Monday, 27 April 2009

Flea Market Finds

Here's a little round up of my finds from the last week or so. I have been trying to rein it in a tad, not sure how successful I am in the general field of reining-it-in, but it's an attempt nevertheless.

Buying books for their covers. That's a bit naughty isn't it? I bought three yesterday.



Pretty pertinent, eh?





Anne Bancroft smouldering, impossible to resist.



A vintage Cadburys tin, for storing odd and ends in Iris's room.



A pair of cowboy drinking glasses. We're well catered for the glasses department as you might expect, but I could hardly be expected to walk past these could I?



A pair of pom-pom adorned slippers. I already have a pair of these, which I bought in the full knowledge that they were too small for Iris, I bought them because I thought them beautiful. So when I saw these in the window of one of our many charity shops, my heart went *skip* with excitement. But alas! They are also too small! A new collection in the making, perhaps?



A part of a child's teaset in a fetching shade of blue. As it's plastic (although from the 1950s I might add) it'll be perfect for playing with in the garden.



A diecast model of a man riding a white horse. The man is minus his head and one arm but that was really why I bought it. A curiosity, no?



And a little china deer.

p.s. I'm still canvassing opinion on the post below, do let me know what you think about my shop idea!

15 comments:

Kaylovesvintage said...
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Kaylovesvintage said...

HI ,
I see you had a great weekend again..love the books& tin
would you know about a good car boot sale this weekend in Kent??

nath said...

This sounds promising;

Hewitts Farm, Orpington

This well-established sale has a high quantity and quality of stock thanks to its affluent location. It’s mainly secondhand, with 75 pitches.

Hewitts Farm, Court Rd, Orpington, Kent BR6 (01959 532 003)
Every Sunday from 9am.

Kaylovesvintage said...

ok , thanks..I will tell you about when I get back

Francesca said...

nothing wrong with buying a book for it's cover, best reason i'd say! love the illustration on the big six and the tin is gorgeous. like i said before, if ever you get overloaded at home, this kind of stuff could do well on etsy, you've got a really good eye. tif at dottie angel just opened her second shop, she's an avid thrifter too and she's put it to good use!

Flora said...

cowboy glasses and headless horseman are spinning my wheels today :)

Naomi Devlin said...

Live Now, Pay Later. Fantastic! I love that orange with the black and white image - even I would not have been able to resist it.

Lucky for you I resisted the cadbury's tin eh? I might have to start getting to the market early and charging you ten percent....

You know Etsy is calling to you, just do it girl, before Paul rounds it all up and hires a skip.

x x x

Natalie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! It is so nice to meet people with the same likes/dislikes out there - right now I am listening to Bats for Lashes CD. On a Tuesday night!

Natalie said...

And I have bought prints from Mrs Eliot's books. It is a small world.

kindra said...

ahhh, those bootie slips are dreamy!

mieke willems said...

oh those glasses are supernice!

Amy said...

I like the deer but i don't think they are supposed to bend their heads back that far! Snap! uh oh!

Keir said...

that Live Now, Pay Later cover inspired a great deal of conversation here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23023719@N04/2463193887/in/pool-penguinpaperbackspotters/

The designer, Martin Bassett, has a flickr account he just uses for making the occasional comment, but I like to think he didn't see that! :D

Jane O Sullivan said...

the headless horseman on the lovely white horse would make a great line drawing ,

ninainvorm said...

Oh I adore the little shoes and the headless man on the horse is rather curious indeed! I like it when people see the beauty in broken things! ;)