Monday, May 5, 2008

Sunday at the Flea

I'm still giddy over my cool find on Saturday. Thanks for the comment love everyone and yes, Pat, those are birds on the bottom of the medallions. My picture just doesn't do it justice. I have decided that I'm going to paint the bed cream and keep it. I haven't decided if I will convert it to a queen and use it in my bedroom or leave it as a full and use it in the sewing room in place of the bed I currently have in there which I love, but maybe not as much as the new one. If I only had a vacation house then I wouldn't have to worry. There would be room enough for all of my favorite furniture.

As I mentioned in my last post, Isabel and I went to the Polk County Flea Market yesterday. We got there pretty early while a lot of the dealers were still setting up so we could get first pick at the goods. I have been going to this monthly flea market for several months now and I try really hard not to miss it as I always find some good stuff at good prices. Here's a picture of the treasures I found.
Two big suitcases, neat old frame from the forties, basket with handle, four cowboy hats, old coin purse, glass door knob, roses hanky and roses postcard. I got the little wire mannequin and hooked rug at an antique mall we stopped at on our way home.
Also at the flea, I found some vintage rick rack and a cute pottery dish,
A little wood box, a wood spool, old glass bottle, rhinestone pin, old watch and cute little mini deck of cards.
One dealer had a tin of old keys so I asked if she could make me a deal on all of them which she did. I forgot to take a picture of the hash browns and gravy, but they were delicious! Overall, it was a very fun day.
One thing that was very funny was the fact that I mentioned to Isabel that I need to do a better job at keeping my excitement in check as I'm sure I won't get as good a price for something if I'm squealing, "Oh, how cute is this?" So sure enough, I picked up the little deck of cards and said, "these are so cute!" I then quickly corrected myself and said, "oh, they're okay." Isabel and I burst out laughing. I'm sure everyone thought we were crazy. But then, Isabel pointed at this really weird doll head and we continued our laugh fest. I guess you'd have to be there, but it really was hysterical.
To finish I just wanted to share a picture of these chairs that I got from my sweet friend, Andrea. Aren't they cute? They really do need to be recovered, or slipcovered or something. Not sure what I will do. Any suggestions? You can click on the picture to see the fabric better.
Well, gotta run! Looks like it might be a really nice day weatherwise. Yesterday was gorgeous, but this is Oregon afterall.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The chairs are great! I love the tufted back. I would recover the chairs in the same style but perhaps add a pleated or ruffled detail where the bottom meets legs. It could be anywhere from 2 inches in length to all the way to the floor.

Queen of Tarte said...

Hey Lisa...I already painted the chairs you dropped off!!! Thanks today. If you want to part with the two slipper chairs, I would happily buy those as well.....xoxo

Pat said...

Lisa, Thanks for letting me know those were birds on your wonderful new free bed! Makes it even more precious! And, painting it cream sounds deliciously appropriate. Your Sunday purchases are just the it always, I am envious and happy for you all at the same time. The chairs are just great, but rather than suggest something....I'm looking forward to seeing what YOU will do. Thanks for sharing once again. Pat at birdnestontheground

Shabby Addict said...

I've been looking for some chairs like that! Looks like you got some great finds! And that free metal bed.. Wow! What a steal!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Sounds like you had fun at the flea market. What great things you bought

Martha Kohley said...

Sorry I didn't get to the Flea Market yesterday. Had many chores to do at home. Missed see you and Isabel. We will have to plan something soon! M.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lots of great flea finds Lisa!! LOVIN that bed below!! xo heather

cherished*vintage said...

Hi! I'm still not over being envious of your cool metal bed find... :o) Love the suitcases you found at the flea market. I just posted about what I did to one of the suitcases I got from my mom.

Sandi McBride said...

I love the chairs...why not a good shampoo to freshen and see what you think...then decide on slipcover or redo? You really did get some goodies...the rickrack looks like what my mom used to put around the hem of the huge collars on our dresses...big square bib looking affairs with rickrack in different colors! I love it!

Linda said...

Great flea find the greatest stuff! I love the bed from your previous post....wonderful.

Linda said...

Great flea find the greatest stuff! I love the bed from your previous post....wonderful.

Charmingdesigns said...

Aah Ha! Thats why I didnt find anything!! You guys beat me to it! We didn't go until 10:30...nothing...I did get tin snips and baby shoes, my daughter got a metal shelf. I looked for, you got them all laurie