Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday flea market

It is raining. It has been raining since sometime in the night. Bad news for the flea market. But we decided to go anyway. As was to be expected, the flea market was half empty - meaning there weren't many sellers there. Some that did come, didn't even unpack their cars. Others had opaque plastic covered over their tables, so there was nothing to see. Still others had antiques out in the rain - such as old dolls and lovely old laquered tables. Such a pity! Sometimes, I just don't understand people.
Nevertheless, I was able to find a couple of things to bring home. Bet you're surprised.


Two chains, one silver, the other bone or perhaps horn - I'm not sure - and tiny garnet beads.

 A bunch of silver plated base metal dangles, some of them with rhinestones and/or faux pearls.

Some gorgeous grey  mother of pearl buttons and two little metal beadlike thingies, that might have been intended as studs.

A sky full of facetted glass stars in various colours.


Two hollow silver beads with bits of chain, possibly from a jewelry piece from an Arabian country or Afghanistan.

I am glad to be back home, after wading through deep puddles and trying to dodge people's umbrellas. It is warm, the kitties are all cozy in their respective sleeping places and I am going to try to be creative in my studio. Hope you all have a great Sunday!

13 comments:

mairedodd said...

i love how you can find beauty anywhere... this eclectic little collection is wonderful... i especially love those buttons and the silver beads in the bottom picture... stay warm and dry... hope you are all feeling well...

Barbara Lewis said...

"Flea Market Warrior" ... that's your new name! Love your finds.

SummersStudio said...

You are intrepid! And look it even paid off wading through the mud and rain. You have such a good eye for finding little bits to repurpose in your own designs.

lilylovekin said...

Love those grey mop buttons. It must be kind of worth it to tromp around in the cold and rain just to come back to a cozy warm house. Enjoy your afternoon creating.

Inge said...

Hallo Renate, vielen Dank für deinen Comment. Ja, es geht mir gut und ich versuche, der Jahreszeit angepasst, alles etwas langsamer anzugehen. Ich liebe deine Flohmarktgeschichten. Und die Horn(?)Perlen sind traumhaft schön. Ich bin schon gespannt, in welcher Zusammenstellung ich ihnen wieder begegnen werde. Ich hoffe du hattest einen schönen und erfolgreichen Tag in deinem Studio. Liebe Grüße Inge

sharon said...

Through rain or snow, right Renate! You always come out ahead with some beautiful treasures!

steufel said...

Hach, Renate, Du findest aber auch immer Schätze!

Hopemore Studio said...

Ah yes rain will chase away most vendors, but I'm glad to see you went out for the treasure hunt anyway.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita the horn/bone beads are a great find!!! It seems neither bone or horn was used here. Of course the only animals with horns are scrawny shrub deer, but bone is easily come by.

Hopefully you are dry and warm still tucked into bed because it will make facing Monday morning a bit easier :)

Pattie ;) Mazatlan Mx.

Cindy said...

I agree with Barbara, you are a warrior! But it was something fun to do on a rainy day - why let a little rain keep you at home when there are still adventures out there?

fanciful devices said...

oh you lucky! arg, im so jealous!!!

Pretty Things said...

Your flea markets are NOTHING like OUR flea markets. We just have the tube sock variety down here.

rosa & josie said...

Oh, I really love those faceted stars Renate...I can see them hanging on one of those small Christmas trees....
xoxo