Saturday, January 30, 2010

Flea Market Finds



This is my first time playing along with Sophie from Her Library Adventures with her excellent meme Fleamarket Finds. As you may already know I am a compulsive op shopper & also love junk shops, bazaars, markets of all kinds & garage sales. I've also been known to peek into skips, poke around at the tip & eye of hard garbage. I think it's a genetic thing. Like my bunions but a whole lot better.


Anyways, this week I found this sweet little Japanese music box, and guess what? Although I have four daughters who would all love it....I kept it for myself!



It plays Raindrops in a funny, jaunty kind of way. I love it's little red door way,



and of course the ballerina who lives inside.





It seems that half one of her arms has broken off but that doesn't stop her from dancing.
This lovely treasure cost all of $1.50. Ahhhh...country op shops, you're the best.




From the same oppy came these two books. Check out the kooky/evil eyes on the March sisters above! Is that Bette Davis top right?




Jennifer sure new how to give a good present back in the 60's. Wonder where she & Barbara are now?


Also on the book front I'm loving the illustrations in this book, Mary Goes Travelling (by Gilbert Delahaye & Marcel Marlier).


You may recognise them from Pip's banner. On each page a wonderful scene unfolds, usually with a little sausage dog called Poppet.



Lastly I must show you this doona cover I found for Bill. It's covered in vintage Australian stamps & he loves it!


What a great score. This one is definitely too good to cut up!


For more Flea market finds go and have a look here, and enjoy the rest of your weekend, where ever you are xo

15 comments:

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

I love looking inside the covers of secondhand books to see if there is a special message...it adds to the excitment of finding a bargain...

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Oh country op shops are so the best!! I love the music box and I love old books. Miss 9 just read both those xox

M* (Melanie) said...

gasping and panting at your jewellery box. It's so divine! I would have kept it too!

CurlyPops said...

Oh my goodness, that music box is just magical. Such a fabulous find.
I love old books with inscriptions too. I think it makes them ever so much more interesting!

Amanda said...

oh wow what great finds! the music box is fantastic.

I love it when books have a name, date or if you're really lucky a message :)

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh my! That jewellery box is just amazing! What a find! And how I love Little Women, one of my favourite books. Great treasures, thanks so much for playing along.
Sophie x

Kate said...

You really are the op shopping queen! I love all your finds. I cannot believe Rosie hasn't fought you for that gorgeous music box. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Hugs XX

Gypsy said...

Oh Beck I am oohing and aahing over your lovely finds! The music box is too cute, and I love those books. Definitely weird evil eyes, I always knew there was something just a little bit wrong with those March sisters! LOL

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Great finds!
Op shopping is the best!

teddybearswednesday said...

What gorgeous things. I'm so glad you kept that sweet music box for yourself. It all adds to book when there are inscriptions doesn't it.

marian said...

what a FAB stash..love it all especially the books, i'm always on the hunt for vintage children's books..the illustrations inside are adorable!

Christy said...

you have struck gold! what a beautiful treasure!

Vic said...

*dies of jealousy*

What GORGEOUS finds...! I am jealous as hell over here, especially over the music box ($1.50!!!) & the sweet illustrated book... too lovely for words.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I'm jealous ... and how apt my word verification should be sucke! LOL Well done you. The music box is gorgeous and that book's one of my all time faves.

Selina said...

gorgeous finds! That music box is to die for!!