Thursday, January 22, 2009

Flea Market and Antique Mall Finds

Yesterday I went to Cleburne to visit my cousin Patsy and we went to the flea market. They have a morning flea market every Wednesday. Some times you find a lot and sometimes not much. Yesterday we didn't find too much. Afterwards I went to an antique mall at Benbrook. They had a lot of beautiful things, but nothing I needed. Although, last week I went to a little antique mall in Hurst and found a lot of tatting and a couple of pieces of crochet with some rickrack attached to it. I love vintage laces, tatting and crochet. That's one of the thing I hoard.

This is the crochet and tatting. Lot of nice pieces. Most are about a yard long or more. The colors are nice too. I love pastels in these kinds of trims. They have some more, but I could only afford so much. Maybe I can go back and they will still have them after I make some more money.

And these are the things I found at the flea market. The fork is a money clip. I love it. The watch I want to alter and turn into a necklace. The stone is some kind of spider turquoise. At least that is what the man told me. Anyway I think it will look great wraped in some wire and made into a necklace or something. And the keys, they are adorable. They will look good on something. Maybe an alter bottle.

Thanks for stopping by I always enjoy your visit. Hope you have a wonderful day.


Shari said...

Oh my, these are beautiful things! I just love tatting!! I've never known anyone who tatted, so I'm really in the dark here, but am trying to teach myself needle tatting from a book. Wish me luck!!

Candy said...

What a nice assortment of pretty little things. Lovely colors and there is always something mysterious about old keys...where have they been and what were they entrusted to protect? They will look nice on your new creations. Happy designing!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Pat! I just love all of your found treasures!! I'm the same way ~ I get what I can when I can but it sure is fun doing the hunting isn't it? Wishing you a wonderful weekend, xxoo, Dawn

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love to see people's flea finds all in one is kind of artsy isn't it? Wonder what one of these photos enlarged would look like on the wall?

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Charlene said...

OH YOU LUCKY GIRL! You did find some treasures. I sooooooo need a shopping trip. Maybe we could meet for lunch & a trip to one of these shops to see what else we could find.


Hi Pat, The flea market sounded fun. Pretty treasures you have found there.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Warm Blessings,

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Very pretty!

You are right! I'm into "The Secret" It really works! I don't talk about it much on my blog because I don't think many people "get" it! As you can tell I just sort of elude to it. The Secret followers that read my blog usually pick up on it right you did!

texasdaisey said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I make my way to Vernon from time to time. We really like living in Seymour. Looks like we have a lot in common. Shopping likes/dislikes, painting & a few others.