April 14, 2010

Flea Market Trixie...


A sweet spot to sit...

I love the hunt of finding treasures. My heart races and I feel giddy...yes, giddy with excitement whenever I see a thrift store, garage sale, auction or get to go see a storage shed full of...treasures.  Now...maybe to some, this would just seem like...junk. *Gasp*...to me, it is more than what it might seem to be...it is has endless possibilities of what it could be.

I have found someone in this blogging world that loves a great bargain and hunt for treasures as much as I do...I only wish we lived closer. Oh the fun we would have...I would get up at the crack of dawn just to go on the hunt with her...I don't like to get up early for anything, but to go find treasures with her...I would!

Who could I be talking about that could make me give up my beauty sleep...I of course am talking about the  incredibly talented and lovely...Trixie from Flea Market Trixie.

Whimsy Spotlight!

Trixie not only can find a great bargain, she can transform something that's not so pretty into something beautiful while still keeping it thrifty!! That takes talent and a great eye for design. She is a natural!  Let me just share with you all a few of  her things she has transformed from something ho hum to extraordinary!

This lamp before...dated and not so pretty.

Now...beautiful and fresh!

Again...just an old dresser...nothing to exciting about it.

Amazing! I love this...it looks like a totally different dresser!

What I really loved about this project...laser stencils.  She used a laser stencil and modeling paste to add texture on the center drawers...so creative! I now have been thinking of what I can do with stencils and modeling paste...of course she shares how to do this on her blog. She is very giving with her ideas like that.


Do you see what I am talking about?  Trixie finds a great deal and creates a whole new look!  So talented...just amazing!!

This next one is brilliant...I am in awe over this! You must go see how this was transformed...so creative!! I could go on and on...


When I first found Trixies blog a few months ago, I was intrigued.  I love her style and the way she has decorated her home...gorgeous! Everything from the colors, to the overall look.  I enjoy looking at her pictures over and over. 

Here are just a few photos of her beautiful home...







There is so much more to see.  I love how all the colors and design effortlessly flow one to the next...my eye doesn't just stop anywhere, it takes it all in.  That is a great designer! She adds all the little details and makes it feel so inviting...beautiful!! 

Trixie's style is definitely  being recognized in the blog world.  She is a contestant on the new and fun blog 
So You Think You Can Decorate.  Every week she has shown her creativity and talent...she is one of my favorites!  You can check out all the great talent here and make sure to vote for your favorite! 


This is her recent project for week #7~Home Improvement Store Materials...

Believe it or not...this was done with galvanized cavity caps...gorgeous!!!

Brilliant!!

Trixie's bargain hunting has also led to another adventure for her...Flea Market Trixie...her Etsy boutique.  Here you will find beautiful vintage treasures and handmade items done by Trixie.  This will become one of your new favorite places to shop! 

A whimsy picture...Burlap Butterfly 1

Some pretty Vintage Scrolls...

Trixie has been very giving and is doing a giveaway for my readers!  
This handmade Paris Paris sign will be for one lucky winner!!!
I love the aged look on this...beautiful!!

It is easy to enter!

1. All you have to do is go to Trixie's Etsy and pick one of your favorite treasures and come back here and tell me which one you loved. 

 I of course always give you more entries to make your chances of winning better!  Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry I am using the random generator. 

2. Let me know if you are a follower or are now following me.
3. Stop by and give Trixie some love on her blog.
4. Blog, tweet or put this giveaway on your side bar.

See...it's that easy!! I wish you all luck!! This giveaway will end on Saturday April, 17th by 12 a.m. pacific time.  The winner will be announced on Monday April, 19th.

Hugs to you all!

104 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'm the first. Victoria, thanks for sharing Trixie with us, she is an amazing decorator, and crafter. If I were going to buy something from her shop it would be the vintage J. Gould bird print, just lovely.

    Take Care, Carrie

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  2. Wow, love Flea Market Trixie, thanks for sharing her with us! I love everything in her shop but this is a favorite
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36733792

    Beth

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  3. I'm now following Flea Market Trixie's blog and I've added her button to my fav blogs! Beth

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  4. And, I'm adding the giveaway to my sidebar!!! Can you tell I love this sign! ;) Beth

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  5. Her home is beautiful, Victoria!!! I especially love the dresser she remade. Good feature. :)

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  6. her home and shop are just beautiful! i love the paris numbered crown! i'm off to check out her blog, thank you! have a wonderful day! susan

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  7. Such a beautiful post, she is brilliant. I love all her creations, couldn't pick a fav.
    debby

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  8. Trixie has such cute items in her store! I really like the architecture coat rack, although I adore the filigree frames too!

