Sunday, July 7, 2013

Treasure Hunting has just gotten easier!


Maybe other bloggers
have already 
been blogging about

but just in case
you have not heard about it
I wanted to tell you
the exciting news!

Last September while Jenn and I
 were in Minneapolis
shopping the Junk Bonanza 
 for our little shop
(shameless plug, I know....)

 we ran into the famous 
(editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style )
at her annual extravaganza

 Junk Bonanza

She and her staff  
(to include her sweet son, Tyson on left below)

had us sign up 
to take part in their newest
business venture: 

What is FleaQuest?

It's an easy-to-use
online database
-- a nationwide directory --
of flea markets,  antique shops, 
vintage sales and markets,
and more.


So let's say you're planning a
road trip with your best friends
and you're going to be in 
Atlanta, GA
a tiny town nearby
and you want to go
 treasure hunting. 

You can pull up
and tell them you want
a listing of all shops or antiquing events 
in a 
5 - 10 - 25 or 50 mile radius 
of the area where you plan to be and
will give you active listings
within your search guidelines 
and a map with directions 
of whatever kind of venue
you are wanting to shop.

You will find reviews 
and store or event hours
and everything you need to know
to hit all the antiquing spots
within your area. 

It's just been formally introduced
and they are quickly building
their listings and database.

So if you own a shop,
or you are an active shopper that knows
of a great event or store not yet listed,
you may want to tell them to 
sign up!
Jump on the bandwagon.

Check it out.
Save it on your phone.

You just never know when it
may come in handy --- especially
when you can access it on the spot.

Thanks Ki!

All photos taken at Blue Cardinal - past and present.


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

This sounds like a great site. Can't wait to use it.

MarmePurl said...

a grand idea!

Karen Albert said...

Alison, how great you came upon Ki and this service! A super idea! Off to check out you shop!

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The enchanted home said...

Alison what a great idea!! LOVE this...and it could be dangerous:) Might have me planning even more road trips!! I think its a great concept and I will absolutely bookmark this to not forget. Now when we hit the road for all those lacrosse tournaments, we can do "double duty" lol!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the tip.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

GREAT to know, thanks for sharing!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Super duper cool! I love your photos of these mad MAD finds!!

therelishedroost said...

I love that site, it's a must have if you are wanting a great little shopping excursion!
Happy Sunday!!

Katie Clooney said...

Thanks for the tip! Will definitely check it out. Enjoy your Sunday, Alison!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing this! It looks like a fun guide!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! What a wonderful site! Never knew it existed so thanks so much for the info! xo Diana

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Yup, isn't it great?

Tartan Terrace said...

Alison - As usual, you've informed me of something that I was unaware of but which I'm sure, now that I know about it, I won't be able to live without. I'm off to sign up! Thanks, friend!

Karen said...

What a great idea. I'm definitely going to sign up. This is so useful,thanks for introducing it to us.
P.S. for some reason I no longer receive your email notice that there is a new post. Sorry, I've been absent from visits/comments. I'll have to make sure I visit via another search. :D

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is the first I've hard of Flea Quest. Thanks! It sounds great!

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Debra Phillips said...

not only am i shopping & antiquing in atlanta, i have an antique shop.......and never knew of this!
brilliant, thank you!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Brilliant! Thanks for the introduction! Will bookmark it.
xo Nancy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have not heard of Fleaquest...that is wonderful as we are always "on the road" and I am always looking for places to visit and find treasures!!...Thanks so much!!