Saturday, May 15, 2010
A Fifty Cent Treasure
Today "that old navy man" and I decided we needed to go somewhere to walk. Well, it's rainy around here these days, so we decided that we would drive over to Beebe and 'walk' through a couple of flea markets. It was a 'light' day, find-wise, but I did manage to find something I consider a 'treasure.' It's the bird tin you see here. And, the price was right...fifty cents!
I really can't tell you what I look for when in a flea market. I never have a certain object on my mind....just something that strikes my fancy. Usually, something quilted or embroidered, an old book, old photos, dishes (of course), birds, flowers or old hand written items. It really doesn't do any good to try and list what attracts me...as I can get excited about a number of different things on any given day. Today it was this tin. Well, just look at it....dainty birds, beautiful flowers and writing!!! And, Richard was excited too...he loved the 'fifty-cent' part of the deal. So, I floated through the flea market, knowing I had found something I loved to look at and will use with great joy!
Maybe you can read the poems....especially if you enlarge the photos....I especially love this one:
"Drops be on our cheeks, O world, they are not tears, but dew." E.B. Browning
Sweet, isn't it? Yes, a very nice walk we had today....with a new 'old' treasure to boot. Have a good weekend...take care, pat
PS. I know someone will ask......yes, I found this crocheted doily today also. It was safety-pinned to three other crocheted items...$2 for the lot. It told me to take it's photo with the bird tin! And, oh yes, my next post will highlight a sweet bird and nest...a recent gift from a good friend, so I hope you'll check back.