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  9. Such beautiful style. I love the look of her home. Her shop is full of great things too. I love the burlap birdie 1. All of it is very sweet.

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  10. I am going to post about this contest on my blog.http://thefrugaldollhouseaddict.blogspot.com/

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  11. Bonjour ~ What a fabulous Post! It is so easy to admire "Flea Market Trixie". Very talented lady! ~ Chelle

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  12. Thank you my friend!
    Lovely pictures and beautiful things.:-) Hug Stina

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  13. This is my favorite!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34069745
    I noticed the "hearts" scrollwork on it and think it's AMAZING!

    Jennifer Forbes

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  14. So I went on over to Trixie's etsy site to look around and fell in love with the Paris Paris "sign" only to come back and realized that is exactly what you are giving away to the winner! Oh, I hope it's me. I am def. going to be one of your followers!
    Junita

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  15. Now girl, I thought you were talkin' about ME there for a second. But wait, you don't even know me yet! I dropped by here from.......can't remember, must have been another blog. Anywhoodle, you have a great blog, and I've determined that we were separated at birth! Go check out my blog and you'll see what I mean!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  16. What wonderful ideas!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Oh my, are you kidding me with this, WOW! OK, now I'm really embarrased becuase I thought all along I was a follower of yours and I wasn't...sorry! I love your blog and I'm your newest follower! Have a wonderful day!
    XO
    Kristin

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  18. Ooh I love the vintage scrolls, I totally want them!

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  19. I went to her shop and I liked http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33209468 Best.
    Lezlee

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  20. I been following her for awhile.. and left her a message today! Lezlee

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  21. I love all of Trixie's stuff...I've been voting for her on SYTYCD!

    My favorite is the romantic wreath! It is so pretty!

    Thanks to both of your for this totally fabulous giveaway!

    Polly

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  22. I am a new follower and I have been following Trixie for a while. Thanks for sharing Trixie, she is a unique and wonderful person.

    I would love, love, love to win this!

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  23. Wow! I would love to win this! she is so talented! I loved the Original mixed media bird collage on vintage bookpage text on her etsy shop.

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  24. I love the Numbered Crown that Trixie has. I agree, she has done some great projects for the decorating challenge every week.

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  25. I love, love the Paris print in your giveaway. Another favorite is the Burlap Birdies! Trixie is an amazingly talented lady.

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  26. I can't believe I am seeing your blog for the first time! I have spent the last hour going through the archives. Love it...and I am now your newest follower.

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  27. Victoria everything so beautiful!
    What an amazing decorator and blog she has. Thank you for sharing.

    I hope all is going well for you these days my friend. ~Melissa :)

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  28. I have been a follower of Flea Market Trixie since the beginning. I just left her a comment and some Love!

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  29. I checked out Trixie's Etsy shop and my favorite item is the small butterfly plaque, its beautiful!

    Tania

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  30. I am now following your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty!

    Tania

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  31. I love Miss Trixie too! Her home is just adorable~

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  32. I am now a follower. you have a wonderful blog.

    Rebecca

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  33. I have visited Flea Market Trixie's shop several times and my favorite is her numbered crown sign.

    Rebecca

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  34. I have also posted about your give away o my blog sidebar. I am glad you have feachered Trixie she has a wonderful blog and shop.

    Rebecca

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  35. I personally love the vintage cross stitch that says "amen"

    So cute!

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  36. The "Paris No. 9" print is pretty stinkin' cute but I still love, love, love the "Paris print".

    Nice great givaway! Merci

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  37. I just love Flea Market Trixie! She is SO talented and I just ADORE everything she does!

    Thanks for featuring her. I am al!
    ready a follower of hers and now a follower of yours.

    Now I'll head over to her etsy show to dream......

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  38. I love Flea Market Trixie! It was so difficult to choose only one item from her Etsy shop, but my favorite was the same canvas in her give-away! Thanks for hosting her guest blog.

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  39. OK...I love the filigree mirror and the egg basket on page 3 in her shop. I love it all, BUT if I had to choose.

    Thanks again for featuring such a talented and inspiration woman.

    Cori
    Starview Sonnet

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  40. I love the vintage scrolls. I read Trixie's blog and yours every day, so I am excited to see both together for today!

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  41. Oh my..I LOVE me some Flea Market Trixie, found her blog a month ago, and have been so crazy over her style and flair. And NOW I have found your blog due to Trixie-how fun! I love Trixie's Vintage Blue Ribbon Popcorn Tin the most..love, love, love it!
    Thanks for the giveway and now off to read your entire Blog and shop your etsy....Smiles!

