Monday, July 13, 2009

Flea Market Finds

I have always been facinated by old items, antiques, vintage. I always liked going to the flea market as kid with my Mom and the stories she would tell about my Grandmother and of some of the items that she had used. I hadn't been to the flea market in many years (and either had my mom), so we decided since it was finally going to be a nice day, that we would take a trip. (I have really had the itch to go lately, seeing all the vintage goodies people have to share in my Jenni Bowlin online class.) My Aunt was here too and we had the best time. More stories and more things my grammy used to have. Here is my first item of purchase. An old washboard (yes Grammy had one!) I love the used, distressed appearance. It will look fab hanging on my livingroom door, once I clean it up a wee bit:

I also discovered this little metal basket/letter holder. Though I like the vintage look of it, I may spraypaint it a different color. It is just so cute:

Looking through an old box of vintage papers and cards, I came across this old Ford business card. Since Steve worked for Ford for 20+ years, I thought he would find this fascinating. It is from 1932-in Cambridge, MA. If you look close, you can see that the phone # is only 4 digits. Cool! Steve really likes this by the way:

Part of an assignment we have for the Jenni Bowlin class is to use old milk caps on a scrapbook page. I found these at the fleamarket also:

Oh, and speaking of those old vintage cards, I also came across these. A four season calendar, a valentine and some souvenir postcards from Lexington and Concord, MA. Very cool!

The best part about all these goodies is that the total for everything was about 12 bucks. My Mom and Aunt also showed me how to get the best (and cheapest) prices. Bargain!!

10 comments:

Mye said...

Looks like you found some goodies!!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

nice goodies! We are heading to Brimfield today. Where did you go?

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

OMG fantastic finds!

Allison W said...

Awesome deals!

Rita said...

Great finds!

Zorina said...

i love love going to flea markets, too! those items are so cool. you're lucky.

*reyanna klein* said...

Love this stuff you got! Awesome!!! :D

lisa dickinson said...

um, SCORE! i love everything you found! and the price makes it even better! :)

karen m. (akaliz) said...

no way..how do you find all these goodies!!!?? we have crapola down here for vintage. i can't wait to see what you do with that washboard. i have something a similar shape and i need some inspo.

and when i first looked at your post i thought it said flea market friends.

Pam said...

Fun stuff! I love antique stores!