Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flea Market Finds

It has been an age since I have joined in with Sophie's fun and games - I have been treasure hunting but pre-Christmas many of my finds were destined to be gifts so I didn't want to spoil the surprise by sharing them here. This week however, all these treasures are for me me me!

Glorious grey shell buttons - the biggest of these are a whopping 3.5 cms across! It was love at first sight and I would have paid much more for them but they were bundled up into $2 packets so I didn't have to.

I picked these up whilst we were away at the seaside. They are definitely some kind of seed pod but I have no idea what kind - I will keep hunting around for an answer. They are quite black and bulbous. I will be deconstructing the necklace and using them for something yummy.

This tiny little ceramic mouse reminded me of my son when he was little and did something he probably shouldn't have. He is way cuter in real life - my son is too!

And why shouldn't buck-toothed squirrels play dress-ups I ask you?

Kinda weird, possibly a little creepy and definitely not very politically correct - they fit right in at my place!

This pretty china will be smashed and worked into earrings I think. I love it when I find odd bits of crockery with a small all over pattern. Speaking of jewellery, if you are in the mood for a little retail therapy please drop by my madeit shop - all the jewellery is now $20 and the proceeds of sales through January will be donated to the flood relief appeal - free shipping in Oz too!


Melissa said...

Love the dress up squirrells and the mouse, yummie buttons

nadine paduart said...

will you smash the squirrels too, they are a funny sight! wonder what you will do with the buttons, ànd the pods of course. always intrigued by your 'jeweled' mind... ;)

mylittlebirdie said...

yes very interesting little creatures. it truly amazes me the stuff one can find in op shops. although it shouldn't by now! : ) beautiful buttons and love the plates!

Unknown said...

oh i love your little animals, so cute! I am about to check out your madeit shop now

Nick said...

I am beginning to adore all these litte critters that are popping up everywhere. As a kid I hated them...mum had them in those shadow boxes on the walls...but as you get older and fashions go the full cycle so do your tastes.

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