Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday at the Flea Market

The 4th weekend of every month, the flea market comes to Nashville. We are close enough to the city to make the trip to see if there are any goodies. My goal was to find a table for next to our sofa and a maybe come away with a few other good finds. Well, no table (we did find one but the guy wanted waaaay to much for it), but I did find some fabric for some pillows. It was only $2 and $3 a yard.
And this footstool for $8. I plan on using some of my new fabric to recover it.I actually am going back again tomorrow with some girlfriends. Some of the booths weren't open today so I might just find me a table after all.
I made this focaccia the other night, it was very yummy!

Focaccia Bread

2 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp white sugar

1 Tblsp active dry yeast

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp dried basil

1 pinch black pepper

1 Tblsp vegi oil

1 cup water

2 Tblsp olive oil

1 Tblsp grated Parmesan

1 cup mozzarella (I didn't have any, so I just used the Parmesan)

1. stir together flour, salt, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil and pepper. Mix in vegi oil and water.

2. When dough pulls together, turn it out on a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 450. Punch dough down, place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with cheeses.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. ENJOY!


Shannon said...

How fun to go to the flea market! I wish we had one of those that comes every so often. I mean we have great flea market stores but a "traveling" one sounds like so much fun! :)

Nicole said...

Wow, I'm jealous of that fabric, you've got great taste. I hope you find that table. I found a dresser today at a antique store that I feel in love with. It's 90 dollars though, not bad, but I don't have ninety dollars. I'll save up, hope it's still there.

Christy said...

I have a SURPRISE for you on my blog!!!

Rae said...

I love going to the flea market! Good luck on finding a table tomorrow. Thank you so much for the focaccia recipe. It looks delicious!

Katie said...

I used to go to the N'ville flea market... Haven't been in a long time unfortunately. This recipe sounds so yummy...I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting it!

Rae said...


It's me again! I made your focaccia recipe this afternoon and had to tell you it is DIVINE! When I was mixing up the dough I was overwhelmed with the yummy aroma...and I hadn't even baked it yet! Thanks again for this recipe! I know I will use it a TON when the weather turns cold!

BTW, when I was growing up (I lived in Italy) I didn't like focaccia. I much preferred panini. I always found focaccia to be too salty but this recipe was just right!

Pleasant Drive said...

Cute finds! Love a good bargain. We, too, have a once a month flea market.

Blissful Nikki said...

Wow, I love your fabric, and the foot stool will look great with it! :) I cant wait to see the finished product! And, you can send some of the focaccia over my way!

MommySecrets said...

Your foccacia bread looks really yummy!

I live in Pleasant View too, so I had to stop by to say hello. I keep a blog of fun family activities in Cheatham county at and I blog about mommy stuff at

I'm glad to meet another PV mom in cyberspace!

ann :)