Sunday, February 6, 2011

$4 Worth of Little Red and White Flea Finds


While down south I managed to get to a few fleas
 and a couple of thrift stores.
(Mr. Flea was a willing partner as he was looking for a bicycle...)

One afternoon I spent an hour and $4.00 poking around.

This sweet pink rose sprigged doll blouse was 50 cents...
...the red and white clothespin bag it is lying on was one dollar.


Two dollars for the lot of red and white vintage
 child's enamelware dishes.


I had to dig for them in an old toy chest
 filled with crusty old junk that even I didn't want.


The last piece I found was the lid to the little coffeepot.
I held it up in glee ...it felt like I hit the jackpot!
Mr. Flea just looked at me...convinced he married a crackpot.


...and one lonely* little* hand knit*creamy white* mitten
...for another 50 cents.

Four dollars for all these red and white flea finds.
Four dollars worth of fun.
:)

Don't ask what I will do will them...
I have no idea...yet.

So far today I have eaten 3 chocolate cupcakes
 with plastic footballs on top.
 (Well, I didn't eat the footballs).

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
:)


64 comments:

"House 21" said...

aawww, sooo lovely red and white stuff, WONDERFUL !!!!!!
I love it !!
xox mina ;-.)

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Love your red and white finds!

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Ohh, you make me laugh.....
My children often says to me:
- Ok, we don´t always understand you, when you talk about, and show us these old things that you buy, but we can see your happiness and that´s good enough.
Sweet, isn´t it?

Hugs from Mia

Dorthe said...

Laura,
wonderfull finds- the blouse is so adorable, and the tiny enamel dish ware ,even rusted and worn- so very sweet, and collectable- love the mitten,and cake roller, too.
xo,Dorthe

Marilyn said...

Some good "stuff" there. Love the little blouse...love all of it...

Jem said...

There is nothing like a whole host of little bargains and these are just darling finds! The enamelware set is lovely - I had no idea they were produced in miniature for children! :-)

Jem xXx

Angela said...

That children's enamelware is fabulous!!

Lilybets said...

...today I bought a blue old cup of tea very nice....I love red and white fantasy,your shopping is wonderful !!!!.

Karen said...

You scored some really cute finds! Love them all.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is the best find...I would have been doing the happy dance. I love them...great find!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

WooHooo Laura!
You scored! I love everything you found...what a way to spend a Super Bowl Sunday huh ; We did the same thing this morning and I came away smiling so I'm really happy too. Love everything you found! Enjoy playing with your new toys...after the game.
Maura :)

Vintage Gal said...

Who Hoo ~ yippy! Wow I love the red and white enamelware and that adorable little doll blouse ;-)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I love you finds but I loved that you didn't eat the footballs more....

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Darling items! I wish 4.00 dollars went that far where I'm at. Not! I love cunpcakes and can't leave them alone if they are around.Cake can sit there forever, I don't know what it is......~Cheers Kim

judi said...

oh the child's enamelware set is adorable! perfect for valentine's day decor or my collection (haha)! just kidding...i really am trying to downsize and simplify!
you really had a "thrifty" day.
enjoy the game!
judi

pipigirl said...

hang up the little outfit and put a table underneath with the 'tablecloth" and the red and white dishes. just an idea. goooo steelers...sorry just had to blurt that out

Liz Bradley said...

I love it!
I also wanted to say that I saw the article on you in artful blogging. It was such a lovely article. Congratulations!
Liz
http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

gina3 said...

Awesome deals and what fun. Love that enamelware and that rolling pin!

My Country Heaven Cottage said...

I want the Doll dishes!!!! I collect Vintage Toys of all kinds! If you ever want to let them go I would love to take them off your hands! :)
Name your price! LOL! They are just Darling! I have several of the Aluminum ones but have never ran across the enamelware ones. Have fun with them! :)

French-Kissed said...

Looks like you had far more than $4 worth of fun!

~jermaine

pipigirl said...

where do you get artful blogging/somerset at? i see childrens playsets at the antique shop i go to. lots of stuff. andmade some, and a bit pricey but ohhh so beautiful. country cottage, do you want me to look for you?

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi pipigirl...
You have left no contact information....edit your profile to show your email address!! Or email me so we can chat! :)
You can buy the magazine at the Stampinton website or at Barnes and Nobles, or Borders or Michaels or Joann's

Whimsy Antiques said...

Take me shopping with you-- : )

Fishtail Cottage said...

Really fantastic finds & so perfect for the Valentine Holiday! xoox

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Great finds! It is amazing what you can buy with $4!

Whosyergurl said...

Laura,
Gotta love red and white!
Phooey on Mr. Flea!
Stay warm! Hoosier hugs, Cheryl

Tirabaralla said...

Super cute finds, especially the solitary mitten ^_^

Four dollars all in all is great!

Susy said...

Some little girl loved the enamel right off those dishes. Don't you wish they could tell their story (:

Curtains In My Tree said...

What great finds and for $4.00 makes it so much fun .

You need my little chippy shabby cabinet to put your sweet little enamel dishes in they would fit perfect in the cubby holes.

Now where down south was you ?

JAnice

vicki said...

