Sunday, March 7, 2010

Flea Market Review #29 & Sampler Update

What a beautiful day at the flea market! The SF skyline was crystal clear and it was so sunny I would have taken my coat off if I wasn't weighed down with junk. I found this old lingerie box, faded to a nice light blue, along with a bunch of old velvet and silk flowers.

I love this very faded purple jewelry box that I picked up for $2. The inside shows the original bright purple but the outside has faded to a gorgeous lilac. It will be perfect to store neeedles in.

My love of industrial metal wouldn't let me pass up the silver strongbox and this round floral wooden box is in great condition with a few well worn chips.

We'll be using this barkcloth on the 20th in one of our projects...

This ledger was a great buy at $5 and the binder in the same exact shade of blue/green has nice strong old metal rings inside.

And finally here is an update on my sampler. I'm finding that once I start on a square (that we're supposed to do one a day of) I want to do more so I'm a bit ahead for once!


Maija said...

Your sampler is lovely!!!

pinkroses said...

Fabulous flea market finds, and your sampler is gorgeous! xo suzanne

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lisa,

WoW..what awesome finds! I so wish I could find things like those out here in's rare. Your sampler is divine, great job.


Dawn said...

Love your work!

Jeanne said...

I love the soft colors you are using in our sampler.
So beautiful.

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh, how I wish I could to to the flea market with you... we don't have any around here :(

I love your embroidery sampler too!
Thanks for your nice comment on mine!


Maryl said...

I was at the flea market also & found some neat things...what a great place & the weather was perfect! I love seeing the progress of your sampler...great job!

Molly said...

Thank you for the sweet words you left on my blog :) Your sampler is so elegant! I might need to make a rosette of mine own! Have a great day!
~Molly P

Anonymous said...

i love the silk flowers
those would make perfect for a tea hat that i am making. hint hint,
and the purple box. its so diva-lish. It reminds me of old hollywood, miami, art decor hotels. that it would be placed on the dresser of an hollywood star. i love it and you got it for only 2.00 what a bargin.

xoxo Biren's Boo

GardenDesigner said...

Great job on the stitchings!!!
going around and peeking at others... super cute!! and the flea-fabulous!!!

Inspiration abounds us!!!


connie said...

I'll have to go with you some month to Alameda Point - that would be fun. I love the things you find. Your sampler is too cute - love it.

Connie F.