I went to the flea market this past Sunday. Thought you might like to see what I bought, since I love seeing flea market finds myself.
The best thing I bought was a giant easel for $40.00, but I don't have a picture of that yet, still in the garage needing a better scrub down than the quick one I gave it Sunday. I'll show you that soon. Here's the rest:
A #2 for $2.00. It's already in the cubby full of random bits and bobs in the office.
A silver metal tray, $2.00, for a million uses, I'm forever trying to corrall things like dip pens and inks in use, bits of paper etc. It'll be used all the time on whatever my current project is, I'm sure.
All those paper bobbins. The truth is, this was probably my "mistake" purchase..you know, the one you shouldn't have made. It was $10.00 for all, and honestly, they ended up being not as pretty as I expected. Usually, it's the opposite, once you get the item out of the filthy bag they were stored in they look better, but the colors were not quite what they looked like to me in the dirty bag and bright sunlight. I've still got an idea for them, so they'll get used, just certainly didn't need them.
Some of my favorite finds of the day, items with patina and utilitarian usage.
An old awl which I'll use all the time for bookbinding $3.00.
A chandelier cage (?) which I'll use to hang a lightbulb somewhere needed. Pricy at $6.00 but worth it I think.
The round wood thing on the bottom of the picture, $3.00, not sure what it was, I plan to use that in the ceiling of my office to hide the hook that I am hanging a light cord from...it'll make more sense when it's done and I take a photo.
The metal tool tray (love it so much) $25.00. It'll get used a thousand ways as well, from carrying food, silverware,napkins, salt & pepper, etc. to meals outside, to art supplies, to plants.
The two metal drawers, 2 for $10.00. I think these will be perfect for Project Life journal cards.
Shown in the very top photo, a grey blue two drawer metal file, $10.00- again, art storage.
An old crystal knob, $3.00.
Vintage velvet jewelry box (another non need, but it's sooo pretty and I collect a few special ones) $10.00.
An old doll shoe, piece of cross-stitch, sequins, buttons (part of more seen below), safety pin, crystal push pin$9.00.
And my favortie find of the day, these pink vintage ice cream containers for $5.00.They'll get used a ton too, (but never for ice cream!).
And that was it, nothing thrilling, but a fun day searching none the less. I so love flea marketing. Some would say too much. ;) (Occasionally, I don't listen to them.)