Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flea Market Finds

A new flea market opened this past weekend ~ only about 5 minutes from our house. I read that the promoters were trying to get antiques and some good stuff at the market, so it was worth checking out. Best part~ it was free. There were nice large tents for the sellers to set up their good underneath, and keep us customers cooler on a hot day.

I found a couple vintage washboards at one booth. I'm thinking of a punch needle piece on the smaller one, and a rug hooking piece on the larger one. I have no specific patterns in mind, but it's nice to have a vintage piece put aside.

I went back on Sunday to the market, and it was smaller. Some of the nice antique dealers weren't there. I was going to get a few photos of some vintage hooked rugs that one dealer had. I normally don't see many rugs, but maybe I'm noticing them now that I've learned how to hook them.

I did manage to find this painting when I went back on Sunday. It's done on a wooden board, unfinished edges, and a simple wire hanger. I'll have to move some decorations on my walls to find a spot for this one. I couldn't pass it up!

Last week the goodies I ordered arrived! I now have a new medium Cameo needle for punch needle.

I also ordered this pattern that could be adapted for punch needle or rug hooking. I thought it was only the card stock pattern, but it came with some scraps of wool and muslin!

I also received some free wool scraps and a star penny pattern! I think I'll be ordering from Primitive Gatherings again!

~*~ Laura ~*~


adailydoseoffiber said...

That's a great haul of old and new goodies! I went antiqueing awhile ago and wasn't as lucky as you. I just ordered wool from a place I like In PA and am working away on the new hooked mat for the Fall class at Pieceful Gathering.

Courtney said...

I love flea markets. There used to be good one near my last house. I used to go faithfully. I need to scout out for a new one here. I love that new pattern. Can't wait to see what you do with it!