Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Odd Assortment of Flea Finds

I will start with my favorite.
Don't you just love old scales?





Next up....an old crate with paper on all four sides...
this side being in the worst condition.
You will have to take my word for it...
...the other sides had Japanese scenes and birds...
...unfortunately the battery in my camera died.


OK, so now we get a little funky. 
Dad said this canteen holder was from the Korean War.
Would you think me strange if I were to sew a few old doilies
 and bits of trim on it?
Would you laugh at me if I were to wear this
 around my waist while flea~ing?

it's just an idea...



Continuing along...
I found a box full of old aqua colored soda and beer bottles.
Among them was this Pluto Water America's Physic bottle.

I told you it was an odd assortment!

Lots more...but Mr. Flea is due back this evening.
so...I've got to go!
:)
xoxoxo

30 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh my gosh, I love everything!!!! I bought an Army first aid kit and was thinking the same thing. It was full of bandages etc. I love that look with lace. That box is awesome!!! I have a few scales too, although not like that one. They are great to display lots of different things. Have fun!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

kpaints said...

Love your idea for the canteen! Jazz her up! Great for a flea market. Won't matter if it gets a bit of odd dust on it! :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Crazy??? NEVER! I've purchased an old ammo pocket for an assemblage Laura...I love to combine opposites ~ they look beautiful together! Love your treasures as always, hugs and love, Dawn

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I just found your lovely blog on Savvy SS's blog roll. I'm a new follower and have a lot of looking around to do!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love that bottle. Love everything, Laura! I'd like to see what you do with the canteen bag!

XO,
Jane

Sylvia said...

Cool and unusual finds...those are the best!!

Sylvia

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Laura,
I love the lace and your idea for the canteen sounds pretty cute...be sure to share pictures when you have it finished!

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~Natalie

My Sparrows Nest said...

I want to see the other sides of the Tea box....it's intruiging!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the scale...the doilies on it is really pretty!

Tamra said...

Love the scale!!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Great finds. Love that old korean war bag - I would do exactly the same with that as you have planned. Would love to see how it turns out.
Tina

It's me said...

love....xxx....

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Laura,
I love the old aqua bottles they are hands down my favorite. Yes, you can embellish that vintage canteen bag and wear it around the flea market. You go girl. Thanks for sharing your wonderful vintage finds.
Smiles, Paula

Phil and Jan Conwell said...

Love the blue bottle...

Darla said...

I love the all these items here. Great idea for the canteen holder, do show photos if you give her a make over.

Kathy said...

You scored, Great
I love the canteen whatever you do with it
will be simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I LOVE your finds and totally think that doilies and lace would be perfect on the canteen holder! Sooo cute! Make sure and share with us what you do :)

xoxo
Lori

YONKS said...

Love all of them but particularly like that tea box - great finds.
Di
YONKS

Anonymous said...

Strange? No way! In fact, when I go out junking with my sis, sil, & dd tomorrow I'm looking for a canteen holder! Already have doilies & lots of lace & buttons.

BTW, I always love all your stuff!

Ann
KeepinUpWithTheTatums.blogspot.com

lisaroyhandbags said...

Fun finds! I think you could totally rock that canteen holder and a whole box of aqua bottles? awesome score :)

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - I just read a book about Pluto Water so it's so fun to see that bottle. I believe it was bottled in French Lic,k Indiana. The book was So Cold the River by Michael Koryta. I thought it was just a made up water, but it obviously existed. Love all your other finds too.

Andy's Attic said...

Yes, indeed, dress up the canteen holder. So unique. I really like the scale...so many things you can do with it.
Annette

Gail said...

Good idea to wear the embellished canteen holder. I'm a large rickrack girl so I'd embellish with that instead of lace. However, I'm looking forward to how you "girlyfy" the canteen thing.

Carole said...

Love old scales too it's the new ones that scare me!!! haha

hope all is well in the mountains....probably cooler I'm sure.

xx
C

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Lovin' all of your finds, especially the scale! I say go ahead and pretty up the bag and wear it while flea'ng.

xo,

Abby

Cheryl said...

What fabulous things you've found! I love the idea of you making that canteen bag into a purse, very cute idea!

Sea Witch said...

What a gorgeous scale. I love them too and have a neat, sea green one that I have set up and always "weigh" out different items on display. Sea witch

promosyon said...

Old stuffs are very best to remaining old days. It is best place to see in garage or stand-wall. I really impress with your awesome collections.

houndini said...

WOW - loving these flea market finds ;-)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I have an assortment of old scales myself - everything from a vintage baby scale to a grocer's scale. I just love 'em! Recently I did a post featuring one them with some of the goodies from my garden, and I just created a new blog header with that same scale. I love and use old crates and bottles all the time, as well. But I save the collecting of military memorabilia for my dad. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/