Black Swan Bazaar & The Fancy Flea One More Time

Here we go again, it’s time for the Fancy Flea.

The great news is that we are now the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint retailer for Polk County and that is so exciting because we will be working with our friends  at Robyn Story Designs to put on a treasure hunt with will give you chances to win wonderful prizes (more on that later).  The Flea is finally coming all the way north on Kentucky Avenue, so don’t stop at the railroad tracks, keep walking north and visit our booth  which is now located in front of our shop.  You can check out all of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ products as well as the art, home décor and designer jewelry in our shop. Continue reading


Black Swan Bazaar Fancy Flea Offerings Cont.

Good morning everyone, it’s a new day, and as promised, here are the rest of the painted and/or repurposed pieces we will offer at this Saturday’s Fancy Flea in downtown Lakeland.  For those of you who are just joining us, we are previewing new pieces that we have done for the Flea so that our customers will have a chance to see and/or purchase them before they are gone.  We posted photos of 7 pieces in the last post (yesterday) so just go to that post if you want to catch up.  If you have a question about a piece or wish to purchase one, just call us at the shop (Black Swan Bazaar: 863-510-5980).  Today’s pieces are shown below.


These are two message or note boards made from old sash windows and strung with twine.  Very cool. Continue reading

How To: Hopelessly Hopeful Hope Chest

When this hope or cedar chest came to us, it was more of a “hopeless chest”.  The veneer was in very rough shape with many scrapes and spots where the it had been torn or scraped off. Continue reading