Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Flea Market Finds

What a glorious fall weekend we just had here.  I was able to hit the local flea market with my Mom, which was a nice treat.  She behaved and didn't buy a thing, whereas I....well...here you are:

How could I resist this serene, beautiful, patina-ed, breathtaking garden statue of our Blessed Mother...

She was my last find of the day and by far the favorite. 

I was on the hunt for vintage white linens, and the search paid off.  The embroidery and crochet edgings on these various pieces really caught my eye:



It's never too early to shop for vintage Christmas!  These were all found at the Flea:
 

Simply darling:

Love this old white bottlebrush tree, and the vintage mother of pearl buttons:

Speaking of Christmas, I've been busy covering some mini boxes with vintage wallpaper and ephemera.  They'll get ribbons to hang as ornaments.  Hmmmm...to keep or sell on Etsy.  Tough decision!

(quite the juxtaposition - little tree with towering gifts)

Sharing these treasures with Kathleen's White Wednesday, Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday, Cindy's Show and Tell Friday, and Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday.  

32 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

very holiday inspiring!
Never too early is right!
I think people should sell this stuff year round for us collectors :)
Amy

Rosetta said...

Hai fatto degli ottimi acquisti anche quelli natalizi!Buona serata,Rosetta

Cindy said...

Everything you found is so pretty! I love the blessed mother statue, and your boxes are to die for...

Cindy

Sandi said...

That garden statue is amazing! I would have snatched it up too!! Lovely post~
Blessings~

Ido said...

Such gorgeous finds, I'm gonna have to come flea marketing with you one of these days!
XXX Ido

Rhonda said...

Awesome finds! I adore your statue and boxes so much.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Great finds Susan! And those covered paper boxes are so precious... I love the colors you used. I'll be sharing my latest treasure hunt finds as well. I definitely had a good weekend hitting the tag sales.
Blessings & hug,
Karen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

my my my! Love those linens! Some real beauties! Love your covered boxes too! They will make wonderful decorations!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s Finds! ♥ I love statues and your covered boxes are so sweet!

Simply Me said...

Beautiful Finds!!

Ozma of Odds said...

...okay ~ what is not to adore about all this booty???
the linens, the Mary statue, and the stacked to the ceiling, wrapped so lovely, chistmas gifts ~ HA, that is something they do in whoville!!
(shall i arrive the day BEFORE christmas eve)
haha:)

xo, Rosemary

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my susan...the blessed Mary statue is so divine ! what a find! so happy you spent some time with your mum at the flea. what fun! (j'adore those wallpaper-wrapped packages too!) let's plan a trip to Concord together soon. I'd love to take you to Nesting on Main! ;)

LizlovesVintage said...

You scored!I'm sure Mom gave her feedback. Ha, Ha. That's great that she tags along. Thanks for the beautiful share.
xxx Liz

outjunking said...

I just love your statue. This is one of my many weaknesses.
Lisa

andrea said...

Gorgeous whites, love your Madonna find. andrea@townandprairie

Donna said...

I am drooling over the beautiful statue of Mary, Susan! What a find! You always manage to discover the most amazing treasures! And of course I wouldn't be able to resist gorgeous vintage linens, either! Your mini covered boxes are so cute, what a fun idea to hand them on the tree!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything is so pretty

Faded Charm said...

Oh, such great goodies you found. Love the statue. I recently purchased a similar one with the concrete surround base that she stands in. Both have a few cracks that were mended, but I'm going to try and repair and repaint. I bought to resell, but really want to keep them.....I guess we'll see how well they turn out. I never mind a few cracks..LOL

xoxo
Kathleen

Marie said...

Wow Susan! These are really great finds. I especially love the Blessed Virgin Mary statue. I also love your covered mini boxes, love the colors and designs. Have a great day!
-Marie

Fort lapin said...

What a nice finds!
I love you blog! i`m gonna follow you !

love from Holland
greetings Peet

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great way to spend time with your Mom!!
Loving all you found Susan and I really love the little boxes...what a cute idea for the tree!

KATHY said...

Hi Susan,
I love all your gorgeous finds. The statue is so gorgeous.I love all your linens too!!

Kathy

Revi said...

Love your finds and your covered boxes!
-Revi

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I just love the vintage linens! Great finds, you are so lucky!

d e l i g h t said...

Great finds! I love your covered boxes and they will make very nice ornaments! It's so wonderful to find things you have been looking for!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Susan...

Well my friend, you certainly did found some great treasures! The statue of Mary is really beautiful! Ohh my...and you really scored with all the lovely white linens that you found! I have such a weakness for pretty linens...and white is my favorite as well! The crochet and lace edgings are gorgeous! So happy for you, my friend! Thank you for sharing your new pretties with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Susan, wonderful finds. the statue is so beautiful! This just makes me know that Christmas is not far away, oh my! thanks for sharing at VIF, xo

m.lisa said...

The linens are wonderful. Remind me of my Nana's --a few I still have! Any idea of their age? The other treasures great too! We need more of those markets here. Well, I'll just have to find them in your Etsy store:)
xoxoxoxo

Mary V said...

Loving those little boxes...anything mini is awesome in my book actually. The light colors are wonderful, these would make great little decorations for a party, even hanging from a chandelier!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your finds! They are all such treasures~ loving the embroidered cloths and the boxes are darling!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hit return too quick! lol! Thanks for sharing these at Feathered Nest Friday!

Chris said...

Hi Susan, what beautiful treasures you found at the flea market. Lucky you. I have found and am following you through My Romantic Home and hope to visit often. Please stop by my blog also and perhaps you could follow me. I would like that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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