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  42. I LOVE the Burlap Butterfly frame! Thank you - I'm so glad I found you Victoria and I love Flea Market Trixie!
    Julie

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  43. Victoria thank you very much for taking the time to leave me such a kind comment and words of support. They mean the world to me my friend.

    Blessings to you and yours.
    ~Melissa :)

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  44. You couldn't have chosen anyone more worthy to spotlight than Trixie! Just love all of her things but have always been fasinated by those scrolls on old paper! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I've been a long time follower of Trixie's and now am honored to be one of your followers too!

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  46. Oh, how fun! I found Trixi through the contest she's part of and found you through Trixi's blog. I am now a follower of yours. Please add me to the contest, as I'd love to win.
    Gretchen

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  47. My favorites on Trixi's etsy are her artist canvas pieces she creates with the Paris and French themes. They are just awesome, and I'm hoping to win the one in your giveaway. ;)
    Gretchen

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  48. Just left a message and some love for Trixie too.
    Just in case...
    gretchen.schaumann@comcast.net

    Gretchen

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  50. Hi Victoria,
    What a great post I have really enjoyed it!. Trixie is very creative and her home is lovely, I love her style. I have visited her Etsy store and adore the vintage wood frame and the turquoise candy dish! just my style.
    Take care and enjoy your day,
    Hugs Elizabeth

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  51. Oh what beautiful images, thank you for sharing this awesome inspiration! I would choose one of the prints, the bird or Paris. Love those!

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  52. Hi Victoria,
    I have been a follower for some time now.
    Love your blog!
    Elizabeth

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  53. Hi Victoria,
    I am following Trixie's blog!!!
    Hugs,Elizabeth

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  54. and I posted your candy on my sidebar give away page here:
    http://emsarts.blogspot.com/p/blogcandy-and-give-aways.html

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  55. and commented at Trixie also. So glad I found her blog also!

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  56. Hi Victoria,
    Thanks for visiting Creamy WHite!
    It's always wonderful to meet new blog friends!
    Beautiful post and I'll be happy to follow you!
    Have a lovely day!
    Li :-)

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  57. I would love the butterfly picture! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  58. I love these handkerchiefs! They are so delicate and pretty. The remind me of my childhood (in the 1950s) when women carried hankies like this all the time.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43086867/vintage-handerchiefs-pink-and-blue

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  59. I follow your blog.

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  60. I left a comment on Trixie's beautiful aqua blog.

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  61. wow wee she is so talented, my goodness!! I love a good bargain and it is so inspiring to see what can become of an old piece of furniture! Thanks for sharing!!

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  62. I love all the before and after pics you shared. I really liked the bird print by J Gould in her shop...I'd probably go for that.

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  63. I LOVE Trixie and her style. I would like the vintage filagree tree in Trixie's signature aqua color. But I would be happy with anything from her. She's wonderful.

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  64. I am a new follower. Thanks, Trixie, for letting me know about Victoria's blog!

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  65. I visited her blog and it is saweeet. Going to copy a lot of it in my own home.

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  66. Trixie is so amazing! AND she's one of my sweet "allies in design!" Yay, T!

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  67. Honestly, V, everything T puts her hand to is golden! But since you're making me choose... I think "Birdie" or your giveaway, "Paris" are my favs! Posting on my sidebar now, and you know I already follow! Just gave T some love.

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  68. I'm new to this blog hopping stuff, but totally addicted already! Thanks for sharing all these ridiculous amazing findings and creations:) I'd have to say the architectural coat rack is my favorite by Trixie.

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  69. I love Trixie's shop!! Adorable things. I would have to go with the popcorn tin or the paris sign!

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  70. I love it all & I am now a new follower!

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  71. WOW, such beautiful things! I really love the Vintage Srcoll print!!!

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  72. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/carriesymes/status/12302574842

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  73. I collect handkerchiefs, so the vintage ones totally caught my eye. Lovely!

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  74. oh i like the Lenwile Artware bowl!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  75. I like the Vintage wood rolling pin!
    kerriekg@yahoo.com

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  76. I love the old vintage pencil sharpner and of course the paris picture!
    alicia

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  77. I love it all. Flea market items always excite me. I guess I would pick the Paris Paris canvas. It's so pretty.


    Kristen Smith
    searchforgod@yahoo.com

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  78. I popped over and left a comment. It's a nice site for me to bookmark :).

    Kristen Smith
    searchforgod@yahoo.com

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  79. Lastly, I'm a follower.

    Thanks :)

    Kristen
    searchforgod@yahoo.com

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  80. Paris Paris is my favorite!

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  81. This giveaway is now close. Results will be on Monday 17th 2010. Thank you to all who entered!!

    Victoria

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  82. I love the filigree frames...

    ali_thorne@hotmail.com

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