Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday flea market -

After over 24 hours of steady rain and torrential downpours - much needed - the sun has come back out. The temps have dropped from about 35°C (95°F) to around 16°C (60°F). I wonder what ever happened to 25°C? The temps never seem to stop there. But I digress. It is Sunday. You already know that, on Sundays, I like to head out to a flea market - if there is a flea market that seems worthwhile to visit.
Apparently, quite a lot of the dealers decided not to chance it, because of all the rain. Little did they know it was going to be a perfect flea market day weatherwise. Would you like to join me?

A "frozen" Charlotte doll - these are not at all common to see - a whole doll, complete with body of leather. I am a bit undecided whether the body is original - it was in such perfect condition.

 A random shot. Love those green kitchen stools.

Christmas in July - vintage and antique Christmas decorations are available at the flea market all year. But they cost a fortune. Nice to look at, though.

A table full of iron and brass  - I could have spent hours looking at this stuff!



Not really flea market stuff - none of this is even vintage. But I love the way he decorates by colour. And I love the handwoven kelims (the carpets behind those coral necklaces). He always has a fantastic selection of pashminas. Amber, resin, coral, horn and bone beads; rings with carnelian and labradorite; necklaces with glass beads; wooden bowls from Indonesia... His booth is just eye candy.
 
Although it was not quite as exciting as last month (this is the big monthly flea market), when I found treasures upon treasures upon treasures - I still managed to come home with some booty for my stash.


Lace and some large frozen Charlotte heads.

Some vintage plastic cabs with crackled images transfers and some very old letters from around 1880.

A gorgeous stamp for glazing porcelain. Doesn't it look just like copper in the pic?

Max bought a bunch of needle files and gave me some!

And he bought me a cute little anvil! This one is tiny, it fits in the palm of my hand!

So, all in all, it was a successful flea market trip! Hope you enjoyed it.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

25 comments:

Barbara Lewis said...

These are great Renate! I love "shopping" vicariously through your Sunday flea market trips!

Silke said...

Oh, Renate, I'd love to go to that flea market. The treasures you found are wonderful and I LOVE that booth with the pashminas. So beautifully arranged. What do you do with the doll heads? Have a great rest of your Sunday! Love, Silke

cat said...

I'm just drooling over all those iron and brass pieces!! Your flea markets never cease to amaze me!
Nice find on the doll. I found one similar, however mine didn't have the head, but still worth the purchase!! Have fun with that one!

mairedodd said...

thank you as always for sharing these trips - i love them! right now, i am most loving the files and anvil (i am in need of both!!) enjoy them... i really need to read about frozen charlottes - don't understand the name...

Laura said...

Thanks for taking me with you to the flea market Renate. I haven't been in quite a while...we don't have any good ones round here...all new stuff it seems. I didn't realize how much I missed going until I see you photos. But now I've been with you, and I'm happy again!

Love the bead guys set up...I want to run my hands through all the colors.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Wow! What a swing in temps...we could use some cooler temps here...great treasures at the flea market. The anvil is a fabulous find!

sharon said...

I am drooling again Renate! Love that coral picture, the colors are divine! Happy the sun is shining for you, and now I look forward to see what you will create!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

what great finds, i love the little anvil!

Pretty Things said...

You hit the jackpot! The flea markets around here sell toilet brushes and tube socks. Gah.

romantic decay said...

Enjoying your flea market trip. Great finds! The heat index here has been 110 degrees, not much fun outside.

Diane said...

Oh, I love that little anvil, and getting some of the needle files is icing on the cake!
Rain is good, and we are receiving downpours daily! Quite unusual for July to be wet ~ in TEXAS!
diane
xoxo

Cindy said...

Renate...sure enjoyed perusing your flea market pictures as always. It is amazing that the anvil can fit in the palm of your hand! Now that is tiny! I was moved by the 1880's letter...what a treasure, I just love that old sepia writing. And the piles of lace...another favorite!!!

Studio Sylvia said...

I enjoyed the pics - just like being there, a virtual expedition. Thanks for sharing.

lilylovekin said...

I love the bead man also, his arrangement of colors is great I'm sure he sells more that way. Enjoyed the tour.

steufel said...

Ich liebe Deine Flohmarkt-Posts!

Esther said...

beautiful pics Ren! love the big rose's stamp and fronzen charlotte's faces!! thanks for sharing!

Inge said...

Hallo Renate, ich liebe deine sonntäglichen Besuche der umliegenden Fohmärkte. Zur Zeit komme ich nicht dazu und es bereitet mir immer große Freude deine schönen Bilder anzusehen. Ich bin schon gespannt, in welcher Form deine neuen Erwerbungen wieder zu bewundern sind. Alles Liebe und eine gute Sommerzeit, wünscht Dir Inge

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Adore your stacked flowers! Great finds dear one! Blessings.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ohhhh Hermanita,

I'd say you did well in the little treasures department! I have a little anvil that I just love!!! I hope you find yours useful.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

That was a lovely visit for me, Renate. What great flea markets you have! Will you go tomorrow??
I love, love the large wooden flower stamp you found. I would stamp it on fabric!! : ) lenna

Julie Pishny said...

Love the pics of the flea and your stash is a great find. I love the stamp that looks like copper - how cool. I've never seen one and those cabs and vintage letters...yum. I wish we had a monthly flea here...sigh.

Hugs - Julie

Wanda..... said...

Your flea market photos are a feast of beauty for the eyes, Renate!

Studio Sylvia said...

Renate, it is always a treat to visit the flea market through your eyes. So much to see and gasp over. The colourful displays are enticing - don’t know how you resist. Your purchases are lovely and that anvil is oh o precious - a little treasure.

fanciful devices said...

drool!

alteredbits said...

what an absolutely fantastic day it looks like you had! i wish we had flea markets like that in my area. woohoo! i lovelove that doll and that little anvil you got is so precious!