Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fleamarket Finds...


I love these wooden houses. I'm always attracted to house images, the shape, little chimneys, a pointy roof, love them. I found these treasures in an op shop recently. Don't they look great against a white background?

Today I am finally starting to mend my favourite op shop quilt. I've had it for a few years now and a couple of the squares have torn & ripped. It's not sewn on or quilted all the way through to the backing so I am handsewing the new squares on. It's actually very relaxing and fun.

I found this set of six cups and saucers at the MS Opshop this week. They are made in Brazil and are so sweet. Rather simple but gorgeous. They will be perfect for an afternoon tea.


Finally a pretty pair of birkenstocks for Sunday. The colour hasn't quite come out in this photo but they are lovely and fit her perfectly. And for only $1 I'm a happy shopper! What treasures have you found lately? I'm off to have a look at Sophie's, why not come too? xo

27 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Love those houses...you certainly got some great bargains!

sue said...

Good Heavens - Birkenstocks for a buck?! No wonder you are a happy shopper!

♥♥♥ w o o l f ♥♥♥ said...

the houses look absolutely stunning...

Amanda said...

birkenstocks for $1!! far out thats great. love the tea cups too... and the houses do look great against the white

Jennie said...

Those houses would be great in a photo shoot for your soft toys! Love them!

zofia said...

Wonderful finds. The houses are beautiful.

moose and bird said...

I do love the little wooden houses. I agree with you, there's something about the images of little houses in a row that is just so appealing. Happy Sunday. xo

Posie Patchwork said...

Cute wooden houses, how could anyone part with them?? Love Posie

Renee said...

Those houses are really cute and I look forward to seeing the mended op shop quilt!

Tracey said...

$1.00 ?!?

Those houses remind me of Christmas time.... you too?

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh nice finds, and your quilt looks lovely.

Kate said...

Those shoes are a bit cool! Love thew houses and the quilt too. I just remembered what I wanted to talk to you about last Friday at childcare, let's try to catch up soon. X

Megan said...

those houses are just lovely, the different shapes of them all works so well! love that one with the little love heart up near the roof

Steph said...

What great finds! Those little houses look wonderful all in a row and those sandals, coupled with fab toenail polish...brilliant! :)

Nick and Lou said...

Those houses are great and I particularly like the crockery from Brazil. I bet there is a story there. xxNick

Me said...

WOW!! I have 2 pairs of birkies - and if they were cheaper - I would wear them constantly!!! WELL DONE! Definitely the purchase of the week!!!

Pooh's Abode said...

Love those Birkenstocks - they are simply wonderful
Viv
xxx

teddybearswednesday said...

the houses are beautiful, and so are those cups.
Hope you've had a great weekend. xo

Sarah said...

Wow what lovely treasures , you always manage to find such great things! Love those houses and the quilt is divine. x

Bird Bath said...

yes there is something very sweet about little houses all in a row. so charming.

handmadehappiness said...

the houses sure are great!!! i also love the fact your fixing!!!! x
check out my finds if you have time
http://misstracianderson.blogspot.com/2010/04/more-rummaging.html

Swirlyarts said...

Those houses are adorable!!

Jemm said...

I love your finds! The teacups are so sweet. And the sandals for Sunday...what a deal! I did pop into an estate sale over the weekend and found a lovely round platter, cream colored with a light blue ring around the edge and some pretty blue and green flowers in a ring around the center. I should post about it! I love seeing the deals you find. It makes me want to go out hunting too.

You don't know how much I'd like for you to be able to stop in for coffee or tea on my porch too ;)

Vic said...

Birks for a dollar...?! That is the only way I will ever own a pair lol, but I have nae been as lucky as you yet!

Your quilt looks devine, if you ever get sick of it... ;)

Lauren said...

WHAT BIRKS for $1! wow that is a REAL find thanks for sharing!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Amazing! You are certainly a fabulous bargain hunter! I can't believe you got Birkenstocks for a dollar!
Sophie x

WarsawMommy said...

I LOVE those sandals.

I. Want.