One of our local Churches held their bi-annual flea market a couple of weeks ago. I was only able to pop in briefly before dashing back to collect S and D for a friend's birthday party while hubbie brought H to another party (our kids have way better social lives than us). Here's what I managed to find in my brief rummage...
This lovely double-bulb lamp, I saw a similar lamp in a gorgeous homewares store recently but it was very expensive so I was thrilled when I saw this one.
I adore this large brass document clip, it can be used on a desk or hung up, lovely!
Yet another typewriter (don't judge me), this one is an Olivetti Lettera 32.
A pair of beautiful original etchings entitled "Mechanical Bird". These are market A/P which I recall from my days doing print-making in art college means "Artist's Proof". Basically when an artist is producing any sort of original print, such as screen-prints, etchings etc, they do a run of test prints before whatever their final print-run will be, messy or unsatisfactory prints get binned but ones that are true to the effect the artist desires or would like to keep for themselves or possibly a gift are marked A/P. These are often considered more collectable than the numbered prints.
I don't know this particular artist, probably somebody local clearing out their portfolio. I really love the graphic bird, I think the black one will be nice in our living room and the red in our boys' bedroom.
I have been on the hunt for a pair of bedside lamps but haven't been able to find anything with the character I like in retail stores. I saw this pair of brass lamps but they had huge frilly shades way too big for me to carry, so I took the shades off and left them back on the stall, who knows maybe somebody else was looking for a bit of funeral parlour-chic for their home?
I picked up some back shades a few days later in Target, the smaller version of the one I used for my tripod lamp...
... and am very happy with the result.
I'm using this large document filer in the kitchen to sort the million handouts/newsletters/notes my kids bring home from school and preschool each week.
And finally an aqua snowflake pyrex divided dish to match the large casserole I found recently :-)
The pricing system at this market was on a sticker basis, different coloured stickers denoted prices of 50 cents up to $5. Some bigger items had larger sums marked on them, some no price at all. So when I brought my haul up to the desk to pay I was given a final price of $14, giving each item an average price of approx $1.55!
I would have loved to spend hours browsing this market but we did have loads of fun at the birthday party we went to so I can't complain!