Monday, March 06, 2006

Flea Market Finds

What could be a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than a flea market? Today was a great day for me. I didn't spend very much money, but found some great bargains - at least from my perspective.

Of course, it's always important to remember when shopping at the flea market or garage sales, that you're snapping up things other people have discarded. But, hey, I don't know why others were foolish enough to let these great treasures get away.

I'm fond of little bits of hand work. Fortunately, I live in an area where one runs across such things regularly. I love this little hankie I bought today for a whole 75 cents that is decorated with some hand embroidery, topped off with a crocheted flower that matches the hand crocheted lace around the edge. It's amazing to me that you can pick up anything like this for less than a dollar. It's a beautiful piece - something someone put some serious work into - and something I'll treasure.

I also got these two pins today - both for a fabulous price. I love the unusual shape of the one with clear stones. And the brilliant blue of the other one is what attracted me.

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