Sunday, January 6, 2008

Pillowcases, Vintage Tablecloths, Aprons, Flour Sack Towels and an Overpriced Typewriter Key...or...What I Bought at the Flea Market

Alrighty....you've seen all the things that I did not buy at the flea market. Here's a look at what I did bring home.

Flour sack towels from the Vermont Country Store. This was probably the best bargain of the day. I don't know what they sell for in the store but I paid THREE dollars for the set of six!A just-like-new vintage tablecloth in turquoise and orange. PERFECT colors for my kitchen! A mere 20 bucks! My favorite purchase of the day.This is so pretty...again, a perfect match for my table. I have a pale turquoise tablecloth in that same shade...this will look perfect topping it. Another $3.00 purchase.I picked up these adorable embroidered pillowcases for $6.50. That was for the pair!!! I checked for holes, stains...I couldn't figure out why for the life of me they only wanted $6.50, but I snatched them up! They don't match one single thing in my house and I don't collect penguins...BUT the handwork is amazing...tiny, perfect stitches. Someone poured their heart into making these sweet pillowcases and I just had to have them!You know I couldn't leave the flea market without at least one apron. I bought three that day!
This was for $2.00. Reminds me of Dorothy's jumper in the Wizard of Oz.These last two aprons were found at the same booth. The kind vendor only charged me $5.00 each! I love this Hawaii Souvenier apron! It was still in the package and written on the outside was "My Paul gave this to me". Awww. I hope Paul will be happy that 30-45 years after he bought this for his mother/sister/friend/sweetie or whoever she was, someone finally took it out of the package and will enjoy it!It came with cute matching potholders!THIS is an APRON? It was in the bins with her other aprons and the lady working that booth assured me that it was, in fact, an apron! Does anyone know anything about these?? And my "D'OH!" item of the day. I paid twelve hard earned dollars for this. An old typewriter key made into a pendant. No necklace included unless I wanted to pay another 12 bucks for a plain black leather cord. A moment of weakness.Remember the Enid Collins owl purse from my last post? Mark surprised me with it!! It's now perched atop the kitchen shelves with my other Enid Collins'. YAY!OK, I think we're done with flea markets for a while!

Note to Jackie & Scott: you have to find at least ONE European flea market that we can visit this Summer!

4 comments:

Scott and Jackie Newman said...

I think we can handle that. ;)

Love the typewriter key pendant...and the penguin pillowcases - SO SWEET!!

Good finds, good finds.

lovestitches said...

Love the Enid Collins purse collection! We all have D'OH purchases, that's why eBay is so popular lol! $12 for a leather cord? Pfffft.

Pinky said...

Holey Moley! Those flour sack towels were a steal!! Are you going to embroider on them? AFter reading another post, I realized that you hand-emboider!! Is there anything you don't do?? Did you hand-embroider that Eiffel Tower on the apron you gave for Christmas? ;-)
Thost penguins are too cute. I collect vintage pillow cases, too.
Love your stuff, Lady!

Pinky said...

Holey Moley! Those flour sack towels were a steal!! Are you going to embroider on them? AFter reading another post, I realized that you hand-emboider!! Is there anything you don't do?? Did you hand-embroider that Eiffel Tower on the apron you gave for Christmas? ;-)
Thost penguins are too cute. I collect vintage pillow cases, too.
Love your stuff, Lady!