October 24, 2011

Flea Market Finds

This past Saturday was such a beautiful fall day!  I started out early for my weekly flea market adventure.  I always stop at McDonald's for a sausage McMuffin off the $1 menu and a senior coffee.  (It doesn't take much to make me happy!)

I spent a little over $10 and you won't believe what I bought!  I got this very dirty,  worn out box and it's contents for $6.  The treasures inside were dirty too but a little warm water and Dawn took care of that.

I unwrapped this beautiful small tea set.  Only one saucer was missing.  I think the four square pieces are ash trays.

I was so excited as I unwrapped all the dusty pieces.

The only piece that was chipped was the rosebud cup above.


My favorites are these six tiny cups and saucers.  All pieces were marked "made in Japan" on the bottom.

This wonderful wicker magazine basket was $3.  A coat of spray paint will give it new life.

This was $1.  I'm thinking it would be a great Halloween decoration painted black.

This cross stitch of nutcrackers was 25 cents.  It's big enough to make a pillow but I think I'll frame it as a picture.  The person who stitched it did a beautiful job!


  1. You got some really great finds! Sandie

  2. What a wonderful haul!! I love the tiny teaset! I have a wicker magazine holder very similar to the one you found. It's currently full of craft and quilting magazines here in my office/sewing room.

  3. You sure did get fantastic buys. I love all the cups and saucers very pretty.
    Hugs Maria

  4. Lucky, lucky you! I bet you have a spot all picked out for them too.

  5. That cross stitch is lovely. I'm glad you'll honor it with a frame. I always feel a little sad when I see cross stitch pieces in resale or antique shops. Someone put a lot of time into working on them. I've got a few myself that I've picked up over the years. I love the wicker magazine stand too. Lovely china too, but I pretty much stay away from breakables because of my cats. Otherwise I'd be tempted too.

  6. Wow Sharon you really hit a jackpot there! Finding treasures hidden inside an old cardboard box is the best, they are all the sweeter because they were in shabby surroundings! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it means a lot to me!
    Tina xo

  7. Sharon, I think those tiny teacups are perfect for rabbit tea parties!

    P.S. That photo is pre-lily dress. I have to hem "Lily" up about 6 inches before I can take a photo. I wore it to a show this summer and was tripping on the hem! I am pretty short.
    I just put the new print on the website today. You can email me if you want one,because I haven't put the shopping cart on it yet.

  8. I love flea market finds and you certainly found some of the best items! I love McDonalds coffee and breakfast as well! blessings,Kathleen