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Sunday
Aug052012

Flea Market Finds >> 21

Lately, life and projects have been so busy that on my days off, I'm very focused on the huge list of current projects happening. This has left no room for flea markets, garage or estate sales. However, this last week I was thrilled to be able to attend a few. 

At the first sale, there were these gorgeous fans that work perfectly. The little GE fan is quiet and perfect! They had lots of old books and I couldn't pass up this 1883 Treasures Use and Beauty book. There are beautiful illustrations in it and the cover is incredible. I plan to photocopy some of the photos and make a collage out of some of them. 

I've been eyeing crewel embroidery for some time now. I have one of my mom's pieces, and I picked up and sold an amazing tree piece recently.  Jamie from Owl Really, and Grace from Design*Sponge all just blogged about it. Trend alert?! I think we'll be seeing lots more of it in the next few months! 

At two sales there was lots of fabric to drool over. Many of these will be used in upholstery projects and some will be made into pillows. My sewing list continues to grow! ;) I also could NOT pass up this beautiful Diane Von Furstenberg scarf - $1! 

Kitchen wares to sell at Antique Alley and Portland Flea

If you can believe it all of these sales occurred on Thursday and Friday. Sometimes I seriously wonder about this city! At every sale Friday, there were tons of people (at one, 100 people were in line before the door opened!). I'm convinced Friday is the new Saturday for garage sales! 

Happy Hunting! 

Sunday
Mar252012

Flea Market Finds >> 15

This week brought one of those moments that I never thought would come! Chris and I went to a random estate sale that was advertised on craigslist (no photos) for Thursday morning. I had the morning off, so we went and checked it out together. We started looking around, and Chris looked through the kitchen, I was following behind, and what did I see that he missed? A Cathrineholm dutch oven! Nothing had prices, just bids on what you would pay, I could hardly contain my excitement, but I tried my best not to let on that I knew a lot about this item. I quickly offered $5, she said yes, and off I went! I'm really excited to begin collecting more Cathrineholm pieces! I never thought that I would find one as they are so so popular right now and really expensive! I found this same piece going anywhere from $70 - 150, but this one is not for sale! ;)

 

It's a perfect addition to my collection! 

 

 I also picked up this great set of kitchen tin canisters. Can't decide if I'm keeping them, or selling them yet. And of course, more pyrex and vintage sheets! Can't seem to go to a sale and not get one. ;)

 

I'm linking up with Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl

Happy Thrifting! 

 

What fun finds did you find this week?