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Aug052012

Flea Market Finds >> 21

Lately, life and projects have been so busy that on my days off, I'm very focused on the huge list of current projects happening. This has left no room for flea markets, garage or estate sales. However, this last week I was thrilled to be able to attend a few. 

At the first sale, there were these gorgeous fans that work perfectly. The little GE fan is quiet and perfect! They had lots of old books and I couldn't pass up this 1883 Treasures Use and Beauty book. There are beautiful illustrations in it and the cover is incredible. I plan to photocopy some of the photos and make a collage out of some of them. 

I've been eyeing crewel embroidery for some time now. I have one of my mom's pieces, and I picked up and sold an amazing tree piece recently.  Jamie from Owl Really, and Grace from Design*Sponge all just blogged about it. Trend alert?! I think we'll be seeing lots more of it in the next few months! 

At two sales there was lots of fabric to drool over. Many of these will be used in upholstery projects and some will be made into pillows. My sewing list continues to grow! ;) I also could NOT pass up this beautiful Diane Von Furstenberg scarf - $1! 

Kitchen wares to sell at Antique Alley and Portland Flea

If you can believe it all of these sales occurred on Thursday and Friday. Sometimes I seriously wonder about this city! At every sale Friday, there were tons of people (at one, 100 people were in line before the door opened!). I'm convinced Friday is the new Saturday for garage sales! 

Happy Hunting! 

Reader Comments (3)

wow! amazing finds!! i love the fans especially!

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjamie@owlreally.com

I love the fan you found, Heather! Have a great week!

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill @ Bright.Bazaar

I Love the books too and felt the your giddiness of these great finds through your post. It's time for me to garage sale soon. My best recent find was an awesome high chair that I was wanting but retails for >200- I got it for 20. I would love to find some fun decor stuff now.

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina

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