Monday, November 11, 2013

Flea Market Finds

Last month I visited our nearby outdoor flea market for the last time this season (sniff sniff).  The warm weather days always fly by, and next thing you know the outdoor flea is closed.  I wanted to share with you some of the loot, as well as recent thrift store finds.  It's always fun to show the treasures before I end up transforming some of them...

Here is a gorgeous old platter, Blessed Mother statue and blue floral rimmed pitcher.

I love the monogram on this vintage tablecloth, as well as the crochet-edged sheet:

This sweet little birdcage was only 50 cents:

It came with this bright floral piece attached, which I promptly removed:

The floral piece got a coat of warm white paint:

My favorite find that day was this vintage doll.  I didn't love her yellow dress, though...

...so I decided to dye it grey!

I'll be sure to share this pretty grey lady at Michelle's Grey Dey Thursdey:

Now I do believe her attire goes much better with her eyes.  :)

She's attached to a curious bottom:

It's from 1960 - of course, you can tell that from the retro fabric on the bottom, huh?

I may transform her into a Santos cage doll (like this project), but we'll have to see...

Here are some recent finds from my local thrift store, too.  A paper mache reindeer (I'm not crazy about the garland strung across him, so I'll find a separate use for that later):

Lastly, a metal hardware piece that looked like it came from a sconce or some lighting fixture(?)  I love its' curves:

Thanks for letting me share these finds with you.  It's like I'm bringing you all along for the thrill of the hunt!

Sharing with:
Blissful Whites Wednesday
Grey Dey Thursdey
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday

22 comments:

Sandi said...

Loving all your finds Susan!! Your home is just beautiful with all your treasures.

My treasures are starting to run me out of house and home so I am parting with a few. I pledge to downsize in the next few months. lol Ask me later how that is going! :)
Blessings~

It's me said...

What a great finds !!!!...enjoy the week darling...love your doll.....love Ria.....x !!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Great finds to end the season!!
Love how your new doll looks in grey, so pretty!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

sniff...sniff. i'm going to miss my picker sister days with you at todd. we'll just have to find a few indoor "hotspots" this winter now won't we? your loot from our last outing looks lovely. i love the hand-dyed doll dress....gorgeous in grey. and the metal floral embellishment from the petite birdcage is almost unrecognizable now in its' softer shade. love. we need to plan an outing soon mon amie...;)

Heaven's Walk said...

Going to that last flea market of the season is always a sad day for us all, Susan. But what beautiful treasures you brought home! Now we can all start saving our money for the spring markets! :)

xoxo laurie

Vintage Market Place said...

That blue trimmed platter is to die for!
Last one of the season, ours back home run all year long cold, snow or rain. Its there.
Man I miss that flea :(
Amy

Donna said...

You have such a great eye for finding treasures, Susan! It would be fun to thrift with you:) Love everything, that crocheted edge sheet is amazing!

Di said...

Great finds and great eye! I love that birdcage and the dolls dress was spot on! Di@Cottage-Wishes

Rhonda said...

Such "sweet" finds! It is so much fun to see other's treasures from their hunting!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Great Finds Susan. I am sad to see the flea's close down too.
Kris

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your finds--so fun to see what other people find. I love that platter!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the doll, Susan! The dress turned out great in grey.

Robin Johnson said...

It's always sad when flea markets close for the season. Opening day never seems to come fast enough.

You did have some wonderful finds though. I love the blue and white dish. Also love the linen and the crocheted edged sheets, two items that I have been crazy about lately myself.

Bohemian said...

Great 'Scores'... we have the opposite problem here in the Arizona Desert with Flea Market closures... our Spring and Summer is just too Hot... so this is the time of year that they're having them in full force... I Hope to be as fortunate as you with my 'Pickins'!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Heather said...

These are the most amazing finds! Wow! You have such a good eye for treasures. Love that blue and white china and the pretty little doll. Well, honestly-- I love it all!~

Amy Walton said...

Hi Susan! Thank you so much for visiting me today :) You found some great things! And I love that you painted the floral piece white :) The doll is soo pretty and her dress is much more perfect in grey :) I hate how fast summer goes by :( It is my favorite time of year.
Big hugs,
Amy

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Beautiful finds! Love that you gave that sweet doll a grey dress. It suits her much better! Wishing you a sweet day, hugs

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like everything you found. The little blue & white pitcher would fit right in with my transferware I had never seen a doll base like that and I'm from the 1960's
That sheet is wonderful also
thanks for visiting my blog

June said...

You seem to find the best things Susan and I wish I could tag along on one of your shopping trips. I am crushin' on the platter you found!
sending hugs...

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

You really scored some great ones Susan. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs
Judy

augcott said...

Thanks for sharing your finds .... they are all lovely .... but I think I have a slight crush on the doll! :-D

diane @ aug's blog

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Isn't it amazing what a change of colour can do. Love the grey dress and the doll. In fact, love all your finds... well done.

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