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Fab Flea Market Finds!

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It’s no secret I have a serious love affair with anything vintage. (more of my fab flea finds, here and here)  Flea markets make THE perfect place to hit up for these finds!  I try to go once a week or at least a couple times a month! You really never know what you are going to stumble across, it’s like a real live treasure hunt.  And the prices are usually always the icing on the cake.

Given my affinity for thrifting, I thought I would pop in and share this weeks finds!  Keep in mind I don’t always find cool pieces, sometimes I go and and there’s nothing that really stands out.  When you are hitting them up, it’s a LOT of luck and inventory turns over extremely fast so visit often, especially if you are looking for something specific. (tips to shop the fleas here)

Ok now for my finds this week!   Eeek happy dance, happy dance…..

 

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Here are my few goodies!

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This is an old brass and silver tray.  I am a HUGE sucker for anything detailed like this!  I just can’t resist.  And the design was so interesting and fun and the punched outer trim, oooo lalala!

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All 4 of these pieces were thrifted at flea markets!  The blue canisters are part of a set of 4 vintage daisy moon and star pieces!

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The description said african instrument and I have no idea if that’s correct but I loved the interesting shape of the body.  It’s all carved out of one solid piece (minus the tuning pieces), and the tuning pieces DO turn and adjust the strings!

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I found this sweet brass plate and I just thought how pretty with the lovebirds and the flowers!

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So clearly I’m obsessed with vintage brass lately, I don’t know why but I am attracted to it like bees to honey.  This little bird container was so adorable I couldn’t resist!

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This looks like a vintage elephant textile that someone placed in this pillowcase from whatever it originally was a part of.  I plan to remove it and do something with it, not sure what yet but I loved the stitching and sequin details and if you look closely the backing of the elephant is almost a burlap material. I’ll come up with a cool DIY and share it with ya!

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All of the small pieces together!  I see lots of vintage brass! hehe

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And the mac daddy pieces, a pair of vintage brass vases!  I stalked these for a couple of weeks before buying as I wasn’t sure where I could use them.  And then the booth seller did 50% off and I had to have them! They stand about 3ft tall and have this gorgeous silhouette!  They remind me a bit of the candleholder I turned into a lamp.  (see that post here!)

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Here’s a tight shot of the beautiful etching.  It’s all over the vases from the top to the bottom!  And they are heavy.

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That’s the whole haul!  These pieces came from some shops that are south of us that I get to maybe once or twice a month.  I haven’t hit up the locals yet this week so crossing fingers for some more awesome finds at super low prices!

What’s your fave flea market find?  How about of the items above what did you like the best?  Do you know anything about any of these pieces?  I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments below!

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