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Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Few Flea Market Finds

The weather is very muggy, the mosquitoes are so thick I can't even step out the door!
I was swatting bugs while trying to take a picture of my flea finds outside on the front porch.

Excuse the poor pictures but I had to hurry!!! Before the mosquitoes carried me off into the woods!
Mr. Wild and I went to Trader's Market yesterday, we were there before it opened because we knew the humidity was going to get worse.


I didn't find very much but then I also didn't spend very much and I can save it for the next flea market!

A sweet little book with some rather scary stories inside, they would never allow them now!
The first story is Jack Frost but then there are several more. 
It was the graphics that made me buy this book.
(copyright is 1888)


A little embroidery (child's pillowcase) and crochet, the colorful things to the right are crochet nut cups that were made but never used, they need to be starched.


Another birch bark canoe for my camping trailer, more crochet doilies and a vintage cast iron decoy anchor (I wanted more but they were too expensive!)

I'm still going with the cabin at the lake/fishing/shabby chic look. 
I need to condense that some way! 
Shabby cabin fishing?
Shabby fishing camping cabin?
Shabby fishing camping trailer?


And the first thing I found was this piece of heavy but not stiff floral fabric. It's going to make great cushions and pillows.


I also visited with Deb from Garage Sale Gal.

I knew she would be there!

Thanks for stopping!

14 comments:

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Glad you were able to get some good shots of your treasures before you were carried off. Love all your lacy and floral goodies, and that book is so precious.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love the treasures you found, especially the fabric! We were there, too!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Absolutely love that little canoe! It's too cute. Great finds.

GinaBVictorian said...

I like your flea market finds. I like old children's books too. Have a great week.
Gina

NanaDiana said...

Faye - You found some great things. That floral fabric is awesome but I LOVE that little book. The images are all amazing, I bet! xo Diana

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh I WANT that book!!!
What a great find - and the floral fabric is going to be gorgeous on cushions......
I have to stop painting at some point and start thrifting - I'm getting very envious of everyone's finds - especially books - I LOVE books!
XOXO

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wonderful finds! that little book is such a special treasure!
Karen

Debbie said...

I LOVE the fabric! and that little anchor is sooo cute. I'm glad you got to shop at the market and found such sweet treasures.
Have a nice week, Faye.
Big hugs.
xo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE the fabric that you found! Love old graphics too. It was great to see you there and visit for a few minutes! I'll be posting tomorrow about my few finds! It was rather hot & muggy.
Keep Cool!
Deb

Lara Tura said...

Did you pick up that crochet too? It's beautiful!
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Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Faye...I am in LOVE with that little book!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love your wonderful finds and how fun to see Deb! The little book is just adorable. I think we like a lot of the same things! Hugs!

janice15 said...

You found some wonderful things love the vintage book and you said the crocheted items where nut cups.. Never knew.. thank you for sharing with love Janice happy new week.

LivingVintage said...

I have an incredible fondness for illustrations -- I have several in my home -- and I love the little book that you found. The floral fabric is also WONDERFUL.