Flea market finds

August 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

 

For my second trip to Mile High this summer, I got a blissful few hours of solitude and a selection of fun finds. A few more wooden hangers for the closet. $2. Some day I will have enough to get rid of the plastic ones.

A dollar fan.  How to bring joy to a 6 year old in two seconds flat.

$1 for this set of stamps. Still in the $16 packaging. Endlessly useful for school and creative activities.

Keens, always the keens. Little ones for the little one. $4.

We have been on the lookout for trains. The 4 year old turns five soon and this will be his gift. This box is huge! And very full of train building fun for years to come. $20.

And 3 vintage Fisher Price play stages. I had these. I loved these! $13. The car elevator still goes up and the school bell still rings. Now I’m in the market for the little cars and people.

Picking

August 13, 2012 § 1 Comment

I snapped this up yesterday. A 12 foot orchard ladder. Just wait til you see what it becomes! Lovely smudgy thing.

Crewel

August 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Vintage mushroom embroidery. Cute and almost cartoon. For sale here.

This fish is also for sale.

This morning

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

I didn’t buy anything today at the thrift shop. And have you noticed that when you are looking for something you never find it?

Here is an awesome paddle ball set. I love the graphics. $6.

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I might regret not buying these foxes. They were cute and clean and what  a lot of work someone did!

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More of the ties

July 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

I had to. They are just so beautiful, and $1 apiece. Just look at that texture! I like the toile-like horseback scene one. And the one with Roman soldiers. See more of the ties here.

Trend alert- chenille

July 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seen at Home Goods. Chenille bedspreads. The old fashioned ones grandma had with textured designs.

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Treasure box

July 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

This gentleman is spacious and very sturdy. He was $10 at the thrift store.

Pinterest project- drawstring lego mats

July 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Legos are one of my favorite toys, and our family spends hours playing with them. The lego mat is an easy way to keep them corralled. It is both storage and play surface and makes clean up easy. It prevent bruises from stepping on legos and keeps the baby from eating stray blocks. I have made two. The first one is made from vintage striped fabric and muslin and is about 54 inches wide, the width of the muslin. The drawstring is in a casing between the layers

This second one I made bigger, out of two thrifted sheets, and the drawcord just goes through grommets from back to front of the mat. If you are thinking of making one,  I like the bigger grommets of the second mat, but the internal casing for the cord of the first mat.

Sunny step-up

May 22, 2012 § 1 Comment

Pretty much my favorite. $5 from a VA thrift store. Currently used as a side table in the master bedroom, but so many uses are possible!

Left on the shelf- lamps

May 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

A very nice set of lamps, crackle finish stoneware, a matched pair. Butter yellow and $12 each. With a new shade, so cute!

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