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 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.


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Beautiful artwork, it reminds me a little of the work of Edith Holden.
The Country Diary artist.

Cathy K said...

You scored! What a lovely tin and a great price. Hugs, Cathy

Francien said...

Don`t you just love fleamarkets Pat?! one does not have to save up much $ to go there and my "monyepiggy"is always pleasant surprised when she gets something back in it when i am home again with the "goodies"...what a lovely finds you have the beautiful is that?! and for 50 cents...what a lucky got all you like in one the doily too..used to make i use to say when my husband rolls his eyes again when i come home with something i found at the market..."someones trash is otherones treasure"...( hope thats English)... don`t you agree?!
Have a wonderful week...
greetings Francien.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I wish my husband enjoyed flea markets Pat but he just shakes his head at me. :) blessings,marlene

brenco1 said...

So nice to see your new treasure and if you could, please bring it Thursday for us to read. You and the "old Navy man" make a wonderful, fun pair.

Irish Kathi said...

There is just something about birds....

Riet said...

Ohhh Pat,so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nancy-Jane said...

I love this tin. Wonderful find! Especially the poetry on it.

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