Sunday, April 22, 2012

Other people's junk

During the years I was making dolls and had to hunt for vintage textiles, I would go to the flea market at 4:30am on Sundays with my flashlight, and stop at every garage sale I would come across. Never fail, I would always find a little something extra for myself. So, it’s no surprise that as JR and I are shopping flea markets, auctions and thrift stores to find things for our first antiques and flea market show, I would find a little something for myself.

Some of my favorite finds over the past few weeks?
A glass chandelier ( I want to keep it SOOOOOO badly…my husband and I are still in negotiations over this one)

A cloth Moravian star chandelier ( all handmade! It’s the quirkiest, coolest thing ever…for $5!)

A set of amazing green glass dishes

A clock radio, straight out of the sixties, which proudly sits in our kitchen with it’s static-y stations until it moves to our 1961 Scotty camper.

And how adorable is this vintage baby scale? 

A vintage sailboat pitcher.

And my turquoise Spring coat, which started as a Dennis Basso “too-large” coat and after a few alterations, has become another favorite! It certainly has a 50's opera coat style to it. 

That is why I love other peoples’ junk.


  1. Sounds like a very fun time. Hope you win the negotiation on the chandelier. Great refashion on the trench, very fun vintage. Have a wonderful week.

  2. That chandelier is amazing! Oh, I do hope that it comes to live with you.
    You have the best of luck in finding things. Periodically I get it into my head that I, too, could find amazing things, and off I go a-hunting, but I never have your luck.

  3. Laura from beautiful West MichiganApril 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Oh my gosh! You HAVE to keep that chandelier! It is beautiful! Put it in your bathroom over your tub!

  4. I love other people 's junk too!!
    Keep that NEED It.

  5. Of course you are keeping the chandelier - that sort of thing doesn't come along every day.
    I think that sailboat pitcher is the cat's pajamas.
    Speaking of Scotty, how's that little project coming along?

  6. All wonderful stuff! I am particularly taken with that adorable radio.
    ; )

  7. Trench is so cute xx


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