Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fleamarket Finds

I always have something specific in mind when I'm on the hunt. This week it was white crochet thread. I recently had a delightful shop visitor who wanted the balls of thread I was using in a display. I said okay, and she asked how much. A dollar each? I replied. That's not enough, she said. Okay, two? Deal.

Turns out she was right. Unless you buy new, there are not only not many to be found here, but two bucks each! I was only able to turn up these two.

My latest jaunt also turned up another must have doily. You got a peek of it last post. Not crochet, but tatting. Not just the trim, the whole potato!  I like its organic form rather than all pressed and tidy. It almost looks like it grew this way.

Lots of glass wanted to have a life with me this time too. I adore the shape and look of old glass. Too bad it's so hard to capture in a photo. But easy to buy at one dollar.

Here's a little antique charmer with a story. Don't you wish we knew what it was?

I wish I could tell you I got a deal on the pink carnival glass. I only hesitated a moment, and then paid the going price. I almost felt like Rachel was in the room urging me on. Someone was going to get it. May as well be me! After all, I did miss Round Top!

The darling little cake stand was a small bargain with loads of character. A mixed heart and pineapple design. Symbols for hospitality and love fused together.

A crisp linen baby suit of white, next to a pink seersucker pinny.

A snowy white antique petticoat with eyelet lace. Do people ever stare at YOU at the fleamarket while you're crying? How rude! (kidding here)

An antique woven silk piano shawl.  Eight dollars. Why we do it.

But who needs a reason?
Thanks for coming along!
Ciao! for now!


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AntiqueChase said...

Great finds... I collect baby cups and yours is really special!!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

always love looking at your 'stuff'. All the whites - all the detail - love it all!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

I am new to your blog
I found you from French Country Cottage blog
Glorious pic's simply beautiful

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Just love the silver intial mug!! All of what you got is gorgeous!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful finds this week. I always love seeing what you found especially linens. And I do love the sweet baby clothes. Blessings, Pamela

Wanda said...

Oh, my! Gorgeous stuff! Proof that good things are still out there.

You sound like me. I'll sell something I hadn't intended to sell too cheap and it ends up costing me more to replace it. Or I'll give a price and the buyer ups it like yours did. It's good to know that happens to somebody else.

Susan said...

OMG what wonderful finds!! Love them all!

Cat & Cricket said...

Gorgeous!!!! you did well!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Your photo's are so pretty of all your fantastic finds! xoox, tracie

Barbara Jean said...


Barbara Jean

Linda said...

I thought the old nightie I found for $15 was a good deal, but $6 for the piano shawl...what a deal! I'm in love with the engraved silver cup, too! And I'm quite sure I've caused some rude stares at the flea markets, too LOL!

chris hobel said...

thanks for sharing, just gorgeous

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow! You found some great things, Jacqueline! That doily is just beautiful. It looks like it's in perfect condition, too! And yes, I think Rachel would approve of the pink carnival glass!

Love everything!! Well done!


Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ what lovely, lovely, treasures. Love that little baby outfit and the pink carneval glass ~ Yay for thrifting and flea markets ;-)

mississippi artist said...

What beautiful treasures. I love the linen baby suit and the cake stand.

Bloggymom said...

What beautiful finds!!! The depression glass bowl is just beautiful (my favorite of your finds).

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Oh my! Everything is such a great find! Love the tatting (so rare these days), the pink carnival glass (and I normally am not too crazy about carnival glass), the stunning piano shawl, the petticoat and wee clothes for a little one. It's all wonderful! Bess

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Oh please, I'm in tears looking at your great finds!!!

You scored!!

Cozy Little House said...

I adore that tatting! I always said I was going to learn how. But I have so much arthritis in my hands and wrists from surgeries from a car accident, that that isn't likely now. So pretty!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You made some terrific purchases. Love the slip and the piano shaw. I get those looks when I grap, pay and take off running for the car because I am afraid they are going to change their mind!!! ~~Sherry~~

Kathy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Just love the crochetted piece - gorgeous - the glassware is beautiful - my daughter just picked up the very same cake plate at a garage sale last weekend - adore that piano shawl - I have the perfect piano for it!!!
Happy Pink Saturday,

PeregrineBlue said...

awesome finds. i love the piano shawl and the little girl's pinafore.

Liz said...

The pink glass bowl is just beautiful! What lovely finds!

stampdiva said...

I love your items, especially the carnival glass.
My PS link (handmade notebooks and hand dyed lace are little Giveaway prizes) were photographed on pink glass.
Have a Beautiful Pink Saturday.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

all pretty pieces... I want to learn to tat. I must do this. My Great Grandmother tatted and my Granny learned too. I think it is so pretty.
Love all the whites..and the pretty pink dish.

Dreamgoddess said...

They are all so beautiful...I honestly can't say which is my favorite!

ShantyGirl said...

I love the pink carnival glass! All your images are beautiful!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It's all lovely, especially that antique engraved cup! A charmer!

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