Sunday, January 30, 2011

flea market finds


I've been finding quite a few goodies at my local market recently. This lovely little West German vase was hidden in a box of loose crockery and I took it home for one dollar, chanceux, oui? 

Most of the new things I have found have been destined for ebay (a nice way to earn some extra pocket money and to keep myself out of trouble) but this little specimen will have a permanent home with moi. I figure that as long as I earn more than I spend then I can keep up my weekly hunting ritual without impeding on the household budget and cluttering up the house with too much 'crap'. Flipping some of my finds has also helped me turn over a lot of stuff I was sick of or that didn't 'feel right' in the house any more, making way for some cool new beauties; like rugs and paintings and other bits and pieces. Once the weather cools down a bit later in the week and I can open up the house a bit and let some light in, I'll take a few photo's of my favourite finds.

For more flea market goodness, hop on over to Her Library Adventures and say hi to Sophie.





11 comments:

  1. very unusual design..you might be on a winner there! i wish i was as disciplined as you when it comes to de-cluttering..yeah i've got it REAL bad!

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  2. very nice indeed... I think I should try "flipping some finds" too - funnily I find it harder to part with op shop finds than the things I pay normal price for...

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  3. mhm... will be looking forward to those shots. the vase looks special. i almost want to make a print of those, hm, embellishments.

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  4. Such a good idea to flip the bits and pieces that you no longer want!

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  5. Now that is just ridiculous - un dollar!? It's gorgeous!!

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  6. Very interesting example.....great find xx

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  7. Yes, I always keep the West German and Bitossi and am 'selling on' the rest. Am currently having a mega clean out and anything I don't 'love!' is going...undoubtably to be replaced by a similar item. If you are interested, have a look at my recent Bitossi...it is very similar in the way that it has Asian influenced markings.

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  8. Hi Estelle, I've tagged you to list your Five Daily Essentials if you'd like to play along.

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Thanks ever so for taking the time to say hi!

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