So I have to mention that I just returned from one of the best flea markets that I've ever been too--the Springfield, Ohio Flea Market and Antique Show Extravaganza. I went there in May, and they always have another one in Sep.--over 2000 vendors! I've been to a LOT of flea markets--but this one, so far is at the top of my list--you can read more about it HERE--my blog post from last May where I talk about it in more detail. But for now, I'll show you what I did with just a little bit of my finds from that show.
First of all--here's just the tip of 'treasures' that I found--
2 of my favorite things in this photo--letters and old hardware--can never pass them up...
And being more specific--
...these sewing spools already covered in the fabric--which gave me a spark--
...perfect for my Christmas show in less than 2 weeks now...
And here's another find--
I've never really seen anything like this before--a children's shoe shine/bank combo metal box (not quite sure where the bank part comes in though)--but it was perfect for what I wanted it for--
...and one more--
...an old pop crate filled with more flea market finds.
So I guess the moral is--everything can be repurposed. We don't want to throw these items from the past away--your trash will always be someone else's treasures : )
I do enjoy bringing out my crafty side, but my first love is painting and just being in my studio. So I had to get out my paints and Stuff--
Actually, this is a special order from a lady that's coming to my show--very fun!
More art making--
I can never make enough of these boxes--especially this time of year!
So that's what I've been doing these last couple of weeks--getting ready for my big show and waiting for the arrival of my grandson who, by the way, is due on the same weekend of my show--wonder how that's going to work out??