Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday flea market - again!

Another glorious Sunday and flea markets - yes, that is a plural - we did a flea market double feature today! What more could a flea market addict like myself ask for?



Easter is coming up - look at all the Easter bunnies...


Lots of chandeliers.


Then we drove to Regensburg, a very old city situated on the banks of the Danube. Which is where the flea market was too.


See?

And now for the treasures - of course, not every flea market day can be as great as last Sunday. But I managed to bring home some booty.


Apparently, it was a box kind of day.


This box was full of vintage lace.


Another box had an assortment of these vintage pocket watch protective cases.


I couldn't resist the cute brass thimble with the lily of the valley stamping.


And the third box was full of these game pieces. They look as if they are made of dyed bone. But I have no idea what card game they are used for, so they will probably end up in my jewelry...


A few other finds - some bangles of unknown material; a little cherry locket; a mother of pearl piece, once probably a spoon handle, that someone turned into a pendant.


Beads! Of carved bone, antler and sea urchin spines.


And I found these two amazing brass tins - actually containing the silver solder! I have never seen solder like this before, it is much thinner than sheet silver solder, like a foil - so I am wondering if it is suitable for use with sterling silver, or does it just refer to the colour? Has anyone ever seen something like this before?

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!

23 comments:

Charade said...

My friend and I were antique hunting this week, and we ran across a very heavy silver coffee pot from an old local hotel. It was marked "silver soldered" on the bottom, and a little research told us that silver solder (containing up to 40% silver) was used for, among other things, food grade items that should not be soldered with most metals. We took that to mean the pour spout, handle and base were probably soldered on with silver solder. The dealer also said she thought the whole pot might be plated with the silver solder. Those tins are a fabulous find!

Silke said...

Wow, the things you find, Renate! Unbelievable! That also speaks to the types of flea markets in your area. They should be called antique markets! Wonderful!! I think that little thimble is my favorite... Love, Silke

Hopemore Studio said...

What a beautiful day for going to the flea markets!! I love those old bunny chocolate molds, the whole collection of them together is a real eye catcher. Love your buys, the watch cases are amazing and the thimble too..wow,

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

What fun!!! I love all your goodies. I got to go to an estate auction the other day and had so much fun. I love estate auctions but don't get to go much and don't have a flea market very close.

lilylovekin said...

Great treasures you found. It looks as if it was a beautiful day to be out and about. I really like the cherry locket, can't wait to see what you make with it.

Inge said...

Hallo Renate, wow sooo schöne Fundstücke..der Fingerhut ist mein Favorit. Ich habe das Magazin "Belle Armoire Jewelry" geschenkt bekommen, da wurde ein Fingerhut als Kettenelement verarbeitet. Sah sehr gut aus...Liebe Grüße und eine tolle Woche.....Inge

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

what great flea markets! they have the best stuff!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita!

You always find the most amazing things. All I can do is go from "oh how cool is that to now that's my favorite, no this is my favorite, oh but wait maybe this..."!!! ;)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sharon said...

Awesome finds Renate, and the day looks glorious in your photos! I think I was channeling you today because we were at the flea too, and I also bought a tiny thimble charm! Hope fully I will post in a few days.
Have fun with your treasures....ummm, it is really just fun admiring them isn't it?!

Esther said...

awesome finds again!! the end of spoon is beautiful!! you have a little collection now of carved mother of pearl pieces!!

Wanda..... said...

Such a variety of lovely items! You will work wonders with them, I'm sure.

maryharding said...

Wonderful finds. Love see them. You will make some beauties with them. So interesting to see the pic of the flee market on the Danube. Thanks for sharing all of these with us.

Cindy said...

Renate, I agree, the overview shots are great. It's really neat to see how the flea market looks from above. You found some great pieces yet again! I'd love to see where/how you stash all of these treasures once you bring them home. Your house must be over flowing with goodies everywhere!!

Head full of stuff said...

What lovely finds! I adore the cherry locket :)

cat said...

Love the view of the river! BTW,
where do you store all of your wonderful flea market finds?

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Stunning, friend! Great finds! Enjoy! blessings.

Sharon P said...

How fun! My favorites are the carved bone and the MOP handle.

Gaby Bee said...

WOW, eure Flohmärkte sind ja echt cool. So wunderbare Sachen find ich auf unseren Flohmärkten nie :(

Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie Frohe Ostern!

Inge said...

Reante, wünsche dir schöne Ostertage, liebe Grüße Inge

Malin de Koning said...

Oh what wonderful finds. I particularly like the spoon handle in MoP. Must be great flea markets around where you live.

(I just realized I wasn't yet a follower of your blog. Sorry. Now I am!)

alteredbits said...

holy cow! if you could hear my oooooing and ahhhhhing! what a magnificent score! you are the flea market QUEEN in my mind -- i really, really want to come shopping with you one of these days. how magnificently fun that would be!! all of your treasures are so very divine, you lucky little thing. yum!

Pretty Things said...

I'm coveting that mother of pearl. So very hard.

And I wish so much you lived closer so we could go to these together. Something tells me you and I would get along quite well!

MiddleEarthsJewels said...

ooh.I am so jealous..what flea markets you have there ..those finds are treasures! I was squealing, too!