Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday = flea market

I should have known. The fourth Sunday in the month, the day of the big flea market, is notorious for less than wonderful to downright awful weather. Well, it could have been worse. But couldn't the weather today be like yesterday?
Take a look for yourself:

This is definitely not a glorious blue sky. And the promise it was holding was fulfilled. After I had been at the flea market for about half an hour, it started to rain.

A random photo - antique bird cages. This was before it started to rain.

I just love antique doors. Luckily for my wallet, they don't fit in our little farm house.

And this is what the rest of the flea market looked like. At least the exhibitors that were still there. The rest were already packing up and leaving.

I did manage to snag a couple of treasures before I went home, looking like something akin to a drowned rat.

Some ephemera and an old book cover. Nothing inside. Perfect to use! But it got wet while I was carrying it around and the dye came off on my jacket. Ooops.

These two treasures were scored separately. A lovely vintage velvet jewelry box and a fantastic vintage necklace! I was amazed that they match so perfectly in colour, a subdued dusty rose. Much more subdued than my camera would have you think.

I also found a treasure trove of old lace and picked a few pieces.

Well, that was all for this flea market. Too many plastic covered tables - not photogenic and not good for sales, either. But I am happy with what I found and there is always next month!
Have yourselves a wonderful Sunday!

17 comments:

Autumn glow 2009 said...

Sorry for the rainy weather but your findings just lovely. I like the lace and of course the necklace. Have a nice sunday, Inge

mairedodd said...

also sorry for the weather - but you got some really nice things! love the arrangement in the final picture... here's hoping for wonderful weather next month!

Wanda said...

Too bad the weather wouldn't cooperate, but your finding of the box and necklace were great, loved them!

SummersStudio said...

I can imagine how heavy the rain must have come down looking at those clouds. You did get some lovely treasures. The book cover has a nice colour and my favourite is the lace. That's a wonderful collection you found.

Barbara said...

That jewlery box was a find. It will look beautiful in your cute home.

lilylovekin said...

The velvet box was worth the rain and nasty weather. It is beautiful and will look great with your jewelry in it or displayed with old lace. Well worth going out for.

Jenny J-V said...

Great finds! I haven't been to a flea market in ages, but even in the rain it's just so fun to treasure hunt. Congrats on your success in the "spring shower" haaaaaaa Jen

sharon said...

Great finds, rain or no rain! Boy, that sky in the photo looks so ominous. I'm counting the days till spring and looking forward to your garden pics which are always so amazing!

Diva Kreszl said...

such wonderful finds!!! I could spend a smal fortune in a place like that, thank goodness there are none nearby! I too have noticed a change in the birds songs...spring is hopefully arriving soon!

Judy said...

too bad about the rain...I know how much we look forward to our flea markets. I love the necklace....the color is so lovely and the velvet box is gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of you day.

Vintajia said...

Bad case of flea market envy happening here. Sigh ours are more trash than treasure.
cheers
Greer

Cindy said...

Renate,
I think my jaw dropped when I saw the picture of the vintage necklace and jewelry box! I absolutely LOVE the old velvet jewlery boxes...they are so rare. And that dusty rose color!! I've never seenn one like it, and in that color. This is one of my TOP favorite of your flea market finds to date. The flower necklace is a true find as well.... despite the weather, you were really lucky today!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita.

I agree with Cindy and I don't even collect velvet jewelry boxes especially in the pink family and I still had to pick up my jaw!! But OH MY GOD look at the LACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooooo green I could pass as the Jolly Green Giant's miniture wife!!! :) I think I have a fatal case of lace envy!!!!

Stay warm and dry Hemanita the warm day sre coming I'm just sure of it!!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

cat said...

I think I would have bought all of the lace instead of a few pieces!! Come rain or shine, your flea markets ROCK!!

Studio Sylvia said...

What fantastic finds. A worthwhile venture obviously.

Sherry said...

Not the nicest of days for strolling about outdoors.. :( But you did score some wonderful items (sorry about the dye from the book getting on your jacket!). And I love those old doors...I haven't the room (or the $$$) either...but dreaming is free!! :)

Esther said...

totaly in love with the pink box!!