Monday, August 28, 2006
Flea Market Finds.
Yesterday I had a wonderful time rooting through boxes and under tables at our local flea market. Here are my finds...
A fifties shoe box covered in rose printed oilcloth- great for storage. Some yummy buttons for my handmade bags. I always buy pretty vintage greetings cards when I see them- they are a great prop to link items together in a display. (nice to send too!)
I love the little china dolls. I am going to make them some little vintage fabric dresses! Pretty beaded flowers from France, more buttons, a lovely chocolate box and some more greetings cards- this time handpainted ones.
Next I found a green glass posy bowl, some Devon Violets perfume, a handpainted trinket box and some embroidered mats that I intend to make bags from.
A huge and beautiful 'Sanderson's' floral curtain and an original Barbola mirror....
another Barbola mirror, a mohair scarf to make another bag from, and some more lovely cards!
Vintage fashions and dress patterns.
This is an old wooden, mirrored door- I shall add some hooks and a coat of paint for a key rack. A French fabric pelmet will make some great lampshades and the glass bowl will look wonderful at Christmas, filled with pink baubles.
I treated myself to this lovely lady- I think she is gorgeous!
More pretty cards and photographs!!
A cutter quilt (It's seen better days!!)
(Click to enlarge the photos if you are interested!)
Nothing was terribly expensive and it's a wonderful way to spend a day!
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 9:10 pm