Friday, January 16, 2009

An Introduction

Welcome! Let's start with a little introduction. My name is Trina and I'm the owner of The Paper Flea Market (PFM for short). I've been a collector and user of lovely old treasures and ephemera for many years ... before I ever even *heard* the word ephemera. I think it comes from my maternal grandmother who saved *everything*. She lived during the Great Depression. Years later, she worked at a Goodwill and had an eye for good stuff. Each room of her house was crammed with wonderful treasures. When we'd tell her we were coming for a visit, she'd say, "I'll clear a path for you." And she meant it. Fast forward to the summer of 2007. I was looking around at my own collection and got to thinking I'd never be able to use all these wonderful finds in my artwork in my lifetime. Thus the idea for the store was born. We've had a lot of fun and have found homes for many of our treasures. And now we've decided to create a wonderful blog to offer a little glimpse behind the scenes, share some of my artwork and to get to know our customers. So, here we go!


  1. Well Hello There! Warm welcome to blogland! I hope you'll be posting some of our artwork, that would certainly be a treat for us all :) Here's to lots of fun and play!

  2. TA DA!!! Three cheers for you and for Cal for helping you!! Way to go Cal!! Can't wait to see what you are going to post from your collection of fabulous personal works!!
    So very exciting!!