Saturday, July 8, 2017

French Market Friday

Hi Everyone.

I took a break from taking care of my grandgirls, helping my mom out and doing things at the new house to have a "mental health" day with a good friend.

We hopped in my car and drove down to Tipton Indiana to the French Market they have there in the summer.  It took us about 2 hours to drive there and the time flew with all the catching up we did talking in the car.

Horton's is a hardware home and garden store like no other.  It is as cute as can be.  It has your typical hardware and garden things but it also has lots of crafty junk and special one of a kind pieces.

This is their sweet window display.  Lots of fun things in this home and garden store.

Loved the sweet vintage bike all decked out in the window of the store.


Fun beautiful pieces greet you as you enter in the store.


My heart was beating just a little faster when I saw this chippy vintage garden tub.  Oh I would have scooped that up quickly but it was not for sale.  :( Sigh....

Love the chippy sweet legs on this old tub and Don't you love the whimsy of that large fork!

Outside the store was the French Market .  Lots of cool venders.  Love this garden shed.  Horton's has lots of outdoor displays like this to sell their garden plants.  Just so fun to shop there for garden plants and flowers.

Don't you love the coffee tables made of round recycled wood and garden tubs.

Sweet vintage pieces in so many booths.


Lots and lots of vintage, lace, antiques and chippy's.  Something for everyone.


One of the vendors is Tinkerhouse Trading Company.  I just recently found her beautiful blog.  She creates the sweetest items and will be launching a store front on her blog very soon.
If you have not visited this lovely blog here is the link.  You will enjoy swooning through her posts.




Here are a few of the things in the Tinkerhouse booth.


Her displays are gorgeous.  Love her bedding.

This is how she tied off the curtains to the bed.  Lots of ribbon, cut out flowers and ferns.  Just was so pretty.
The highlight of the day was meeting up with Susie from She Junks.  Susie is as sweet as can be.    It was a lot of fun to meet Susie in person.  I am hoping I can coax her Chicago way someday so we can spend more time together.  She was shopping with her sweet daughter.


Hope you do not mind Susie I took the pic of us from your post.  Mine on my camera phone disappeared.  Not sure what happened there!!  I am sure it was the 90 degrees and humidity!  My pics must have melted away.

It was a fun day and a great market.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Kris

PS:  Garage permit was released today and the contractor is starting the garage next week. Yeah!!!!! The plumber is almost done in the basement so we are under construction finally!!!!!
Hopefully we will be moving in about a month if all the work goes as planned.
:)


35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a super fun day and congrats on all the construction that is starting too.

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  2. HI Kris, Great news on the permit. It was fun talking about your new house, and teasing about your hubby. :) I knew you needed the time with your friend , or I would have made plans for lunch for all of us. It worked out, because I found out my daughter was meeting up with her teacher friend, and I would have felt rushed. Maybe next time. I am glad you met Donna of Tinkerhouse. She's a sweetheart. Glad you did not hit bad rains on your trip home. Remember the goofy roundabout? My friend Cindy said it flooded and she had to take another way home. Blessings to you and Terry, xoxo, Susie

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  3. What a fun place to spend the day with friends. Always love running into another fellow blogger. And yes, that chippy tub had your name all over it. Great news about the permit!! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. You had me at the garden tub coffee tables!! lol What a great time you had! We all need to take a moment to breathe so we can go on. Hugs & blessings, Sherry (Edie Marie's Attic)

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  5. Wow that looks like so much fun! Great shopping and meeting a blog friend..I'd love it too. :)

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  6. Hi Kris,
    I gasped so many times scrolling through these photos! I saw so many items that I love!!! The buffet in that first inside photo--ooh aaah!!! Yes, the vintage tub is adorable with the giant fork! I really like that bureau with all the different finishes on the drawers too! Love the Tinkerhouse booth!!! Love it all! Would love to take a stroll through there myself! Glad you had a nice mental health day out with a friend! Happy weekend! Hugs! Linda

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  7. Wow! It looks like a wonderful place to shop. Glad to hear your permits are approved and things are moving along.

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  8. Oh what fun!! And you got to meet Susie!! Sounds like the perfect day, no doubt! I would have been spending some good $$$ at that market if I was there!!

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  9. Looks like a fun place, Kris!

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  10. super duper fun day... on the top of that meeting blogging friend added extra fun..

