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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flea Treasures

Lately I've been lucky at the flea markets, thrift store and antique shops. The more cool stuff I find the more addicted to it I'm becoming. It's just soooo much fun!

I stopped at my favorite antique store in Missouri on the way home from Arizona and I found the prettiest sugar bowl with pink flowers that almost matches the teapot form an earlier post, it was only $3. It's old and crazed but just the way I like it...no chips at all. A pink floral cup for $1, a green glass knob for $3, a pretty linen tablecloth with pink flowers for $5.

I had to grab the mason jar just because it had a star on it.

Then that following Saturday was the big flea market at the fairgrounds. I love this little dress/slip/camisole. It's in excellent condition with it's hand crocheted lace...$10!!! To me that's a great deal because I know how much time it takes to crochet with the fine thread. A huge long piece of crochet lace and a smaller piece. A white pitcher, pretty blue compote, an apothecary jar and another sugar bowl with roses that is hard to see....too much sun and bad angle.

Then last Friday I dragged my husband to a farm flea market. I found a sweet little quadruple plated creamer and sugar bowl and 2 old school books for $1 each!!!

This shabby old mirror. I want to paint it white, the finish is so rough...he says leave it...we'll see....

And I saved my favorite for last!!!

This wrought iron violet stand...it was $15! I grabbed it so quick. It's about 4' tall although it's hard to tell here...I placed my violets on it and I just love it!!!

I have a place in mind for all of this stuff...I don't buy it unless I have an idea of what I'll do with it...sooner or later I'll show you gals where these things are...but I did find a good place for the books, silver and violet stand so far....

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BECKY said...

Wow Faye! You sure made out with your flea market shopping! That's what I call FUN!!! And you got some beautiful things! Maybe a Wild Rose Vintage Etsy shop is in your future!! I'd be a customer for sure! Love that old cotton lace and dress!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Hope you're having a joy filled week so far!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oh you did great! The violet stand is wonderful! Love your pink creamer. Would love to know your favorite Missouri shop? since I live in the St Louis area!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

So many pretty finds!! I especially love the mirror and the sugar bowl. The mirror is lovely as is, but would look delightful in white, too!

Bohemian said...

What a great 'score' you had! Yes, it is so primal and intoxicating to enjoy the Thrill Of The Hunt!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Haul~ Perfect Treasures, Love that Old mirror, I think I would dry brush it white... My Voilets would Love that Pretty Stand~

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

All really great finds. i love the mirror. Like it is or white it is a beauty!

stefanie said...

you found the BeSt treasures!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE, LOVE that mirror!!

LadyV said...

You are having a good time, I can tell :-) I enjoy antiquing and thrifting too; can be quite addicting. You have some fabulous finds. Love them all!


Debbie said...

Looks like someone had a fun time flea market shopping! and what great finds!
LOVE the violet stand, and also the mirror(I'd paint it white too.)
Those sugar and creamers are all wonderful!

victoriantailor said...

You got some adorable things, especially the little dress/camisole!! Celeste, victoriantailor.com

Roselle said...

Thrifting is addicting, isn't it? You got some great goodies! Love the crazed sugar bowls. Visiting from WW.

High Street Cottage said...

I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at My Romantic Home, stopping by to say hello, and tell you how incredible your flea market finds are! Love the soft red rose pattern on the china, have a wonderful week, tami

Anonymous said...

what beautiful photos, your african violets are absolutely amazing,, mine flower but have more leaves than flowers.I'm a newbie and just found you today,,

MiriamR said...

amazing finds!! I love the green glass nob!! I am looking for those right now so your post inspired me not to give up :)

Atelier de Charo said...

Fabulous treasures!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Big Hugs

Bella said...

Great Treasure!! I love the sugar bowl, I can't get enough pretty rosy dishes:-)

LV said...

I enjoy going to all those enticing places. I try to stay away as I have little resistance. I need to be getting rid of things and not buying.

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Wow what marvelous finds...so love the cammy,

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Faye..thanks for sharing the chalk paint giveaway. Good luck. Great treasures!

Stephanie said...

No kidding...you found so many great treasures...how fun. Thanks for sharing!

I invite you to come visit my blog....I'm giving away something pretty! http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

Take Care,


Sarah said...

What beautiful things you found! Good for you!

HaPpY (lAtE) pInK sAtUrDaY!

Janet said...

love, love,love your violet stand. It's just perfect and the photo is beautiful. You find the best things!!Janet