Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Hey there!  Just thought a change of pace was in order here in my little part of blog land.  Wouldn't you love to see what I have been collecting lately? Well, be my guest!!! :)

 I've heard that every picture tells a story and this one could do just that! Tell me what do you see?

Gatherings from a number of many resources!

I am getting excited about the assemblages and altered pieces that can be produced from these lovely finds!

Do you see what I see?

I know...I've shown you my signs before, but aren't they fun!

Who doesn't love a red bird cage here and there and everywhere?

 Are you getting ready for a walk down the isle?  Look what I found!!!  I purchased this beautiful wedding dress from an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I saw it hanging in the closet and I had to have it.  It told a story to me and I couldn't leave it behind.  It is all Satin with beautiful embroidery and lots of little satin covered buttons.  The bride that wore this dress had a tiny little waist and from the stains around the bottom of skirt she danced on a wooden or dirt floor.
 So, Should it be cleaned or left to tell her story? 

The old portable "Singer" sewing machine below belonged to the bride that wore the satin wedding dress.  I wonder if she made it herself ?

The little Jr. typewriter below also belonged to our mystery bride.  I am sure she typed many a love letters to her groom on it, or he to her.
Sweet...and it works.

Need some polishing?  I would say so.
Cute little tea cart too! :) 

Kerosene lights could still come in handy don't you think?

Well,  I hope you enjoyed my flea market finds ,as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you.
Have a beautiful day and come back for a visit soon. 
See ya,


Riki Schumacher said...

Great finds Steff! How fun is that? Love the silver and dress, and the typewriter. Our grand kids won't know what that is one day! Hugs, Riki

Barbara Lewis said...

HOly MOly! What a haul! Can't wait to see you incorporate some of it into your jewelry. Wouldn't it be great if you could shrink down the birdcage to necklace size? :-)

Diana said...

You have been having fun collecting some great treasures Steff. I especially like the wedding gown and old suitcase. Hope you have been well.....miss you.


Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful finds!
Love the signs and Singer sewing machine.

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Mary C. Nasser

Jen Crossley said...

I love looking at your goodies.Thanks for sharing :}

Anonymous said...

The wedding dress is awesome and the fact that the singer belonged to her too and that she could have made it is really interesting. It's really amazing to try to figure out her story.
very cool.


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