Flea Market Finds

April 27, 2009 at 9:11 am 2 comments

We had such of a beautiful weekend, that sun finally came around and warmed up the earth to 87 degrees!  We haven’t seen that temperature since, well, I can’t remember when.

It seems to be a tradition now that the first beautiful weekend we have, we play till that sun goes down, every meal is ate outside (as well as cooked outside), and make our way down to the flea market.  It’s offically at the point now that I know just which tables to go to, as well as which vendors remember me (and what I’ve purchased from them).

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New clock and bookshelf, perfect for the little reading corner I set up for the girls and I (as well as my late night knitting spot).

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Yes, notice that little yellow basket by the chair, that would be my new favorite find!  There were 2 sewing baskets sitting beside each other, the one that I now have in my possession, and another one very similar to this one here only plain.  Both $15 bucks, one ticket said “everything inside included” and the other was empty.  Gee, that didn’t make my decision to hard for me now did it!?

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It’s a smidge damaged as you can see in the bottom of the photo above, but overall in pretty decent shape, sturdy, and very roomy.  Plus I’m in love with the buttery yellow color and the decopaged flowers (both on the lid and on the inside).

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Wooden spools (still filled with sewing thread), vintage buttons, old tomatoe pincushion, 2 large buttons to be covered with fabric, tons of hand sewing needles, a few machine sewing needles, and the list goes on.  While everything is now officially put away in it’s spot (while I may not be able to organize the rest of my house, I’m pretty anal about my craft crap and knit shit being pretty organized), the sewing basket is empty, but I have plans for it that I’ll get into later.

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Entry filed under: around the house, thrift finds.

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  • 1. Lisa  |  April 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Lovely basket! I wish they had flea market type things around here, but they just don’t. The state itself is only 50 years old. Not too many “great finds” to be had. You definitely scored 🙂

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  • 2. Catherine Barriga  |  April 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Hi, lucky you. I wish there were flea markets here but somehow we always manage to find city to live in that have none. We have lots of op shops though (thriftshops).
    I wanted to let you know that I’ve put a link on my blog to your knitting roll tutorial. I hope that’s ok. I love the design. I was about to make three for all my needles but yours was truly inspired. So I made one for me and one for a friend. Thanks very much.

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