Monday, February 7, 2011

Fab Flea Market Finds

We just couldn't have asked for better weather for the flea market this past Sunday. By 7am I'd already taken my coat off. Sellers seemed to be in good spirits, particularly the man that I got the lemon and raspberry millinery from. He had a bag full for $45 but all I wanted was two sprigs to tie to the rim of my last jar of homemade lemon marmalade. This was our conversation:


Me: All I need are two sprigs...can I buy just two?

Him: Will that make you happy?

Me: Yes!

Him: When that's all that matters isn't it?

Me: What can I give you for the two sprigs?

At that point he blew me a kiss and waved goodbye to me. What a doll!

I found these two cuties at the Addison Endpapers sale two weeks ago but somehow the picture got in with all of my flea market finds.

I found these old glasses in this amazing metal case at Marcia from The Cottage Jewel's booth.

Some old wooden, and some velvet, hangers for a future class. I know what I want to do with them but it won't be until probably summer.

This book has the sweetest illustrations in it. The book is such a fun shape too, tall.


Miscellaneous old metal and millinery...

I love the shape and colored caps of this old tinting liquid. I have something in mind for these...

Cute red wagon, for what I don't know but it will hold something in the studio...

No sooner than I saw Sharon, a.k.a. Mama for those of you who come to my classes, and Cindi did I find this adorable apron with her name on it. I bought it and, well, last night I couldn't resist...I was on my way to bed and I saw it sitting on my table. I thought I'd add a few things to it and before you know it I had the sewing machine out and was hand stitching more things to it. Sharon, when you see it it will be a bit enhanced...

These cute blocks were in a plastic bag when I bought them. Too bad I didn't know that they smell like their 1000 years old. They might not be salvagable...

This is the biggest flash card I've ever seen. I bought it for my husbands workbench in the garage...

I have one of these old velvet lined sewing tins but I bought it for the shopping cart...

I needed these for our March class, found them on my way out...

There were some wonderful old valentines to be had, that's for sure...

So lots of small things this trip. Really fun though to see Colleen, Sharon and Cindi, Maureen and Linda there this month. We can only hope for as beautiful of a day next month as we had this time.

8 comments:

Maryl said...

OMG! I had that Tall Fairy Tales book...it was my favorite! And I even had those blocks. Brings back memories! Great finds!

connie said...

Thanks for showing us your goodies. My favorite are the painted wooden hangers - I picked up a pink one too. It was a georgous day.

miss lynn said...

lisa - what
fun! i love
all your
goodies!!!
thanks for
the peek!
happy day!

Colleen said...

Great seeing you too. You found some great stuff! Couldn't believe how warm it was...and crowded!!! See you next time.

xo~C

Donnaswesternmoment said...

I really like reading what people find at yard sales.I`m so addicted, can`t wait to get started.It was pretty this past weekend but did`nt go because I was so busy with my animals.Donnaswesternmoment,bonanza.com

Judy Grupp Studio said...

First - I'm so jealous that yoy're having nice weather! Second -what are your plans for all these fabulous finds? I love them all!
Judy

ImagiMeri said...

Beautiful finds Lisa, how lucky you are. I love the hangars and the millinery. Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Meri

Halo Hill said...

Yummy vintage love! All of it is great!!

Sheila