Flea Market Finds

I haven't been to a flea market in so long! Or at least, I haven't been to a flea market and found anything I really wanted in a long time. Moving into this new house has me searching for specific things, but trying to limit myself and not let my love of weird vintage stuff get too out of hand. But sometimes you find the right thing at the right price, so here we are. 

I've been looking for some things to hang in my extra bedroom, so that pennant is going in there. Those arrows will live in a large vase in my living room instead of some eucalyptus that used to be in there. And that weird purse? I got it for a $1 and it was never used so I thought it was just odd enough to be interesting. A good haul overall. :) 

Recent Finds

I've been trying to make an effort to get to flea markets when I have a free Sunday to myself (and not feeling hung over). I often forget how much I love spending a few hours outside wandering through the aisles and looking at people's junk. Here's a little glimpse at a couple things I picked up recently.

  • Midcentury modern ottoman with removable top.
  • Bunny nesting dolls.
  • Gold embroidery scissors.

October Finds

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It's been a little while since I've had time to spend thrifting, which is really quite sad. Somehow, I made it through the warmer months without stepping foot into a flea market either, which is even more depressing.

My mom and I have a lot of things in common, but one of them is a love of thrifting and searching flea markets. It's pretty amazing actually. I'll tell her that I'm looking for a stew pot, and a few days later she'll call and tell me there's a stew pot waiting for me at her house. (This really happened this week. $2!!) That little wooden shoe and kitty statue came from a trip with my mom two weekends ago, where I also picked up two jelly jar glasses with Peanuts characters on them.

The other items came from a day last week when I decided to pop in on my way home from work. A glass milk bottle, some Ball jars, and two terracotta pots and two glass candle holders that are just screaming to be turned into DIY projects.

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That same trip I also picked up this caboodle for a friend of mine, and a Chuck Klosterman book for $2!

But I'm saving the best for last. The day I found this gem in the thrift store, my mom and I were cracking up in the middle of the store.

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Because who doesn't need a handmade corn-on-the-cob costume?!? This is what thrifting dreams are made of!

Happy Thrifting!!

August Finds

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Sometimes you walk to breakfast, eat some French toast and turkey bacon, stop at a local odds and ends shop, and end up finding two Indiana Jones framed photos on the way home. And these are the mornings I live for.

All kidding aside, I have some kind of deep-seeded crush on Indiana Jones. And now I have a framed photo of him hanging in our downstairs bathroom (where I just did a washi tape wall treatment) and another that hasn't quite found a home yet. Just needed some new frames...

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Tim also picked up some records from the dollar bin! Good day all in all.

May Thrift Finds

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Do you ever pick up thrift store finds and wonder who the previous owner was? I always do, especially when the items are quirky and strange like these little cuties. Who else wanted puppy (dachshund?) suncatchers and why would they discard them??

T and I have been taking nightly walks around town now that the weather is nice since I'm always itching to get outside once I'm home from work. We're also loving the easy exercise and I'm loving that there are several thrift stores within walking distance of our apartment.

I always walk up and down each of the bric-a-brac sections of thrift stores because I love housewares. These two suncatchers were just hanging on a lone hook next to a dog leash and I nabbed them immediately. They're so darling!

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Can't wait to find a home for them! For 95cents, how could I turn these little guys down?

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Anyone else pumped for warmer weather and flea market season? I know I am!

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