Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday Flea Finds



Just a few of the fun finds we found at the flea this weekend...







This old burlap feed sack caught my eye with the name Bouckville, NY ...
... The Madison Bouckville antique show, one of my favorites... is in a few weeks...



But once I saw the 52 stamped on the bottom...
...well, you know...



Love, love, love red books!
Detective stories on the left...
Shakespeare in really soft leather covers on the right!



Three little hats.....$1.50 for all....



A fabulous strawberry ice cream mold...



skeleton keys, tin hearts, drapery tacks...
... and the coolest of the cool...
...the remnants of an old French thermometer!



A sweet Madonna framed souvenir from Florence, Italy



The tiniest little folding Corona typewriter!
Here is some information about it....
...although the patent dates on the back of mine say 1904 and 1910.







Love it!



A book of French postcards, some old lace...
...and a copper sprinkler head



These were my favorite finds though...
An elderly gentleman was selling off his collection of old chocolate molds....

Mimi....The Brocantess and I had a great time sorting through these...
...and there were hundreds of them!
I love the champagne bottles...tiny rabbit...decorated eggs...



And....of course the shoe was my favorite!

Deanna of that wonderful shop Gather was able to find some elephants...the icons of Ivoryton!

There was lots more....
...which I will save for another day.

My Mom was kept another night at the hospital so we are hoping tomorrow is the day she comes home! She is looking pretty good!

...and finally...

There are a bunch of law students up in Buffalo, NY about to take the 2 day BAR exam ...
I wouldn't want to embarrass anyone in particular so I will just say that if anyone is so inclined to pray for stamina, endurance and focus for these students on Tuesday and Wednesday....
...I am sure they would all appreciate it!

...and finally, finally...

If you haven't entered the 52 FLEA 500th Post Give Back ....click HERE!
The winner will be randomly selected on August 1st.

:)

45 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laura....it's always so nice to come here and see what treasures you buy! that little typewriter in particular is great.....

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Dar said...

Great finds, fabulous finds, wishing they were mine. I love the books, and that typewriter, I wonder about all the stories it could tell. Who's fingers graced the keys with poetry?
Awesome show. Cannot wait to see more.
BlessYourHeart

Evi said...

Laura, I cannot believe all the beautiful things you found at the fleamarket.
My favorite is the shoe.
Naturally you had to buy the feed sack!
Love that too. Actually there is not anything I would not like!
Boy, you hit the jackpot. You deserve it. Only the bravest souls would venture out on such a hot day!!!!!!
Our thoughts and best wishes are with Dan and your Mom and so are our prayers.
Hugs, Evi

Lisa said...

Oh my how great! The strawberry mold and the books are just amazing! What fun! And a typewriter!! WOW!
Hugs, Lisa

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I can't believe how many lovely items you found. Gorgeous - I'm loving the keys and the molds so much!!!

I hope your mother continues to improve!

Thinking of you,
Laura

Annie Louise said...

What wonderful trinkets you found--what fun! My thoughts and prayers are with the law students in Buffalo, NY and I am happy to hear your mother will soon be released from the hospital and she is looking pretty good. Take care, Jeanette

Name: female, not even with a capital F. I shit you not! said...

Dang, I was looking everywhere for those drapery tacks.
You can't find them anywhere anymore. sigh!
Finally found a pair on Ebay for $10, plus shipping & handling recently.
Gladly paid it. :0)

Anji Johnston said...

OMG - those molds are to die for! What flea market was this? I need to go there - NOW! Thanks so much for sharing your treasures

Sea Witch said...

Wow, you really scored. I'm so jealous. Sea Witch

Charlene said...

Thank you for stopping to visit. And the Follower button is now working & I was able to join (I'd love for you to do the same). I want to do a give away too. I need to get Karen Valentine to do a button for me. Did you do your own? Is it hard? I love your blog. Margaret told it me it was wonderful & she is always right. Have a wonderful week. And the ice cream molds are 2die4. Charlene

Prencie said...

Oh my goodness!!! What treasures!! I wish I had fab fleas around where I live (ya know which kind I mean, not the fleas on a dog;) lol, ok on to better things....I do love your finds! A slight pang of jealousy hit me but so glad you shared your finds!! It gives me hope and inspiration to find beautiful antiques as you have:) How PERFECT is that feed sack!!?! awesome find!:) Can't wait to see more of your treasures!

gretchen said...

oh...what great finds!
your 'flea' market is the chocolate covered cherry in a box of plain creams!

The Feathered Nest said...

Laura!!!! You find the best stuff EVER!!!!! I just love it all...and the little typewriter is PRECIOUS!! I hope you're keeping that little jewel ~ have a wonderful week sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Linda said...

