Monday, August 20, 2007

Flea Market Fun

Yesterday I brought my mother to the flea market for the first time. She used to be very crafty but hasn't been in years. I explained what I like to look for including skeleton keys - she found a whole bunch for me! The loose keys above came from two separate vendors. After I purchased these, I heard my mother say she found some more keys. I told her I thought I had met my quota for the day (I was just about out of money!) but I went over to look anyway - low and behold, there was this entire lot for just $15! Better yet, my mother bought them for me with the stipulation that I make her a necklace with any key she chooses - no problem Mom!


We also came across a lovely lady who had loads of vintage cards. I especially love the clock card in the upper right of the photo. She was so happy to find someone who appreciated the cards, she came after me after I left her booth and gave me another card for free! She also had these vintage flowers buried amongst some items. Finding unexpected treasures is always the best part of the flea market experience. Thanks for sharing it with me Mom!


19 comments:

Vicki C said...

You LUCKY girl!!! JACKPOT!!! Love it all!!!

dawn said...

What a wonderful day - great finds and time with mom...

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I found a box of keys at a good price a couple of years ago and sadly am now reaching the bottom of it. Enjoy them, you'll find so many ways to use them up!

Jammy said...

OH Wow, what a great find, all those keys!!!! I LOVE LOVE those! I love the element they add to projects and gifts.

Jenn

Charmingdesigns said...

Those keys are great, love the little flowers, and the cards! wow!Laurie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love skeleton keys too.

*Heidi* said...

Your mother was so sweet! I hope we'll get to see the necklace you make for her from one of these special skeleton keys! I hope to someday find a box (or one!) of these!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh wow, those are goooood goodies for sure!!
Beef tips? Oh you've just reminded me that I can NOT put of grocery shopping any longer. Sigh.

Natasha Burns said...

How FANTASTIC are those keys, cards and flowers! You lucky girl!!!

patty van dorin said...

what a great finds!!!! I think I may tag along next time (smile)

Patty

Sandy McTier said...

Love the new header and WOW! what fabulous finds at the flea market. I love skeleton keys and those vintage cards are so pretty.

have a blessed day!
Sandy :)

Susie Q said...

Ooh!! Wonderful treasures! I just got some great old keys recently. I am tying them on the ends of ribbons and
embellishing all manner of bits and bobs round the house!

It was a great day with your Mom I know!

Hugs,
Sue

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Wow, what fantastic treasures!! Love them all...especially the vintage flowers. So pretty!
Kathy

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't wait to see what you do with those keys.
A project in the works??

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You DID have a good day! I love what you got and lots of it too! I have one skeleton key...except for some that actually go to drawers around here...

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I agree with Vicki, Jackpot! The keys are a major find. What a nice Mom you have, but then that's no surprise, since you are the sweetest!
Happy weekend,

Lidy

Jennifer Paganellli said...

I shared it with my mom...it is such a special place!! Blessings,...me again.Jennifer

Stampin' D'Amour said...

WOW!! YOU got LUCKY with these FLEA Market findings! I'm so jealous! They'll look FA in projects!:0)

-pamela

thepinkkitchen said...

What a fun time. I think my mom is one of my favorite shopping partners, too. Fun to check in on you.

Cheers! LA

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