Friday, September 18, 2009

Flea Market Finds


Every year I make the trek to a small town where a huge rummage sale is held at the fairgrounds. The barns are bursting with everything from dishes and knick knacks to tools and applicances. I spend most of my time (and money) in the linen barn, going through enourmous bins of napkins and tablecloths, embroidered dishtowels and crocheted potholders. All of the proceeds benefit a small nearby hospital.

Here are a few of my treasures from yesterday.

This kind of counts as photo Friday, too, doesn't it? I displayed them with a lace tablecloth and took a few shots, but then when I simply sat them aside and later the sun came through the back door to my kitchen table, this was what I got.


  1. You might like my mom's blog. She is doing a lot of redecorating at our house, and loves those types of things in your pic.
    her blog is

  2. It's amazing what you can find if you keep your eyes open, isn't it? Sadly, I haven't had the chance to go to fleamarkets for a while, but I've been able to get some stuff by swapping and get rid of stuff I don't need, like Barbie clothes and other Barbie stuff I have made. I obviously don't need any of that stuff, but I got tired of making socks and mittens.