Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday flea market

The sun is shining, Max has the whole day off and it is Sunday - if that doesn't spell bliss, then I don't know what. Off we went to the flea market. It was a glorious day for treasure hunting.
Come take a look...


Some vintage velvet ribbon - this is actually a pretty celadon green - I don't know why the camera insists that it is teal...


A vintage film camera case - there was a film camera (super 8, I think) in it, although not the camera that belonged to the case.  I am 'donating' the film camera to Max's camera collection. The case is going to be my purse...



A 'book' about the painting of the Renaissance era.


A bunch of small keys, dating old, vintage and antique.


And then I really lucked out - look at this exquisite mother of pearl brooch!


There were two of them!!! This one is even more intricately made - all sawed by hand!


And a printer's drawer! This is more narrow than the usual ones - but it is originally so. Not a regular sized drawer that was cut apart. Sigh!!!

Today was truly a day of treasures! It isn't always that way.
Wishing all of you a Sunday that is every bit as wonderful as mine has been so far!

18 comments:

Perlendistel said...

o you understand german or should I write in english?
Danke! es freut mich das es dir gefällt :)))
Du hast ja einen wunderschöne Sachen auf deinem blog! wird verfolgt :D

Liebe Grüße
Saskia

Silke said...

Oooo, wonderful, Renate!! I love the treasures you found - those brooches are amazing, the camera case will make a perfect purse and then the drawer - how beautiful! What will you put in it? Happy Sunday!! Love, Silke

lilylovekin said...

You found many treasures today, especially the drawer. It has so many possibilities. The brooches are lovely also. It is always fun to come and see what you find at the flea market.

Diane said...

Hello Renate,
I just love your Sunday flea market posts. You did good today! Love that mother of pearl brooch & the painter's drawer is so cool!
I also LOVE the keys! Happy Sunday to you & have a great week!
Hugs, Diane

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

what a blissful day indeed! such great finds

Inge said...

Glückwünsche - schöne Fundstücke.. Wünsch Dir ein tolle Frühlingswoche, Inge

steufel said...

Oh, die Broschen! Und das Band und erst der Setzkasten. Traumhaft!

Palimpa Lim said...

Ich hatte auf einen Flea Market Sunday gehofft, liebe Renate, denn das ist jetzt genau das, was ich brauche: Deine Schätze betrachten und mir dabei vorstellen, was daraus werden könnte. Heute macht das besonders viel Spaß, denn Du hast offenbar den Jackpot gezogen! Tolle Fundstücke!!!
Über Deinen Kommentar zu meiner Challenge-Kette freue ich mich sehr! Danke!!!!
Hab einen schönen Restsonn(en)tag!

Cindy said...

Sounds like a blissful day, Renate! :-) I absolutely LOVE that celadon green velevet ribbon - sigh! - and also the carved mother of pearl brooshes. They are exquisite.

SueBeads said...

Lucky you! Wonderful finds and looks like great weather!

sharon said...

A jump up and down kind of day Renate!! Yay!! Love love everything, and the drawer is my fav!! Thanks for sharing, and have a great week!

Barbara Lewis said...

You have a heckuva flea market! Plus you've got the best taste! Love these things ... all of them!

cat said...

Sigh!
Wish I were there on Sunday flea market days!
Love your finds!

Judy said...

Max, a beautiful day and a flea market, you can't ask for more than that! I love antique mother of pearl..the brooches are lovely and the old drawer is awesome!

Esther said...

wonderful finds!! brooches are fabulous!! love the velvet too!! romizous my Ren!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Oh, how I wish we had wonderful flea markets! You really scored some wonderful finds! Love the printer drawer!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Huge Sigh.....

Even your "bad" fleaing days turn my skin green with envy!!!!The next parcel I send you I'm mailing me in it!! :) I want to go Junkin with you Hermanita!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

diane cook said...

What are you going to do with your printer's drawer? I had my dh hang them on the wall in a spare bedroom. They are a wall hanging, that holds some of my rubber stamps =0
xo