Flea markets are one of my favorite places to search for treasures. Some treasures to add to my collection and some new ones!
What’s not to love about flea markets? Whether you’re looking for unique items that you collect or just a way to spend an afternoon, flea markets are definitely worth checking out.
On Saturday I went to the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Flea market and on Sunday I went to the Ventura Flea Market. I am really excited to share today my vintage finds and my plans for using them in my home!
My favorite finds this weekend were my two corbels. Look at these!
Aren’t they just fabulous! They were so inexpensive I almost died ($25 ea.), and just needed a little wood glue. Fortunately, my friend Judy from @vintagejunktionla let me use some of her tools and offered some good advice to get these looking so great. I glued about ten pieces and you can hardly tell since they were so chippy anyway.
I also purchased two Singer sewing machine drawers ($15 ea.). I am going to paint them with milk paint so they will be nice and chippy. I hope to get this done by the end of the week. I intend to use these for utensils, napkins and condiments.
I received an incredibly thoughtful gift this weekend too! Kim from @ripedesigns thought I might enjoy these! Isn’t that the nicest and funniest gift ever? Thank you Kim!
I found this wonderful sage green wooden carpenter’s box at the Ventura flea market ($40). I don’t know yet what I am going to put in the compartments but I am sure I will find something awesome!
This wonderful wrought iron black and white chippy headboard ($80) was a real find! It’s a king size and I am going to use this purchase as a catalyst to redo one of my boy’s bedrooms.
I bought this seltzer bottle because it was $20 and I love it!
With three sons, it’s not often I buy anything that is pink. But this chenille bedspread (priced at $15) was too adorable to pass up.
These vintage blue ball jars always get my attention. I bought ten of these because they were only $4 each! I left them at our beach house in Ventura because they will look great there!
My most exciting vintage find was the four metal trays that match the ones I use in all of my outdoor table settings.
I bought four of these metal trays over a year ago and I never imagined I would find more the exact same trays. There is some writing stamped into the tray but it’s in a foreign language with some letters that I don’t even recognize. I have no idea what the original use was for these trays, but now I have eight of them and I am so happy!
What a wonderful weekend of junking! I had a great time, even if I was on crutches.