A few of you were interested to see what treasures I found at the flea market when I was in NY. And I'm more than thrilled about the enthusiasm! I'm like one of those crazy collectors who will keep unsuspecting house guests hostage for hours showing off my vast collections while my poor visitors look at their watches and try to politely interject with creatively thought out excuses for why they need to "head out". Luckily...in this format you have a choice and there's no need for interjections of any kind. :) Enjoy!
I love celluloid and these cuties fit the bill. And the first photo is proof of the luck I had at the antique fair my mom and I sifted through in finding vintage miniatures. My little miniature shelf is officially full...so these tiny guys will have to wait until we move back to NY next year and I have room to put up my additional miniatures shelves. A few of them are actually charms...so those will give my charm bracelet just a little more charm.
I didn't know the devil could be so cute! I usually don't fall for super cutesy things...but these little demon babies stole my heart! Their tarnished silver tritons are removable and just plain cool.
Seems like every group of goodies I come up with produces at least one flowered hat. The white ones are my favs...perfect for wedding cake toppers!
In addition to the antique fair...I also visited my favorite little thrift shop run by the little old ladies. These aren't the greatest Christmas finds ever...but I bought them mostly to take apart and use as craft supplies. The two little bears will make great gift ties this Christmas.
These will make great gift ties as well! You know...a little something extra to add to outside of a present.
These knitted hats are too big to dress up my spun cotton figures with...but I just couldn't pass them up for a quarter!
I'll use the white birthday candles for birthday themed spun cotton cuties. I've been finding several of those adorable tin eggs lately...a few more and I'll actually have a good collection going. And it's hard to find Saint Patty's Day goodies, so I was super glad to find this neat pin.
These German paper mache turkey candy containers just might be the find of the week! They were $10 for the pair...a real steal. Again...it's just as hard to find Thanksgiving items as it is Saint Patty's Day things. I did pass on an awesomely adorable snowman candy container that at another booth that was going for $150. :( A bit too steep for this gal's pocket book!
Some more random crafting materials from the thrift store...
I was running low on the Spanish moss I use for my birds in a tree cake topper...mostly because I've also been lining my house plants with it as well. So I was happy to find a bag at the thrift store. I also found a bow maker for a buck, so I thought I'd give that a try. And I don't have any knitting needles so I thought I should keep some handy for when I get the itch to try and learn how...they were only 50 cents.
I don't know what I'm going to do with these big thick plastic stars...but I like them!
More crepe paper. Stocking up on black and orange for Halloween is key!
And maybe it was wrong of me to buy these...but I couldn't help it. I actually already have this vintage bisque circus set. Except I didn't have the guy riding a horse (in the back to the left of the giraffe) and the price was really good. I might sell some of them...but for now they all have twins!
I have a thing for deer and fawns...maybe because my middle name is Fawn. This Lake George souvenier was too neat to pass up.
And finally...I have a large milk glass collection and I've been selective about what new pieces I buy. This fan shaped vase will create a great effect with tulips or mums.
Not too shabby for a little bit of New York treasure hunting. :)