Monday, April 20, 2009

Metamorphasis Monday

Hi! Welcome to A Classy Flea’s first “Metamorphasis Monday”, hosted by our friend Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

We are still crawling her at A Classy Flea when it comes to blogging, so please bear with us! I know it's traditional to show the before pictures on Met Monday, but you'll have to use your imagination this week. We are featuring 3 ideas this week to show how a couple of our dealers have taken everyday items and repurposed them in a unique way.

The first one was done by our dealer, Marsha. As you can see, she is very imaginative and does a splendid job of presenting a concept.

She calls this piece "A Daring Spirit" from the title on the central picture of Amelia Earhart. You will first notice the oversized double frame that she white washed. In the middle she has used a combination of decoupage, multiple smaller frames, and other mixed media.

I love the way she "framed" the couple in the lower left!

Can you guess here "real" job is a flight attendant?
"A Daring Spirit" - $79 (MLP)

Next, we'll look at a most interesting coat rack done by a friend of one of our dealers, Becky.

A music inspired piece made from parts of an old piano, a 5 pane window, and lots of imagination!

Matted sheets of music behind the glass. Don't you just love those treble clef hooks? Also notice the wood trim pieces from the piano.

Here's a detail of the top piece. Yes, the patent date is 1840!

One more shot.
Music Theme Coat Rack: was $139, SALE $110 (RBEY)

And then sometimes it's not how the pieces are put together, it's more about how they are placed together. We're back in Marsha's booth where she has taken 3 "ordinary" pieces but has displayed them in a most charming way. I bet you have a few random pieces around your house that you could group together in an equally charming way!

Oval street scene with 2 ceramic knobs: $14.95
Black iron cross: $12.95
Old painted door: $12.95 (all MLP)

Thanks for browsing with us at A Classy Flea
it's the FUN place to shop!

A little about us - We are located in Marietta, GA, about a half mile east of "The Big Chicken". With over 25 full time dealers, we are open 7 days a week. You can get much more information by clicking on the link here. As pretty as these items are, and as much as we want you to have them, our policy prohibits us from selling any of these items without you seeing them in person.


  1. WOW, The Classy Flea has a blog!!! this is the only way for me to visit your store and I love it! Keep it up, thanks. Mary Ann

  2. You have some talented dealers. Wish I lived closer and could come browse.

  3. Great ideas. These ladies really have alot of imagination. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It's just not fair that some people are born with so much creativity! ;;)

    Great looks!

  5. Great ideas! You are creative ladies; thanks for sharing!