Sunday, October 31, 2010

flea market finds

For Flea Market Finds this week I have some nice found objects.
 This smock dress is pure silk and fits me perfectly.
Look for me in this at the next Mulgrave Makers Market.
I do not know at what stage I suddenly turned into a pink my defense it has a leafy treelike print with birds and had me at hello.

These were in the very same case almost right next to each other at my local-fast-becoming-my-favourite-op-shop and screamed Eleesa. So I had to get these as a thankyou for all her support and encouragement with my recent foray into markets. I wouldnt have made it without her guidance as im a bit of a dufus when it comes to organising myself and getting 'out there'.

These buckles will go onto something I made for my son and a jacket and perhaps a handbag, plus the buttons will be perfect on some of my Little Tree Kids range.

I love having a supply of vintagey, weird and wonderful postcards for handwritten notes and there are too many for me to get through in one sitting at my local secondhand bookstore. Im even tempted to buy the ones that have already been written on. Especially shaky granny handwriting.

For those of you still unaware of how large these babies are, (and what one of you will win tomorrow),
scroll down...

Funny but MrTL just adored this mexican one and had to have it for his quilting. 

This one has also been snapped up by a dear friend who loved it.
Unbeknownst to me shes been struggling pin-cushionless for days/months/years!

It has vintage barkcloth sides and a pure linen base.

Good luck everyone with the draw ill be posting tonight at midnight!

P.S.  I have been asked if I could list these in my etsy store and will place some in there very soon for those who cant make it to the market and would like one. I will post worldwide, obviously.


Catherine said...

Nice finds! I think a few of us renegade op-shoppers are going along with Flea Market Finds even though our leader's having the week off!

CurlyPops said...

What a gorgeous dress!

willywagtail said...

I adore that Mexican one. Always love those embroideries. Semco must have had a designer into them at one stage - maybe the '70s? Cherrie

melissa said...

Love your dress, and those pincushions look fabulous, what a great size...i hope i win!

Copper Patch said...

Frock on, Sista!

Sarah said...

I love shaky granny handwriting too! My fingers are crossed for the pin cushion..

harmony and rosie said...

I so love those pin cushions.

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