So, this is the promised field report from the flea market yesterday. Oh, my. What a flea market. It was huge. Treasures at every turn. I still feel somewhat over-stimulated by the whole experience. Oh to have had unlimited funds, time and space! But despite not having access to the former, I still managed to come away with quite a haul.
Are you ready?
Two tiny chicks, well, it was Easter...
A set of linen place mats and napkins. From the 1950s, perhaps? Lovely colours, light turquoise-y blue, soft pink and black.
A very pretty Avon box with a glass bird shaped bottle inside.
A very jolly Galt elephant puzzle.
A purple tray from the 1960s.
A beautiful airplane brooch. This is a close-up of it, it's not as big as the tray in real life. I really wanted something like this after seeing this amazing hair clip .
A very fine pair of white brogues. In excellent condition and just the thing for wearing now that Spring has sprung.
A Mr Topsy-Turvey glass for Iris to gulp milk from.
A pack of unused bird invitations - how could I resist?
Three silk handkerchiefs. So so pretty. I think I'm going to frame them with embroidery hoops. But I can't bear to cut them up. Is there a way to avoid cutting them?
A beautiful woodcut, in a good frame, just needs some glass and a clean mount to achieve former glory.
Storage jar. I'm going to keep oats in it.
Two sweet ceramic deer heads for wall mounting.
A wooden pear for keeping secrets in.
A beautiful late seventies Sara Moon mirror - her name is Belinda. This is all credit to Katie for spotting them (there was a pair) and for introducing me to Sara. We bought them both for a good price, then had one each. I inadvertently picked Katie's favourite. Sorry darling. It does needs a good polish though, whoops.
A strange Mexican painting of a girl with cages of birds behind her. It's called The Bird Seller. Actually, I'm not so sure about this now I've got it home. Which is unusual for me. It's a bit creepy I think.
That's it. It was such a fun day. I'm going to be thinking about it for quite some time to come....
* p.s. Just one more day to post your comment on Take It, It's Yours (A Giveaway) to win a collage...*