Saturday, February 11, 2012

Flea Market Junking Fix

My month-long junking dry spell came to an end last weekend.  I didn't get a good junking fix while I was on vacation a few weeks ago, so it felt mighty fine to get out there and push my cart around....squeaky wheel and all.  The first Saturday of every month is the DeAnza College Flea Market in Cupertino, so off I went with high hopes and a promise to myself to leave all the big stuff behind.

It was a silver kind of day.  
I love the patina on this vintage brush and mirror set, but....
I don't love the broken brush.  I had a rough idea of how I could repurpose it and the dealer was more than happy to accept my "it's broken" offer.

Rhinestones and pieces of broken earrings.  Aren't those fish cute?

It's a good thing keys don't take up much room because I'll never have enough.

The frame was a great deal along with the rusty tins, salt shaker, and silver vase.

Yummy detail.

Switching gears here.....
A vintage pull down school map in great shape.
Marked, Weber Costello Chicago Illinois.
I couldn't find a date on it, but it's probably from the late 50's or early 60's, before zip codes and after Alaska and Hawaii.

I made my way around the entire flea market a couple of times just to get some exercise make sure I didn't miss anything.  It wasn't easy leaving some very interesting large items behind, but it was nice to have everything fit in just one cart load.







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37 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

You got some great items and doesn't it feel good when you keep your promises to yourself...don't think about what you didn't get, lol, the answer is yes!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

GREAT finds!!!! I always make several pass throughs, LOL, when I go treasure hunting!!

xoxo

Loretta said...

Hi Betsy, you can always find the most interesting treasures...the keys caught my eye! Wishing you a delightful Day! Hugs

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I wish I had your luck with finding (affordable) keys around here. I know you'll do great things with them! Love the silver.

Kristen@fit2feelbetter said...

I am, of course, jealous of your key finds! Can't wait to see what you make out of that brush.

Cheryl said...

Great finds and I really like the jewelry pieces and keys! Hope I'm as lucky when I get to a flea market opening next weekend!
Have fun,
Cheryl

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good. I don't have to tell you my favorite.:D There can be 100 carts and I will end up with a squeaky wheel.
Enjoy your weekend. Cold here. :(

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh what a good haul and it's not anything big! I'm trying to cut back but oh so hard when I find such special items. I love the jewelry and I know you will make something amazing as always. hugs, Linda

Kathy said...

High five!! I would have bought those same things. Can't wait to see how you use the brush.

Susan said...

Betsy you found some wonderful treasures!! I love all your silver.

Faire Notions said...

Love the map! I have wanted to buy an assortment of school maps and make a collage on my stairwell landing but they're a little pricey. Enjoy it.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Fun finds...and I LOVE that map! Contests on sticking to your rule...I almost always cave ;). Laurel

Connie Mercer said...

**love** the map!!! what a great find!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

That mirror and brush set are my favorite items you got. I love a good flea market especially if I can find treasures like that.

xo,
Danielle

Okio B Designs said...

You did great! I love those mirrors!!!!!

Jeanine

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Full Circle Creations said...

Love the silver items and the frame. I'd say you did very well.

Holly

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Betsy, I know how a junking dry spell feels. Today it snows, so again no flea market for me, sigh. You found some great things! I love all your silver items, especially the sugar scoop. Your jewelry finds and the frame are so wonderful too.
Happy Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Karen Bates said...

Now you've done it...two of my favorite thrift items...silver and frames! You did great and I can't wait to see what bling you use on that brush!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wonderful treasures..love the map!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Pretty Things said...

AWESOME finds. My latest finds have been old books and music sheets.

very merry vintage style said...

Great finds--the frame is beautiful! And silver, well, that's always a great find!
Mary

Diane Writes said...

Hi Betsy! I am excited as to how you will repurpose these pieces :D You will surely suprise us again.

fromgentogen said...

I would love to go junking with you....What finds....Blessings, Becky

Pam said...

Love all the silver, of course. But really am loving that frame. Great finds!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

It was a sparkley kind of day for you! LOL Love all your great finds. I'm living vicariously thru everyone's treasure hunting...hoping one day I will be able to get out there and go wild! LOL Of course, that will be after my ship comes in...where is that darn ship anyway??? LOL His criminal case is set for the 21st, just hoping it's not postponed again,,,don't know why he just doesn't plea out. Grr.
anyway enjoy all your goodies!!
Have a great week!
*hugs*deb

Rob Hunt said...

Great haul indeed. I followed on Linky and will add a link back from my blog.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Such great finds, love those keys. When you keep a promise to yourself you'll always feel better... don't worry about what you didn't get, cause you scored big. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay. Following you on Linky!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow! Great finds! Love the silver!! Can't wait to see how you repurpose the brush!

Eclectically Vintage said...

So glad you commented on my kitchen so I could find you! We could never go to the flea market - we'd be fighting over the same stuff!! I just found a bunch of old silver today - one of my favorites. Found 3 pull down school maps a few weeks ago - love them! New GFC and Linky follower!
Kelly

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Lovely treasures! The silver is just gorgeous! Love all those rhinestone bits and pieces.

Cynthia said...

Looks like you had a great day! I soo wish I could find a stash of keys like that!

Rosie said...

Oh, what fun. Great finds, too. It's like going on a treasure hunt.

Stephanie said...

Oh,how I long for a good flea market! We don't have any around here. Excellent treasures!

BeckyKay said...

That mirror and brush set is just GORGEOUS!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

WOW!! You definitely found some great goodies! The silver pieces are to die for!

Hugs,Debbie

Jeanne said...

I'm loving the silver as I scroll through your blogs. Is is better to keep it tarnished for resale or better to clean it? I noticed in your bio you live near where I grew up, which was Concord.