Flea Market Finds….

I felt so restless today. I just had to get out of the house, but I needed a nice quiet drive. So I headed ‘down the mountain” and ‘up the other side’. A nice drive of about 45 minutes with a few of my favourite places to stop at along the way.

The first was a spot nicknamed ‘the 5 acre garage sale’. As its name suggests, it’s pretty extensive. You can buy just about anything from a bottle top to a train carriage (yes, they cost $7000). I settled for something in-between. I have a passion for vintage green (you know, the spearmint kind) and pink/red. So these were perfect. A 50s cake tin, minus the lid, but that’s OK, it was cheap enough. I practically bought the metal cake tin for the handle alone. Lovely bakelite in a rich, glowing cherry red.

I rather liked these 50s-ish dishes with their sketchy, food designs for only $5.

A little vintage wallpaper box, and two 50s vegemite glasses with green floral design.

A bit further along my drive I found an open air antique market. I couldn’t resist this gorgeous little bunny planter – pink and green – perfect!  He’s in remarkably good condition for his age, especially with those delicate flowers.

Lovely old kitchen utensils, red/cream and green/cream.

And this wonderful xylonite brush case – look at the delicate latch, all in perfect condition.

There’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy, especially the vintage kind. Now I feel much more able to face the working week!

More flea market finds at Sophie’s!

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Family Treasures, part 2… card boxes

Hi, and welcome to another Vintage Thingies Thursday, hosted by Suzanne at Coloradolady.

This week I’d like to share my collection of vintage boxes/baskets made with vintage greeting cards and wallpaper.

These two lovely boxes are embellished with lace and ribbons:

A friend of mine was about to throw out this shopping bag that belonged to an auntie. It now holds a small portion of my vintage lace and braid collection.

These two letter holders are both made from wallpaper, the first has floral embellishments. Both picked up at the local op shops.

I love this hexagonal basket with its rosy embellishments . It’s just the right size for a knitting project or two.

Please see my previous post for more vintage lovelies.