So while I wait for paint to dry, I thought I'd sneak in a post about a ton of flea market treasures I found. I noticed the sign on my way to pick up Tyler from work last Saturday afternoon. So after picking him up, I stopped in for "a quick look around." Famous last words.
As soon as I walked in the door, the owner announced that everything, except for a few select pieces, was free. I think my jaw hit the floor. I said, "Seriously?" My heart began beating faster and my mouth began to water. I think my eyes about popped out of my head. There was a LOT of stuff in that place!
Apparently she holds this flea market every weekend all summer (which I didn't know, because Tyler usually doesn't work weekends). Then the last weekend or two, anything left is free, because she hauls the rest to Salvation Army or Goodwill.
I was the only one there...hellooo! It was all I could do not to break out into the happy dance. Poor Tyler, I told him I'd just be a minute, then I had him hauling boxes to the car! Love ya Tyler!
Okay I'll get on with the pictures now and try to shut-up. Warning...lots of pictures coming up! Oh...and the stuff is pretty dirty. I didn't even take time to clean it yet...just grabbed the camera and started clicking.
I think a dry brush technique on this wastebasket would be pretty.
The hamper and wood box will get painted. I got the picture for the frame.
The hamper has a wooden lid with a neat metal detail on each side
Wire and raw wood. Be still my heart!
I have been looking for a wooden tray or shallow box all summer! This one is perfect!
I love the shape of this wire lamp shade frame!
These corbels may get pulled apart to use the pieces in seperate projects. I've got some ideas!
This green tray is really gorgeous...I may just add some glaze and leave it. We'll see.
I like the wide frame on this...and even like the little carved horse...donkey? I just don't like them together. I'll have to see what I can do with this.
The metal tray will definitely get painted!
This is a little quirky. It's part wire, part round reed. I'm still pondering what I will do with it.
It's hard to see, but these plates are the palest pink, with a silver rim. Love that.
Finally a trio of little teacups.
I didn't do a very good job of shutting up did I? But can you blame me? My project list just grew,...by a lot! But can you blame me?
This post is linked to: Southern Hospitality