Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Are you ready for a BONANZA of op-shop finds? After so long away from the scene, I blitzed the thrift stores this week-end and I brought home a truckload of stuff!

And since I haven't joined in with Sophie and the gang in ages I thought I would share them - individually. Click away if you are on dial-up 'cos there is a ton of pics to come ...

Pewter to reclaim.

Old files that just need a clean up - I use such odd materials sometimes that I am often reluctant to use my 'best' files, preferring to keep those for 'proper' jewellery work. These will fill the gap nicely - and just two bucks each!

A satisfying stack of English china plates for a friend who has big plans for them ...

A tin to use in jewellery making.

I feel these could become my little studio spirits - protecting me from mojo loss, boredom and nasty wire jabs!

Another pretty plate.

Lovely linen fabric bundles.

Ok so he is probably "Shrek" merchandising but when you push his nose he makes chopping sounds, followed by a maniacal giggle and "I'll never be a real boy" in a high pitched whiny way - it just doesn't get better than that does it?

Books of course. I dare say you will be unsurprised to find that apparently, only a couple of women had "great modern lives" - still some interesting people in there and each "life" is written up by a different author.

Lovely Wedgewood plate - again for friend.

OMG - how appealing is this little forest friend? Oh yes, look at her an weep Denouncer!

I love this folk-arty saucepan - it looks unused inside!

This little pin plate is very sweet - check out the crinoline lady detail ...

 Wierd thing to find in the kids toy basket but I figure I might use it in an installation - better me than some 4 year old I reckon.

 Can you believe it? Another plate?!

This 1960s plaster bambi ticked all the boxes - he seems so surprised to see me!
I will be reclaiming this very thin copper in the near future. Watch this space ...

A little collection of Alfred Meakin cups and saucers. Not sure how I feel about drinking tea from a cup that is bestowed with those odd pod thingos - are they cocoons or seeds do you s'pose?

I think this was my very favourite find though. These are Ininti - they are so beautiful I can never go past them.
I had heaps of fun and hardly spent anything at all - more on petrol than goodies I think! Hope everyone has had a fun thrifting week - show us you treasures over at Sophie's.

PS - I got to be a guest blogger over here - have a squizz!


Finki said...

Awesome haul, I'm so jealous. Especially love the woodland creatures.

Enchanted Moments said...

fab finds...we have been trawling the local oppies for bambis but havnt found any girls have alovely collection starting...but I have found them all on Ebay.

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Never thought I would say this but I love that gun! The woodland creatures are cute too, I haven't been able to find any.

E :)

Rustic Tarts said...

We hope to go op shopping with you one day as we would like to see things through your eyes! Great finds. Love your studio spirits!

Florence said...

what cool finds, wouldn't know where to start (although the french tin springs to my mind straight away!), all very cool. great feeling, isn't it, to go opshopping after not having been for a while, and finding all these treasures.

sue said...

I know Em - it has a strange appeal that gun .... not sure what that says about us huh?!

Lucie Tales said...

Great finds! I'm green with envy about your files and the ininti beads which are awesome!

nadine paduart said...

yep. gone thrift crazy. for sure.

Ms Kath Pathwalker said...

Woah! So, who's been cooped up for so long they went op shop freedom splurging, yay!! Fantastic finds me love.....and yes two steps closer to a teeny weeny forest friends intervention. x

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