Friday, March 27, 2009

Flea Market Finds...

Today I needed to get out of the house. Yesterday we were practically snowed in. Colorado has had a relatively warm Winter with very little snow along the front range, but yesterday Mother Nature made up for lost time. We had a bit of a blizzard. I get cabin fever after a few short hours, so I needed to get out today. I traveled on over to the local Flea Market for a little excitement. (Yeah baby, that's how I roll.) I enjoy going to the Flea Market every now and then -- particularly when I need a little levity. I peruse the isles chuckling to myself over all the outlandish items on the shelves. Occasionally I find a little something that I like. Today I hit the gold mine! Permit me to share...

Since we are in "baby mode" in our family, when I came upon this little vintage romper my heart melted.

Let me just state at the onset that I am not an antique or vintage connoisseur. My dream is to be one of the experts on "Antique Roadshow", but I don't need a crystal ball to realize that's not in my future. When I saw this beautiful little romper I was thinking it might be an authentic 1950ish cast-away. Since I got home I remembered seeing rompers just like this one in Chinatown last year, so now I'm thinking it's probably just a replication. Frankly, that doesn't even matter because I love it and I paid what I consider a fair price for it -- $6. I do love the detail on the front.

The little baby blue felted shoes I snatched for $3.50. Not bad. I'm not sure about the little pink flowers. I think I have a better chance at these shoes being "vintage" because times have changed and I don't see a lot of florals adorning little boy clothes these days. They are sweet though, aren't they?

I'm a sucker for holiday decorations. So I picked up these little baubles...

I'm thinking they'll look kind of cute in the midst of the Easter eggs I use to adorn my mantel. They were a few dollars each. The fur feels surprisingly realistic. Hmmm. I'm hoping Peter Cottontail didn't get caught by Farmer John and this is the result... :o/ (That was tacky... I apologize.)

Last, but not least, I have a little collection of what I term "blue and white" in my kitchen. Here's a sample of a few of my pieces.

See that little Delft pitcher in the middle? It looks like it "belongs", doesn't it? Well, now it does. That's the last item I bought today. I paid a whooping $9 for it, but I do love it immensely.

All in all not a bad price tag for an afternoon of entertainment!

8 comments:

devri said...

Wow, what great findings you got there..

Jenni said...

I do miss the flea markets in CA. So fun!

Tolentreasures said...

Great finds and how fun! I think that I need a flea market this weekend, maybe I'll make the trip on Sunday. I'll tell my husband it's your fault.

Cathy

Renee said...

Those are great treasures! I especially love the furry chicks and bunnies.

Raich said...

where do you go? everytime I venture it is pure junk...how sweet is that romper replica or not...you have to convice your new grandson to get chubby and grow a big curly mohawk to take a pic in it...

SassyDog said...

I love the finds at from the flea market. I too have fallen in love with blue/white. I found 2 really nice jars/vases recently, one at Goodwill, the other at the Salvation Army thrift store. That baby outfit w/shoes is the cutest. The chicks and bunny look so real. Have a nice week-end!!

Brittney said...

That little romper is so cute. I'm working on a little blessing outfit for our little boy coming in a month. The romper you got is just what it's suppose to look like. The only difference is that yours cost $6. That's great and so totally cute!

Julie said...

How fun a day was that??? So many great finds! I love that little baby outfit with blue shoes! Adorable!!!