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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Flea Market Junking Finds....getting caught up with my crazy finds!!!

Starting with my most favorite find in a long time...Redwork quilt blocks! 15 of them and 1 more that is half finished.
I LOVE these and what a steal I got on them!

This is the initials of the woman that embroidered these along with the date!
So cool!

The same woman had all of these beautiful lace pieces.
The 2 satin pieces with lace trimming are sleeves probably for a childs dress?

And a good sized box full of vintage fabric pieces and large enough to actually use.
Seeing as I've been a quilter for more years than I want to say...this is going to be fun. I already have an idea which quilt pattern I'm going to use this fabric in.

I never, never pass up a box of old buttons!

The large frame was a steal and the smaller frames are cast iron, the big one from the January flea market and the 2 small from the February flea...the following stuff is from February.

 I found MY mirror! "THE" mirror I have been looking for!
Sorry for the poor picture but it's not hanging on the wall yet...obviously...
It's 48" wide, etched and has just enough silver loss to make it even better.

A woman was there from the state of Virginia, she comes for the big gem show each year, loads up her van with antiques to sell and then loads up her van with her jewelry supplies to take back to Virginia.  I found most everything at her booth. I was so thrilled after shopping with her I didn't really care if I found anything else!

Love the little green child's chair and the ponies!

The metal cabinet I walked away from but then decided I would regret it if I didn't get it.
Those drawers are going to come in handy for keeping things organized (not from the Virginia vendor)

 But this came from Virginia and I love this thing for some odd reason...I have no idea what it's original use was....it's heavy cast iron and has the most beautiful turquoise chippy color.
This is sitting on the chest of drawers I redid in my sewing room that is a work in progress which I hope to post sometime yet this winter.

I grabbed a few old photos for another cushion spring I'm playing with...still needs some work but I got a kick out of these. The one with the old car was taken in New Mexico Christmas 1931, that's my favorite.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
I'm still trying to get caught up with all this work so I can do something fun. Flea market one day a month is fun but I need more than 1 fun day per month. Still painting the house, ran out of paint but plan to finish it up this week. Yeah!!!!

I am dying to look at your blogs and see what everyone has been doing! I know I'm missing out on a lot of really cool projects. Your blogs is where I get my inspiration from!

Stay warm!

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Thanks Jillian!


Old Time Cindy said...

All fab finds, Faye! Seems like we haven't 'talked' in ages. Hope to catch up with what you've been up to.
Farmhouse hugs,

NanaDiana said...

Great finds, Faye! I really love all you have come across...those quilt pieces- redwork - are amazing. xo Diana

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow, wow, wow, and WOW! I love every single thing you featured today! You have a good eye for unearthing wonderful old treasures!

Lady Jane said...

Oh what super finds. I love the red work, lucky lucky you....


Very awesome mirror!!! You certainly scored some nice treasures. Cool metal cabinet/drawer piece,plus all the rest!
Too cold here...brrr...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow, looks like you hit the treasure jackpot!

Vicky Hunt said...

Such amazing treasures you bought home...I mean I love every single thing! That mirror is fabulous and that chippy turquoise thing is awesome. LOVE it! Thanks for sharing all your treasures. Have a lovely week!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You had some WONDERFUL finds, Faye...I love them all!

Marci said...

OK, I want that metal cabinet, soooo useful. The lace and red work are gorgeous. Love the turquoise chippy thing and the old mirror. Oh, all of it:-))

Debbie said...

LOVE the mirror, and the cast iron thingy, and the lace, and little chair, photos, metal cabinet, quilt squares...ALL of it!! You always find the neatest stuff ever!
Have fun with your treasures, Faye.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

THose quilt blocks are amazing! Loved seeing the mirror, my husband has one at his business that use to be a American Legion. It is in the ladies room and I keep telling him it is worth something.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Fabulous! Those red on white pieces are amazing.

All of your finds were awesome! They'd be perfect for my "Let's Talk Vintage" link party today!

Enjoy your week,