Sunday, May 3, 2009

More flea market finds, Tools

flea market treasures

Another trip to a flea market today and I found some lovely chandelier prisms and some beautiful antique brass buttons, as well as some vintage lace.
BTW, this flea market was in Ingolstadt, a town that isn't very far away; situated on the banks of the (blue) Danube (yes, that Danube, but don't let them fool you, the water isn't blue) and this is also the place where Mary Shelley had Frankenstein create his monster, at the then famous university of Ingolstadt.

more flea market treasures

I also enjoy hunting for tools at the flea market. I just love those hammers!

more tools

My husband is as crazy about tools as I am. He has been rummaging through his workshop to find tools that are suitable for the small scale work I am doing (he prefers to work on a larger scale). I asked him to build me a tool to use for dapping sheet metal and he did! It's that piece to the right. He also altered an old hammer for me. What a guy!

hardwood dapping tool

Will you take a look at this? He made this for me yesterday, a dapping tool made of hardwood. Isn't it stunning?


BTW, may I introduce you to this one in a million guy? My husband Max.

14 comments:

Judy said...

Love your finds! I adore flea markets, you never know what you will find. What a great dappler, I have been wanting one too.

Fab Fibers said...

Great flea market finds. I'm going to have to go to ours this summer. I talk about it every year, maybe when my neice gets here from Texas she'l go with me.
Handsome husband you have there!
And handy too, what more can you ask for?

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Found you through linking , on my sisters site (Lilylovekin) She has yoe on her link list . The flea market buttons are to die for. Oh have been ebaying like crazy the past 2 weeks for good finds. I got a hammer for cobblers with wonderful texture on the head I will use it to hammer texture on to my steampunk metels. I use to live in CA they had great flea markets I miss that. your Guy is a cool looking cutie.I have one too!! --Julie

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Hey, what a fun Sunday. I am already looking forward to posts of what you make. Thanks for introducing us to Max, you are lucky.

lilylovekin said...

It is so nice to have your husband support you in your art(mine does to) and to be handsome doesn't hurt either! Thank you for the info re: the floxgloves I had no idea.

SummersStudio said...

I think that makes 2 succesful flea market trips in a row! I love my handmade tools. Each of them was made by my son for specific purposes. Peter is not so handy at that but he does cobble together larger equipment for me. It's great to get that sort of support isn't it!

TesoriTrovati said...

Greetings! Thanks for stopping by my blog Treasures Found. I love the way you mix the old with the new. I think your jewelry is very soft and pretty and I love that there is a history to the pieces. I wish we had some great flea markets like this in our area. Enjoy the day! Erin

sharon said...

Hi Renate, BTW, great guy you have there!! I also went flea marketing, I'll post my findings later. I actually bought some chandalier crystals exactly like yours 2 weeks ago, and am still in search of the image I want to put behind it. As I told Debbie, it's about 5th on my "want to do list"!!!

Silke said...

Renate, I came to your blog just now through Julie Haymaker Thompson's blog and am so happy I found you! Your jewelry is beautiful and it's fun to see what treasures you can find in Germany. I'll be back often! :) Silke

No Easy Beads said...

Renate, I found your blog through Fabfibers. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Deryn Mentock said...

Wow...you got some great tools! I'm with you on the hammers...love them. You found some beauties.

Pretty Things said...

WOW, awesome finds! (and I'm laughing, I read the title and scanned down to the cutie and thought, WOW she found HIM at... the... oh wait.)

Seth said...

Great finds!! You cannot ever have enough tools. Thanks too for leaving your comment on my blog!

deb did it said...

WOW! I guess it's a good thing we don't shop the same flea market, as we also buy the same things...hammers, tools, old lace and crystals!! And that Max...so handsome. I guess my Matt is 2 in a million as he is also the BEST EVER! and handsome too! Happy to meet you here!