Monday, June 05, 2006

Memorial Day Flea Market Finds

It was a great week having Mike home, even though it was a 'working vacation' (oxymoron ?). About twice a year he takes some time off to work on things around the house/yard. A lot was accomplished~rototilling, planting the garden, fixing one of the outbuildings, opening the pool, mowing & trimming, miscellaneous puttering, etc. We did take some time to have fun, and one of those times was going to the the annual Memorial Day flea market. This is what I found:

Some fabrics~
~a tiny purple floral on white and a vintage red print which, to me, said 'apron' (more on that in a later post)
~a large floral
~another vintage print
~a pretty floral with birds

~and finally this blue (50's ?) print
~and I found this pretty embroidered linen case for forks
~I also found 3 wire locker baskets which I love for storage, a wicker picnic hamper to add to my growing collection, and a black stand which I bought because I loved its curvy base. It is presently being slightly modified to hold cookbooks. And I will show you pictures in another post of the two vintage aprons I found.

The rest of the Memorial Day weekend was great and I was thankful for the beautiful weather we had. On Saturday Stephanie and her horse Sparky took third place in an eventing competition and Sunday we had a nice family get-together. I'll post some more about the rest of the week~our canal bike ride pictures and some garage sale finds~in another post.

Thank you, everyone, for your visits and kind, kind comments!

13 comments:

  1. Deb, I am so happy to see you are back! I have missed your posts! Glad you had a nice "vacation". :)

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  2. What great finds. I love the material and the fork holder.

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  3. It's nice to hear that you had such a wonderful week with your family. I'm happy you're back to posting though...I missed you. Wow, you guys accomplished a lot! Great flea market finds. I thought apron when I saw that particular fabric too. I really like stacking picnic hampers the way that you do. I have a few of the flat top wooden picnic baskets that I use that way. So great for storage!

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  4. I really missed you too, Deb! I have looked in to your blog every day, to see if there was a new post!
    Such lovely finds you got there! I really like the baskets and the nice material. Have a nice day!

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  5. I also missed your posts!

    The fabrics you found are very pretty. I, too, found an old picnic basket this weekend at our church bazaar.

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  6. Wow what flea market finds! I cant wait to see the aprons! I have an apron made from a print very much like it. It was my Grammy's but I stold it from her!! She gave me permission!

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  7. Ohhh neat things! I love flea markets. You have such an eye for cool stuff. :)

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  8. You found lots of beautiful treasures! The fork holder is adorable!!

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  9. Those wire baskets , are great you can see all your stuff in them. I like the red hexagon shaped material. That cutelery holder is a superb find.

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  10. Love your embroidered linen case. Once when my daughter & I were browsing in an antique shop, there were embroidered pieces similar to this, folded over like a purse flap and were sold as small pillows. I've always wanted to try that and had forgotten about it. They were delightful, just like your piece is.

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  11. I really missed you too, Deb! I have looked in to your blog every day, to see if there was a new post!
    Such lovely finds you got there! I really like the baskets and the nice material. Have a nice day!

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  12. I also missed your posts!

    The fabrics you found are very pretty. I, too, found an old picnic basket this weekend at our church bazaar.

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  13. Deb, I am so happy to see you are back! I have missed your posts! Glad you had a nice "vacation". :)

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