Sunday, July 26, 2009

more Sunday flea market treasures

Most of you know me well enough by now to know that on most Sundays, I am off to the flea market treasure hunting. Today was no exception. The weather was lovely, sun was shining, not too hot... and I did unearth some treasures!

Lots of mother of pearl buttons; see those little tiny ones; and some lace (or is it tatting?)

I found some vintage bling also! Some rhinestone buttons, a very vintage rhinestone buckle, some watch parts and a lovely brooch of carved bone, with a religous image I will have to research.

15 comments:

Barry said...

Linda and I love flea markets and garage sales. You can find the most amazing things.

sherry lee said...

Buttons galore!!! And bling...oh my -- love the old watch parts and the rhinestone buttons!! Let us know what you discover about the religious image..the bone brooch is amazing. You did have a good flea day!!! :)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

It was a good day at the flea! Love the religious image. Love your other finds. Thanks for sharing :-)

Cindy

Judy said...

I adore flea markets...you just never know what you will find!

sharon said...

The flea is probably my favorite escape!! You found awesome treasures today Renate...I can't pick a favorite, but that bone brooch, WOW!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Great finds Renate; I am going to start looking for a flea market. All the Sun. finds are making me itch for a flea market.

mairedodd said...

great day at the flea market for sure! i love the watch parts, but also the other finds as well! enjoy the research and let us know what it means... too hard to pick a fav - the way your compositions are arranged, each is equally wonderful!

mermaiden said...

what treasures! exciting to dream of what they will re-become...

SummersStudio said...

Renate, you know, I look forward each week to your flea market finds. Can I go with you one day? The religious image looks very familiar to me. I must go look in some of my books on icons. Beautiful finds and as always I look forward to seeing what they become in your wonderful creativity. Best, LeAnn

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

These really are treasures!! Just like you! Have a great week! Blessings.

Silke said...

Oh, what wonderful treasures you found, Renate!! I especially love the brooch with the image - reminds me of our many visits to Mexico... Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Silke

TesoriTrovati said...

I would love to go flea marketing with you! I don't really have that sort of thing around here...oh, an antique store or two, but I think I would rather go treasure hunting at a market! And it would be more fun to go with someone who appreciates it, like you! Thanks for the inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

Cindy said...

You really find some great things where you live!! I love the soft colors in your first photo...the cream buttons and lace. And your second photo shows the exact treasures I would have picked up! I especially like the religious piece as well as the old silver compact on the left (is that from a watch?)!

lilibulle said...

wowow the brooch is stunting!!!!

Diane said...

Wow, you got some great finds there. I love flea markets.