitting on your end table. Did you make it? If so, and if there is a DIY post, would you mind pointing me in the right direction? Love this series of posts, girls! Thank you for your offerings!
    Dee

  19. Jan Williams says:

    Love the variety and style you are showing. Looking forward to seeing more.

  20. You have the most amazing mix of junk and modern I’ve ever seen. It always, always works! Too many things to name that I love, but that coke side table drives me into a frenzy…

  21. I am in LOOOOOOVE with your fall decorating… and that Christmas wreath, yes please!!!! So glad to be a part of the Signature Style series with you. :)

  22. Linda hazel says:

    Love your ideas, so glad I saw article in newspaper

  23. Hello,

    I stumbled upon your boards at Pinterest and can I just say I not only love your style, I just adore your personality! “Shat my pantaloons” had me chuckling! I use that verb regularly when it comes to humor.

    I can’t seem to figure out how to follow you on Pinterest? Any tips?

    I have my moments apparently lol.

    Sincerely,
    Xuan
    (Pronounced “Soong” in case you were wondering)

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