Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday = flea market - brrrrr

Although the thermometer says it is "only" minus 5°, it feels much, much colder. January is not a good flea market month even when the weather is sunny, but with the gloomy grey weather and the cold, there was even less going on. Not many sellers braved the cold and even less buyers (or maybe just less lookers...). I didn't take any pictures of the flea market itself today, it was too cold to get the camera out. Wasn't much worth taking a picture of, either. But my perseverance did pay off - I did manage to find a couple of treasures.

some lovely old secret keepers

some wonderful old buttons - just look at the gorgeous brass filigree!

some more great vintage rhinestone pieces

My cats have all got the right idea - it is winter, time to go into hibernation...

Casanova

Kiki - yes, she has buried her face in the towel...

I feel like joining them...

25 comments:

SummersStudio said...

I'm in love with your keys! They have a lovely and quite elegant shape. I'm just up and thinking maybe I should take a clue from your kitties and go back to bed. Cold again here. BTW, it did not rain mud but the wind did knock down heaps of branches. Stay warm!

Wanda said...

We have heavy rain and cold here as well...I have similar old keys I appreciate.

mairedodd said...

well you are one dedicated person! you deserve your great finds!! everything is really cool - love the keys... those buttons are really neat... yes, cats seem to have no problem burying their faces and still breathing! bundle up and enjoy your sunday!

Silke said...

Oh, you are braver than me to go to the flea market at those temperatures. I'd be like you kitties - with my head in a blanket... You found some wonderful treasures - those buttons are simply exquisite!! Stay warm!! Love, Silke

lilylovekin said...

I don't know how you handle that cold. I'm in "sunny" Arizona where it is rainy and 50 degrees and I am freezing!!! I feel spoiled. Your market finds are great, especially the buttons.

Rebecca said...

Hello
You're either the bravest person I have met or the craziest...you did good though. Love the keys!
Blessings

Barbara said...

Minus 5!!!!??? I'm impressed you even ventured out! And your cats are so sweet. Mine are doing the same, but nuzzling up against each other! Cats have the right idea.

Cindy said...

Oh Renate, you are one hardy soul! And I'm so glad it paid off to brave the cold. Those keys are absolutely amazing...what a great find! And you know I jut love the vintage rhinestone pieces...you sure hit the jackpot. I hope you're bundled up and warm at home now...enjoy a nice cup of cocoa! Sure wish we could sip one together. :-)

sharon said...

You are quite the brave heart Renate! But you have some great goodies to show for it. I can't tolerate the cold too much, so I would never do it, but I like to sleep on Sundays!!
Your cats are too cute! My mini dachsund does the same thing, covers himself entirely, I can't understand how he breathes! Have a warm and toasty day my friend!

Head full of stuff said...

Lovely keys and cats!

mermaiden said...

those keys have exquisite shape and patina, and the buttons simply glow. i can't wait to see what you dream up for them!

Esther said...

poor kiki!! what an hard life.. poor cat!!
You've found treasures again!! your rhinestones make me dream.. so so cutes..

Narrative jewelry said...

Beautiful treasures Renate, hope you are not transformed in an ice block ! The weather is cold in France too, and Mlle Poupette looks like Kiki and Casanova.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

looks like to found some fabulous treasures...of course you deserve it braving the cold weather.

Barbara Lewis said...

Even when there's nothing you find something! Love the rhinestones especially!

Judy said...

Keys are always a great find and the rhinestone buckles are wonderful!
Kitties always have the right idea, they will just sleep right through winter!

Fundametals.net said...

What great finds! I went to an indoor flea market a few weeks ago and I couldn't find anything. I think it must be a skill, finding the diamond in the rough. I love the keys and buttons etc.
Your kitties have the right idea during the cold winder days...

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita,

Secret keepers and rhinestones soooooo cool!!!! You did very well little sister especially since the frigid north had to be conquered inorder for the hunt to begin!! :)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hmmmmmmm,

Seems I hit send, before wishing you a wonderful week full of magical art.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Lenna Andrews said...

lovely treasures, Renate! i sure hope you have lots of sweaters + firewood to keep warm during this cold time for you.... your kitty has the right idea! and thank you for visiting my blog so often!
: 0 ) lenna

TesoriTrovati said...

LOVE the KEYS! I have a huge stash of them...this reminds me that I need to find them and use them! And those buttons are making me SWOON! Lovely finds and so great that you could stick with it in that cold! Enjoy the day! Erin

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Old keys are the best. Imagine what they might have been used for and who cherished them. Your kitties are a bit camera shy. :)

SharonP said...

You always find the best stuff! You'll hve to show us what you make with all your new goodies!

patty said...

Those buttons are a treasure, I love them.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Great finds sweetie! Love the kitty pictures! Stay cozy. Blessings.