Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday flea market

It has gotten cold again - but this time, without the snow. As a result - the flea market was, again, underpopulated, both by sellers and visitors. I almost came home empty handed today - which does happen sometimes. Although I did see something I have been coveting - an antique domino set, the game pieces made of ebony and bone. But way out of my price range. Actually, I am not even coveting a whole set - I would just like to find a couple of orphan pieces made of bone. A set would just defeat the purpose - I would never dare take a piece to make jewelry out of it, from a complete set.

I didn't find much today - just a bit of lace and a rhinestone brooch.



I think this lace collar was still in the original box - which reads: 
Bergdorf Goodman, On the Plaza, 5th Avenue, New York.


 Love the pale green and pale blue rhinestones in this brooch.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!

26 comments:

Palimpa Lim said...

Dieser Spitzen-"Kragen" ist ja unglaublich!!!! Der ist ja (fast) zu schön, um etwas aus ihm zu machen!
Auch die Brosche ist herrlich.
Mein Lieblingsflohmarkt findet im Winter leider nicht statt, und ich habe schon leichte Entzugserscheinungen.
Hab einen schönen Sonntag!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

The brooch is gorgeous! Good luck finding those dominos.

SummersStudio said...

Those blues and greens say Renate to me! Beautiful. I remember older women wearing similar collars like that to church. I thought they were very elegant. Although, I am pretty sure I wouldn't wear one now.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

The brooch is lovely, but I absolutely love the lace collar! What are your plans for it? Flea markets can be fun, especially when you find a treasure. Take care, Connie

Judy said...

I am drooling over the gorgeous brooch! I love the color combination. Pretty soon the flea market will be bustling with vendors and buyers and tons of great treasures!

Silke said...

I can't believe you found a lace collar from 5th Avenue in your part of the world! It's a small world, isn't it?! And the brooch is just gorgeous!! Happy Sunday! Love, Silke

Laura A. said...

What are you going to do with the collar? Can not wait to see. The brooch is sure in your colors, Renate. It's so you!Have fun with it.

steufel said...

Wow - diesen Spitzenkragen ist unglaublich. Was ein Fund und dann auch noch in der Orignalverpackung. Und die Brosche ist traumhaft. Solch wunderschöne Farben.

TesoriTrovati said...

Great finds! I love that color of the rhinestones. I can see someone very stylish working that collar. Even in the slowest of times you manage to find such pretties! Thank you for always sharing it with us. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Rosanne said...

That collar is beautiful! Please keep it for yourself.
You find the best things...

sharon said...

Such beautiful rhinestones and lace....you will make something gorgeous of course!

The Joy of Nesting said...

What fun Hermanita!!

Think of all the wonderful stories you can imagine on how the lace collar & when it came to be in your little corner of the world!! Hmmmm maybe during the war or maybe in the 50s when...

You know dominos is a national pass time here. There are domino clubs,coffee shops, whole rooms of tables in restaurants devoted to dominos. But public dominos is still a very very all male dominated world. A woman would no more walk in and join a game then she would walk into a Cantina. But they do play dominos at home and at women's lunchens instead of bridge! :) I'll start watching for orphans for you. Although most of the dominos here are carved from stone,quartz and agate.

Stay warm Hermanita, if it's any help it is also muy frio here!!! The nights have been getting in the 40s so that our brick houses are staying around 50-55 all day. That's a mite cold when there is no heat in the house!! So I guess it's true what they say about it all being relative :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Cindy said...

Hello Renate
Lovely treasures, even if it was cold and spartan out today! It is amazing how the collar made its way to Germany from NY...I'd love to know who owned it and the story behind it, makes one wonder. :-)
The brooch is so beautiful, some of my favorite colors there! Thanks for sharing your finds with us!

Beverly Herman said...

I crocheted a couple of lace collars many years ago.
I love the one you found today.

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful finds! See, you need to do some fun sewing with that beautiful lace?? Glad you shared the beautiful finds. Take care, Riki

romantic decay said...

Great finds. What are you up to with the collar:)???

Julie Pishny said...

Browsing through the market can be so exciting even if you only find a few things to bring home with you. I love the lace collar and the broach - love the colors of the rhinestones.

It's always a hit or miss this time of year with the weather putting the vendors off their schedules. Come on Spring!!! Hugs - Julie

lilylovekin said...

That broach looks like it is your colors, it is perfect for something spring like.

diane cook said...

I say you hit the jackpot Renate. The vintage lace made my heart stop! And the collar from Bergdorf's is an amazing find in itself!! Like Cindy said....how did that get all the way to Germany~amazing =))

alteredbits said...

it may not be much but they are gorgeous!! my sunday jaunt to the flea market was similar -- lots of lace and doilies. other than that, all i found was a small pile of vintage bottles. nothing as pretty as you've found! i agree with diane -- i think you hit the jackpot indeed. :)

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful brooch, it has my favorite colors!

Diane said...

More great finds for you. I love the brooch. The stones are beautiful! xo Diane

karen said...

Love that collar! What a special find.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

That collar is so delicious! I want it! hee hee How are you? I hope well and warm! Blessing to you.

Elena said...

I had to come see who 'kicked' Silke (her blog post). Your work is amazing! And what beautiful treasures you found.

Deborah said...

I have so loved reading your blog today. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of your jewelry, your garden, your pets and your flea market finds. Thank you for the lovely story.