Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Some Flea Market Finds!

Hi all. It's Tuesday already. Happy Groundhog's Day!Is it Groundhog's day or Groundhog day?
We went to the flea market on Sunday, so I thought I would show just a few items I found. A red top hat, now who doesn't need that for Valentine's Day? Fun to decorate for different holidays. A cute little silver candy dish/compote, gotta love it for $2
This really old bird cage. Now did I need a bird cage? No, but I thought it was cool and really old. As you can see the ornate decoration at the bottom. I think I will use it outside somehow this Spring.
The best and my favorite thing was this penmanship book from the 1800's. It has amazing flourishes and beautiful lettering. I'm sure this will come in very handy for my art work.
You all have a wonderful day!
Chat again soon.


Tara said...

Great finds Rosemary, I am off to the flea market on Sunday, I am excited!! Love the birdcage!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful finds, Rosemary! I love the birdcage!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Rosemary, I'm with you... that penmanship book is Fab!!! I'm also really partial to the birdcage. You could do so many cool things with it. Happy Groundhog Day to you too!!

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LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Rosemary...you hit the jackpot with all these finds. I just adore the red top hat. I just ordered some black top hats to decorate but they are not here yet.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Rosemary, that lettering book -- you could make a lot of nice Ouija boards out of its pages!!!

Then maybe you could hold a seance. Let me know if you can get in touch with my willpower -- it died a long time ago...(munching on Hershey's kisses while blog-hoppin' today)...

You always get the most elegant things! Or maybe they seem elegant due to their proximity to YOU!!!

Laura said...

Oh Rosemary....that penmanship book is to die for! It is gorgeous! Fabulous finds you lucky girl!

Debby said...

So many gorgeous things. WOW!!!

Maija said...

All fabulous finds, but that penmanship book is to die for!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

oh, now these are fun finds, Rosemary! I am going antiquing as soon as I am done with this last paper I have to finish by Monday! I WANT TO HAVE FUN! Anita

Aimee said...

You got some amazing pieces. Real treasures, lucky you!!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You find the most amazing things! I love it all and wish I could come shopping with you!

Mermaid Queen said...

The hat and book are really cool Rosemary. I'm still searching for a lampshade! Take care, Martha

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You hit the jackpot with those treasures. I have never seen a red tophat. Perfect for Valentines day:)
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My Vintage Treasures said...

The hat is amazing!!!
And that cage is OOOH LALA!!!

My Vintage Treasures said...

By the way this is my first time visiting your blog, but it won't be my last :) I just became a follower!

Kim said...

The penmanship book is stunning! What a treasure.

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

What awesome stuff!
And that birdcgae is killer, wow!
You find the best treasures! :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

I love all the treasures you got today.
The tophat is amazing and in red! ~ just in time for Valentines Day.
Also love the birdcage and the Penmanship book.

Happy weekend

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous finds! LOve the birdcage!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Great finds Rosemary! I love the book especially!! My penmanship book has that same drawing with the swan and birds, I nearly posted that one this morning but at the last minute, I chose a Peacock instead. Too funny!