There aren't any prices listed on the items, so you have to inquire about every item and try not to look excited when you see something you love.
Negotiating is big part of this process, and yes - I OFFENDED THIS RUSSIAN GUY (me and Russians lately, geez.....,). Mr. Russian wanted 12e ($18) for this ratty olive green canvas messenger bag. I countered with 4e (a very solid offer), but this price obviously pissed him off as he GRABBED THE BAG OUT OF MY HAND, and shooed me away - all while cursing and throwing his hands up in the air.
Wow, really? He's probably thinking, "Stupid American". Ha, oh well.
Here are my fab finds from yesterday (apoligies for the lame bedspread/sheet background. Limited options here......):
|60's cake plate/ Lazy Susan. This will be great to catch my keys and pocket misc. by the door. Love the turquoise. 10e ($7.50)|
|Gold and brown snakeskin purse with leather interior. Gold tone hardware - mint condition! (8e - $12)|
|Mahogany snakeskin purse with gold tone hardware and shoulder chain. Mint condition!! 5e ($8). It was a snakeskin day. Aren't these gorgeous handbags?|
|2x2 Family Crest ink stamps - 1e ($1.50) each. You dont' find these in the states. These just became 'my' new family crest.|
|Germans are known for their amazing engineering skills. Who doesn't need a pair of elaborate tweezers? Squeezing together pulls back on the hair. Perfect for the timid user. 2e ($3.50)|
|Vintage key - the inspiration piece for Tiffany's. I'm not sure what I'll do with this yet. I think of bunch of these in a glass jar would look great in my office.|
|I love funky silverware. The more rustic and unique - the better. 3e ($5). These look like something out of a castle.|
READER QUESTION: Any ideas on what to do with OLD BLACK and WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS? The flea market had boxes and boxes of them.
I was thinking about the collage of newsprint on the French Table (see my French boutique post HERE) and was wondering if that application work with the photos. ANY IDEAS??
In a separate posting this week I will show you the HAND PAINTED POSTCARDS I found from the 1930-40's. Rare and exquisite! I will post these little beauties on Wednesday (or as soon as I can figure out how to watermark them - they are that cool). I also found a cool black top hat (think: circus ring leader) and an intricate clock from the 1800's.
Happy Sunday everyone!