Sunday, September 2, 2012

At the Flea

I just spent a lovely morning with my dear friend Michelle (of Petite Michelle Louise).  If you've read this blog for a while, you know we love to meet and scout out tresors at nearby flea markets and thrift stores and of course THE event of the year - At Home with White
Today was a gorgeous day and the flea market offered lots of vendors and smiles. 
Here's what I found 'AT THE FLEA'...

A pretty vintage white apron, old scrabble letters and sheet music:


The titles of the sheet music resonated with me.  During Lent the cantor at our church sang an achingly beautiful rendition of 'Abide with Me'.  'Ave Maria' always brings tears, and I couldn't resist 'Dear Little Boy of Mine' for my own dear boy.

These letters will be used for crafting...

Sewing treasures are always hard to pass up at the flea market.  I can't imagine the work that went into this vintage beaded embroidery piece...

Such intricate detail...the result of much patient work...

Along with that beautiful piece, this trim was a terrific find:

It is a soothing gray color with vintage wear:

Michelle and I are sharing this trim because there was so much of it! 
Here we are at the end of our morning, all smiles:
(Michelle, me)

We laughed as we also surprised each other with unique finds found in our travels.  I knew Michelle would appreciate a one-of-a-kind pink chippy doorknob I found at my local thrift store, and she knew I would love this old tarnished creamer etched with an 'S':

It's sitting prominently on top of my dining room shelves:

Thank you Michelle - I had a wonderful morning with you!

I think there are enough 'white-ish' finds in this post to share over at White Wednesday this week and plenty of vintage finds to share at Vintage Inspiration Friday.  Hope to see you at these parties!

21 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful finds. I recently found an old Scrabble game at a yard sale, complete with letters. The sheet music is wonderful. Looks like you and your friend had a great time.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the sheet music! Also that bead work is beautiful!

Monica said...

You look so pretty, girls, and the embroidered roses are such a treasure! You're so lucky to have all those antiques where you live! :)
xo

It's me said...

It is always so nice to go with a friend to the flea market !!...love the things you have brought home with you.....have a nice week darling....love love love Ria...xxx...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You two look beautiful!!
Love that you got to spend another day together pickin and love what you brought home!
And, thank you for mentioning our White Show ~ you are the sweetest!!

Mary Ellen Shia said...

Just love all your picks. Flea markets are the best. Your so kind to mention the At Home with White Show. Love, Mary Ellen

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your newfound treasures look lovely together in their muted and white shades. What a fun day to spend with a friend!

Anne said...

Susan,
Great treasures! Oh I love those scrabble tiles.I buy those games whenever I see them! How fun to meet up with a friend too!
xx
Anne

Marilyn said...

I don't watch TV, but something I saw during the Olympics was someone singing "Abide with Me". It was a beautiful piece to listen to. I looked in one of my hymn books and found it, but your piece would be ever so much better! Lucky you!♥♫

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Michelle and found some great treasures. I love old sheet music, too, and these pages are nice because they have meaning for you. I love the creamer, too!

XO,
Jane

Donna said...

Sounds like you both had a great time, Susan! I love that beautiful silver creamer, what a thoughtful gift:) And I am always looking for vintage sheet music, too. What a great find!

Heaven's Walk said...

The time spent with friends/bloggers is so special, isn't it, Susan? :) How fun for you both!

xoxo laurie

It's me said...

I have seen the agenda! and it is verry great ...beautiful !!...love Ria...xxx..

Petite Michelle Louise said...

and i with YOU mon amie! no medicine better than a picker sister outing with you. merci...mon coeur est heureux! :)

lynn said...

look at all your new treasures! love the pic of you and michelle!

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you fro taking us with you on your flea-ing trip. I love the vintage sheet music and the needlework. I collect Scrabble boxes so I hope you were able to save that as well as the tiles!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love all the treasures you found, especially the sheet music and that gorgeous beaded embroidery. I always enjoy seeing what Michelle discovers.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wonderful finds!

Rita said...

great finds! your bead work is amazing. I'm loving it.
rita

awal.ny said...

Wonderful treasures at the flea. I think we have had our last flea market this year, although I can't complain we have at least 10 Salvation Army stores and I usually do better there. Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

Oh! What gorgeous, gorgeous finds! Love all that you two scavenged. That pitcher with the S is wonderful--- especially since my last name is an "S" too.
Looks like you're having a great time! I know you'll have a lovely autumn up there in New England!~

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