Monday, August 16, 2010

Fleamarket Finds



Would you like to peek inside my window and see what treasures I found while at the flea market and antiquing this weekend?



Well, come on in!
I actually found the window!




I first saw the other side, the pretty blue green side of this pair of windowpanes leaning against the wall.

I walked over to examine them closer and that is when I saw the shabby pink paint on the backside or inside of the frames...








Sigh...love at first sight!



Next, I found this wonderful old chicken crate.
I have a few ideas for this...what would you do with it?



Isn't this a great tote with the old swing iron handle?

It looks good this way...



...or this way!



...a small child's Hoosier type cabinet...
...missing one door but with a shelf that pulls out...
...and a little oak dresser with wonderful pull knobs...



...a mother of pearl manicure set in a velvet box and a darling white on white handkerchief with birds...



...a few advertising pieces...



...some more skeleton keys...



...a few old games...



...a St. Bernard puppy postcard in a little old frame...



...an old chocolate mold ...
...sardines?




...various and sundry kitchen items...





...old heavy metal jello molds (not aluminum) ...
...love the pewter look to them...
...a pretty blue enamel pie plate from Austria...




...a child's set of miniature bowling pins with two red wooden balls.



...two old pillow cases that were not in good shape but had an edging of wonderful crochet work in the shape of bells.



...a pretty lace hankie and an interesting, old, silver colored, metal medallion and chain.

That's all I have time for tonight!
More to come this week...
Still hoping to get to Madison Bouckville at least one day!

The weather for the week is supposed to be perfect....
high of 78 degrees and low of 48 degrees...
... and that's why I need a sweatshirt for the early morning!
By 10 am I will be in a T shirt!
I just love this mountain air!
:)

56 comments:

Debby at Romancing The Bling said...

Wow! Fabulous finds!!! Thank you for sharing them...great photo's!
I posted about my finds yesterday after my visit to the flea market at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. My items are of a much smaller scale. The "hunt" is soooo much fun! ;)

Debby

Lisa Madden Bass said...

Great finds! I only wish I could find such wonderful things in my area of the woods! I can't wait to see what else you have found.

Lisa

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Do you hear me???????? I am IN LOVE with that little hoosier. That is the size of one I could fit in my home!!!! LOVE it! You did good......

tara said...

You found some really amazing things, I think my favorite is that mini bowling set!

I used an old pigeon crate to make my coffee table, I just put big casters on the bottom. You can see the post at http://www.junkrestore.com/2010/02/pigeon-cage-coffee-table.html

Tara

Rachael said...

I need your window!!! Lol Glad you found it. I will keep my eyes open for my own! Dont you love it when you run into those blessings?!
HUGS!

Angela said...

Wow, it sounds like heaven!! Wonderful flea market, perfect weather...are you sure you're not dreaming?

The Green Pea said...

Great finds, love the French windows both sides of them. Must have been fun day....sandi

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness!!! What great treasures! I love the windows, the keys, the crates, really I would have went for everything you did. It's all fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Theresa

Sarah said...

Oh, I'm envious of your weekend finds! That sardine mold is my favorite.
Envious of your temps too. It was 104 here today. ~ Sarah

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, what a great day you had at the flea market, all of those great finds....Oh my the pink doors! I just love the pink barkcloth, I don't think you said that was on this trip, Oh, put that in your will for me!!!

Carol

Prior said...

Yowzers!!! Great stuff! Lezlee

lizzy said...

Hi Laura. Your flea market finds are amazing! I can't imagine how you got it all home. :-)
While searching thru a stash of my own metal flea mkt finds, looking for a special chain, I found the perfect 52 Flea "thing"--an old brass hotel key tag from the days when they kept the keys behind the concierge's desk! I d love to send it to you...I am putting a picture of it on the sidebar of my blog: gone2thebeach.blogspot.com. I d email you but my email won t go thru! Just a litle token for all the pleasure & inpsiration your blog has given me...You can email me thru my blog? No strings, lol! And you can edit or delete this since it s a personal note, up to you!

lizzy at gone to the beach

Florence said...

Wow what a score you got there. Florence

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love it all. The chocolat sardine mold is fantastic! And the doors, those doors! You definitely had one of those days, love it when that happens!

afistfullofweeds* said...

wOW AWESOME STUFF!!! LOVE those door window thingies!! I have a chicken coop like yours too...still waiting for some inspiration on mine also!!

English style said...

Love all your finds!! beautiful!

Have a nice day!
Yvon

Anne Marie said...

great finds! all of them!! and that chicken crate I would hang on the wall - great display in a bathroom - or even for all your vintage linens in the living room? the possibilities!!

you make me motivated to shop!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

judi said...

love all the goods! i just discovered a set of those windows on CL today...now i have to figure where i can use them. hoping to go to bouckville either wednesday or thursday...woo hoo!

judi ;)

Floss said...

What wonderful finds. Those chocolate fish moulds are very French. We still have lots of chocolate fish at Easter. Thanks for sharing your beautiful discoveries!

manon 21 said...

Pas mal!!!

la fenêtre va faire bricoler MR Flea.
Le petit moule poisson j'ai le même...

Bonne journée

Manon

le ciel flamand said...

