Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday flea market, brrrrrrr

Today is the last flea market of this year. It is minus 16° out there! Well, as far as flea markets are concerned, I am something of a die-hard. I put on many layers of clothes (and again, I know how an onion feels), got out my old, long! teddybear coat and drove to the flea market. Baby, it's cold outside!

I didn't take my camera. Most of the usual dealers and sellers didn't show up today. The big lot was fairly empty, booths spread out here and there, lots of nothing in between. Weren't many visitors, either. I mean, how crazy do you have to be to go out in that kind of weather to rummage through old stuff, while your fingers are aching from the cold? Exactly. A lot of the sellers didn't even really unpack their cars. And some were already reloading, to go home.

Here are the results of my scavenging:

some bits and pieces of old chains

some very vintage glass cabouchons, possibly Czech or Neugablonz

some sparkly vintage rhinestone pieces

After about an hour, I had to go home. My toes were hurting from the cold, my fingers were numb. I don't think I even saw all the booths. Doesn't matter. I am happy with my treasures and there is always next year! I did find one more thing, but I can't share it with you just now. My husband does check out my blog on a regular basis and it would be such a shame to spoil the surprise...

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday - stay cozy and warm!

18 comments:

mairedodd said...

ok, for braving the extreme cold i would say that you did quite well, am i right?
hope you are warming up nicely and can turn your goodies over in warmed fingers that can actually move!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

You are a real die hard!! Looks like you found some excellent treasures while venturing out in the cold!

sharon said...

You are much braver than I would ever be Renate!! My fingers and toes hurt Inside the house when it's cold...I could never do it! You got some fabulous things in an hour though........keep warm friend!!

lilylovekin said...

Love what you found at the market, especially the colorful cabachons. I can't believe your husband reads your blog, I think that is nice. Mine thinks my blogging is silly.Stay near your fire.

TesoriTrovati said...

You are a die hard! I love the cabs and the rhinestone pieces. So great. Hope you are staying warm where you are. Enjoy the day! Erin

Studio Sylvia said...

Hi Renate. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Regarding your question about the E3 etcher - here is a post explaining further http://sherrihaab.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/etching-on-silver/
Your flea market finds have great possibilities and I know you will create the most amazing pieces. The rhinestone pieces are so elegant.

SueBeads said...

Wow, -16??? That's COLD! You did good - really like those cabs! Keep warm!

Silke said...

You really are a brave woman going to the flea market at such cold temperatures!! And such treasures you found...it was all worth it!! Stay bundled up and warm!! Love, Silke

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

wow, i can't imagine that cold temperature. you are a brave woman!

Barry said...

Still, the spoils look worth the effort and the cold and the freezing toes!

Diane said...

You find the bvest stuff at the Sunday flea market. I am so jealous! Stay warm! Wishing you & your family a very happy holiday season. Hugs, Diane

Lenna Andrews said...

i agree, such treasures, renate! thank you for sharing your day. Try to stay warm and throw some more logs on the fire!!
: ^) lenna

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Oh, the rhinestone pieces are so sparkly. Can't wait to see what you got your husband. Merry Christmas!

Head full of stuff said...

It's freezing here in the UK too, but not quite -16!

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Happy Holidays, Renate!

Laura said...

Brrrr....16 below? You are mad woman, Mad I say!!!

BUT, you did get some nice baubles, so your madness has method.

Have you looked to see if your toes have turned blue? Are they still actually attached to your feet, or are you socks holding them in place?

Merry Christmas, renate

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita,

I here by bestow on you the Junking Medal for Bravery. This is awarded to those rabid junkers that will risk life and limb for the sake of the search!!! :) Uhhhhh I love the rhinestones, good job fellow "junkinteer"!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Sissy Sparrows said...

Ohhh very nice...love the rhinestones and the brownish oblong gemstone. Slightly jealous !! (lol)