Urban Market

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday morning I went here and it was awesome.  These are the things I love about living in a big (design minded) city.
Here are my finds....
Some botanicals for Kate's bathroom, some ironstone, a bird for Kate's room (story to come), five sterling filigree vases that people were vying for after I bought them, a porcelain bird that I might have made into a small lamp, a valentine trinket for a friend,  and a beaker thing for flowers.

I love this FABULOUSLY old olive jar.  I have looked at these in some antique stores here and they go for $800 and up.  This one has a crack and is missing a handle in the back (where no one will see)...so I got it for a song.  It weighs almost as much as I do.

This was the BEST deal though.  I got this Biedermeier style antique chair for $25!  It has the original horsehair and springs which are in GREAT shape BTW).  It just needs to be re-upholstered. It might become my desk chair.

Shabby Chic sells a reproduction (below)


Then I spied another antique Beidermeier chair that is similar to mine (still a different wood) on-line.   I definitely got a deal!

I also found two of these paper thin, delicate, pink Limoges cups. I knew Kate & I would drink "tea" out of them or I could serve pots de creme in them.  When Kate saw them, she gingerly picked one up, gasped and said, "Oooohhhh, fancy nancy Mama!"

Aside from the great finds, I  was able to meet Hoot's Mom. She lives in the area and we met at the market.  I really enjoyed her company and I cannot wait to spend more time with her.  She got the BEST deal on a bed!!!


  1. Gorgeous finds!

    Looking forward to the story.

  2. KIm:

    I'm finally checking in after a long absence in the blog world. I love that you are sharing design tips, and I especially am excited about the 365 pictures! I may just have to do this myself. I'm so glad that you are all settling in so nicely in your new home and town. You had a rough patch there, but God got you through it.


  3. Kim,
    I love all your finds! Sounds like a fun day of shopping on your own!

    BTW - I made your tortilla soup on Sunday night - it was (and still is b/c we have leftovers) wonderful. The kids didn't like it, but what do they know! I'll have to use your recipes more often.


  4. Love your finds. We have a trade day near my city and my husband and I enjoy going in the spring and summer. Thanks for sharing.

  5. ooo so jealous! great finds. i am going to have to try this place out next time we are in town. thanks for the prayers, too and your comment. means so much to me.

  6. You got such beautiful things!! I love the chair, it is beautiful:)

  7. You have a great eye for beauty! Regardless of price, the fact that you are able to see it and love it.
    That chair is stunning! I love the demi-tasse cups too.

  8. Love your finds, especially the olive jar and the chair.

  9. I just love days like that! I am also vying for the silver vases...beautiful!

  10. Great deals. .and what fun..
    Have a great week..

  11. Kim~I'm trying to make my way back into the blogworld, albeit very slowly. You got some lovely pieces and I'm sure you will do lovely things with them in your home.

    Hope all is well.


  12. Oh, I am jealous. I know of no market like that here!!! Great finds!

  13. I love everything you bought....but I am drooling over the olive jar...that is gorgeous!

  14. Great finds! I love the little white bird(s). Yes, that chair was a steal. Glad you had a nice day.

    Gin =)

  15. Fabulous! I love birds and the little filigree vases are too die for! I can see you trying to haul that vase to your car. I hope they helped you carry it out :) I miss living in Dallas and having a million places to shop and my oh so favorite Canton {it's a huge flea market, but I hate saying that because it's so far from that} Can't wait to hear the story about Kate's little bird :)

  16. Such fabulous finds! Love the birds, the olive jar, the chairs ... well, it is all just exquisite!
    Nothing like a day of shopping and great deals ;)


  17. I sweetie, I check in on you quite a bit - just don't often comment anymore.
    Love all of your finds, of course. You have gorgeous taste!

    Oh, and I love your photo in the post below. SO beautiful.

    Hope you are doin' well...I think of you often!
    Talk to you soon.

  18. I love, love the chair. Can't wait to see what fabric you choose for it.
    And the pic from your project 365...is precious.

  19. Beautiful finds Kim! You have a such great eye! This place sounds similar to the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market that we used to go to when we lived in So. Cal! We sure miss it....we always love the hunt for the awesome finds like these and the even better deals! :)

  20. Oh joy! The lamp/bird idea sounds so fun.

  21. How fun! I love all of your finds. You must have had a ball treasure hunting.

  22. So where did you love to shop in your "old town"?
    You asked on my blog what wii game Carter was dancing to..It's Wii Music. You can play all kinds of instruments and he loves it!

  23. Love all your finds!!!! Beautiful!!!

  24. Kim,

    My eyes went straight to the set of beakers...I'm drooling :-P and yes I am sticking my tongue out at you...LOL...I LOVE all your goodies! My sister in law lives in Houston and next time we are their for a visit I may have to get you to take me to the Urban Market...it looks like it is my cup of tea.


  25. Wow, what wonderful finds, Kim! Love them - you have such an eye.

  26. Oh what an awesome place, I think I would love it there! I adore the ironstone and the birds and oh be still my heart with the Limoges!! (a passion of mine) You got some FABULOUS deals, thanks for sharing! Makes me want to go antiquing! :)

  27. Great finds! I LOVE the chair! I love your design posts, keep'em coming! :)

  28. Why would any of us buy magazines anymore- we can just stop in and check out your posts!

    Love all of your treasures, and admire your eye for such finds!

    Glad you had fun-

  29. Oh, oh, oh! I see something I recognize in those pictures! I love the heart you got for me at the Urban Market. I was thrilled that you saw it and thought of me, and it is a wonderful addition to my Valentine decorations. XOXO

  30. Do you think my husband would mind if I flew into TX just to go shopping? We would have the best time! I really like the chair. You scored a REAL DEAL! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  31. Wow! So glad you made it out to The Urban Market Houston - and what excellent pieces you got!
    And I read about your friends and your sweet husbands for Valentines Day - great story!

    Hope to see you at the next Urban Market on Sunday May 17th - and again on Sunday, November 8th!!

    thank you!
    Jackie Sharbrough
    Owner, The Urban Market Houston


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