Friday, May 9, 2014

A Few Good Finds

I didn't come home with a truck load of treasures last weekend, but I was happy with my finds and I sure had a good time hunting them down.   It was a choice between Alameda or the Lodi Street Faire on Sunday, but Lodi was the choice of the day because my my sister-in-law lives there and she wanted to go hunting with me.  This show isn't as big as it once was, but I can still manage to find some good deals and get through the vintage part of the show in about two hours.

Do these egg beaters qualify as "finds" even though they were given to me by my sister-in-law when I picked her up?

This one's a real oldie.  She's had these for years and just started downsizing her collection.  Good thing I was there to take them off her hands before she donated them.

I love the chippy paint and rust on the old ice cream bucket; the only thing it needs is a plant.  I'm thinking the trash can cover would look better with a fresh coat of light paint, and the drawer hiding in the back will be a shelf once I give it a little TLC. 

A little tarnish never scared me away.

This sweet little pot was found buried in a box of old books.  I like to dig.

 Several of these mismatched pieces have already been polished and transformed into necklaces, and the others are waiting to be flattened and stamped.  

That's what the sign said and that's exactly what I did.  

I would have filled ten jars if everything on the table looked this good.  It took me quite a while just to untangle the massive balls of plastic beads from the rhinestones and pearls.

  Lots of interesting bits and pieces waiting to be used in new jewelry creations.

 If it sparkled or had numbers on it, in the jar it went.

I have two weeks to go before my next show, so I better get busy with the rest of this haul.

Happy treasure hunting this weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day too!!

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