Monday, November 9, 2009

Elvis at the Flea Market



It was a glorious morning at the flea market...
... cool but clear blue skies....
Elvis greeted me with...
"I'll have a blue blue Christmas without you"....



And that set the tone for this November market...
...lots of Christmas items!



...click to enlarge for a closer look!







Besides Christmas... there was other quirky merchandise for sale...
a collection of faucets...kind of funky and fun all piled together...



Lots of boxes and trays of assorted jewelry bits and bobs to sort through...
What could be more fun than this at 7:30 in the morning?
Hey, I'm usually on my way to the office at this hour.



Just a few pictures of odds and ends that came home with me...
...a sweet angel, a lonely vintage glass ornament...
(Elvis told me to buy them...50 cents each)



A pair of old ballet slippers that came out of an estate in Connecticut....
I really love these....I can visualize them hanging on the wall, perhaps with an old gilt frame around them...so feminine...so sweet and so pink!



a bottle from the late 1800's with an interesting pewter top...



Look at these pretty green transferware dishes....9 large plates and 3 small ones...I am hoping to mix them with my red transferware dishes at Christmas....





A well rusted pair of antique skates with vestiges of old leather....
...can't wait to create a winter vignette with these!!



Elvis let me take some of his blue blue Christmas music home with me...



This was on the dollar blanket....surely you can't blame me for claiming this prize....
...now close your eyes and picture just the right flowers arranged in this lovely old mug...



And the last to show in this post...two little silver plated trays....
...at fifty cents each...they will be just perfect for a certain project I have in mind...
Will show more of my fun finds next time...
Hope you enjoyed my early morning jaunt with Elvis at the flea market this weekend...
:) Laura

36 comments:

Carla B. Reeves said...

Hi Laura,
Wow you had a fun and productive day. What great finds at super prices. The transferware is gorgeous, it is so hard to find here now and pricey when I do. Love the Elvis idea...did you get his autograph? I'm still hoping he'll trade Priscilla for me...
Carla

Anne Marie said...

Laura......isn't this time of year so cozy and exciting all at the same time? I love it!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

What dreamy, gorgeous images these are. I love those sweet little pink ballet slippers, too.
And all those Santa's in the third pic!
Adorable! Great pics!
Anne

Diane said...

I LOvE the transfer ware plates! An all that yummy Christmas, the prices looked a bit high, I get cheap going to yard sales can spoil you. Hugs, Diane

beck said...

Ooh, lots of lovely treasures!! Wasn't Elvis kind to encourage you to bring some of them home? Looks like the best kind of market, how fabulous xo love the ballet slippers!

Susan - said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. Fantastic treasures and beautiful images!

June said...

Man that Elvis shows up evrywhere doesn't he, but hey, he found you some awesome things to take home with you. No blue suede shoes...but pink ballet slippers are better anyway.
Hugs,
June

Jacqueline said...

More magical finds, Laura.....I can just envisage your Christmas table set with the green transfer plates......but the item that brought back memories are the skates. I had a pair, very similar.They were called 'Jacko' skates.Quite an appropriate name for me !! The leather part on mine were red and they were my pride and joy. I think that I played out on my skates, most of my childhood and I loved them so much.
I can't wait to see everyones blogs as we get closer to Christmas. ' It's the most, wonderful time of the year'. XXXX

The Brocantess said...

Thought about you as I was heading to the Rose Bowl and wondered if you hit ET. Glad you had a good day and the weather was good!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Laura:
I love the ballet toe shoes, and the two silver trays! Looks like a great day with great finds. Thanks for sharing the images.
xoxo
Donna

Florence said...

Those are great flea market finds. Florence

Lululiz said...

Once again, fabulous finds. I think I love the old glass bottle with the pewter top best, but, oh, its so difficult to pick a favourite as they are all great.

Magdalena said...

Laura I got the gift from you! All things are just lovely!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Many hugs
Magdalena/Color Sepia

Corine said...

Hihi I'm not a great fan of Elvis, but I have to say that he did buy you very special things at that fleamarket! The antique skates and the bottle with that beautifull top and the silverplated trays.. that all makes me smile!
Be happy with it Laura! Greetings, Corine(THUIS)

Theresa said...

I miss all the fun:( I would have loved to have tagged along on that early morning! Great stuff, cute Elvis... I knew he was still with us! I love the dishes, Christmas goodies and angel! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! I'd like to be there hunting for treasure with you!!! Beautiful finds!!!
Wish you a nice day!
Vale

Ange said...

And Elvis... you didn't bring him home with you to sing a few sultry Christmas songs while you work? ;-)

decorator to the stars said...

hi, you were at the elephants trunk weren't you? i recognize the hills :) did you buy the clock faces & are they for sale? i thought they closed up in oct. i go there when i can, quite the drive from ohio but it's the best around, stop by & say hi gio

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

The ballet slippers are beautiful, and I really like your idea for them.

Lori said...

I remember those little bottle brush trees as Mom used to have some that she displayed with her Christmas village.

cheryl kuhn said...

I am drooling all over the photos of all the great things at the flea market!! I so wish I could have been there!

a mermaids purse said...

wow!! i love all the christmas lovelies!! sooo love this time of year, wish i had been at that flea market what a great deal of goodies on offer!! wonderful! especially love those plates! ;0)x

Sea Witch said...

Elvis can be found everywhere, why just this past summer he was found in Statham, Georgia at a local flea market. That man sure does love his flea market bargains and vittles. Sea Witch

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, I used to live in NC and there was a flea market like this but in NJ Ive yet to find things like this. When I happen upon them the items are new. Sellers buying junk to sell, its so disheartening. I wish I could go back for a day or two. When I was there I went to the flea market to sell. Id not yet cultivated an appreciation for buying! silly me!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great time of year to go....not so hot! I chuckled about the Elvis telling you what to do. He does have that charisma that ladies just can't say NO to. Makes me think of my favorite movie "true romance"
Also those piles of Santa's sure are cute!
xxx......C

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Laura

What lovely finds! I really like the Christmas books and ballet shoes! So interesting to see what is available accross the pond. You seem to have so many lovely fairs & events.
Isabelle x

Lemondrop Marie said...

Totally jealous of your lovely thrifting day. Looks like so much fun- I would be incredibly tempted by all of Christmas bits and bobs, I can never have enough.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Such great finds, I love the old faucet knobs!!!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow~what a great fleamarket! Wish I was there. I love the little christmas trees.

Halo Hill said...

What awesome, awesome things! You lucky girl!

Hugs,

Sheila

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Isn't it wonderful that 7:30 am can be used for something other than going to work? I always say: if we can get up at 6 to go to work, we can get up at 6 to have fun! Good for you!

vintagebejoyful said...

Really Great finds! I love your blog and read it often, I wanted to let you know I put you up for a blogger award......see: traceyconnolly.typepad.com just thought you should know!!!

Tracey

Rosemary said...

What a great flea market!!
Wish I could have been there.
Have a great rest of your week.
Rosemary

Six divided by two..... said...

I could only dreeaaaam that the flea market here such great finds!!!

Libbie said...

I hope Elvis went home with you!

Stephanie said...

You did good, I would have swooned when I saw all those Santa Claus cutie pies.....
Stephanie