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May 27, 2014We've all got 'em, right? Those flea market finds we had big plans for. The broken table we thought we'd fix last Summer, the vintage wheels we were gonna turn into a chandelier and the old dresser we meant to refinish for the guest bedroom. Ki Nassauer has a whole trunk full (as you can see in the above photo) and her garage happens to be pretty packed too! Lockers, end tables, old boards and more! Maybe if we all made a pact to finish one project a month, these cool items wouldn't...Read more →
May 09, 2014Happy Mother's Day from me to you!A little over 3 years ago I decided to leave Minnesota and move to Los Angeles to be close to my 2 awesome "kids" (they are both grown ups now)! There's really something to be said about living close to your children and I've enjoyed every moment of it. My kids know that along with riding my horse, drinking a crisp glass of chardonnay and watching Hallmark movies; one of my very favorite things to do (obviously!) is shop the flea market! We started a...Read more →
Mar 11, 2014Be honest... are you a vintage purist? Or do you let the occasional reproduction sneak into your collection or home? Sometimes it takes an expert eye to differentiate the real thing from a repro- and even we've been fooled a time or two! Do you think it matters? If you love it, do you care if it's real or not? Maybe there are specific items you are picky about and some you let slide by without authenticity. If that's the case- what are the items you are particular about and which are ok...Read more →
Feb 23, 2014We found this vintage piggy cutting board while shopping in Orange, CA. We conditioned it with food safe Howard Products Cutting Board Oil and are giving it away (wine and snacks not included-ha!). Comment on this blog by answering the following question for a chance to win the cutting board:What's your go-to product for revitalizing vintage items?We will draw a winner (via random number generator) on Friday, February 28th and announce the winner here and on Facebook. Be sure to check back with us! Good luck!
Feb 17, 2014Vintage salt and pepper shakers can easily be picked up at the flea market. They are inexpensive and come in all sorts of fun shapes! We're going to show you a super cute way to display photos, business cards or place settings using these shakers. Here we go!What you'll need:Vintage salt and pepper shakersSpray paintWireWire cutterThick pen or markerSpray your shakers and...Read more →
Feb 10, 2014In this day and age, with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other forms of social media- it's all about the photo! It seems everyone has a smartphone and it's super easy to snap a quick pic and post it all over the internet. We've noticed that many flea market vendors and vintage shop owners have mixed feelings about folks taking photos in their booths or shops.We generally love to take photos for our blog and other social media use but we always make sure to ask first- and give credit where...Read more →
Jan 20, 2014Hey all! Welcome to the re-launched KI NASSAUER blog! We'll be putting up a fresh post every Monday and we'd like to give you a little info on what you'll find on the blog going forward:Vintage and repurposing projects. We'll try to keep them simple. We want to provide projects we think you'll actually get around to doing yourself!Product reviews. We'll tell you the products we love most, the ones we don't love as much, and why. We'll also give you tips on using them efficiently.Shopping stories....Read more →
Nov 15, 2013
Welcome to The Fancy Flea in Plant City, FL. Despite the fact that it rained cats and dogs, (it was literally pouring on folks as they stood in line at 8:30am) shoppers came out to buy up some fabulous junk! There were over 400 vendors at this flea market, and since it was so spread out- you never felt cramped. The weather really handed it to them, but Lori Powell and her team stayed calm and put on a great show!
I was very happy to...