Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recent Flea Market Finds, #1 Linens and Lace






So, let's take a break from quilts and see what other things I've been up to lately.....you know...my other love - Flea Market Finds!!! I haven't spoken of those "finds" lately, although I've certainly found them and have spent quite a bit of time just looking at them, wondering just what I will "do" with these lovely things.

I went out twice this week just to walk around the flea market...as you know, I call that "my therapy." Bet if you like flea markets, you call it therapy too. Sometimes it's also my exercise, which might explain my waistline, or lack thereof. Anyway, I was out and about, searching for what I love....linens, lace, and all things inbetween.

Look at this wonderful apron with the crochet at the bottom...just beautiful...bought it from my friend, Dean's booth at Green Alley. Seems I'm collecting aprons these days...I'll have to do a post dedicated solely to them one day soon. (That friend, Jim, who draws, has given me several really nice ones.)

Then, there's that absolutely GORGEOUS roll of vintage lace...purchased from Terre at Green Alley. Isn't that just to die for? It's six inches in width and there's about two yards of it. I've shown it twice...it shows up so much better on top of that pink fabric for contrast. Ideas of what to do with it are just blowing my mind....so much to do...so little time!

I found the beautiful hankies at the Do Drop In Flea Market and the Apple Tree Mall in Beebe, Arkansas. Two of the other places I like to visit. These are just beautiful ones...to add to my hanky collection. What I am going to do with them is always a mystery.......and I love a good mystery, don't you?

That pink pillow came from Terre also....I've no idea what I will do with it, as it needs repair, but surely something will pop into my head in the middle of the night - maybe one night soon, and then that particular mystery will be solved.

In my next post, I will show you some things I purchased at the same time these beauties came into my life, but they will be dishes, etc. Flea Markets. Love 'em!! And, don't we all have to do our bit for the economy? See you in a couple of days...take care, pat

9 comments:

paddysdaughter said...

What gorgeous finds - lucky you! I also love Jim's drawings on fabric, and you have made them even more special by including them in little quilts. Just lovely.

Gaby Bee said...

Really fabulous finds, Pat! Love especially that vintage lace! Simply amazing!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

You are my kind of gal -- gorgeous finds and I love that apron. I have some pillowcases that look similar in pink. It continues to amaze me what people will sell, just think of all the time that went into the beautiful embrodiery.

Sandy

Sherry said...

Oh, Pat! You did good!!! I really, really love the lace (of course) and the little pillow is just wonderful. I know you'll do something special with it. The lace covering it is really special, too.

Sherry in Little Rock

Maggie Ann said...

Delightful finds, every one of them! I too collect things like these. I drape my favorite hankies or doilies over the tops of pictures or mirrors. (and hanging over the edge of the china closet shelves) I even have one on the back of our wicker loveseat. Shows them off to perfection. I loved that name..'Do Drop Inn'....how charming.

Rosie said...

Hi Pat, wow what wonderful finds! I have just been admiring Jim's drawings, and the log cabin quilt. It's really beautiful.
Rosie x

sparkle jars said...

Oh, that lace is absolutely beautiful. :-)

Sharon said...

Oh you do wonderful on your flea market finds....the apron is just lovely

Sharon G

purplepaint said...

Oh lucky you! I'd love to come to one of your flea markets, the ones out here in Colorado are so expensive! Marva

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