Oh Laura, what a wonderful findings! I can imagine your happiness coming home with all these treasures.
Hugs, Annelies

Anonymous said...

Love your finds and your blog! I use a chicken crate as a coffee table. I put an old hooked rug in the bottom for color. Because there is a 'door' on top, you can easily change displays in the crate for holidays, etc.
NancyO.

KATHY said...

Love all your great finds.I just love the windows...Kathy

Theresa said...

Ahhhh beautiful purchases! Love the windows, the crate with the handle and the chicken crate! I don't know what I would use the chicken crate for but I WOULD find a use:) The keys, the pillow cases... all beautiful!

Enjoy your day and all of your sweet finds!

Babi Sugarman said...

great finds, I specially like the doors!

A Cottage Muse said...

I just can't pick a favorite!! Glad you had a fun, treasure filled weekend!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What great finds! Love everything that you found but really love those windows!~Hugs, Patti

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Oh, man that's a great lot of goodies! I can't believe you found that many skeleton keys in one place. I just did a post yesterday that showed my lifetime collection. All 6 of them. I NEVER see them around here. And you'd think I would.

Anne-Sophie said...

Such exquisite treasures! You must have taken a wheelbarrow! Everything is so delicate... But I would use the old chocolate moulds with tinted pastel plaster (or "ceramofix") to create sweet little fishes... Blue or white form my deco, of course!
I just discovered your exquisite blog, and I do love its "colors of time"...
Joyeuse journée!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great finds, Laura. My favorite = the chippy windows. Sigh.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OMG I love everything you found!!!! Just great. I am going to Bouckville too. We went for the first time last year and really had a great time. I am sure we will find some great treasures there too:) Have fun!
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

C.J. said...

wow! can you say SCORE??? :) good for you girl. beautiful things all. thanks so much for sharing.

Debra@Common Ground said...

The windows are just fabulous, you had a great shopping trip, but I think instead of the sardines, I'll have you just fill the jello molds with chocolate instead! chocolate fish?
have a wonderful day!
xo,
Debra

Neida said...

These are what I call "FFmF"---
FABULOUS FLEA MARKET FINDS!

I love the pics!
Neida

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow! you scored on some wonderful items. I love all of your finds. It's always fun to see what others have bought. Thank you for sharing.
Debbie

vintagesusie & wings said...

Out of all your finds, do you know what I love the most???
Your beautiful panel of bark cloth, the colors are fabulous & that floral to die for!!!
Thanks for sharing friend!!!
Smiles,
Susie

gail said...

Laura-I'm totally jealous...what fabulous finds. I love the doors, and that barkcloth next to them is beautiful. And I always love boxes and cubbies....all right up my alley!
thanks for sharing.
gail

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow~! Wonderful finds! I really love those pink windows!!!
Michelle

Danielle Combs said...

I'm jealous! You always find such lovely treasures! :)

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Great finds, I love them all, but the doors.....why did'nt i found them/
Hermine

sweetpea said...

wow what a haul! the windows are THE find though!

hugs,

shelley

Sonia Danette said...

Wow, you found some great treasures! I love the windows especially and they would look great on my bedroom door. Just the thing I've been looking for. This was an inspiration!

AshTreeCottage said...

Fabulous finds! The lovely window, the bark cloth the chicken crate, and the adorable miniature hoosier cabinet. Wonderful!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Blimey 43 comments! hats off!! Love your finds. Only visited the States once; but gee would real love to join you on a buying foray, so many quirky delights...

It's me said...

Wowwwwww.you find a lot of beautiful things !!...i like that puppy.....so cute......and the windows !!!! oh la la la ........you find all nice things !!! happy evening......hugs from me...Ria....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You have the great ability of finding the best stuff.
Hope it'll be part of the Brimfield haul this Fall.
hey I just rhymed!
hope you're having a good week!
xx

erin said...

wowza...what great finds! i adore the white on white bird handkerchief!!! is it for sale?

carpe diem said...

Laura todo muy bonito, tienes suerte de encontrar cosas asi!!!
estoy de sorteo en mi blog, pasate si quieres participar!!!1
un abrazo, Olga

Annie Louise said...

Wow I bet you had fun---you found great items!
Thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Rosemary said...

I'm so glad I came for a visit today.
Love all of your amazing finds, the windows awesome!
Have fun with everything!
xo,
Rosemary

Bleudelavande said...

Hi my dear friend, me too I'm so so glad to see again your wonderful posts!!!
Your finds are really great!!! My favourites are all those molds!!! I love them!!!!
Have a nice day my dear.

Jamie said...

I'm in love with the door/window in the first photo - so beautiful

Nancy H. said...

Please, please, please take me shopping with you! I can be ready in five minutes!

Nancy5678 at aol dot com

sweetpea said...

hi laura! i have seen a friend display the chicken coop on its side with a skinny board inserted through it to form a shelf resting on the rungs and then leave the door open. she puts a little lamp inside with a waxy bulb to highlight all the goodies she displays inside then hangs it on a wall or puts it up on a cupboard or in a nook up high. looks awesome.

Ms. Givens said...

Love the postcard and your blog!

Angie said...

Searched for pigeon crate and found you! What a wonderful accident, you love everything I do, keep up the good work.