This past weekend, I had some time all to myself and hit some flea markets. Just for fun, I’m sharing some of my finds with you; a few that I brought home, and others I admired and left behind.
Jadeite dishes–I especially like that covered dish, third from the left. And the juicer. I don’t have any jadeite, nor do I need any, but I always like to look at it.
This set of Beatrix Potter books would have made a sweet addition to someone’s Easter basket. We already own a collection of Beatrix Potter stories, so I left these for someone else to discover. You’ve probably already heard that there is a new ‘lost’ Beatrix Potter story which will be published this fall. This article discusses the new story, and contrasts it to Potter’s already published works.
I thought this wreath was a cute idea for spring, or for a nursery. I couldn’t tell what it was made from–not a book; maybe vintage greeting cards?
I’ve made book page wreaths before, but I’ve never seen ones that are flat in the front.
I did purchase this book, for $2.50. I have something of a weakness for vintage children’s books, as can be witnessed here and here. This one was published in 1914, and is in good condition.
I also discovered this cute little red book shelf of discarded school library books from the 1970’s. I bought this one for 75 cents for my own baseball loving boys.
I brought this home for their Easter basket as well. Coffee table books can often be found inexpensively in flea markets or on amazon, and if you find one on a subject your kids are interested in, they make a great gift.
I also thought maybe these odd gold flower medallions could be made into something beautiful. You can totally judge me, but I thought they were unique and had potential. I wasn’t brave enough to buy them and try, but let me know if you have any ideas.
I also found this children’s book, which had nice illustrations, but was more than my $3 or less price limit, so I passed.
Those were the treasures I found. Do you love or hate thrift stores/flea markets/yard sales? Is there something you always look for?