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.


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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Flea market finds…

I found lots of lovely things at the local op shops this week.

A lovely 50s tablecloth – gorgeous colours, don’t you think?

A brand new set of (vintage) sheets, never used. Love the pattern!

Pretty mauve and green vintage sheet.

Wow – a Carltonware foxglove dish for ….. $6!!! It has a couple of chips on the edges, but I say – who cares! It’s the only Carltonware I’ll ever be able to afford!

A (70s?) carafe with six matching glasses. I have four of these carafes now, and I use them to hold my knitting needles.

Some anodised cookware and a partial set of measuring cups.

This lovely old sheet music, $2. I adore vintage graphics, especially from this era. How perfect is the burgundy and mint on that buff coloured paper!

Don’t ask me why I bought this – I have no idea! Maybe because it’s by Mariana Hardwick . Maybe because the detail is so pretty. Maybe because it was in perfect condition. Maybe because it was only $5.50! I doubt I’ll ever be walking down the aisle again. Perhaps I’ll use it to display some pretty, pearly vintage buttons.

Visit Sophie to see what everyone else has found this week.

Vintage Button Lovelies….(and Vintage Thingies Thursday)

I stumbled across these the other day…..

Gorgeous vintage buttons from the 1940s and 50s….

Look at those gorgeous colours and superb designs…..

even the cards are beautiful, with an embossed paving stone design…..

These transparent ones look like boiled lollies….

How could I resist?

I bought 80 cards…..

More pics next week…..

Pop over to Suzanne’s blog for more VTT fun….

Published in: on December 8, 2009 at 8:44 pm  Comments (28)  
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Pink Saturday #1


Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love buttons, so here’s a few pink buttons from my stash:


Glass buttons, the first one is pierced.


 Barbie, and vintage confetti lucite.


Beautiful cut celluloid.


Cute children’s buttons from the 1950’s.


1950’s flower, and antique MOP set in metal.


Published in: on September 28, 2008 at 9:35 am  Comments (15)  
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