Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Flea Market

Today is a perfect flea market day - the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the temps have gone up to a wonderful balmy 20°C - what could be better? Well, if my husband didn't have to work today - that would have been better. But so, off I went on my own.

Look - it's spring!

antique kitchen buffet with 50's to 60's ceramics

antique tins

vintage carousel horse

antique carousel horse

garden decorations - not vintage

 Of course, not everything you see at the flea market is antique, vintage or even old. Sometimes, what you see is simply new. Like those garden decorations. They are made to look old.
Or the jewelry and shawls below - not pretending to be old, just lovely. This guy always has a beautifully colour coordinated table. Yummy!

Wow, there was alot to see today. First; I thought the pickings were pretty slim. I had covered 3/4 of the flea market and only found one piece to take home. But that last quarter - it was full of stuff. Just look!

brass castings
There was a whole box of these brass and red brass castings. Some awesome Art Deco jewelry designs in there! But - I have a limited budget - so, it was a case of pawing through the whole to find what pieces I could use.

vintage watch with rhinestones

vintage rhinestone connectors

chandelier crystals

vintage linen cord and vintage silk buttonhole thread

See that last picture - I don't know what they are called in English. Some sort of garden stakes, to keep the perennials from overflowing on the walkway. Not that I need them for my flowers. I have something different in mind - but more about that some other time.

Hope you enjoyed the flea market with me today. I spent 3 hours there and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Have a wonderful Sunday, where ever you are!


Barbara Lewis said...

Wow! I'm glad you persevered, because the best was saved for last! Great items and loved taking a "private" tour through the flea market!

Narrative jewelry said...

That was a great day in fact ! A lot of sun and many beautiful things to look at.
And for my own part, especially interested by the old chairs, the brass castings and the chandelier crystals.
Thanks for sharing dear Ren.
Have a beautiful week end and cuddles to your little.

SummersStudio said...

That kitchen dresser is lovely, especially with all of that colourful vintage ceramics on it. I don't know what you call those garden things in English either but I am sure it will come to me probably in the middle of the night. You are such a great treasure hunter!

Anonymous said...

we did :-) Auch dir einen schönen Sonntag, Inge

Stefanie said...

Ohhh, Neid! Euer Flohmarkt sieht so viel schöner aus. Ich war heute auf DREIEN und habe nur eine alte Metallfeile und zwei Schlüssellochbeschläge ergattert. Der Rest war Schrott oder völlig überteuert. Tolle Sachen hast Du gefunden:-)

LG Stefanie

romantic decay said...

Very cool stuff. Can't wait to se what you make with it.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

thanks for taking me to the flea market with you, Renate. Lovely day!!
: ^ ) lenna

Lori Saul said...

What fun! I so enjoyed your wonderful trip to the flea market- I know what I would buy...(those brass fittings- if not too exprensive)! Thanks for sharing!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh Hermanita,

What a perfect Spring day for the flea market!!!

I don't know if there is a technical name. Flower bed or flower stakes or those flower bed thingamajigs???

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sharon said...

I loved seeing those pictures Renate! My favorite is of all the wooden boxes...I love to dig thru those!! And those brass findings are yummy!!

Judy said...

It looks like the day turned out nice for the market. You got some really cool things, I especially love the metal lady figure, I am intrigued to see what you will do with that!

Diana said...

Yes, indeed, such a lovely day for a flea market. You found some very special items. Can't wait to see what you create with them. Thank you for sharing a part of your day and your finds.

Cindy said...

Renate, whenever I see your pictures I wish so that I could go too!!! Your flea markets are really incredible..and the fact that they are scheduled EVERY week makes you one lucky lady! Nothing like that at all around here! I love the old tins, the wooden carousel horse, and those (gasp!) rhinestone connectors the best! Looks like a great day once again at the Flea Market! :-)

mermaiden said...

ooooh, are you going to make jewelry displays with the cast iron fixtures? they are calling for it :D

Wanda said...

It was enjoyable to see the assortment of lovely things offered. I have some similar garden stakes, so will watch for what you do with yours, Renate!

Esther said...

greaaaaaaat!! love the rhinestones connector!! (green of envy... !!!) love wood horses too!!thanks for sharing !!

Vintage Jewelry Collector said...

Cool photos of lots of neat collectibles! The vintage watch looks like it's in great condition, and the metal brass findings are interesting. The vintage findings are wonderful for making vintage styled jewelry. :)

diane said...

Ahhhh, yes! Those rhinestone connectors caught my eye too =)
Isn't it like that....getting almost to the end, and then the doors open wide and you find some goodies!!
I am so glad you had a wonderful Sunday shopping!

cat said...

My favorite booth pictured would have to be the one with the multicolored stripe rug that is being used as a table cover! He looks like he has some great stuff! Thanks for sharing!