Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday flea market

It is so cold, I bet even the fleas are freezing. But although the temps will not rise above freezing today, the streets are clear and dry, so off to the flea market we went. Apparently, many of the sellers must have followed the birds south, because there wasn't a big turn out. But it was very enjoyable - with lots of interesting things to see  - and some pretty neat things to bring home.



 First, I found a couple more of these little amber pieces. And a tiny carved bone rose.


Then I found this leaf shaped brooch with this gorgeous patina. 



More rhinestone buckles.


 Some huge crystal chandelier prisms - these are about 4 inches long!


 Some bundles of fine silver coloured chain, which was probably intended for sale by meter; and some strings of beads. I thought they were mother of pearl, the seller said they were glass. I am not quite sure, will have to give them a good looking over.


This neat little machine is a rivet/eyelet press from the workshop of a shoemaker. Still in working condition, just needs some clean up. Tools are amongst my favorite finds at the flea market.

After two hours, I was frozen through and ready to head for home. I hope everyone is having a cozy Sunday.
Oh and if you have time, please head over to Cindy's blog today - for some news about our Around the World Necklace Round Robin.

12 comments:

SummersStudio said...

It's hard to choose a favorite from your finds. But that gorgeous leaf is right up there. But then again, tools of any sort, even ones I wouldn't use, are always at the top of my list. Stay warm!

sharon said...

I love that tool Renate...very cool, but all your treasures are! I am hoping to go to the flea today too, but thankfully it is indoors! Stay warm friend!

Judy said...

You have some great things to create with Renate...I love getting new treasures they always inspire me.
I hope you will be able to use your new tool, it is really cool!

Cindy said...

*sigh!* What great finds, Renate!!! Those chandelier prisms are incredible. I treasure the great big one you sent me a while ago - you find the most unusual treasures! My blog is not updated yet, but I'm getting there....

Sharon P said...

You always find the best goodies, I would love to come visit and go flea marketing with you! Hhmmnn, how much is a plane ticket to Germany? ;)

steufel said...

Ach Renate, Du hast schon ein Händchen für Schätze. Wunderschöne Sachen hast Du da wieder entdeckt.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

The flea market was a success...that leaf brooch and rhinestone buckles are great! along with everthing else! Can't wait to see your Round Robin post.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Looks like another wonderful Sunday Flea Market score, hermanita!!

Hmmm I don't know can fleas freeze?? Or are they one of those creatures that sorta goes into supended animation until the environment is livable again?? :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan mx.

ByLightOfMoon said...

Great finds at your flea market! I adore them also. Your jewelry is awesome!
Smiles, Cyndi

Lenna Young Andrews said...

i love seeing the amazing things you find, Renate. The leaf shaped brooch is my favorite!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello I am visiting from Sharon's blog and drooling over your flea market finds...wonderful treasures!
oxo

Christine Damm said...

As usual, Renate, wonderful finds! I would ask a favor-- if you have some silicon molding putty, would you make me a mold of that perfect little patina leaf? I'd be glad to reciprocate with some polymer pieces made from it-- your choice of colors and finishes!