FLEA MARKET BLISS

Classic German chalkboard beer sign. This will be a great 'white board' for my office back home. Shipping it home might be a bit tricky,....Did you know there is a 'chalk-mate' pen? Its writes like liquid chalk and wipes off easily. (6e = 6 EUROS)

Italian Coasters - all of these were 1e total!


These could also be used as tapas plates.

Messenger bag #1 (3e)


Messenger bag #2 (7e)


Cool stamped metal piece. This will look great in my house (8e)

Rustic wood storage box (5e)




Le Accordion - the close up (60e)

The first row of buttons sound Polka-esque, the 2nd row sounds Italian/Parisian. No name yet....

Rhinestone brooch - 3e

Rhinestone brooch 2e

Stone bracelet - 1e

Over the top faux pearl earrings. 1e

Original photo from Marilyn Monroe's calendar - 1955. (10e)


I also picked up some cute bell bottom jeans, and several military style jackets for amazing prices. Flea markets are a gold mine of goodies and bargains - its like 600 yard sales combined in one convenient location.

Do you go to the flea markets? Do you have any strategies or major scores from past trips?

12 comments:

Selina. said...

oooh those coasters are super cute! they would definitely be perfect for a spanish themed meal! I have never been to a flea market but i do love charity shops and car boot sales which i think are pretty similar.

also i took some awesome eurotrash photos today, will be posting soon.

Jello♥ said...

all this stuff is so amazing!! you have a great talent for finding treasures; i tell ya!

= )
Jello

Krista said...

Score! I love the coasters and your messenger bags. I wish Portland had flea markets I'll have to keep my eyes peeled!

Claudia Moser said...

The bracelet is wonderful and yes I am going to fleamarkets a lot :)))

Miss K said...

love the coasters/miniplates

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Wow girl you scored some amazing things. Flea markets in Australia are full of rubbish just cheap crap or maybe I just havent found a good one yet.

xStroutx said...

Wow! You got a great haul here! I never find such rad stuff at flea markets!

Megan said...

yayyyyy finally starting to get caught up on your posts (which is going to take me days...have i really been outta the circuit that long!??!?!).

i love your flea market finds! i need to peruse a flea market with you sometime LOL!

and did you ever get my postcard!? i think i put it in the wrong bin at the post office! aghhh lemme know!

Tangled In Texas said...

OMG your finds are *amazing*! The Hubby and I love finding different/not new things when we're out and about/traveling. So jealous... ;)

The Fashionable Traveler said...

I love flea markets! It's one of my favorite things to do. I used to go to the Chelsea flea market in NYC often...so many great things, so little room to put them.

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Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

I have had MAJOR luck here - but then again, the flea markets are massive in size and do require a bit of digging.

After awhile I get over stimulated with miles of tables filled with random things. STRATEGY TIP: This is where a buddy comes in handy and can help you spot something fabulous. Eye glaze-over is a killer.

PLUS....I kind of like odd things so that works in my favor. How many people out there really want an orange messenger bag with a Knight on it?

They had swastica (sp?) and nazi stuff here. CRAZY!! Why would you even wan to be affiliated with that?? Rumor has it there are a ton of 'knock offs' and 'imposters' on war souveniers. U.S. based shows like PAWN STARS have made thrift/flea market shopping a booming business.

Next time you go vintage shopping and find great things - take photos and send them my way. We'll do a link up.

xoxox
Michelle