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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Just because I have been silent the last few Sundays does not mean I haven’t been bargain hunting. I have been hunting and I have found stuff, but it wasn’t until this week that I was excited to share it with you and play along with Flea Market Finds.

During our visit to the in-laws, we had the opportunity to visit a few country oppies (without the children – thanks J&B) and boy have they come up with the goods!

My favourite find was hiding high up on the top shelf. First it was the colour and then I spotted the price…far out…$2!?!? The lady told me it was $2 because it was old and a bit scuffed up! I really don’t care! How good is it to see Maya taking an early interest in vintagey stuff!

Anyway luckily I found the case ‘cos I needed it to hold all these gorgeous fabrics and wool I collected. Fabric scraps, sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths, curtains, upholstery samples… you can never have too much fabric… until you can’t close the cases or the cupboards I guess!

Then there were the books. The Crochet Book published by the Australian Wool Corporation has some fantastic 80’s patterns that I can’t wait to try. Of course there were more Little Golden books to add to the ever growing collection and Sean found a couple more Enid Blyton books to add to his collection.

And lastly there was this little white wicker shelf which will be perfect for displaying softies on my stall … after a bit of a clean up and coat of new paint.

There was more stuff than this though. I just haven’t photographed it. There was the $1 single bed wool blanket destined to be used inside a quilt, the hessian I’ll use to teach Khye how to sew, more self cover buttons, the lovely original painting complete with falling apart frame and the beautifully soft lambswool jumper for making more softies.


Hope you had a good bargain hunting week too!

16 comments:

melissa said...

Wow, all that fabric looks so yummy...and I love the suitcase!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Fantastic! I love the colour of the case & that little stand is great, I've been on the lookout for one like that, I thought they'd be easier to find. Gorgeous fabrics too, good for you!

m.e (Cathie) said...

well hello!! you know I couldn't go past the post once I saw that suitcase!!! oh my, don't you love country oppies.
you know I normally spend about $4-$5 on suitcases but on a recent visit to a few "vintage shops" they were about $25...yep, same suitcases with a bit of scuff!!
well done, loving your treasures Renee ♥

Helmitarha said...

So many great finds! I love the suitcase!!! Great bargain! And the fabrics are beautiful!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
xo,
Jana

Thea said...

Great finds. Maya's so cute!

beck said...

Oh wow, I'm super jealous of your finds! What gorgeous treasures you found. Love the shot of your sweetie & the suitcase xo

Tracey said...

love the fabrics (especially that blu rain drop one hiding amongst the pile on the left!) and the suitcase - this is what I did with my suitcases last year when I needed a bedside table - http://thriftnestsew.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-place-yours-bedside.html

:)

Jennie said...

Thats a load of lovely fabric you found! I really like the blues and greens in there!

sue said...

Hooley dooley that is a big fabric haul - so many nice patterns! I think you could visit your in-laws a bit more often if the op-shops are gonna be this great!

Catherine said...

wow - no wonder you needed to find a suitcase - how else could you have left the shop? Great finds!

Estelle said...

I really love that suitcase, its just such a good colour, will really stand out in a room, nice one! Thanks for dropping in on my blog :)

Skye said...

I have a friend who would kill for that cane shelf - nice score!

mylittlebirdie said...

oh what a fabulous lot of finds! that case is lovely, those books are a fave of mine cant go past a LGB, ever! and those fabrics oh the fun you'll have with those, cant wait to see : )

Heidi said...

What a score, Love the blue suitcase...

Mira Narnie said...

i love the suitcase! i cannot believe some prices the oppies decide on for stuff !

pop past my blog - i passed on an award to you!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

I am loving the Enid Blyton book. I scored some great reads for my six year old when last at the op shop. Takes me back to childhood a good trip to the op shop. I must join in with flea market finds one of these days.

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