Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Flea Market Finds....

Last Thursday I visited Chesterfield flea market for a spot of shopping, I really recommend a visit it if you are in the area. There are countless stalls, it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed with the amount of items on offer! I tend to zig-zag through, making sure I don't miss out anything... taking breaks for charity shops along the way!

Here are some of the things I found last week....


Old books.... the covers are a bit tatty (I like that!) but they have pristine illustrations inside, perfect for framing!


An adorable milk jug.... the milk comes out of the cows mouth!


Beaded necklaces, you can't have too many of these!



..... and I have saved my favourite for last, this vintage squirrel soft toy. She needed quite a bit of repair work (her head was hanging off amongst other things!) and a good wash but doesn't she look lovely now I have fixed her up?! I love the detail on her outfit, from the sweet embroidered acorns on the collar to the teeny tiny hankie folded up inside the apron. I can tell Mrs Squirrel is going to be with me for quite some time!

23 comments:

  1. Oh gosh I love the Alice in Wonderland book, part of the appeal for me is the fact it's not in pristine condition. It looks very nostalgic indeed.

    Mrs Squirrel is quite the beauty, I love the detailing of her dress, definitely a keepsake. And it's nice to know you've repaired her and she's loved once again x

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  2. GORGEOUS!! Thats your pay off for having to work on Sundays!!! Hope I didnt shock you with my orange face - My DQ and I were testing a face tanner as recommended by Gok - not recommended by us!xxx

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  3. Those books are amazing, I love finding old copies of books I loved as a child. I have bought versions of many a tattered copy of Enid Blyton's greatest hits, they just make me smile!

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  4. Oh the vintage squirrel is just beautiful! You lucky thing, finding such wonderful items! x

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  5. They're lovely! I'm particularly drawn to the cow milk jug, so kitsch and glorious. xxx

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  6. These are all such wonderful finds. I love Mrs Squirrel!
    xxx

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  7. I LOVE that cow milk jug, so cute!

    Also, I'm not sure where your painting post went but it showed in my rss feed....stunning!!! You should definitely make more time for it. I'm not a horse person at all but I'd have that on my wall xx

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  8. Love, love, love that squirrel - I agree the best was kept till last!
    June.

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  9. The squirrel is so, so cute and the book 'A week at the seaside' looks very interesting, I like the illustration on the cover.
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  10. Oh that little squirrel! How lucky she is to have found such a caring new home!

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  11. What adorable finds you lucky thing!

    Victoria xxx

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  12. Oh goodness me, I am jealous beyond words, I am in love with the squirrel! The flea market sounds like my idea of heaven.
    Hen x

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  13. Hi Rebecca,
    Hi Wayne,
    Just want to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award to you from me: http://jennylovesbenny.blogspot.com/2011/01/thank-you.html

    Hugs,
    Jenny
    ps. Loving Mrs Squirrel!! :)

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  14. Mrs Squirrel is superb! You are clever to 'fix her up' - she looks lovely and fresh now. I love the acorns on her collar! xx

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  15. That sounds like a brilliant day out - I would have snapped all of your purchases up!
    x

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  16. I just love that Cow!! Nice find!

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  17. Such a beautiful haul! That cow jug is just so sweet, and I agree Mrs Squirrel is very special indeed :)

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  18. The squirrel is adorable!! xxx

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  19. Oh wow, what a find! The squirrel is so cute! Adore

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  20. Oh lovely finds and beautifully photographed, as always :)

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  21. Great finds! I love the pic with the beads! :) I really like your blog, glad I found it, your header is soooo sweet! :)
    xBeth

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  22. i like that cow and of course the books you found ;)!!! Great buys ;)
    xx

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