Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Few Flea Market Finds


The weather this weekend was spectacular...
...perfect for being outside at the town wide yard sales and flea market in Warrensburg... 

Here are some photos of a few things I brought home with me...


Tools in their original box for cleaning my vintage typewriters....pretty cool for $1.00


 Famous American Fortunes
A decorative gilt cover and interesting subject matter and drawings.


 ...another two tone vintage suitcase...the price was right!


I loved the color of this pretty blue shutter..
...haven't even had a chance to clean it up yet!


... tin scoop with two heart shaped locks...


 ...five vintage cream bottles with stoppers and numbered tags...
patent April 5, 1921



sadly, only four made it home safely...
I hate when that happens! :(


Wooden crate with lovely blue advertising print...
...Mountain Lake County Bartletts (pears)

zinc sap bucket


 Wonderful vintage red and silver Christmas ornament...


 Red, white and blue vintage Chase & Sanborn coffee tin and a few white cold creme bottles...


Interesting old drawer...
... one of a pair from the top of a Victorian dresser...


  Mortar and pestle, tiny porcelain funnel, butter pat and an enamel funnel...



 A group of black and white photographs in a folder labeled Souvenir from Coney Island....


...and a collection of religious medals.


 The beautiful foliage and clear blue sky were the big winners this weekend...


 Cool crisp autumn days...


...to hold in my mind and heart and sustain me all year long.

It doesn't get better than this!

:)


41 comments:

north pal said...

laura,once again great finds. treasures can be anything and when we come across them, it puts us in a happy state. Enjoy! Bestest,Denise

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Love those stoppers and tags -- great finds!

Suz said...

Laura,
I wish you had a store. Not that I need anything. I just can't resist some of these fun things you find and I want more!!!!

Have a wonderful time during the rest of your stay. I am wondering how your mom is doing.

Fondly,
Suz

www.curioussofa.com said...

Those Coney Island pics are priceless! Great find.

Bohemian said...

Those cream bottles with tags and stoppers are wonderful and unique... don't believe I've ever seen anything like them. You obviously had the Flea Market Mojo this day! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, those were some spectacular finds, i love the two tone suitcase, actually any suitcase!

Carol

Barbara Jean said...

cool cool stuff!!!

thanks for showing us

blessings

barbara jean

La Doña Jenny said...

Hello Laura,

I just love all the medals. What a find. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.

Jenny

Linda said...

Wonderful finds! I've never seen cream bottles like those and I love the Christmas ornament...

casualloveselegance said...

I wish we had more quaint little places to rummage around looking for treasures here in So. Cal.
You must have so many favorite spots!!!
Love everything!
Thanks for the peek!
xo,Gail

Sarah said...

Such fun to see what you find when you are out and about. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Maison Douce said...

You did good, sista!!! Those cream bottles are especially cool...!
Isabel

Gypsy Purple said...

Some great finds you have here!!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Love your finds!! Hugs,Rachel ;)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Laura you found the most wonderful things. I love the cream bottles with stoppers and tags. I've never seen any like that before. And that drawer and that blue shutter, oh shoot ~ I just love it all.

Beautiful, gorgeous photos. I love fall and so wish I could go up to the mountains and enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.

oooxxx's...Tracy :)

Alle mooie dingen said...

You bought some lovely things...those bottles are really great.. i´m sorry you lost one
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Some delicious finds indeed! Lucky you Thanks for sharing.....Julian

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love your finds, specially the drawer.

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

What wonderful finds, I love the cream bottles.
I remember buying a collection of pot cheese moulds and dropped them all when I walked up my front path !!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend, all around, Laura...

Granny Lyn's Garden said...

Wish we had places in my part of the country to find such fabulous treasures. Thanks for letting me enjoys yours.

Jill said...

Gosh you find some awesome things!

Sharon Wengel said...

You find the best stuff ! It's funny that when I see the stuff you find I can think of all kinds of things I could do with it. If I saw it in the shops I don't know if those ideas would come to me.But you've given me some ideas of what to look for next time I'm shoping . Great stuff !

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

once again... SCORE! great stuff! ;)

Curtains In My Tree said...

What great finds, I relly liked the old bottles, so sorry some broke.
The old pictures are the best. I can think of all kinds of things to use them for in altered art cards.

Laurie said...

What a beautiful day for shopping! Love the cream bottles with the original stoppers, the locks and the Coney Island photos. Great finds!

Jamie said...

That blue shutter - awesome!

Rosemary said...

You are the Flea Market Queen!!
Great stuff as usual!!
Happy Wed.
xo,
Rosemary

Ange said...

I was doing ok until my heart stopped beating when I saw the blue shutter. I have some gorgeous locks (not as gorgeous as yours), some lovely cream bottles, funnels and religious medals. But did I believe I have just fallen head over heels for an object!!!! Sacre Bleu ;-) C'est magnifique!

Ozma of Odds said...

...such interesting finds!! New treasures that you will no doubt transform into new loveliness!
xo, Rosemary

LizlovesVintage said...

Great stuff! I have a few Xmas ornaments, like the one you purchased. They are getting harder to find.Enjoy!! Liz

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Once again love all your finds Laura
Pack them up in that suitcase and send them my way... you can come too.. and bring that view with you will ya???

Have a great week,...relax and enjoy!! xxx Julie

cheryl kuhn said...

I so wish I could find wonderful medals like you do, they are my absolute fav and I love them all!!

Chemin des Muguets said...

Hi Laura,

You always find the most intriguing things. Glad I don't live near-by, we would probably collide over a box of vinatge or antique goodies.

Happy fall. Your pics make me homesick!
Marjorie

Bridget said...

Incredible finds! You have "the eye" to discover marvels in flea market. So funny and beautiful! Vintage silver ornement is so poetic!

Sarsaparilla said...

More lovely finds! I don't know how you do it.
I'm so sorry about the broken cream bottle. It's happened to me many times before, so I know the sick feeling. Glad you still have four beauties!
- Susan

BailiwickStudio said...

I love every single thing you found! Especially the old locks, the bottles, and the little drawer. And last but not least, those lovely leaves. I wish we had color like that here. ::Jill

Mélanie A. said...

I'm totally in love with the cream bottle with their tag

Rita said...

Such wonderful finds. I just love the little treasures you find.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Laura,
Awesome finds! Love the medals, the bottles with funky tops, the drawer & of course the old beach photos! Great post. Lisa

Melanie said...

Awesome finds, Laura...but I have one pressing question for you: what do you actually DO with all this stuff? lol I'd love to see a post where you show how you display the bottles you find, or what you did with the shutters, the box, etc.

Blessings,
Melanie