Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Recent Flea Market Finds: #2, Dishes, Ceramics and Crochet
Tonight I am ready to share more of my recent flea market finds with you. Do you know why you or I, either one, like to go in search of these things? For the life of me, I don't know why I love all this hunting/gathering of old, used "stuff" but I certainly do love it and love sharing the "loot" with you.
These were found at the same time as the items I showed you in my last post. I almost become giddy when I find something I really like...and finding a "bargain" just adds to the mood! These were great finds (at least in my eyes), so I hope you enjoy seeing them.
There is a lovely crocheted doily and the cutest child's vintage pillowcase, I always enjoy finding these kinds of things. There is a tiny crocheted girl with parasol in a pretty awful frame. She is just tacked on with thread, so will be leaving the frame and finding a new home on something I will make.
She's so cute and her skirt is very three dimensional!
There is a brown ceramic basket that caught my fancy. (Do you remember me saying that 2010 will be my "year of the basket?" I've started early, I guess!) There are also two tiny ceramic baskets...just so cute.
A pink bird ceramic planter. Yes, it is cracked, but restored, in a manner of speaking. I plan on using it to make one of my pincushions - I work in a "bird nest on the ground," remember! There is that green ceramic planter. It's six inches x nine inches. I've had my eye on that for a good while....and when it finally came down significantly in price...naturally, I bought it.
Love that green!
Two tea cups with saucers. Have I mentioned that I am a tea drinker? When I saw these, well, I was doomed....just had to buy them. Aren't they just gorgeous? And, as you know, the price was right! That little rose plate spoke my name also...
Now, about that larger cup with the rose on it.....it practically yelled at me from across the room! It's stamped HARVARD on the bottom...no idea what it means....and the cup does have a small crack, but it, too, will become one of my pincushions. Just LOVE that rose!!!
Did I do ok? I think so, and had a blast hunting and gathering. Therapy? Yes, indeed, and I still get to do something with them!!
My son is coming on Sunday. It's been a long year since I've seen him, so I'm getting excited!
And, of course, Thanksgiving is next week too. Sometime before Scott gets here, I will be posting, showing you photos of my "Christmas" giveaway. I will not post the week he is here...just too much going on here, the same as your homes too, but I will have him choose the winner before he leaves on Nov. 29th. So, remember to see the post this weekend and leave a comment! (By the way, I decided to do my Christmas giveaway this coming week, so there would be time for the winner to actually USE the stuff before Christmas should they wish to do so.)
Meantime....if you need therapy and are near a flea market...stop in and have some fun hunting and gathering whatever tickles your fancy. It works! take care, pat