The Two Sisters booth at the Flea is filled with a scrumptious range of finds with a great mix textures and colors. See for yourself:
Two Sisters is back with their haul of antiques and collectibles, and this year they are also bringing some handmade clothing and crafts. Yes!
Ariane says, "It was a great experience to be a part of The Providence Flea last year. It was exactly the type of venue we were looking for with incredible customers!"
Meet Two Sisters this weekend at The Flea!
Barbara Moss is lovely. So is the Barbara Moss Antiques collection of jewelry. You *must* stop by her booth for a chat and a slow trip through her glass cases. “All my items are vintage or antique and for the most part, jewelry,” says Barbara. “Some are old collectibles, others are sterling silver or gold. Many pieces have a story to tell and I love to tell them.”
Barbara has been in the vintage and antiques world since 1967. (That’s a minute or two!) She previously had a store in Wickford, but now you can find her at flea markets. “For me flea markets are a way of life. Even when times were lean, I'd still set up. Many of my best friends are the people I met doing the fleas. I will always be a Flea Marketer.”
Barbara loves seeing all of the dogs at The Providence Flea so bring your pooch by to meet her this Sunday, July 13 and occasional dates through the summer!
What’s better than a new pair of jeans? A recycled pair that you custom design, at a better price.
Recycled Blues Denim Company has your next favorite pair of jeans--straight up, or with a twist. You can re-work a pair with owner Elizabeth Moreau on the spot, adding vintage fabrics to pockets and flies for a custom order. Or you can embellish a pair of cut-offs with lace and lined hems... restyle, remake, redesign to your heart's content.
RBDC's Elizabeth says, “Denim is the number one apparel piece worldwide. We wanted to recycle and restyle what already existed, saving the planet and making high quality denim more affordable. Reuse, Recycle, Restyle--that’s us!”
Meet your new favorite pair of upcycled jeans at The Flea on July 13 and throughout the summer!
Bob’s Beach House premiered at the Flea only last weekend, and he sure made a splash with patrons. Well, according to Bob-o, they’re just getting started. Opening at the Flea with their 1,000+ disc vinyl collection and equally large CD collection, they also brought along some iconic art--including half-size cutouts of an animated Fab Four, painted album covers and more.
What partner Bob-o Feen hasn’t revealed to Flea fans yet is their travel scarf collection featuring Rhode Island summer favorites like Newport and Block Island, as well as an array from neighboring states and cities. But wait, there’s more…and we’re not talking about a set of steak knives, folks. The Beach House collection rolls out like the pull-down map you studied in 5th grade--and yes, he'll have those, too--plus sea charts, map prints and yes, more paintings. Sounds like Bob’s Beach House is the place to crash at the Flea this summer, and browse to your vintage heart’s delight! See Bob & Co. on July 6, and select dates throughout the season.
Who's the man behind Big Al's Poke & Pick? He's the guy with the sweet smile, the great hat and the things you want to take home. Al started collecting when he was 18 and took a shine to Coca Cola collectibles. He now specializes in vintage mid-century modern collectibles including Eames, Heywood Wakefield, Russell Wright and McCobb. But in the end Al says, “If it is good design, I like it. Whether it is a typewriter or a lamp.”
(Editor’s Note: Our brief interview was interrupted when a man stopped by to collect the vintage bicycle he bought for his wife’s birthday. Their dog, Franklin, fits perfectly in the basket. This is the kind of sunny thing that happens when you hang with Al.)
Al lives in Rhode Island but used to trek to the Brooklyn Flea on weekends to sell. He’s excited to replace all of that early morning driving with a jaunt to the Providence Flea. “I just cannot come up with a better place to spend my Sundays,” he says.
Come see what Al has been storing in his garage and his basement. You won’t be disappointed. He’s at The Flea this weekend and all summer long!
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!
Black Sheep Designs jewelry is crafted from vintage and antique treasures. That's right, Pamela Laurenzo hunts for tokens, tags, keys, and other tiny finds to make NEW treasures just for you. Mount Hope bridge tokens, weathered coins and Boston T tokens are paired with locally sourced vintage beads and mixed metals to make tailored-but-funky necklaces, bracelets, earrings.
Black Sheep Designs comes to The Providence Flea (and your wardrobe) from their Pawtucket studio. Meet Pamela and find your perfect patina June 22 or in July or August!
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.
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!