It was still dark outside, the birds were still asleep my pink kettle was on the boil and the people at the flea market were unpacking their wares.
I had a feeling that my Sunday was going to be a happy one. I could feel it in my bones that the Flea market Gods were smiling down on me.
AND THEY WERE !
I had decided the night before that I would get up super early so as not to miss the best pickings of the day.
After parking right out the front (that's a miracle all by itself !) I hung my trusty green basket over my arm and almost did a hop-skip-jump into the big grassy parkland.
There were treasures everywhere and because the market had changed dates there weren't as many shoppers. WIN FOR ME !
The first stall had a very pretty white side table that was tempting but I thought about the multitude of tables in my garage waiting to be restored I quickly moved on..........
My eyes scoured every stall looking for treasures and it wouldn't be long before I found my favourite stallholders and began to fill my basket.
FIRST STOP LACE........Does that surprise you ?- $10
SECOND STOP an old chair from the 1920's - $10
THIRD STOP the most BEAUTIFUL big creamy white vase (I'll show you that later this week)
then it was a quick trip to add to my flower garden where I picked up 2 white Iris plants for a couple of $
and then I saw the stall to end all stalls !!!!
It was on my final loop around the grounds WHEN I SPOTTED THE HATBOX.It was lined with beautiful old bark cloth, was in great condition and had the label 'DAVID JONES SYDNEY' on the inside of the lid.
I had to have it
and of course I did !
Honestly, every single item on the table made my heart go pitter- pat. It was as if the flea market Gods had laid the table out just for me ! lol
I found some very pretty antique greeting cards, a vintage peachy pink cushion for $5 and a few other things that I will show you at a later date. The sellers items were very well priced and it meant that I could have some fun buying. There is nothing worse then somebody selling at the markets with massive prices that should be saved for antique stores. If it's a fair and honest price then I am happy to buy.
Scroll down if you fancy a peak at my finds...
Isn't she beautiful !!!
and then there was lace , lace and more lace !
I wonder why this sweet lace collar never made it to the dress ?
My new peachy pink vintage cushion
You can see it can't you ?
The pretty parasol that is......
I will let her have her very own story on tomorrow's post.
and then just before I left to go home I found this sweet print.
The artwork is so lovely and I have just the spot for it.
So that's why I am so completely chuffed with my purchases !
Sometimes I can flea market and come home with an empty basket, but this particular day my trusty basket was bursting at the seams.
It had been a gold star flea market day !
Tomorrow I will share some pics of that gorgeous antique parasol.
See you all again then.