(A dream come true for a thrift store loving gal like myself.)
On Thursday I revealed my first purchase and the resulting project.
Today I'd like to take you on a tour of some other things that caught my eye.
(I love a post where the pictures do most of the talking.)
I'm always attracted to vintage dishes and this gorgeous collection of Fiestaware certainly drew me in:
The same vendor also had a huge collection of vintage Fire King mugs. I always keep my eyes out for those in the thrift store since some sell for a pretty penny.
How great is this CatherineHolm lotus bowl? I love that it was displayed on a funky mid century modern table.
This display of vintage glassware was to die for. I think I might have spotted some Georges Briard pieces which is always fun for me since my sister spent several years designing for him.
File this next shot under regrets. I was in *love* with these vintage carboys. (As was my sister-in-law.) I reallly wanted one and even had the money in my hand but I just couldn't justify $125 for a bottle. (Well, I probably could have, but the thought of my husband's face if I brought home a $125 bottle--an empty $125 bottle!--was more than I could bear.)
The same vendor had these lovelies... also $125 a pop. (And how great is the cabinet behind them?)
These guys were more my speed, ranging from about $2-$5 apiece...
These were also fun...
And these old windows caught my eye. They seemed like the kind of thing that Karianne at Thistlewood Farms would buy and use in her gorgeous old farmhouse. (In my California tract house? Not so much...)
People love vintage suitcases and I saw them at numerous booths. I'm pretty sure my Nonni (grandmother) had the round one on the bottom. She called it a "valise."
I almost bought the black box with the "36" on it...
Vintage wooden crates were everywhere. Don't you just love the colors on those top two?
...I meant to go back for this swiss cheese box but forgot.
I can't remember what this basket was originally used for. It was huge and would look great on a table filled with fruit.
Can't remember what these were but they sure were cool...
I loved this basket full of glass doorknobs. I could see displaying a similar collection on a shelf or table.
I thought this collection was...unusual...
...until I spotted this. (I guess baskets full of hands are all the rage at the flea market.)
How excited was I to spot Beyonce the Giant Metal Chicken hanging out with all of her giant metal friends?
Speaking of animals, I thought this was beautiful in a Georgia O'Keefe kind of way (though I don't exactly want it in my house).
I absolutely LOVED this vintage hardware display. I could see using it as a huge jewelry box. (It was sold.)
Same thing with this rotating metal display. I was picturing it for shoes. My sister-in-law breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that it had been sold. I don't think she wanted me putting it in her SUV ;)
Wouldn't this flat file be a great place to store your kids' old artwork?
And I could see using this as a potting bench. (If I were actually a person who "pots" and not a person who kills...)
And if I weren't a plant killer, I would totally embrace the idea of a card-catalog-as-planter. (Especially since I just picked up my own card catalog...)
Vintage signs and letters were everywhere. This one was huuuuge. (I'm wondering if it was from this place.)
I kept looking for signs that would be relevant to me but none jumped out.
I had to include this picture. Who in their right mind would want one of these?!?!
And since I couldn't end on that note, I thought I'd end the tour here. I was especially curious about the conversation with B.F. Skinner. Hopefully someone with an old film projector bought it and will enlighten us all.
Speaking of film reels, I saw a number of these (it was (practically) LA, after all). It would be fun to hang a few on the wall of a media room. (If I had a media room.)
So that's the Flea Market highlight reel. I purposely omitted the items that I bought. You'll see those in a future post. Happy Sunday, everyone!