I haven't written a Flea Market Friday post in ages. Actually, since January! It was shortly after this last post that my work scheduled changed and I was no longer off on Fridays. No longer was I able to visit flea markets, antique malls, garage sales and estate sales...on Fridays, anyway. Well, guess what? It's Friday and today I am posting about some of the great finds I came across at a local antique mall I visited. Okay, I visited the mall on Tuesday, not Friday. (Since I am off work recovering from my knee surgery, Tuesday could be Friday, Thursdays can be Saturdays! Who cares!) It was a short visit, as it's still difficult for me to get around. I've "graduated" to a cane, but it's still difficult to "walk" around and my knee is still quite sore. Anyway, I came across a lot of "stuff" in the mall. Here is a small sample:
|1950s Needlework (LOVE IT)|
|Vintage Washing Machine (What? Barbaric!)|
|1950s Bed Jacket (COOL!)|
|Vintage Tied Quilt (Hexies..right?)|
|Vintage Tea Pot|
In previous Flea Market Friday excursions, I usually focused on one style, element, or item. For example, during one trip, I focused on handbags. Although I didn't lean toward one thing during today's trip, I seemed to be partial to tea pots. I even bought a tea set. I'm not sure how "vintage" it is, but I think the set is pretty neat. It is a set of 6 cups and saucers, cream and sugar dishes, and the tea pot. It is designed with a dragon motif, which is textural. The pieces are stamped "Japan" on the bottoms.
So why did I visit the antique mall on Tuesday? It was my anniversary! My husband, who is off work to "take care of me," and I went to lunch and then stopped at the antique mall. I can't believe it's been another year. I posted about our seven year anniversary last year! Here's to 8! Time really does fly!
Be sure to check out the Charitable Links Page. I've added a few more links to charities collecting hand made items for their causes, including a link to a charity in New Zealand. that is collecting hand knit penguin jumpers!