My 5 Favorite Flea Market Finds

Is it really possible to have 5 favorite flea market finds? The answer is no but I am sharing some of favorites today and I will continually add to my list.


It’s no secret that I am a flea market junkie and I couldn’t possibly narrow my list down to just 5 favorite treasures so I am thinking this topic will be headed towards a “to be continued” post.

Favorite Flea Market Finds #1 – Milk Glass

I am so late to the milk glass scene but I am having a great time playing catch up as I hunt around for some interesting and unique milk glass pieces. Hop over and see how I display my current milk glass collection in my kitchen.

My personal rule of thumb for milk glass is to find something beyond the basic bud vase and I won’t pay over $2 for a piece of milk glass. With that being said, I snatched up this milk glass bucket with sterling silver handle right away because the price was right ($2) and I have never seen a piece like it before.

favorite flea market finds

Favorite Flea Market Finds #2 – Yardsticks

I am so incredibly drawn to the faded, worn colors of vintage yardsticks as well as the graphics and typography used on each piece.

I have several farmhouse projects throughout my house that include yardsticks. Most recently I shared my Vintage Yardstick Picture Frame that is hanging on the gallery wall I am slowly building in my Modern Farmhouse Kitchen. I also used yardsticks to make my wooden farmhouse table runner.

vintage yardstick picture frame supplies

Favorite Flea Market Finds #3 – Chairs

I can’t even explain my obsession with chairs but I have a basement full of random chairs in various shapes and sizes to prove my love.

My absolute favorite is my $1 chair that I repurposed into a flower planter. The chippy blue color and the scrolled back did it for me and the $1 price tag made it irresistible.

chair planter porch (3)

Favorite Flea Market Finds #4 – Picture Frames

Would you believe me if I told you that I have a 4 ft by 4 ft picture frame on my living room wall? Yep, I do and I had the frame in my stash for over a year before I put it up on the wall. At last count I have over 12 different upcycled old picture frames throughout my house. 

The frame I have on my front porch was in my collection for over 2 years before I painted it with my homemade aqua chalky paint.  Oh and I won’t pay more than $1 for any picture frame.


Favorite Flea Market Finds #5 – Old Books

I think I am drawn to old books because I feel like they are disappearing due to our digital, paperless era. I know people don’t want to hear this but I do believe one day books and libraries will be a thing of the past but for now I enjoy using old books in my décor.

I made this Vintage Book Page Wreath out of an old book that was worn, torn and missing pages. To be honest, I have book page art all throughout my house and I only use books that are falling apart.

So those are my “go to” flea market finds but this story is definitely  “to be continued” as I scour my local flea markets and add to my junk collection.

Five Favorite Flea Market Finds


  1. Michele says:

    I like frames too. I also love old bottles with pretty colors and wire baskets. I also adore pretty little creamers. I love the inexpensive finds that make me happy.

  2. Sandra Garth says:

    These are some pretty good finds! I’ve seen so many chairs at thrift stores that I want to bring home but between the dishes glasses and other stuff I can’t resist there is no room.

  3. Susanne says:

    I share your love (for me I think it is an obsession, lol) for chairs…I would take home every orphaned chair I saw if my hubby would let me 😉

  4. Pili says:

    I’m obsessed with frames too, they are so versatile! You can do so many things with them, I still have to try hanging a wreath on one.
    Thanks for the sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration!

    • Denise Bryant says:

      I am obsessed with too many things and frames are one of them. Thanks for visiting.

  5. debbie says:

    I am floored by the yardstick tray…totally love it. I love everything I think…once I say oh I love dishes, the next thing I realize but I love chairs and yes have a lot. My problem is I am buying retail. I don’t have a thrift nearby and I can spend hours in them. You have inspired me to make a visit on our upcoming vacation! I’m excited now.

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Debbie…I couldn’t live without visiting my local thrift stores on a weekly basis….to me it’s like going to Target….but cheaper.

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