Wow, Laura~ I just love your finds...every single one of them! I will keep your family in my prayers for a good week ahead!

Jules said...

Awesome finds! You seem to have a better class of flea market in your neck of the woods - and you must have a house with elastic walls with all your fabulous finds!

G-style said...

Hello Laura,
again you found some nice stuff, I can not choose wich I like the most but maybe I do like the french thermometer the most because you don't see that very often .
Enjoy your wonderfull finds and have a nice day!
warm greetings from Gea

Les Cotrions said...

Gorgeous treasures you found Laura! The burlap sack is wonderful...but I truly would like to have everything!!!!
Have a nice day!
Vale

manon 21 said...

Belle chine ,Bravo Laura.
le petit moule lapin est craquant...

bonne journée


manon

Carol R said...

What great finds! Love the keys and that delightful little typewriter!

The French Bear said...

Love, love the shoe!!! The typewriter too...well actually all of it!!!! How do you find these things.....wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura,

"It is sometimes difficult to live in paradise"... Senanayakee
but you have done well!

Suan See

Andi's English Attic said...

What a fantastic trip you had. Wonderful treasures. xx

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What great flea finds, Laura. Love that little typewriter. Oh, and that shoe is so cool. p.s. got a few prayers going Buffalo-way and one for your dear Mom to come home soon :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Wow! You got some great stuff! I love all the molds...so many different ones! My dad had a typewriter repair business on the side when I was little and he had a little typewriter similiar to yours that he used to let me play on. I wish I still had all the old keys and little supplies he used to keep on hand!~Hugs, Patti

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Wow, how cool to find all those molds! This was a great day for treasures.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Laura ~
What amazing treasures you found ~ You must have a wonderful flea market !
I just love the typewriter !

xoxo
Lori

Theresa said...

Wonderful finds... how do you seem to find things with 52 on them, you lucky lady!

I love red books too:)

Praying for your Mom's quick recovery!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

katie said...

Super finds. The feed sack is so perfect for you.
Love all the chocolate molds.
Best wishes to your mom.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW you hit the jackpot with all of those fabulous treasures!!!!!! Love them all:) Prayers being sent your way to 'Mom, ahd the students':) We are going to Bouckville again this year. It is such a fun day. Hope you find lots more treasures there:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

cheryl kuhn said...

Holy Toledo, what amazing finds! I love each and everyone of them! I am hoping that your mom will be able to come home soon, I will keep her in my prayers and say a few extra for those about to take their Bar exams!!

It's me said...

Owww.....such a lovely things............you found !!...........i like the sac with the 52....hahahahaahahah!......happy evening...hugs Ria.....

Diane said...

Good grief, Laura! These people actually were getting rid of this stuff! Little did they know what they had! And now, guess who's the lucky one! You! Great stuff!
Diane

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wonderful finds! Love the molds and the typewriter!
Michelle

Em said...

All of your finds are so beautiful and quite fabulous.

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Laura, You really found some great treasures at the flea!! I've been catching up on blogs as we were on vacation. I'm sorry to hear your mom was hospitalized. You know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Now I am going to enter your giveback, it sounds delightful! Annette

Sussi / Sussinghurst said...

Love the chocolate molds - lucky you!

Mélanie A. said...

Laura, you always find the best treasures.I will keep your mum in my prayers

Kay said...

Oh!!! I have been looking for a little typewriter just like yours..so green with envy...what a great huntress you are!!xx

Prulletje said...

aaaargh what a great finds ! Well done, just perfect with your number 52 on the sack how in the world...? Wish lot of fun with al these treasures !

Rosemary said...

Great finds as usual Laura!!
I see you joined my friend Diane's new blog. That is the shop that sells my stuff!!
Glad you joined! It's her first time blogging.
Have a great evening!
xo,
Rosemary

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura,
So many treasures and everyone a gem. I love everything as usual but, my favourite is the modest little heart tin. So sweet. ....oh and I love the strawberry ice cream mold.
I just know that, if I had a special number, I would never find anything with it on !!!! You are always finding things with 52 on it.
It's lovely to hear that your mum is looking well and will be going home soon. I know that it must have been such a worry for you and your family.
I have everything crossed for that bunch of law students. Best of luck to them all. XXXX

Beach House Living said...

I like the little strawberry mold it's just a neat old find.

Michelle Palmer said...

I wish we were neighbors... would love to set some of your treasures in photographs to paint!
Such wonderful finds! LOVE so many of the same things~
Best wishes for more fantastic finds!
:)
Michelle

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful finds! I would have thought the strawberry mold was for molding butter...but that may be showing my age! lol Great treasures! I love your blog! ♥

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Ahhhhhhh ~ the Bouckville show, wonderful every year:)

Sue from the Finger Lakes