If you have been to the Flea you’ve probably noticed Petals and Pots by Patricia. Their booth is a collection of color and pattern that you want to drink in like homemade iced tea. Delicious.
What will you find at Petals and Pots? Patricia says:
I like to bring a variety of true antiques and vintage pieces to the Flea. I'm not one for reproductions. Anyone can go to a chain store for that!
Why does she like The Flea?
I love being on the water on a sunny Sunday. And most of all, I have met so many interesting people with so many great ideas. What a great bunch of entrepreneurs!
Peruse Petals and Pots by Patricia at the Providence Flea on June 22!
Kimberly Joslyn has had a passion for all things vintage since high school: furniture, quirky decorative pieces, lamps, linens, hankies, kitchen goods, mirrors, frames, books, and… well, you get the idea. Kimberly offers these gems to the world through Arrowtrue Vintage. She also repurposes some of her treasures into jewelry and decorative pieces.
In true treasure hunter spirit, Kimberly told us, “Most of my items come from thrift shops and yard sales." And then in a whisper, "Although some of my best stuff has come from the side of the road.”
Kimberly summed it up best: “A whole crowd of people converging on the Providence waterside for the love of vintage and food? What's not to love?!” Get your Arrowtrue on at The Flea on June 22 and 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!
There is always a curious crowd at the Vintage Unlimited booth at The Flea. They come to see the eclectic and amazing things Roland Lefebvre has found.
Here’s sweet Roland in his booth surrounded by... well... one of everything:
What’s Roland bringing to The Flea in June? He says:
I'm interested in anything vintage or antique, but Mid-Century Modern, Industrial, and Machine Age are my most recent diversions. I'm heavy on the Modernism front -- particularly furniture, Danish, or cool 50s, 60s and 70s items.
Come to the Providence Flea and meet Roland, who says, “You can't beat the people or atmosphere! A good time will be had by all!”
Get in on the Vintage Unlimited collection June 1, 8, 15 & 22!
Providence Polaroid wants to convince you that film is not dead. A project of Standard Film, Providence Polaroid is out to "make Providence an Instant City" by selling functional vintage Polaroid cameras and instant film. You can walk away with everything you need to instantly make film AND fun.
Devan Durante, the guy behind Providence Polaroid, is driven by that moment when “someone takes a picture with a Polaroid camera for the first time and is shocked that it actually worked and pleasantly surprised by the results.”
We can’t wait to get our retro on with one of these chunky funky cameras! As Devan points out, “Polaroid cameras are just as instant as your iPhone, don't require filters for cool effects, and actually produce a physical photograph - so what's not to love?”
Meet Providence Polaroid at The Providence Flea on June 15th and June 29th!
Do you get a rush when you spy something awesome wedged in a pile of stuff? Then you have to meet Bill Foley.
Few people know about finding like Bill Foley of Foley’s Finds. Bill is returning to the Providence Flea for a second season toting along the furniture, collectibles and antiques he uncovers from near and far. When we asked him what was new for him as a vendor this year he said, ”In my line of business everything is new to me but vintage to you!”
Bill had a great time at last summer’s Flea. He said, “I had a great experience. Had fun meeting and engaging many new and friendly people.”
You can find Foley’s Finds at The Providence Flea on June 1 (that's the Opening Day of the Flea... in case we haven't said that enough... we might remind you a few more times...)!
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!
Jennifer Karow of Reclaimed Curiosities told us her favorite thing about flea markets is "mostly never knowing what you might find...and coming up with new ways to use old items." Looks like this Flea newcomer has hit on something big with these lovely terrariums made in vintage containers! Customers may purchase an already crafted terrarium or work with Reclaimed Curiosities to make their own terrarium at their D.I.Y. workshops planned for the Indoor Flea at Hope High School on December 8 & 15! Jen will also bring to the Flea a dynamic mix of items found in nature, barns and flea markets, as well as reclaimed and repurposed items, vintage finds, and photographs. We can hardly wait!! Make your own terrarium at the Indoor Flea on December 8 & 15 with reclaimed Curiosities!
Betty Daigle of Country Squire Antiques in Fall River (yes, 'that' Betty!) is coming the Flea with enough merch to fill a double-wide space this Sunday! Featuring refurbished New England, Early American furniture, Betty also carries a large assortment of early americana, cast iron, glass and china. (We're so anxious with anticipation we're in a cold sweat as we type this!)
Betty told us, "I love bringing things back to life, whether it be from many years of distress or taking something that no longer has any use, such as early farm items...and turning them into tables, benches...with lots of character and charm." If this gorgeous piece is any indication, Betty has cornered the market on antique TLC. Only on Sunday, October 27, and only at The Flea!