What fun things you can do with forgotten items that you pick up at the flea market! My sweet friend, Heather Bullard asked me to do an article about my flea market cart for Flea Market Style Magizine. For the article I decided to create a new liner for my flea market cart. I also wanted to make it really easy to recreate. I am not a big fan of sewing so I thought I would try to create something that would not require any. I first decided to use two old postage bags that I had found. I actually found them at an antique store but I have seen them at flea markets before. I cut one down the seam and pinned it to the other bag to make it bigger and to make it stronger. I used a bunch of old dry cleaning safety pins to connect the two bags , eliminating all need to use a sewing machine. Next, I pinned a sweet little leather change purse into the inside of the cart to store small jewelry pieces that I find at the flea market. That way they do not get lost on the bottom of the bag. I also added a few bags for storage. I found some really fun military bags at the military supply store to hold my hand wipes (which I always like to have with me at flea markets) and cards. The great thing about the military bags is that they come with wonderful hooks that easily connect to the cart. I also attached a vintage measuring ribbon, just in case I need to measure something when shopping.
Another fun way to use the postal bag is to turn it into a pillow or recover a stool with it. I have used a postal bag as a pillow for my chair shown below. I actually have been looking for a funky old leather club chair for quite a while , having no luck finding one I finally recovered an old sofa chair that I had with European grain sacks. It worked out great and it was very inexpensive to do.It was the perfect solution until I find the perfect leather chair.
I also wanted to share my new favorite clothing line!!!
Sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry, but I took them from my phone. Click here, to look at Allsaints of Spitalfields website. I have bought a few pieces and I live in them!! Totally comfortable and can be dressed up for evening!!