Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Flea Market Was Good To Me Today



Usually I have a list going in my head of all the things I hope to find at the flea market each month. This month I found several things plus some other great stuff. I met up with my friend Carole, it was great to see her. I was on the lookout for more 8x10 albums when I found this miniature one. It's probably 5x7. The doll head was already inside. When I gave the guy my money I said, "it comes with the head right?", and he started cracking up. It is barely holding together too!

I did find a couple of 8x10's...



After I paid the lady I tore the front and back covers off and pitched them so they wouldn't be so heavy to carry. I heard, "Oh my!" as I turned to walk away. Inside there were some tin types, these didn't photograph well but the colored photo mats are so cute...



I also found 3 great metal spools. I've already pulled the old yarn off so I can wind some rayon ribbon on them that I just got in the mail. I was thrilled to find these because I LOVE old metal.



Some miscellaneous things...(love the lavender lingerie hanger)



That's all on the flea market photo shoot. I do have one more thing I want to share. Friday night I took a class with Connie Govea Stuart. I can't tell you how nice it was to take a class myself and sit and play. The project was fantastic, it's one I had always wanted to take with Connie, her paper clay buttons. I loved the process of making the buttons and attaching them to the cards. Connie is teaching this class again later this month (I believe the 12th or the 13th). If you have a chance to take it you'll enjoy yourself. Here's a pic of a couple that I made.



If I log off the computer now I might get a 15 minute nap in before the kids wake up from theirs!








5 comments:

Carole said...

I think that is hysterical that you ripped off the album covers right then and there! I had a great time with you today. I love the buttons you made in Connie's class.

valarty said...

Love the buttons! Sorry I missed the flea market this month, looks like you found some great treasures. I did luck out on an estate sale though, lots of vintage deals too.

Beth said...

I'm so jealous! I have got to get to the Alameda Flea!!! Love the buttons, too! Just beautiful!
Beth

tintypes said...

"it comes with the head right?"

Ha ha. If I had a nickel for every time I said that when I bought something, well, I guess I'd only have a nickel.

Anonymous said...

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