Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Flea Market Finds

Ah, flea market favorite day of the month. I got out bright and early before church last Sunday morning to do a little treasure hunting, and didn't come up empty-handed. Not the biggest haul I've ever come away with, but I did find several very special things.

{photo via my Instagram}

I brought home a bit of spring green with this old bottle and striped linen tea towel. I absolutely love these old striped tea towels, but don't find them often without embroidery on them. I was thrilled to find this one for just $1. 

The bottle was a fun find...As I was making my first sweep around the market, I noticed a busy booth surrounded with people. I hurried over, wondering what all the commotion was about. A woman was selling very very old things for pennies, and people were scooping them up right and left. As I was attempting to grab a few items, I noticed a woman who I see often and know is a dealer at one of my favorite antique malls. She had a great pile of stuff, including a wonderful old hanging wire basket. I was so sad I hand't gotten there just a few moments earlier to snap it up. I may have to purchase it from her at the antique mall : )

I absolutely love this tall marble lamp with its simple lines and classic column details. This shade isn't quite right for it, but it's from one of my other lamps and I just used it for the pictures. 

I also found an aqua transferware tureen...

and a great ironstone pitcher with pretty detailing on the handle.

This old salt sack has wonderful typography.

I can't resist purchasing old wire egg baskets whenever I find them. I think their shape is so interesting, and I especially love them flattened and hung on a wall.

An old horse weathervane makes such a graphic statement. Weathervanes are one of my favorite collectibles.

And just in time for Valentine's Day, I also purchased a pair of vintage botanical prints in scalloped white frames. 

All these items will be available at The Cottage Collective - probably next week. 

Hope you all are having a great week! 
{live beautifully}


  1. You found some awesome treasures! I love the old weathervane.

  2. Oh my gosh I am so in love with that weathervane. I've been looking for one. Nice treasures!!

  3. Great finds Courtney! I adore the horse, and ok everything. Aren't flea markets the best!

  4. Lovely pieces! The aqua transferware is my favourite piece and not a colour I have come across before.


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