A visit to an antique flea market

| All things Antique, Vintage finds

IMG_6565.JPGHello dear friends,  I hope you had a wonderful and restful weekend!  It was a pretty quiet one chez nous though I did manage to go to a flea market.  Its been awhile since I did a flea market post and today, I thought I’d share with you some of the more interesting items that I saw.

The first item that caught my eye was this vintage Barbie board game from the 60s. I have never seen a Barbie board game before and this one was in wonderful condition.  There are tokens for 4 players and the winner gets to be …drumroll please…Queen of the Prom!! It looked like a fun enough game and I hesitated long and hard about whether I should get it. Finally, I put it down because I kept thinking about the kind of message this kind of game would send to a little girl.  Would it be a good or bad message?  At the end of the day, its just a game and probably good for a laugh but I’ll leave this question to be answered by another…

I noticed that a number of booths were carrying commemorative pins such as this one and I loved how they’re packed individually.  This booth had literally boxes and boxes of pins and it made me wonder how long they’d been collecting them?

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Another seller I saw collects vintage linens, some of which date back to the early years of the 20th century.  She had the brilliant idea of turning some of them into pretty little pouches.  Made to keep your delicate little unmentionables, no two pouches were alike and they hark back to a more genteel time.

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Funnily enough, I didn’t find anything beads or findings that  I could really use for work. I did find these books though that are perfect for work.  I am especially excited to dive into the book on American jewelry. Most of my jewelry library is concentrated on European jewelry so I’m certain that this new one will be an important one to fill gaps in my jewelry education. And yes, I bought a book on hankies, I couldn’t resist because I love hankies and who knew there would be a book on that! As for the lace book, how could I pass it up given that my last puchase was…IMG_6577.JPG.. this beautiful handmade 1940s lace jacket.   I had to have it even though it is probably the most impractical, most delicate thing I could add to my garde-robe.  

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 No matter, its beauty justifies itself.   Do you often get the impulse to buy something just because it is beautiful? Tell me I’m not alone.

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