Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Flea Market Finds ~ A Whale of a Time

I haven't been to 
Flea Market Wednesday 
in months... 

and then all of a sudden 
I have been 3 weeks in a row!!

I caught the bug what can I say?

Today was a bit warmer than last week and the sun was shinning it made for a fabulous morning. My shopping buddy, Bethany, couldn't make it today, so I went by myself.... 

Sometimes, it's nice to go alone and not worry about the time or pace... Today was one of those days! 

I did see a few friends...Hi Cheryl, Hi Rachel!

So, here's the goodies 
I brought home with me... 


Can we talk about the antique copper whale??


OH MMM GEE~


I love him... 


Cutest tail.. 

His front and back 
are seamed together 
with a weld...


Yummy copper patina...


his little eye...

a small repair...

and that smile!!!


How adorable would he be 
in a beach house bathroom?!!


Just precious!!

I bought him as a Christmas gift for someone I love very much..and that person just happens to have a beach house... 

but....

I'm not sure I can part with him.... 
(oh noooo)

Does this happen to you too??


I purchased with old enamel flour canister for my kitchen.. I am copying Kelley from The Polished Pebble Blog and using the round canister for a plant...


This enamel is in very good condition with no rust...


I love the small accent of blue on the handles...


Always nice to have the lid!


After my blue whale 
and my canister with blue handles, 
I spotted these blue petite books....


The color is just charming...


Unfortunately, 
the set is missing Volume IV... 

but too cute to worry about!


I found these chunky brass candlesticks...


They are so heavy 
and the patina is just wonderful...


Made in Italy... 
and certainly worth the few dollars they cost me..


I have been adding brass accents
and love the warmth 
they bring to any room! 

What about you?? 

Are you having a renewed
love affair with brass

... yet?


These tree shaped dishes will be perfect to hold candy...

I look for cute,
inexpensive, 
vintage dishes like this...

They make a thoughtful hostess gift 
when wrapped with dark chocolates!


The winter scene is so pretty ...


This one still had the original tag on it...
You don't have to flea market to find these...

You can find them at Salvation Army all the time!



I "popped" this vintage flannel shirt 
that is very soft and broken in.

The colors are perfect for the season!
At $4.00, I am pretty happy with it!


The "I really didn't need this" award 
goes to this brown transferware pitcher...


It was pretty and
my first purchase of the day...


It's in perfect condition 
with no chips or cracks... 
but, 
I really didn't need it!

I can always give it as a hostess gift 
with a big bouquet of flowers!


I found this large old jar which spoke to me...


The glass has just a hint 
of aqua blue 
and a really pretty script...

Gorgeous in the sun! 
The original zinc lid was attached.

When filled with candy, 
it will make a perfect gift 
for someone special.


Two grain sack bird ornaments flew in my cart!



Our tree will be decorated over the next few days.


I found a set of 11 vintage silver cups
which almost look like tiny trophies!


So petite... 
with a wonderful warm patina


and a small rose on each handle...


Each one is marked.. 
but I can't read it!

I was going to hang each cup 
from our Christmas tree... 

however, 

they are a bit too heavy for the branches...


So,
I think they will look charming 
at each place setting 
with a candle votive...

A nice touch for Christmas dinner...

Too bad there wasn't 12!

That's it for today's market.. 

My favorite purchase was the copper whale!

I bought him for a gift... 
but how will I ever give him away??

Decisions, 
Decisions!!

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Have the warmest of holidays!!

Marcy
xxoo 











13 comments:

Sharon @ Novara Way said...

I love the whale and would have a very hard time letting him go. My favorite was the brown transfer ware pitcher. What a find! Excellent day treasure hunting! I'm starting to get the fever again....
Sharon

Kelly said...

Looks like you had a successful day of shopping! I love the little grain sack ornaments. The silver cups would've been darling on a tree. Probably would work on a fake tree if you ever get one. Your friend with the beach house will love that whale!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Marcy I love all your finds!! I buy things all the time with the intent it's going to be a gift...doesn't always turn out that way:) Your showing up on my blogroll and I had no trouble leaving a comment.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

FANtastic finds!! I would be doing a happy dance too with all that loot! love it all! My MIL has the Friendly Village set- I love it. Looks like a fun day :)

Ron said...

Love all your finds. And yes, you are showing up in my blogroll.

Courtney Affrunti said...

Fabulous finds! I love the whale and would have a very hard time parting with it too. The enamel flour canister is my favorite. I have added one of those to my list of things to look out for. Thanks for the inspiration!

Art and Sand said...

Okay, I need to find out about the flea market where you found so many wonderful finds. I seem to recall you are not far from me - I'm in Ventura.

WOW! is all I can say. The transferware pitcher is great, the flour bucket is fun, but the whale is AMAZING.

I also am in love with your silver cups and love the idea of putting them on the tree. I just found the silver goblets we used at our wedding and the patina is fantastic. I used them on our Thanksgiving table.

Seriously, please let me know where the flea market is.

Olive said...

The whale is divine. I am now collecting Friendly because seven set of transfer ware is not enough apparently. I have you on my blogroll as readers have always confused me. I shall find you on Instagram because I adore it and it is fast. xo, olive

Suzan Oxenreider said...

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Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What great finds! I adore the tree in the flour tin! The blue books are so pretty with the flowers on the binding!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh I love those sweet bird ornaments and those silver cups are great. Looks like you had a fun time shopping.

Blessings,
Linda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Marcy, I love the whale too! You had a good day of shopping and found some great things. Happy Holidays!
Hugs,
Sherry

MD Old New House said...

Whale boy is super cute, and the color and texture of the books is so amazing. Love it, keep up the great work