This morning my hubby and I headed over to the Polk County Flea Market. As soon as we got there we split up and did our shopping separately. Joy met me there and we had great fun hunting for treasures. She found a lot more treasures than I did, but I was happy with what I got. The best part was the biscuits and gravy and hashbrowns we had for breakfast. Yummy and not at all fattening. Here is a picture of what I found.
I spotted the chenille bedspread the second I got in the door. It is a really cute pattern and will only need a little soak to make it look as good as new. The little pink roses invites I couldn't pass up. Too cute! I also bought 5 crochet hangers, some cool metallic silver rick rack (great for holiday collages), a pretty vintage book with pink floral cover, cute vintage sweater clip, stained glass box, ceramic doggy and the cutest teensy, weensy plastic clothes pins. Oh yeah, I forgot the scary bear. He had a green sweater on, but it was too hideous. I will dress him/her in some cute vintage doll clothes.
Here's a picture of Joy and me waiting patiently for our food. Don't we look cute and happy? My hubby snapped this pic for us. Please note Joy's little trunk in between us. She has big plans to use this vintage gas mask case(?) for a holiday project. Hopefully she will post the completed project on her blog. Boy my hair looks messy. Oh, please click on the picture for a close up of Joy's new pin she found at the flea market. It came in a little jar with some other cool junk and I made her wear it. (FYI, Joy is not quite yet a Senior.) I was cracking up. Just thinking about that pin makes me giggle for some weird reason.
On the way home we stopped off at a thrift store and for $11.00 all got all of these cute trinkets and a vintage brass and marble lamp which I will keep.
I have the perfect spot for it. Only now I need a shade for it. Will have to come up with something creative and cute. Maybe just an old shade frame with some ribbon and some scattered flowers? I don't know yet, will have to work on that one. I think I need to go shopping at Chez Isabel.
Now that I'm home I have a million things to do, including the dirty dishes in the sink from yesterday, but I think I will just take a little nap. It is the weekend afterall and the dishes will still be there when I wake up.
*Update, didn't get the nap, but did do the dishes.
Thanks so much for all the great bloggidy love and sweet comments regarding my first crafter's challenge. It was so fun and now I am inspired to do more collages. I have some really cute and crusty ceiling tin pieces that would make a great backdrop for some collages. Maybe even some Christmas themed ones too. Stay tuned!