Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flea market in April


It seems that the weather is all over the place this spring...
teasing us with summer warmth for a few days...
only to return to the winter chills again.
Well, I guess now that I think about it... 
...that is typical spring time weather!

Anyway, the week before Easter I made it to my fav flea
 and despite threatening skies...
I was able to bundle up, stay warm and get to see some junk!

Here are a few pics I snapped to share...


I'm thinking thoughts of Goldilocks or The Three Amigos here...


Pitchers of daffodils...


and wooden buckets of pussy-willows...
taken with gloved fingers and my pocket canon...


Loved this little case full of vials...


...a vacant house


...pearly white buttons


... a drawer full of tomato red pin cushions



...lovely ephemera



...sealing wax


...a pretty pansy painting


...and this last picture is for my grown up son...
It looks like the floor of his room 20 years ago!

Hoping you are having a good Wednesday!
:)

42 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura,
I asked about that little green house and was told that it was from a child's old train station.And that box of buttons...I wanted to buy the little set of drawers but it wasn't for sale. We have the same taste:) Don't forget to take home bouquet of fresh flowers from my favorite guys there. Always a beautiful buy:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Awesome goodies!
That last photo reminds me of my sons room too.
In fact, I had all his "men" until last year, when I sold most of them in a yard sale. *keeping only his fav's.
I must admit, it brought tears to my eyes when the lady walked away with a big sack of them. She was buying them for her grandsons though, so that helped knowing they got to be enjoyed by another little one.
Sorry to babble on and on. ;)
Hugs,
Tam

PURA VIDA said...

I would have had to have a trailer!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

The chemists vials and jars are pretty cool.

Paul

Anne said...

Laura,
Lots of eye candy.Love it all.That last photo reminds me of my daughters Disney collection.She has kept and saved all of her Disney happpy meal toys and proudly displays them in a cabinet in her room.There are over 100 of these.
Anne

Tirabaralla said...

So many eye candies!
Especially love those ephemera...
Makes me wanna visit many more flea markets than I do at the moment!

Linda Keaveney said...

LOVE the picture of the"Purple Martin House"...the first shot...
we have a Martin house at our cottage...the martins fly back every year from BRAZIL!!!
All the way to the northern shores of Lake Erie!!
great finds...what did you actually buy????

I guess we will have to put up the Martin house this weekend...

will take pictures to share!!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

melanie said...

looks like so much fun! oh...I wish I had a few of those items! our spring has been crazy too! thanks for sharing your pics!
melanie

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Yikes! How do you get out of there alive? Everything is beautiful!
Susan
Homeroad

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The dealer with the chairs difinitely has a sense of humor; or maybe likes to decorate following the rule of 3. Now that little house I'd love to own!!

Kelly said...

Hahaha! Love that last pic. I was thinking it looked like my floor right now. :)

Gail said...

Drooling here! Looks fabulous!!!!

Special 'K' said...

Oh please such beautiful treasures. I love the box of buttons. Thanks for sharing, Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Ahhhhh! I love a good fleamarket...and this one does not disappoint. Good ol antiques get my blood pumping! How FUN.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The Martin house is gorgeous! I would have snatched that up even though I don't believe we have Martins here in Colorado. Love all the photos, I want to shop there!

~Shanon

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

I really love the bee house on the fist pics!! it would be perfect in my garden!!!! lovely pics as usual!! Much Love Laura

manon 21 said...

Echange une balade dans un Flea market près de chez toi contre un marché aux puces en Provence...

Belle journée Laura

Manon

Andi's English Attic said...

Oooooh such lovely things. The beautiful writing, the darling house, and buttons! Oooooh!

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my ~ I am so excited for flea markets here in Ontario. Can't wait. This one would have been so much fun ;-)

tea4two321 said...

What flea market is this? Looks like a great one!

All Things Chic 2 said...

You have struck "GOLD"
Wonderful finds...
Blessings Lori

Cindy said...

That is a good flea market! So many great treasures! I am on my way over to Jackie's giveaway!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh boy, if only there was a flea market like this near me.... maybe it's good that there isn't. I'd have to make some really difficult decisions and trade in my VW bug......

Beautiful photos.
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Kay

sharon said...

WOW just look at the writing on that envelope for Ohio! How beautiful! and I had been there I should have bought the dovecote in the first picture, I've always wanted one!
lovely pics Laura
x

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wish I could have been ther, I see some goodies that have me written all over them! The pansies for sure! Great post and awesome treasures.
Big hugs,
Patti
We'd love to have you link to the party, too!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Love the those chairs... What beauties... The box of buttons awesome. Looks great! Come and see me sometime..

Cindy

Carol said...

I'm crossing my fingers for good weather at least one of the two weekends we are there. I've dreamed about the Elephant,s Trunk since I first read about it on your blog. We are counting down the days until we leave Texas. And travel to the beauty and magic of Massachusetts.

Smiles,

Carol.

Isabel said...

Now that I found my way back to blogging, it is a pleasure to always visit your place, Laura.
I've been having fun in all sorts of antiques/flea markets in Europe and having a blast :)
Kisses from sunny Portugal!

J. Beaudet said...

What great finds! I love all the buttons and the doll house! Looks like your son will be thrilled! Have a great weekend:)
Jenniferxox

Janiepip said...

Hi, oh I just love all those great finds, especially the buttons. Love Jane xx

French Kissed said...

We are having a very confused weather pattern out here in Cali, too...you have such great shopping ops...love the birdhouse. Happy Spring, warm or cold.

Jermaine

Bleudelavande said...

I adore Flea market!!!! Everytime I can't resist!!!!
Have a nice weekend.

Tutti Chic said...

Waiting (not so patiently) for Brimfield! Thanks for inspiring me & making me even more impatient-lol! :) chris

LizlovesVintage said...

Laura,
It's mine too! That ephemera is beautiful!! Did you buy any?
Have a great weekend :)
xxx Liz

Mystica said...

I do wish we had flea markets in this part of the world. Nothing is ever thrown here! those boxes - what history.

cunitia said...

Thank you for those wonderful impresseions! I like the birdhouse the most...and the buttons!!!

Julie said...

Wish I had gotten to go to that flea market - looks like it was fabulous! I especially love things like that sealing wax bead set - I have never seen one like that before and it looks like it is in perfect condition.
Thanks for sharing!

Karena said...

Laura great finds!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Our weather has gone from 90 back to 40's It's crazy everyday.

I am having a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings If you would like to enter.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karen

Karen Bates said...

Lovely photos...I can tell you spent some time getting just the right shots!

Col Newlybird said...

Thanks for sharing, I love to flea market shop vicariously!

The blue house, mirrored button box, and tomato pin cushion party are my favorites, glad they found each other!

Jane said...

hello! I love your blog! (my family)did you buy those letters? would you be interested in selling them or if not could you put me in contact with who might still have them? thanks so much!
Jane
jemchaucer@aol.com

Laurie said...

Oh, your photos are swoonworthy!