Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fleamarket Finds



It's been a bumper week folks, a happy whirl of treasure hunting for Captain Dandelion. I found this stack of Georgette Heyer reprints, which I knew my mum would like, at the good old MS Oppie. I also picked up a copy of The Boy in the Striped Pyjama's by John Boyne, which I finished last night. An interesting and moving book, have you read it? Give me a yell if you'd like to read it and I'll send it on. I'm thinking of doing a second hand book swap soon..what do you think?


That naughty winter light is playing havoc with my photography...this blanket is the most adorable mossy green, much prettier than it looks above. I have a little project in mind for it which I'll show you when I get around to it. I came across this sweet baby blankie on a trip to Trentham this week.


And also this owl embroidery, it came up quite nicely after a soak.


Now I just need to find the right spot to hang it.


I also found this glass mug, I have a collection now, this is the third.




They all have corny/cute messages on the other side.
I'm guessing they are 70's items?



More excitement at the Anglican Trash & Treasure on Friday. Although it was harder to find treasures this time I still came away with a few beauties. This mirror was $2 and is so heavy and solidly made. It reminds me of a mirror in a church, or some place of business. It has a real feel about it, a sense of history and life.



Just think of all the faces it has seen. The reflections of so many people who stopped to pause for a moment.


I am in love with this fire engine red money box too.



My guess is that is was used in a train, bus or tram. See the ridge along the top?
It looks as if it fitted/slotted into something, and could be detached later.
Or maybe it was used at the footy by ticket sellers? I'd love to know.
Anyway, it's ace and Billy seems to have claimed it.
Yesterday the girls and I headed over to Creswick to check out a church garage sale. The lovely men and women couldn't have been more friendly, down to earth and sweet. It was a cold old day and the wind was blowing into the hall but they were so chatty and kind to my girls. One lady told us how she once rode her pony, Dolly, to school in Dean. Rosie thought that was the best thing she'd ever heard. We found a few bits and pieces which I'll show you next week, along with something extra special! I'm so excited about it and can't wait to show you. (When I get it home)

Hope you had a happy week, I'm off to Sophie's for a sticky beak, see you soon sweeties xo


17 comments:

BOB & MABEL said...

That money box is great and I really love the mirror. You've had a very successful week hunting!

Little Ted Canvas said...

What beautiful finds, everything is just fantastic, you sure have had a bumper week of treasure hunting. I love that mirror too, just imagine it's history, very special...

beccasauras said...

Wow, I want to come hunting with you! Great owl cross stitch, I can't beleive the work some people do, then have it tossed out! I suppose everyone can't hoard forever, or op shops would be out of business. great photo with the puppy, too.

Knicky Knacks said...

You've certainly struck gold with all your finds this week. I love the mossy green blanket and the picture frame. So rustic and charming - where will you hang it?

Miss Muggins said...

OMG Beck, seeing that mug brought memories flooding back. I owned that exact same one once upon a time. It was my first real mug and I loved it soooo much, I even graduated to having my first cup of coffeee in it years later. Thanks for the memory xx

teddybearswednesday said...

you always find the BEST things lovely Beck. I love that money box, love it's colour and the fading and chips on it.
Gorgeous blankey too, I know what you mean about the winter light.
HOpe you're having a wonderful weekend. xo

Linda said...

Great finds1 I love the money box and the blanket especially!

Jennie said...

ooooh what a lovely mirror and that mossy merino looks fab! Can't wait to see what it turns into!x

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

even the pale green in your blanket photo works for me, it certainly breathes atmosphere. but the dog in the mirror is the best! oh, and the mirror is great too, yeah.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, the money box would have been used for household budgeting. My mother had one here in the UK, I have it still. The ridge above the slots bears printed labels that read 'gas' 'coal' 'rent' 'electricity'. Mine dates from the 50's.
Best wishes, Molly.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

WHATA SCORE! I absolutely love that blanket Beck.. And I am now so intrigued by what you'll be showing us next. Peta

Wendy said...

I live in hope of finding a wool blanket, but so far, no luck. Love the money box and that sweet Holly Hobbie mug!

Heidi said...

Wow what incredible finds, I love the money box and the owl hanging but the milk glass mug is super!!!

Tania said...

I reckon even I could force myself to save some pennies with excellent money storage such as that. Quite obviously a vintage precurser to everything Ikea (where it is, conversely, quite hard to save your pennies).

lisa stubbs said...

I just love the quote on the cup! fantastic:)

michelle said...

some seriously good loot here. i loved the boy in the striped pyjamas, have seen the movie too and was so glad that i had read the book first. my mr 9 has just started reading it (he insisted) will be interesting to see how he goes. enjoy the holidays

Miss Prudence said...

The mug is most definitely 1970's...I had one exactly the same