Wednesday, May 4, 2011

finally.......

 I always look forward to the annual Sparks outdoor Flea Market that happens twice every year.....it's always a fun day spent with my aunt and there are always treasures to bring back home. These vintage seam binding trims always hold a special place in my heart....as I use them to tie up all sorts of packages and gifts.
 And who doesn't love lacy, tattered trims? Especially when they are in lovely pastel shades of pink and blue.
 More trims to add to special pieces....a card or two or possibly trim on a  top for my sweet pea.
 There are always plenty of hankies to be found.....and these 3 were my favorite.
 I was really searching for vintage earrings and found a bundle....can't wait to create some more journals with these.
 Super sweet vintage heart pin cushions....la la love!
 It seems as though it is harder to find special vintage fabrics that catch my eyes....but these were a must have. The middle one has flocked green dots....perfect for Christmas.
 And a really fun find was this flower loom...I have been looking for one and was going to splurge on one at my local hobby store when I found this one for only 75 cents....can't wait to start whipping up some kooky flowers.
 Vintage wrapping paper.....love the sweet girls paper....perfect for a birthday party.
 And my most favorite find were these vintage metal chairs. I have been looking for just the right pair for our front porch for over a year now....these were totally different than any others I have seen....and for $10 each.....heck.....I fell even more in love with them. They were really rusty and in need of some serious TLC. I used sandpaper, a wire brush, several coats of primer and paint to achieve......
these super cool chairs. I am totally diggin' the aqua chairs with the vintage metal table that I found a year ago for only $4....and I painted it a pretty yellow to really add to the whole summertime effect. Now all I need is just a glass of lemonade and a good book.....ahhhhhhhh.....

3 comments:

  1. Ellen I love all the items you scored! Happy you had so much fun~ Pass the lemonade, will yeah?! lol

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  2. Oh I love all the treasures I think my favorite is the pink tatting trim that is just yummy. Love how the chairs took on a whole new life~ Hugs from your California friend, Diane

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  3. Love the chairs and table! They looks so great together. I didn't make it to Sparks this time around - it was Sparks or Bead Blast so I chose Bead Blast. But I will be there in the late Summer!!

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