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Monday, January 25, 2010

One Blissful Hour at the Flea Market...A Whole Lotta Goodness!

I had some time this afternoon all to myself so I decided to go to the local flea market. I haven't been in quite awhile and boy am I glad I went!! Look at this wonderful bounty of goodness! I couldn't believe what I found and the incredible prices that I got. It was simply amazing.
I love old buttons and found an entire zipper baggie full of them!

and then.....sigh.....I came across an old feed sack. You have to understand, around here, finding one of these babies is like getting a blizzard in Miami in the middle of July! They are that rare in my neck of the woods! I was so excited, I almost went into labor - haha! Kidding of course.

Then, I found a gorgeous old box of embroidery floss. I think I might love the box even more that the floss inside!

"Made in Paris" the label says


I love this old enamel tub. I think I will use it in my laundry room to store all of the bottles and jars of laundry soaps and softeners. Then, I'll put the whole thing right on top of the washer. I do believe it will add cuteness as well as function to the room.
It was a fabulous day at the flea market!
Have a wonderful day and I want to thank you all for your kind comments about the finished nursery. It was such fun to do and I appreciate your compliments! I have to share something cute my little one said to me. The other night after we added the final touches to the room, he was sitting in the chair in the nursery. He said, "Mom, now you can make a cup of tea and sit right here in this chair and enjoy all of your work." He is very wise for his 7 years and knows how to appreciate girlie stuff - haha!
xo,
Kathleen





22 comments:

Linda said...

An hour at a flea market sounds like pure heaven on such a cold, snowy day here in Minnesota! Beautiful finds!! I love the box graphics, too!

Amy Kinser said...

What wonderful treasures. So glad you had a a few minutes to yourself. And, yes your sever year old is wise, sweet and thoughtful.

cityfarmer said...

now this was meant to be ... you deserved this perk ...
I'd have grabbed every one of those items.


a flea market on a Monday???? duh, you most likely went on Sunday

bj said...

ahhhh, I am so so ready for a good flea market!
You got some awesome things....

June said...

This looks like an hour well spent Kathleen. Your baby nursery is delightful. The princess will love it.
You have such a beautiful place here.
June

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Kathleen. I had to laugh. When I saw the picts of your flea market finds......well, I have everything (anyway, very similar) in that picture! Great minds.....love flea markets and the same things! Ha!

DisturbedAngel said...

Ugh! I'm so jealous!! LOL What beautiful finds! It's giving me the shopping bug too!

Tami said...

What wonderful finds...so wish I could find things like that around here!!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh such wonderful finds!!

blessings

barbara jean

Cathy said...

Such beautiful treasures...you soooo deserve it!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Ticking and Toile said...

Kathleen,
Those are such fun things to find!!! Don't you just love it when the stars align & you find a bunch of good stuff?? Good for you. Your son is way wiser than his years!! The girls will be falling over him if he keeps that up in another 10 years or so...:o)

Shellagh

Laura said...

Wow, lucky finds indeed! Congratulations on such a productive shopping day! :)
Laura

Bella said...

What wonderful finds! A free hour at the flea market sounds like bliss right now...

Chrissy said...

Oh my I want to go to your fleamarket!!! What lovely things,I would never find treasures like that here,lucky girl! Hope your feeling good,enjoy your treats!! 0x0x0

vanilla143 said...

sigh I agree with your little guy... such a sweet restful place... :D

Melissa said...

Love your blog! Beautiful things and thanks for the tip on making a faux grain sack pillow!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog...great inspirations here and madly lusting after all the cool Paris stuff.

My Grama's Soul said...

Beautiful things you have found there.

I know you will make something wonderful with all of them.

Blessings,

Jo

kathi @ traybella said...

love an hour at a flea market...it's like therapy! ;)

just found your blog...love it!

kathi

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, what great finds! Especially that DMC BOX OF THREAD! Woohoo for you. Don't you just love it when you find a bunch of goodness all in one day! I chuckled when you said you went into labor! Hahaha. Love your baby room by the way . It is absolutely wonderful! Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Love Where You Live said...

How fun to walk away with such great finds! Love that it happens when you least expect it. A real day brightener, huh?!

Anne Marie said...

wise little boy indeed!

hope you are doing well......