Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday flea market

Another Sunday - and another flea market...
Some peeks at some of  the vendor's booths -






These wood printing blocks were huge - some of them were about 15"! So gorgeous.

Today is the first of May - and in the villages of Bavaria, it is traditional to erect the May pole today.
This one was at the flea market and it was huge!






The following two pics are of the May pole being erecting in the village closest to where I live. While it was not as tall as the one in the first pic, you can see that it still has considerable height. I couldn't get the whole pole on the photo, even from where I took the pic.






I did bring back some loot from the flea market...


Copper washers!  Many copper washers!!!


Art Deco rhinestone dress clips.


A couple of antique brooches.

Some vintage/antique goggles - I see something steampunk in my future...


Some lovely bone donuts and a carved bone owl bead.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday and a lovely first of May!

17 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Happy May Day to you as well. I am intrigued by the large wooden troughs in one of the photos. Those large printing blocks are fantastic. I could see covering a large section of wall with them.

Judy said...

Happy May Day Renate! Glad you had a great morning at the flea market. I love anything with graphic letters and number so I would have wanted some of the printing blocks. I also spied a wonderful old teddy bear in one of your pictures.

Diane said...

A very Happy May Day to you, Renate! I would love to hit a flea market with you...Such great stuff!
HUgs, Diane

Luthien said...

OH GOSH!! i would die for those copper washers!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!!! i wish we had flea markets like these here!! i am soooooooo JEALOUS!

lunedreams said...

You scored big!! Esp. love the rhinestone clips and the goggles. And one can never have enough washers!

Laura A. said...

My wish for a good flea market day came true for you it seems! Happy May day to you, tho it is getting late there now.

Those goggles remind me of my son when he was small. He ran around with some similar and a towel for a cape every day for weeks as a super hero!

Silke said...

Happy May Day to you!! It was great seeing some of the may pole traditions on your blog - I miss seeing those... Wonderful flea market finds and those booths are incredible!! So different from the flea markets here... Love, Silke

Greer said...

I commend you for your superb show of restraint. Now if I were there I'd have the type cabinet and this and one of those ......and.....and ...

romantic decay said...

Love the goggles, so much fun! Be sure to post what you do with them.

mairedodd said...

happy may day! some really great finds - like those mega washers! and the goggles... they do look fun...
the weather looked fine... so glad you had a nice sunday...

Esther said...

beautiful ren, i've found some of those broches with a picture inside, but they cost 35 euros each .. grrrrrrr!! next time!! washers is a great found!!

steufel said...

Ach, Maibäume sind doch immer wieder schön - genauso wie Deine Schätze vom Flohmarkt. Bin richtig neidisch auf die Washer:-)

Cindy said...

Happy May Day, Renate. Thank you for sharing the Bavarian tradition...I sure miss them myself.
Your flea market finds are real treasures as always. I especially like the old brooch with the faded gentleman's picture. And I love that old cabinet with the drawers in that one photo....oh that one would have come home with me if at all possible!

lilylovekin said...

I loved that type cabinet, I really want one but they are far and few between here and very very expensive. I love the idea of you doing steampunk.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i would love to go to flea markets like this one and search for treasures like the ones you found!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Oooh to have one of those pocket watch bits and goggles! the joy! You have a remarkable market! Can't wait to see what you do with such beauties! Blessings.

cat said...

You always come across such amazing
stuff! Thanks for sharing!