These are some elfin-type critters intertwined upon what looks to be glowing tree branch...but it's actually part of antique lamp. Tricky, tricky...
These are for the Cottage Guy, my dad and cigar aficionado who at one point was collecting vintage cigar boxes...or my mom was. One or the other. Either way there was a treasure trove of them at the Brooklyn Flea.
Choices of the visually impaired or those trying to look more intelligent. Secret: I sometimes wear a pair of faux glasses...they make me feel silly. Mom say wearing the faux glasses - "I don't get it!"
Vintage pin cushions perhaps? Mom, can you tell me? Mother: I can. You can tell I never taught her to sew, but I tried, daughter these are hat pins!
The clothes. The sweet, dusty clothes. And one of my best friends who may or may not kill me for posting a photo of her. It's ok. We just won't mention it to her.
Crazy cool African beaded chairs and sculptures, maybe? Located at the Chelsea Flea Market on the hottest day of the summer thus far. I tried not to sweat on the furniture.
The whole kit and caboodle at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.
I sort of wish the shoe rack in my closet was made of fence. The pink pumps really pop. Hee hee. Alliteration!
Costume jewelry is probably one of my favorite things to fawn over at the flea. How awesome do those brooches look on that blouse/jacket/dress thing? Awesome possum.
For the toddler remake of Grease.
Love the old glass bottles! The purple ones happen to be a favorite of ours right now!
We found a couple that were from New York! One said Major's Cement, why would cement be in a cute little bottle?
Why oh why didn't I buy some of these bottles? They are sooo pretty.
Nightcrawlers, a canoe or a horse, which was every little girl's dream? The horse of course! Actually daughter wanted a rabbit!
On many of the lakes up here there is always the debate power boats or not? Wouldn't is old engine look cool on vintage wooden boat?
Or how about paddle power? I was lusting after this Charlevoix paddle but it was a little pricey. I'm keeping my eye open of an old paddle so I can stencil it myself.
Did we mention we like old jewelry? So many pretty things, so little money left!
Hmm, I've hooked wool rugs before (and not those kit ones from the 70's) I briefly wondered if I could weave my own rag rugs! Look Cottage Guy it was marked down to only $450! He is letting out a sigh of relief, I passed on that one.
A few purchases, purple bottles, a vintage necklace and Italian millefiorai mosaic broaches. Is this mother or daughter's? I guess I already gave it away with the New York purple bottles! But I'd love to share those broaches, so sad we are in different states.
I can not resist crocheted hot pads, they are usually only a few dollars and I know some woman spent a lot of time making them. Who could give those away!
Daughter wanted to know what was that pointy thing and why did I want it? It is a flower frog of course and I like to stick vintage post cards in them for display.