Sunday, March 18, 2012

A grand day at the flea..........;)

There are few things I love more than going to the flea....by myself, thank you very much!
I take $$, i.d., (usually my phone but forgot it today). And then I just wander.
Found this gorgeous crazed transferware bowl for $5, no chips or cracks anywhere. It will hold some favorite supplies in my studio. A big mess of old keys, all different sizes and colors...love to use these in some of my artwork.

I'm in love with the daisy motif, have been for quite some time. I find myself drawn to it, whether on old postcards, books, china, whatever. It's a happy flower!

Totally in love, can you tell?

A couple of the keys.....

An old Flinch game, can't ever have enough of these cards, and some awesome and very large old shipping tags with wire attached......for a song!

A book I've always wanted, haven't decided whether to keep it or not...it has gorgeous illustrations!
Also found a huge bag of crocheted trim from old pillowcases.....these are all washed and ready to use.


I love to get old laces home and launder them, there's something very satisfying about it, now they smell like lavender as opposed to....well, musty old trim!
And I couldn't grab this old soap box fast enough because of the amazing graphics....who knew that it would be filled with.....

Beautifully written signatures from someone's wedding gifts....


She even tucked a sachet inside this box to keep them smelling fresh, it still has scent to it! 

Beautiful handwriting!

I thought it was so sweet that someone would take a beautiful soap box that says "The Bride" on it to keep her wedding guests cards inside....

Well, that's all for now, hope you all had a lovely weekend...we even had snow today!


6 comments:

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Gail,
I love all the things you found at the flea. One of these days I will make it down for one of those fleas (I figure is the P flea). I've heard it's really good! We have had rain, snow, hail,and right now it looks like the most beautiful spring day. Go figure,
Annette

Kathy said...

Yummy finds, I adore that sweet bowl.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a sweet haul! i can't WAIT for our flea markets to open up around here! ;)

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Wonderful finds Gail - love the lace (ofcourse) and the soap box is so pretty. Looks like you had a great day

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Wow! What great finds! I LOVE the old dish, I too collect those. The more aged looking the better. And the soap box was a steal with all those beautiful cards inside! Thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

You hit it BIG at the Flea today!! Thanks for sharing the goods. Charlene