Flea Market Finds…

Last Sunday was the annual 50s fair at Rose Seidler House in Sydney. It’s always a fun day with lots of people getting into the spirit of the 50s by dressing up, arriving in some souped up cars and generally having a great time. This year I met up with my blogging friend Marian who travelled up from Victoria with her partner to experience some 50s magic, and of course to take a few tidbits home (well didn’t we all!).. I was so glad to meet Marian, who really got me started with blogging. We’ve been corresponding for a couple of years so it was high time we met!  That’s us sitting on the rock enjoying a coffee.

We exchanged some lovely gifts – funny that we gave each other a load of vintage goodies! The lovely spotted apron with the crinoline ladies, and the 50s tablecloth are just a couple of the lovely gifts I received.

There were lots of fab 50s things to buy at the fair. I couldn’t go past the lazy susan  – and doesn’t it match perfectly with the tablecloth Marian gave me? I also picked up the pink and black shopping bag and the orange, yellow, green and white shopping basket, which I love and have been using all week. I saw so many things there that took me straight back to my childhood, growing up in Beecroft, a leafy suburb of Sydney.

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A few other finds this week: buttons – you can never have too many of them!, and this cute little hand-made cosy for a ‘fan’ pack of stocking darning thread. I also found the fab vintage sheet which it’s sitting on. I don’t have many in blue or purple so it’s a welcome addition to my collection.

Well I hope you had a great week. Pop over to Sophie’s for more great flea market finds!

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  1. Great days and how lovely meeting your blog friend. I have met a few of mine and it’s just so much fun.

  2. i love the basket … it so reminds me of my childhood.
    My Flea Market Find

  3. Hi Liz, i’ve been reliving last Sunday all week long; i can’t remember the last time i had so much FUN.. and meeting you was the BEST!!

    btw it goes without saying..i LOVE all your 50s goodies lol!!

  4. a 50’s fair sounds so much fun. Some lovely things you found here. That green floral print fabric looks gorgeous!

  5. the lazy suzan’s colours are swell!!!

  6. I remember seeing this fair on The Collectors ( before its fall from grace!) last year and it looked like so much FUN! Glad you had a good time.

  7. I’d be happy just seeing the house. Throw in a 50s fair…
    Love the basket and the lazy susan. How nice to meet your blog buddy.


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