Sometimes it is just best to let the pictures talk.
Recycled Silver Wear. Beautiful silver jewelry and accessories made from repurposed silver pieces. Come find your pattern at The Flea on June 8, 15, 22 or 29.
"All my life I have held a great love for the old and abused, as well as the odd and eccentric."
- The Marquis
Roland Marquis is led by a third generation antique collector, restoration artist and dealer. And their collection of found, vintage and repurposed treasures makes us want to climb in a time machine.
Roland Marquis specializes in antiques and upcycled items from the Victorian, Edwardian, early 1900's and machine age eras. Look for furniture, books, ephemera, prints, clothing, jewelry, accessories, knickknacks and items without categories. Their collection also includes handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories inspired by these eras.
Come meet The Marquis and experiences the Roland Marquis collection at The Providence Flea on June 8, 15, 22 and 29!
Kim Hobby is kind of obsessed with vintage clothing. But in a good way. A really, really good way. We’re excited to welcome Archetype Vintage back to The Flea!
Kim says, “I'm so excited to be returning to The Providence Flea for the 2014 summer season! Lots of wonderful people, good food, great finds, sweet music and summer sunshine by the water.”
Three decades of loving vintage clothing led her to a full time life of finding and sharing the highest quality vintage women’s dresses, skirts, handbags, sweaters and accessories. Lucky us!
“From classic, feminine pieces to the more daring designer finds, each item is selected with an eye for historical relevance and modern wearability,” says Kim.
This year Archetype Vintage has a new vintage bridal and wedding dress selection that they’ll be previewing at The Flea. Brides to be, come meet Kim at The Flea on June 1, 15 or 29!
Madera y Metal is the combined passion of Matt Pelrine and Anakarina Gende. Matt has been working with wood since an early age, and Anakarina has a background in metals and jewelry. The result is incredible handmade accesories. They use all kinds of wood --- such as maple, walnut, and tulip --- and add sterling silver, copper or bronze -- to create stunning wearable pieces.
Anakarina says, "We inspire each other every day, feeding off each other's ideas while having coffee in the morning; it is a beautiful thing!"
Beautiful, indeed. Their work is both modern and grounded in timeless, natural elements. And you can see it for yourself at The Providence Flea on June 1 or 22!
Pretty Old Goods sells “uncommon vintage from the littlest state.” Flea veterans will remember Lauren Faria and her terrific eye for vintage women’s clothing. Think dresses, jackets, pumps, skirts and purses. Yum!
This year Lauren is adding vintage jewelry and some vintage housewares to her booth!
Lauren loved being at The Flea last year. “The Flea has such a great community energy," she said. "It's been great to befriend fellow vendors and greet shoppers.”
Meet Lauren and try on the Pretty Old collection at the Providence Flea on June 1, 15 and 29!
MINT is the luscious collaboration of Jay Davani and Emily D’Ambra, two chic ladies who we are proud to say met at last season’s Providence Flea.
The result of that auspicious rendezvous is a collection of vintage clothing and accessories, and unique handmade items known as MINT. Their collection includes thrifty wardrobe essentials for both men and women that will help you stand out in the crowd.
Jay says, “We love the flea! Not only did we have a successful season selling, we had so much fun!"
Welcome back Jay and Emily! We can’t wait to see you and try on your new treasures. MINT will be on the Greenway for Opening Day on June 1 and every Sunday throughout the summer!
Providence Flea Opening Day (have we mentioned it is the place to be on Sunday, June 1?) will bring both new vendors AND returning favorites. One of our besties from last season is Observations 77. They bring that Don Draper/Joan Harris mid-century modern style to The Flea with housewares worthy of Mad Men (and Women).
Yesica Guerra says, “It was a great experience, we met super fun and knowledgeable vendors and it was fantastic to talk to customers. The environment of The Flea is a happy, happy place!”
We’re excited to have Observations 77 and lots of other vendors of collectibles and antiques at The Flea this summer!
For Kimberly Santos of Dream Antenna (we love that name!), it all began with wanting to showcase her photography in a non-traditional way. After a lot of trial and error, Kimberly found that a simple silver pendant encircling her prints enhanced the photos in a beautiful and unexpected way. But she didn't stop there. She added a little magic resin carefully dripped over the print, and the result was a dreamy, glossy image with a pearlescent texture and added depth. "The hardest part," Kimberly told us, "is waiting for it all to dry...it's like waiting for your birthday the night before. You know it's going to be awesome but it can't happen soon enough!" Let Kimberly adjust *your* Dream Antenna at the indoor Flea on November 17th at Hope High School, 324 Hope Street from 10 am - 4 pm!
Sharon Gatzke of Now and Then has noticed that each piece in her collection has its own "personality" --retro, funky, traditional, chic etc. And she's okay with that. You, too, will be as naturally accepting when you see her cool retro/modern oilcloth tote bags, tablecloths, placemats, aprons, clothespin bags, and zippered pouches. (Her vintage button bracelets and rings are equally comfortable in their own skin...) Sharon told us, "I have always loved design and combining colors and patterns to different effects. I believe that an item must be functional and durable but must also have style, be whimsical and be unique and fun too. Also, my work is a statement against mass marketed junk." Amen, sister. Her favorite thing about flea markets? "The surprise," she said. "The unique quality of unexpected stuff." Come and see some of the unexpected stuff Sharon will have for *you* when she joins us on August 11 and 25!
When asked to describe her business The Fox Affect, Valorie Taylor put it to us this way, "Vintage Clothing and Accessory Lover, Advocate and Seller. Revived and Recycled Relics for the World." (Amen, sister.) She told us she's been collecting for about 10 years, "ever since I moved to Alabama." (We're glad she has since landed in Rhode Island!) Valorie loves wearing things that nobody else has. She also tries to be as eco-conscious as possible, and she thinks--and we agree--that reselling vintage and recycling old into new again is definitely helping the world a little bit. Valorie loves the thrill of the hunt at a flea, much as many of our vendors do. She is also inspired by never knowing what you are going to find, but knowing, too, there is always something for you there. Come see what The Fox Affect has for you here, at The Providence Flea, on July 21 and 28!