Saturday, March 27, 2010

Good things: Flea Market Finds

I like nothing better than a good rummage and my stash has been little more than a decent stash of old sheets and knitting patterns ... and they're none too exciting in dribs and drabs.

So I thought I'd share this nifty item I got almost exactly a month ago at the Ballarat Super Southern Swap Meet 2010.



I've long wanted one and I never imagined finding one ... and at such a good price.

Mr H and I were on our last legs, wandering around in anticipation of leaving when I spotted my little darling.

It had $22 marked on the top ... too rich for me but the stall holder quickly dropped it to $15. I rooted around in my purse and came up with $12, which he accepted.

When I opened it up it was full of sewing goodies: needles and pins and measuring tapes so it knows exactly what it's expected of a sewing 'basket'.



And doesn't it look wonderful now after a clean up and polish with beautiful old fashioned wax polish?



Check out Her Library Adventures for lots more Flea Market Finds.

10 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

This is beautiful, they sure are hard to come by, & with goodies inside - lucky you!

beccasauras said...

mmm, just what I need in the lounge room! SO I don't have to run back and forth, a little sewing box would be great. If you see another one....(bargain them down again, too) :)

Quilary said...

What a lovely treasure box. I think I need to spend more time at flea markets!

Cherie said...

Oh WOW what a treasure! You definitely got a fabulous find especially with goodies inside! Well done ;)

Daneve said...

I would love to find one of these what a perfect find..
xo

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

WOW - amazing!

Jennie said...

What a great find - and the price you got it for! Finding the things inside would have been very exciting!!

Renee said...

Great find! Especially with all the bits and pieces inside!

Janice said...

Well spotted. And what a bonus having sewing bits and bobs inside. It will be perfect beside your sewing chair.

Allana said...

ohhh great find with all the goodies in there too! It cleaned up really well, I should do that with mine, had been thinking about painting it but it seemed like sacrilage :)