Friday, June 01, 2007

~flea market treasures~

Monday we went to one of my favorite semi-annual flea markets. I'm always looking for fabric and sewing 'stuff', so I was very happy to come home with these treasures ~ a whole baggy full of vintage bias trim in great colors that I don't always find at the stores ~ an old needle packet ~ some old embroidery transfer designs ~ red DMC coton perle (I forsee some embroidery in the near future)...
...and tons of old buttons, even some Victorian ones said the lady who sold them all to me for a $1...
It was a busy, busy holiday weekend here, hope yours was a good one.

29 comments:

  1. Wow! That whole tin for $1!! Amazing. Love those button in the first pic - they're gorgeous.

    Manuela

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  2. All of your goodies are so awesome! I love anything to do with sewing, fabric, buttons, etc. I sew, crochet, cross-stitch and embroider, but I also just like to look at those things. You know, put them someplace where I can simply admire them!

    You got some great stuff. Have a wonderful (and creative) weekend.

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  3. What a wonderful find. I love things like that. I can't never find neat stuff like that , I'm always a day late and a dollar short. lol
    Have a good one.
    Laura

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  4. What lovely finds!! I'm especially enamored of your bias tape find. I always seem to choose fabric that I either cannot find matching or nice contrasting bias tape for.....I'll have to remember to check for older packages when I'm thrifing, garage saling, etc.

    Lovely buttons, by the way!

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  5. Wow, what fabulous finds! There's nothing better than a tin of old buttons. I'm intrigued by the red trimmed linen--is it toweling? Diane

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  6. I'm so happy you posted! I've missed you! I've been clicking every day for you!! Love you flea market treasures...when I go to estate sales~ I always look for old buttons...I love them! I'm going to Canton Trades Day this weekend!!

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  7. Yes Diane, I forgot to mention the linen towels I found there also ~ two very generous sized ones with red trim and one plain white. Perfect for some embroidery!
    Debbie

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  8. Wow! $1.00 is a wonderful deal! I can't wait to see all the lovely things you make with your new treasures!
    Kelli

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  9. What wonderful finds! I really, really, REALLY need to start going to more thrift stores and flea markets! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. ohhh look at all those pretty colored seam binding. Soo pretty !!!!! Clarice

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  11. Looks like some awesome finds and, as always, Deb, so very beautifully photographed!

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  12. You found some fun goodies!!

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  13. Pretties! The red threads will be great for embroidery. Lucky you!
    ~Jody

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  14. Hi there! You trully found some really good stuff! All those buttons for $1???? Believe me you would not find such a good button bargain here in Holland!
    Enjoy your finds!

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  15. The red thread, the needle card the transfers...all lovely! Why can I never find things like this:)

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  16. Wow! wonderful finds. Your picture reminded me of the needle cases I have of my grandmothers.
    Blessings

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  17. Great finds! Don't you just love a box full of buttons?

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  18. You seriously hit the jackpot! LOVE the binding!

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  19. Wow what great finds! And I just love the buttons, awesome deal!!!

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  20. You have found some of my favorite things! I have such a weakness for old buttons and vintage sewing things. Just looking at them makes me feel happier for some reason. Old homemaking sorts of things of all kinds do that for me.
    Take care Deb!

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  21. WOW, what wonderful goodies you found. I can't believe you got that whole tin of beautiful buttons for only $1$ You lucky girl!!

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  22. What wonderful treasures! I love the red DMC thread and the buttons! *sigh* ♥

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  23. What a wonderful find,It's so lovely ! Have a good week

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  24. What great finds! Love the bias tape in a rainbow of colors! Fabulous deal on the buttons! My 6yr old daughter is wanting to start a collection of buttons so she would have thought she'd hit the jackpot with that one. I keep telling her to be patient and we'll find a bunch for not very much - still waiting...

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  25. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Did the buttons come in that tin? You must show us a close up of that lovely tin...I think I have the same one and it came from my dh's great grandmother in Holland...that just might be your biggest treasure!
    Let us know, k?
    Thanks for sharing your finds with us, all of which are lovely!
    Joanne

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  26. I just adore buttons what a great find.

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  27. OH!!! I love your flea market finds!! You wouldn`t have know this, but i also collect buttons!! I have become a good customer at the local flea market and i regularly buy buttons from a very sweet man i have become very good friends with :)I use them for my arts and crafts projects and they give them all a lovely touch :)

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  28. A wonderful and inspirational post: doing something beautiful and creative and feeding the spirit too. Would like to know how you find Francis de Sales. He has a place on my bookshelf. BTW, I am not the craftiest person in the world and I fear I am going to sound awfully dumb. I have been into the website re the transfers. Beautiful - but what do I have to do to copy them on to the fabric?

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