August 28, 2014

Road Trip....Vintage Living Market Place

I took a fun weekend road trip to the east coast of Florida to visit my friend Terrie's brand new store 
5555 US Highway 1
Rockledge, Florida

Terrie has leased a building that was previously a high end store selling kitchen cabinets and appliances.  This large building has numerous little rooms that displayed mock up kitchens.  Each one of these rooms is gorgeous and now filled with vendors selling their treasures.  Think, crown molding and transom windows over the doorways.  I love the juxtapose of shabby and rusty in a high end setting!

Since this was previously a kitchen store it has the benefit of having a commercial kitchen!.....This makes it the perfect setting for hosting gatherings...Ladies teas, birthdays, showers!....And the bonus is the guests can browse the Market after their event!

I was on the lookout for a dresser for my Hollywood Regency bedroom.....I bought this one...PERFECT!

I also bought the shabby pole lamp below

So many of these great vendors displayed at the Polka Dot Flea and it was so fun to see them again!   

Stay tuned....I will share a few more stores I visited in Melbourne on my getaway weekend

Thank you Vintage Finds Magazine for some of these great photo's 

Oh, and I am still working on my Hollywood Regency Bedroom.....Photos soon!

Have a great Labor Day weekend

Happy Creating



I was hoping this post was going to be about your new bedroom :) What a great shop your friend has and how fun that you found some treasures for your bedroom.

Createology said...

How fun to take a road trip and shop this fabulous place. Love the idea of combining tea and shopping. Great dresser for your new bedroom. Blissful Foray...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a perfect place for a vintage store, every space is decorated to perfection. I just made some chalkboards like the ones next to the typewriter, so quick and easy. Love the dresser you bought for your Hollywood Regency bedroom.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh so many beautiful things, what a tip!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful place! I don't know if I will ever get to Florida but if I do, this will be on my list. Can't wait to see the bedroom reveal. That dresser is a great find.

Debbie said...

I would absolutely love to browse through a place like that. Even when I was a little girl, this one would have intrigued me if it had all the little mini rooms. What a perfect location.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Nice shop. I'd love to go there!
Can't wait to see your new bedroom update.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like a great place to shop, Carol! I love that the have a place to get something to eat and drink, too.

Connie said...

Good Morning Carol, Congratulations to your friend and her new store opening. It's a lovely store and that kitchen could be used in so many ways to bring in cash and customers. I'm thinking a tea room:)
I was so thrilled when I saw that you had posted, because I thought it would be pictures of your new bedroom. I'm really excited about it :)
Have a great day!
Connie :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous place!! I'd love to go there ... Your purchases are brilliant ... can't wait to see your room when it's finished!

boopnut said...

What lovely pictures and a wonderful place to gather and shop! I wouldn't know where to look first!

Linda said...

Love the photos! Wish I could visit there!! Have a great weekend! BTW the wildlife camera is an outdoor camera that lets you see what is in our yard- on Amazon under 100.00
uses a camera card and does both day and night photos. We are having a lot of fun seeing what the skunks and raccoons and the neighborhood feral cats are doing at night. Hugs,Linda

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, looks like a great shop with so many wonderful treasures. I would love to visit there. So nice to have the kitchen too.
Thanks for sharing your friends new shop. Best wishes to her for great success.
Have a great Labor Day weekend.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a great looking shop! I love when vintage shops have a place to eat. More time to get right back to shopping. :)


Cynthia said...

What a great venue, the perfect place for some great items. I noticed many cool things and just think you can browse and enjoy good food at a gathering. My kind of party.


Anonymous said...

My kind of place! And that kitchen for events is the icing on the cake. So sorry it's so far from where I am…..sigh.

lynn said...

love your new dresser and lamp, carol! great shop--tfs:)

Kelley said...

Wow: YOUR road trips are vastly different than mine-- HA! More inspiring in some ways, too! :-))

Hugs and happy week,

Larain said...

What a relaxing bedroom this has given me the courage to do something like this in my new home, As we will be living at the beach so I may have to make it more be achy, once again you have come up with great ideas and follow through. Cannot wait to learn how you did the pelments. What kind of material did you use for curtains?