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  11. Good Morning Kris
    What a fun post. So glad you took a day just to have fun. We all need that once in a while
    I would have spent a lot of money at that beautiful store/flea market. Loved it all. So so happy you got your garage permit*** Great pictures of everything! I am sure you wanted to take home so much :)
    have a great rest of your weekend Kris
    deezie

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  12. I'm so glad you got to meet Susie! And she always makes Horton's seem like such an amazing place so that was the perfect place for you two to meet. I bet you both felt like you were meeting a good friend.

    Congratulations on the garage permit! Hold on to your horses, things will move quickly now!

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  13. You deserved such a fun day for sure, Kris. What a lovely shop and event. I love the chippy tub and the coffee tables. It's great that you got the permit for the garage. Things are progressing.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    xo Julia

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  14. Yea for the permit!

    Now, about that place. OMG! I can't believe that tub. I don't care if it's not for sale. You get yourself back there and convince them to give it to you, even if you have to show them your good boob (that's what Fisherman tells me to do when I want something).

    I had to laugh when you said the two hours went fast. I can picture you two yappin' away, just like guys do. NOT!

    xxx

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  15. That market has your name written all over it, Kris. How nice to bump into another blogger too. Yay on finally getting the garage permit!

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  16. Kris, what a fun place! I can't believe you bumped into Susie. I love her. Are you one of the ones that they had something for?. I think you are being a little cagey about what went on! Can't wait to see and am so glad for you that things are moving along at the cottage..Have a wonderful week..xxoJudy

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  17. How fun you were able to meet Susie! I have enjoyed her posts on Horton's in the past! Looks like such a fun day!

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  18. I love those coffee tables!!! So unique! And yay for permits finally coming through!

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  19. What a fun filed trip! I would love to visit one day! I need to link over to Tinkerhouse Trading Company. What a lovely display. The bed is beautiful!

    Good news about your construction permits. I know you'll be so happy when you're moved in and settled!

    Have a blessed Sunday!

    xo,
    RJ

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  20. Congratulations on the garage permit! Things will really start rolling now.
    I just feel the joy in your heart at meeting up with Susie. Life is good when we are with friends!
    Happy Sunday,
    xo
    Jemma

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  21. Hi Kris, YAY to the permits! What a relief that must be. Looks like your mental health day took you to a slice of junkiń heaven. I remember you posting about Hortons and it certainly looks like a drive so well worth taking. Can't wait to see the goodies you purchased for your new home sweet home.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  22. When I saw Horton's and Tipton, Indiana I thought, "Hey! That's Susie's neck of the woods. I wonder if Kris and she met up?" And sure enough, you did. How fun! I love Susie. Like you, she's a sweetheart. So glad you got away for the R&R with your friend. Girlfriends shopping excursions are the best! I'm off to check out Tinkerhouse. Hugs. (Congrats on the permit!)

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  23. Kris, What fun! This is my kind of mental health day.

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  24. Treasures galore :-) ... I love everything you shared.
    Yippee.....Permits are here for Junk Chic Cottage!!
    Love, Carla

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  25. What a fun place! It's rich of treasures
    Hugs Alessandra

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  26. Nothing like getting to catch up with friends and shop too! Wow, I would have wanted to buy so much. Too bad the chippy tub wasn't for sale. It's cute.
    Hurray and finally! I know you're thrilled to be started on the garage. Fingers crossed all goes according to schedule.

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  27. I love the way your new hoping is taking shape. It's the cute cottage look I so love. The yellow wallpaper will be perfect. I have never seen a kitchen sink like that. I certainly would have chosen that.Where did you find the two white chandeliers? They would be perfect for my greatroom.I always find time to check your site,not that I found you.

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    1. Hi Debra,
      Thanks for finding my blog and taking a minute to leave your message. I have had those chandeliers for many years. I got them at a Flea Market years ago. I have seen similar ones on line that are not vintage but look vintage. Maybe you could try ordering them off line. Etsy might have some vintage ones too. They are pricey when they are the real vintage. Have a great summer day.
      Kris

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  28. Glad you took a break for some shopping and great times with friends!

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  29. Oh Kris, be still my heart. Love that place and wish that it was closer. So many great items. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  30. What a fun day! So glad you and Susie had a good time shopping...don't we all need a mental health day from time to time? Especially when renovating a home! I haven't been in Tipton in years. xoxo

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  31. What a fun day it must have been! I think I dreadfully need a "mental health" day!

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  32. Found your blog today & love it! ....& surprised I've never heard of this place in Tipton, as I only live about 90 minutes, or less, north of there. It's now on my MUST SEE list & soon!!

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    1. Thanks Beth for finding my blog. Do you have a blog? Would love to visit your blog if you have one. Yes if you live near Tipton you should go to their next market and visit the store too.
      Have a great weekend.
      Kris

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