Monday, May 7, 2007

A Weekend of Treasures!!!

I hope you all had a fun weekend. I had a treasure hunting weekend. I started on Saturday morning. My husband went to play in a golf tournament, so I went to a church flea market. (kind of a glorified rummage sale) Anyway I got this cute tray for .50cents. Next I went to a couple of garage sales. The first one was a bust, but the second one, I got a very cute white wicker child size wicker table and 2 chairs for $5.00

Now fast forward to Sunday morning. My husband and I arrive at the Ventura Flea Market at around 7:15 am. It is a beautiful day next to the Pacific Ocean. The Ventura Flea Market is located at the Ventura County Fair Grounds, which is right next to the ocean. Pretty nice!
Anyway, I picked up this really cute glass encased terrarium for $25.00. Now the fact that the tray and terrarium are pink is not a problem. I'm sure some of you would keep the pink, but I have the need to paint them RED!!! (I will show you the finished products later in the week)

I also picked up some really nice ephemera, at various booths. I didn't spend more than $6.00 on all of it.
So, needless to say it was a fun weekend of treasure hunting. My favorite kind of weekend!

Now, I am going to go do some serious painting.


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Now that's MY kind of weekend!
Can't wait to see how you transform the pink terrarium thingy.

I hit the tail end of flea market on Sunday and found a few bargains myself.
Don't you love it?!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh I would just LOVE to spend the weekend thrifting!!!

cammyk said...

Well, it looks like you found some goodies as well!! It was pure luck that I found the dress form. I never see them for sale. One of the vendors told me that she has had luck finding at country auctions.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I sincerely appreciate them.

Lisa said...

Ohhhh Ventura.....I'm so envious! I would love to go there but a Sunday jaunt halfway across the country is a bit much for me.
Looks like you found some good stuff! I think red is a good idea, been partial to that myself lately. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Sadie Olive said...

Very cute flea market finds! :) I haven't been to the Ventura one, I will have to check it out. I love the Long Beach Antique fair.

Thanks for the coments on my blog today. :)

Robolady said...

These are great finds, love the tray, what color will you paint it?

The Decorated House said...

Oh I would love to go to that market! The Rose Bowl would be a real dream, too.

I can hardly believe you don't like choc chip cookies! OK girl, that is weird! LOL

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!
You found some lovely treasures..... I'm a pink girl, so I'd have to leave that terrarium as is ~ but I'm sure it will look great red too ~ please share a pic of it when finished.
I love those postcards (birds) in the last photo!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a wonderful weekend! I love the fleamarkets, I have never been to Ventura, is it a good one??

I might have to make a weekend trip there, Ventura is such a nice town.


Carmen in California said...

I need a terrarium, too. I am not a pink lady and I do love red too. I guess We have to wait to see it on red. Keep having fun.

cinderelly said...

what cute projects you have been up to lately! we don't have any flea markets close to us here...we had one, and then they went and built a lowe's hardware on the spot! sniff! i miss the california flea markets!