Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fleamarket Finds


I love baskets. This is a selection of my favourites, all found in oppies or markets. I've been sorting out our sunroom/sewing room and these baskets are a great way to store wool and bits.


This pretty fabric was found at a garage sale yesterday. I love blue & white together.



This is a pretty poor picture of an amazing gunpowder box I bought for $10 at a local jumble sale. It's fantastic as it serves as a table, bench and has lots of space inside for toys & odd things.


This morning I had a little excursion to the Daylesford Market, fun!! I couldn't resist this little pram & tin bucket. When I get a sec I'm going to plant up the pram with succulants, or flowers, I'm not sure yet. The tin bucket is for mum who is always looking for things to plant in. Aren't they sweet?


Finally today a lovely vintage teatowel with a wild flower theme. I love the colours in this and I'm trying to decide whether to make it into a cushion or just hang it on the wall. Have you found anything colourful, sweet, beautiful or interesting lately? I'm off now to check out more treasures at Sophies xo

27 comments:

Collecting Feathers said...

All your finds are lovely this week. I adore those baskets. Last time I was in Adelaide my sister and I were in an oppy and a woman told us she had sold all of her collection of baskets as she was downsizing. I could only take two on the plane, however they were scattered in every shop in the town. Hundreds of them. Add that pram... The "girl who had everything" up the street from us, had one just like it. It is lovely. xxNick

Tracey said...

the blue and white print is lovely and that pram! I love your idea with using it for potting - you will have to post some pictures of the result

Little Ted Canvas said...

I just love that little pram, it's adorable. Your baskets are great too, they look terrific up there all together. Now there is one useful trunk, I love that you can use it as atable. I might bring mine inside once I give it a good clean up & ensure it's spider free!

Vic said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!

That pram is absoloutly my favourite & my best! It will look amazing all planted up - brilliant idea there my dear.

Selina said...

Gorgeous finds! That pram is particularly sweet!

hester said...

Gorgeous pram! So evocative of little girls from another era in black stockings and long white dresses.

sue said...

Your baskets are a great storage idea Beck! I used to have a little doll's pram practically the same when I was little. It used to have a blue vinyl hood that pulled up too. Hope your having a lovely week.

marian said...

oh yes i LOVE baskets too, just perfetc for storing wool and fabric and....

oh and i love that gunpodwer box..it's awesome!

oh & i love that sweet little pram i've got one just like it! x

Fippa said...

Hi Beck. I'm loving finding our more about your life too! I knew you were a clever clogs, but prams full of succulents...a stroke of pure genius!! By the way, "mexican death art"..another stroke of genius. Keep on being super cool!

bowerbirdz said...

Wow your coffee yable will certainly be a talking point. I love the little pram - you must be thrilled!

Happydacks said...

I love your baskets Beck, I have some hanging up in my kitchen with a variety of stuff n crap hiding in them but, they look good! Amazing gunpowder box, such a great find and the pram is going to look so pretty with what ever you chose! I hope you have had a lovely week...any more sleep ins? Michele x

Kate said...

Oops, I keep forgetting to bring your basket back to you. Meg used to have business cards printed saying 'basket club' whenever she'd see someone in the street carrying a basket, she'd give them one. You definitely deserve one.
Is H@ndmade tomorrow night or next week? XX

Linda said...

such WONDERFUL finds Bec

Steph said...

What brilliant finds! That little pram is heaven!! And you can never have too many baskets. Hope you have a glorious week :)

Renee said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pram! And don't those baskets look beautiful all lined up!

messyfish said...

Excellent finds. I am a big fan of baskets too. Great taste!

Charlotte said...

Love the pram! We call it "stroller" in the US, but whatever it's called, it's a great find! I would love to find one during my adventures.

manda said...

Hi Beck , nice baskets :-) ....I decided the other day (after the purchase of two more baskets that i couldnt leave behind) i need a shelf to put them on because im out of space....time to go up the walls ..
:-) x

Miss Muggins said...

I have a growing collection of opped baskets too. My Nanna's one started it all!

Miss Muggins said...

I have a growing collection of opped baskets too. My Nanna's one started it all!

Cherie said...

Oh that pram is a doozie, an absolute stunner! Your baskets look gorgeous, the box is a total gem - but that pram - it's adorable - WOW what a find, love it ;))

crzylady said...

as if I didn't need more incentive to move to Australia. Such lovely shops! with so many wonders. Half of our shops are filled with things I could buy at an emporium and marked for the same price.

teddybearswednesday said...

Such amazing and beautiful things as always over here Beck. I love love love that pram! It's just beautiful. xo

Sarah said...

Oh yes I love baskets too and those ones are very purty to be sure. Also, how sweet is that pram? Will look so quaint with some lovely things growing out of it. x

Susan L (lily40au) said...

The pram is gorgeous ... it reminds me of my childhood. It'll look amazing as a planter box. What a great idea.

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michelle said...

your photos and treasures and posts are beautiful bec. i can feel the calm wash over me by just spending a few short minutes visiting you and yours

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Wow what a beautiful post! I love it all, especially those amazing baskets, just beautiful!
Sophie x