Wednesday, June 11, 2008

~~Sunday Flea Finds~~

Good afternoon friends. Take a little break with me and have a cuppa. I'm having tea but the coffee is made too. Sunday was the WX Peddlers Faire and I did find a few treasures to add to my collections...... I love nesting chickens and look at this milk glass one I found. I'm calling her Mama....she is the largest in my collection. For now she is roosting here but I'll be putting her with the others in a few days. The flower pot holder is a flea find too. Can you see the little pink birdie peeking out of the ivy? It's a cake candle holder....too tweet. Love ivy. I always say...."when in doubt put a little piece of ivy there."
Here is the tablecloth ( ivy and little red flowerpots) and apron I was telling you about. Someone made this darling cloth with the fancy edging. At first I thought it was crochet, but now I'm not so sure. What do you think? I cross stitch and when I saw this apron, with all the cross stitching, on the $1.00 table I couldn't pass it up.
Here is a cute little girl for Christmas and I found this......
little chick for Easter. Well, it back to work for me. Enjoyed our chat. Remember, when in doubt ....try a piece of ivy. Warm hugs, Linda

36 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Great finds:>) I found a red gingham apron very similar to yours, with the cross stitch trim fro 25 cents at a yard sale last year, I dont think it had ever been used. Aren't they pretty? I love ivy too.

Diana Lyn said...

Love your goodies, especially the chick! I use to hang all my laundry ouTside, was actually raised like that, have done it a lot in my adult life until I moved to Washington state! NOT! too much rain!!!!!!!! :o( Have a great day Diana Lyn

Denise said...

I think the edging on the table cloth is tatting...... I used to tate a long time ago but did not get into it...... too much detail and too hard......... Your wonderful collection is tooooooooooo cute........ I love to go to flea markets........ maybe latter in the summer........

blessings and have a wonderful Thursday....

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Ball bugs and secret garden Oh I love it.. Ya I really like the lacey leaved veiw out the window too thanks.. and thanks on my cute babies(:)
Your chickie you posted is darling.. hugs for now, Patty

bj said...

ooo, I love all your treasures! I do love flea markets !! So glad you found such great things!
hugs, bj

Brenda said...

thanks for the sweet words and you had some beautiful finds.

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Great finds. I especially like the little yellow chick.
Have a great night,
Rosemary

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What fun things you found. I just love going to places like that. Thank-you for taking the time to share how you started to blog it was so much fun reading about it.
take care,
ginger

Jillian said...

HI Linda,

I love to see what others find at the flea! I'll bet that was fun.

And yes, our evening turned out great despite missing out on the movie! The ice cream flavor I chose was Vanilla Fudge Swirl. :-)

Lib said...

Great Finds:o)
Hope you're having a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Rhondi said...

Hi Linda
I enjoyed having a cup of tea with you while I read your blog. I really did have a cup of tea!
Hugs, Rhondi

PEA said...

Hello dear Linda:-)

Well I see someone else has been lucky in finding more treasures! hehe I always have so much fun seeing what others find in thrift shops/auction sales. Thank you so much for letting me know that the little creamer and sugar set I bought last night is called Moonstone...I had no idea! I checked it out on the net and found the exact set. Seems it's from 1940/41!! I'm so thrilled to know what it's called, thank you again!! xoxo

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh my mom had a nesting chicken just like that one Linda! Love it. ~Martha

TinaTx said...

I just love to see what everyone pciks up thrifting. I went to our one little thrift store today but struck out. :(
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kelli said...

What sweet little finds! I love the gingham apron and the chick is adorable!
~Kelli

Nancy said...

What nice finds you have here. I have made up my mind to NOT buy anymore items to sit around. I have so much, there is just no place else to put anything. I am too attached to what I have to part with it all.
Nancy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love the white nesting chicken. So perfect for EVERY occasion!

:-) Rosie

Michelle said...

Linda,
You found some great things on Sunday..it's hard to pick my favorite, but that chick is adorable! Of course, I love your nesting mama too!

Michelle

Sharon said...

Such fun treasures! You did good! I love the nesting hen and the little chick! Too cute! The little Christmas girl is awfully cute as well. We have the same taste!!!

Hugs, Sharon

Swampgirl said...

Love the milk glass hen! The Mom of one of my friends collects them and has every size and color you can imagine! 100's of them! My friend hates them, I hope her Mom remembers me if she gets tired of them! I'd like to have a flock! Love the tablecloth, too, and I agree that it is tatting.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Hello!
Thanks for coming by my blog!I sure am enjoying yours.The little red gingham apron the pattern is called chicken scratch, if that helps you.They are very pretty,My grandma use to do that and some she make had more intricate patterns.I even made a tablecloth once that my daughter scooped up.
Take care,
Diane of Crafty Passions

She'sSewPretty said...

You found some wonderful items. That tablecloth and apron are so pretty. Where is the WX peddler's fair?

Regina said...

Hi Linda
Loveley finds!!!!!!!!
Have a nice weekend!
Regina

Thru Pink Curtains said...

love your little birdies!

Joy said...

What cute things you found! I love the little chick.

TattingChic said...

What fabulous fun flea finds you found! Say that 5 times fast...LOL!
I love the nesting hen. I found a pink glass one once and I'm kicking myself for not getting it.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful finds! I love the apron and the nesting hen...
Penny

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh you got some wonderful treasures! I just love that apron :)

Hugs,
Dena

Jeanette said...

Gday Linda, Just popped in to say Hi. Love all your finds from the flea market.Your cloth looks like a crochet edge done with very fine cotton.

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks like you found some wonderful treasures. I love flea markets but I haven't been to one in a very long time! Dianntha ps...no fish in the pond yet but soon.

PAT said...

Hi Linda

Great finds! The tablecloth edge looks like tatting or perhaps lace that was sold on a reel, sort of like ribbon and lace these days. I'm leaning toward the idea it's store bought lace, rather than hand made tatting. Whatever it is, the table cloth is beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Pat

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I just love nesting chickens! Wonderful finds! have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Kathleen

Janera said...

What pretty things! Do you think that edging is tatting? My dear grandma tatted, and my mother taught herself to do it when I was in high school. I still remember how difficult it looked. Hang on to that treasure -- someone's labor of love.

You have a very nice blog. Come and visit anytime!

Country Cottage Chic said...

What super finds! I particularly love the hen & the little chick.

:-)
Jayne

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I would love a cup of coffee! Linda, you found some great things at the WX! Love chickens, too! You have some very sweet pieces my dear!

xo
Becky

Maggie R said...

I love this apron. Lucky find for you...My girlfriend made me one recently. The embroidered design is called "chicken Scratch". Google it to read about it.... very interesting. Funny how retro aprons are back in vogue now...Everything old is new again.... too bad it didn't work for people!! VBG
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie.