There is nothing I love more than visiting a flea market or estate sale and hunting around for treasures for the home. So, I was thrilled when I learned that a darling friend of mine was opening a fertile hunting ground just across the pond! Haystack Antiques is a pavilion filled with treasures from 25 carefully picked dealers, now open in Bellevue, it’s sort of like a flea market but all under one nice, protective roof.
My friend, Debbie, has invited all Splendid Readers to come to the grand opening party on Saturday, April 30 from 5 ~ 8. Find Haystack Antiques at 144~105th Avenue, NE in Bellevue.
I had a chance to go for a little hunt in the Haystack the other day, I loved the variety and found quite a few treasures.
Here are some things that caught my eye:
|unusually tall, industrial looking lamp bases|
|tangerine and turquoise|
|handy, stackable wicker shelves.|
|Summery placemats or trays|
|Thick tribal blankets (wouldn’t they be gorgeous on a couch or chair?)|
|An unusual carved boating piece.|
|A selection of earthy, exotic tribal pieces.|
|I’d love to fill this with a huge bouquet of hydrangeas.|
|This was a grain grinder from British Colonial India, now reformed into a handsome cushion topped ottoman.|
|A sumptuous set of tacked, well-worn leather dining chairs.|
|Wouldn’t these copper troughs be incredible filled with logs and kindling next to the fireplace? The blue urn would be incredible ANYWHERE!|
|An ornate tub converted into a coffee table.|
|Classic luggage stacked to make a side table.|
|This demure table takes a little walk on the wild side when topped with cow hide.|
|Please avert your eyes when you see this splendid little chest… because I want it!!|
|The framed fabrics are “un-white” boards, there is glass over the fabric, one can write a message on the glass and then wipe it off.|
|This little French country table may be just the thing for my bedroom.|
|A plethora of petite items to place into vignettes.|
|Here’s what one can do with all of those corks! This artist enjoyed some grande bottles for sure!|