May 24, 2011
May 12, 2011
The flea market season has started and I was lucky to find some great treasures on the last couple of Sundays. I already had one of those bon bon jars but couldn’t resist to buy a second one of the same kind. They just look lovely filled with buttons, laces or doilies. When I saw the Eiffel Tower bottle, I knew it would have to come home with me. The sugar bowl was a nice find as well. Since I will turn it into a pincushion, I don’t mind the missing lid.
A sweet cup and saucer. I love the fish-scale pattern.
Pretty handkerchiefs and a silver plated tea spoon.
Three beautiful rhinestone brooches. Two of them were found by dear hubby for me. The spool of thread is huge and I bought it for decoration purposes.
These letters in lovely handwriting date from 1890 and 1894.
My favorite lace and linen dealer had a bunch of vintage laces for me
and several doilies.
I also bought an old sack, a large piece of vintage muslin and two table cloths. I’m not sure about the intended purpose of the piece in the middle. The crocheted part is a bit less narrow than the woven cotton it is sewn to. I could imagine that it was a coverlet for a day bed and the crocheted border would hang in front of the bed but I can be totally wrong.
These are my metal treasures. Isn’t the cast iron foot cool? It’s a shoemaker’s tool and it’s very heavy. Therefore it makes a great door stopper. I also found a potato scoop, the face of a pressure measuring device, a pretty door handle, some tiny keys, copper rings and copper wire.
I was excited when I got this pair of cast iron garden stakes for a song. Now I just need a garden, LOL. In the meanwhile they look very pretty in the living room.
For only 70 Cents a piece I couldn’t pass up these two framed pictures. The more often I look at them, the more I like them. Now I just have to find the right spot for them.
Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend, dear friends! If you will go treasure hunting, I wish you lots of fun and great finds!