Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fleamarket finds


Have you had a good week? A highlight of mine was making these delicious donut cakes that I came across via Pardon my Chaos. They are so good I'm making more today! I love to eat something sweet with a nice cuppa and my prettiest opshop plate.

A few weeks ago I bought my mum a cane couch & two chairs at a garage sale. Michelle kindly picked them up this week, thanks Michelle! They are now sitting on mum's new deck, waiting for some cushions, and someone to sit on them.



And for a sunny day!


On the way home from Melbourne on Friday I went through Bacchus Marsh and made a stop at three oppies. I found these sweet sheets which will be great for the Australian Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Swap! I especially love the purple one & the spotty one, but they are all ace.




This is an old find, actually I think my dad found it as we have had this scooter since we were kids. I really should get it out of the rain!



A run to the tip shop yesterday was fun. There are about 8 boxes of books there at the moment, unfortunatley a bit rain damaged, but I came home with a pile of beauties. I've just started a crochet project so this book will come in handy! Did you find some treasures this week? I'm off to Sophie's to have a look, see you soon xo

19 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what a totally cool post ... i have that woolcraft book and i haven't made anything out of it. and i have to get ready for the sheet swap too. what a great day you had for finding sheets and i haven't started ripping to make fat quarters either. i feel kinda nervous about it.
My Flea Market Find

Little Ted Canvas said...

What a fabulous cane setting for your Mum's deck, they look great! Love that scooter & those very pretty sheets...

moose and bird said...

I always love your finds! The vintage sheets are lovely, particularly the spotty one. And the old red scooter is also an absolute treasure. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. x
P.S. Your donut cakes look very tempting.

clare's craftroom said...

Don't you love finding great stuff ! That scooter is adorable !

Copper Patch said...

Just waiting for the invitation to join you for some awesome looking doughnutty cupcakey goodness. That looks sooooo good!!!
Nice fabric finds - love the spot.
Ab x

Vic said...

Ah, I got me some Woolcraft action at the oppy last week lol.

Get that scooter under cover RIGHT NOW! ;)

sue said...

Love those little cupcakes, I keep seeing them all over blogland lately. I think I may have to make some myself too. Love the vintage plate. I have a lovely plate from my nan but have never ever used it as I would be too afraid I would break it and it is extra special since she isnt here anymore. Love the old scooter and the cane suite looks wonderful. You should have popped in on your way home for a cup of tea Beck!

Wendy said...

Ohhh, I want to live in Australia so I can join the VSS...sigh.

Good stuff, Beck. Good stuff.

Tracey said...

Woot Woot! We're all gathering goodies for the vintage sheet swap. I shared a sheet this week too... but I can't bare to part with it hehe.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Those sheets look divine! Love the blue floral. The bit about your craft book finds gave me palpatations. I manage to sell a box load of them at a market yesterday but came home with two (and I have an entire set of shelves of them!) Definately time for a clear out. I just can't resist them though. Do you think there's a cure?

Catherine said...

I think my mum had that knitting book! great sheet collection!

Seaside Siblings said...

They are all such great finds, loving the vintage sheets and that scooter rocks!

Knicky Knacks said...

Those chairs are FANTASTIC. Oh, and the vintage plate - just gorgeous but I'm lovin, just lovin those donuts!

Maree: said...

Those Donut Cakes look Divine...will look them up..Thanks for the Link...Love your Sheets...a great Find...
cheers

bowerbirdz said...

Lovely linens. The cane chairs look great - bet your mum's pleased. Scooter - love it!

Gypsy said...

LOVE the sheets! Gorgeous!

spectacularfairywren said...

Loving the couch - if I were nearby i would ongift some foam cushions i have in excess after my find!

And the scooter - loveky

Megan said...

i saw those donut cakes as well and thought mmmyum bookmark that one!

spotty sheets, fantastic!! you've had some good finds this week :)

Heidi said...

those chairs are amazing I love them... but the rest is super amazing too, that fabric and those polka dots...wow