i did not realize just how much i missed treasure hunting until we got a chance to visit a flea market this past sunday. with a very small budget i searched for treasures oh-so-carefully.
2 of my favs..... i feel as though the flea market angel must have guided me to find as one time i looked down just in the nick of time and another...... a glint of neatness caught my attention out of the corner of my eye.....
a very old scale.
i love the patina of the aged metal.
vintage industrial with a touch of victorian
craftmanship, detail, charm, beauty
this is a 1920's household budget keeper.
i have never in all my years of hitting garage-tag-estate sales, flea markets and antique mall-ing ever seen one of these. all mine for 10 bucks.....left me with a few cents to divie up in to each of the yellow tins.
they say when you have 3 of something you officially have a collection.
i now officially have a collection of vintage fans.
guess i also have a collection of kids too.....
i also found this nifty neato vintage keeper of time from the guy i came to refer to as the $5 dollar guy. every thing i touched he would say 'that's five bucks, its really old' i fell in love with so many things but since he was not willing to haggle or deal i only purchased this one thing from him.
i set it to the day and date my knight-in-shiny-armour and i were married
i found myself with a few other items.
still need to snap photos.
on august 6, 1986 i met my knight in shiny armour.
on august 4, 1989 i married him.
i will love this man till the end of time
and the week after that
i have never been a play by the rules kind of girl. i am out of the box....all of the way
i never looked healthy in white or off white, so this girl went with pink for her wedding dress
my mom made the dress and to this day i don't know how she did not lose her mind
creating this dream-come-true for me
oh-so-ticklish i am
gotta love these guys...stan, jr., doug
wish i would have thought of this attire for the wedding!
steph and i are adding some beading to our bags
without giving it much thought
i began stitching glass beads
using the bag that will be mine
as the experimental
i usually don't plop my purses down
so glass beads are no problem
for a bag-o-mine
but should i use glass on
bags that will be offered
up for sale?
not sure what to do here
here is what i have done so far
and......drum roll please......
my first official piece of
art in my oh-so-clean and organized studio
and a gift for the hubs, and myself too
in honor of our 21 years of marriage
a collage of items from the 1920's
under a very old bubble glass
a portion of a journal page from the 1920's that i wrote our wedding date and first date on
the small piece of paper says from bill f. , i found this attatched to
the whitmans label that is up top on the collage.
had to include this since the hubs is bill f. too!
just a wee bit more stuff in the studio to shuffle around and monday i will be back to work full time in my studio.
it took so very little time to put this collage together.
being so organized again
i knew exactly where to
go for everything
so until we meet again.....