5.09.2011

The thrill of the hunt

I spent this past Saturday with my friend Sue on a junking excursion...we travelled over to Bainbridge Island for the Indianola Flea Market...this was the flyer for the event...of course I wanted to go!
It wasn't a huge event, just a great community effort to find treasures and enjoy the fleeting sunshine.  Afterwards we drove down to Poulsbo for lunch and more picking at the local antique mall...































I love that the numbers of "180" and "200" on the scale wore off and someone penned them in...

I always pick up silverplate (and in this case pewter) pieces when I find them - especially for 25 cents!  I love the old black metal cash boxes and the floral metal trays that still carry a remnant of their former glory.  The balls made from wool blanket strips are a great color...I might have to keep them around until Christmas..have an idea for ornaments with them.  I adore the pin cushion and will definitely be keeping it for myself - it will be a wonderful addition to my sewing paraphernalia collection.  All of these items were photographed on the petite oak secretary I bought...it is definitely in need of extreme TLC but the lines were so charming (and the price so right) that it just had to come home with me...until I remembered that I wasn't driving my Subaru Outback - Sue had her compact sedan...but with enough coaxing, we got it into the trunk and made it home just fine.

Off to clean up my finds...some will make their way to my space at Faded Elegance, some will be reborn and some will be staying with me...and I am so glad that the junking season is in full swing!

I'm participating in Mosaic Monday over at Little Red House...visit there yourself and discover what treasures you might find...

7 comments:

  1. You certainly found charming treasures!

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  2. Sounds like a fun trip and that pincushion is awesome!

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  3. Sweet mosaic of some sweet finds. That pincushion is especially wonderful, though the balls are a nice punch of color.

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  4. Great finds! I would have bought the scale as well...but I'm a softy for that sort of thing...

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  5. Sounds like fun, great finds! Enjoy your new treasures!

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  6. Love your finds! I'll be back. I'm your newest follower.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  7. Came over when FJI posted your brilliant silverware lamp on facebook. Looking around...and this little pin cushion caught my eye. LOVE it!
    Michael
    bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

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