Hi Laura -
You made a great purchase with the little enamel ware childrens dishes - they are priceless. I love those Florida flea markets - they are THE best! You came home with a wonderful collection - you will love making displays with these treasures! (wish I was in Florida right now!)

Vicki

LizlovesVintage said...

I'm cracking up! I can relate to your post.
On more than one occasion this has happened to
ME!! You need a dollhouse now:)
xxoo Liz
PS. Did Mr. Flea find a bike and ride away? I know my Hubby would.

Phyllis said...

I think your children's dishes are just too cute. They are probably rare as most small play things such as this are easily lost through time passing. I adore anything in miniature and children size. And red is the color of the day!

home of debi lynn designs said...

Hey girlfriend!
LOVE those little dishes...and glad to see you are home safe and sound. (Geez, I just looked at your followers??? my aren't you the popular lady in blogland! Congrats!!!) xo...deb

Robyn said...

GIRLIE! YOU totally scored some treasures! I'm in awe of your luck, I want to go with you! ;-)

Grammy Goodwill said...

Love the child's enamelware dishes. I collect orange enamelware myself.

High Street Cottage said...

Laura, this is such a wonderful set of Vintage finds, and for $4? I don't think I can top that even with my $1 end table hehe, I love the dishes, so adorable. You've got a theme going here, two of my favorite colors. xoxo tami

pamq said...

That is my favorite---finding great little things for not much $$.....

Love the child's dishes---I have my Mom's green and white swirl set.

Or most of the set, anyway.

;-)

And her little egg beater which is adorable.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

All great finds Laura but go easy on the cupcakes......;)Maryanne

manon 21 said...

j'aime aussi chiner comme cela!hier ce n'était pas le cas j'ai acheté de la verrerie et MR manon a laissé tomber le sac ...tout Broken!

Bonne journée à toi

manon

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...you really found some fabulous fun finds for $4! And enabled a tongue twister!

Bleudelavande said...

Ooooh such sweet finds! So lovely.
Have a nice week my friend.
Kisses

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had your funs worth, thats for sure. Very sweet, you'll find something to do with them.
Have a great week
Blessings
Rebecca

Anna Ekberg said...

OMG what a adorable blouse!!!

Have a great day!
Hugs
Anna

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Diane said...

Laura, that little enamelware dish set is just sooo adorable and collectible!! You did good!

Hugs, Diane

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I just don't know how you manage to find the best stuff for the best prices, Laura? You definitely have a great eye and a gift for thrifting my friend. Fabulous red and white finds!

Andi's English Attic said...

Everything is so charming. Dots. And the tea service is wonderful. xx

victoriantailor said...

I can feel your joy finding the lid to that adorable tea set!!!! What a treasure, so sweet,
Isn't it wonderful that we can find such joy in such simple things? I always tell my children when they complain about my "junking", I could have a much more expensive habit than this!!
Celeste, www.victoriantailor.blogspot.com

Andy's Attic said...

Red is my color and those are quite the find for only $4. I don't know anywhere around here that I could find bargains like that. Maybe I don't dig enough??
Annette

Ange said...

Do? You mean one has to DO something with them? Noooooon. Admiration is a virtuous act in itself :)
Much love

Faithful Crafter said...

Congratulations, I saw your piece in ArtfulBlogger, it was wonderful. Found your blog and signed up as a follower. I am a fellow flea market, thrift shop, and antique junkie for a long time. Thank you for sharing all of wonderful finds in such a beautiful format.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Looks to me like you need to dress your doll in that flowered blouse and throw yourself a little tea party!

Amanda said...

What fun finds! Thank you for sharing! I just found you and am going to follow you! I am loving your sidebar pink tulip photos at the moment...dreaming of spring! Come visit my little pink blog sometime! I would love to hear from you!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
That red & white enamel is wonderful.. can't believe you paid $2... you wouldn't want to know what it would cost here!!!

Have a lovely week my friend... ciao xxxx Julie

Patty's Stitches said...
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Patty's Stitches said...

I love all your red and white goodies. I adore the mitten. And I'm glad you didn't eat those plastic footballs! Have a wonderful day!

Evermore Organics said...

Those are adorable! I'm loving the rolling pin. Aren't thrift shops the best? A good lesson in patience, if nothing else.

Marcia Wilwerding said...

JEALOUS! Red and white with envy. :)

maureen said...

That child set of enamelware? For two DOLLARS?!!
Oh *swoon* I love enamelware, and red it just the best. What a great find, I'm so happy they found a good home.

vintagesue said...

plastic footballs, cupcakes, and $4 worth of the most precious fun you can have!!!! i love it all. you make me laugh.
what finds!!!!!
thanks for sharing.
sue

Alice W. said...

You definitely hit the jackpot! gorgeous finds :)

kpaints said...

OMG what fabulous finds! Love the dishes! Can't believe the prices! I'll be back...great photos!

Anonymous said...

I have child's dishes envy. I collect children's toys and red is my favorite color. What a treasure you found. Would love to see a photo of how you display them.
Victoria

MARY PERNULA said...

Laura the enamelware is just wonderful, lucky you. HUGS MARY