While I've been spending most of my time either in the studio or the garden, I still can't resist a good yard sale or flea market when I come across it and I've been gathering some goodies for a while now and thought I'd show some of them off.
Two pretty hats from an estate Ben and I went to last Saturday where we pretty much filled up the truck with a large metal cabinet for the basement, stools, a cool chair, a huge amount of styrofoam balls and bags of smaller goodies. The house was old and funny...perfect for treasure hunting! I always buy the hats for the flowers, but then rarely manage to bring myself to pluck them off. I suppose that's why I have a good sized hat collection now!
Some interesting old doodads including a funny wooden egg salt and pepper set, ceramic boots, a celluloid doll and dog, old old sewing pins, a really cool stapler I got for a dollar, and rocking chair...perfectly sized for a spun cotton somebody.
I'm a sucker vintage owls and from a whole box of old playing cards, these were the only ones I took home. The two teeny tiny pin cushion dogs are just darling. I also managed to find myself with an instant collection of elephants! A bright pink bunny and cool patriotic pin will serve well in my holiday supply drawers.
Some items were a gift from my good friend Andrea. She knows my love of old things and found some putz houses and old reindeer...just for me!! Thanks Andrea!!
A collection of retro Christmas goodies. My favorite? One of the few antiques in this lot...the beaded star ornament...so so pretty! It was a little expensive at a local antique fair...but worth it.
And last but not least...a collection of Halloween crepe and tiny gourds and cake picks...love it!