27 August 2009

market, part two.

Well, as promised, here are most of the things that came home with us from the market...
We also bought two display cases and some watchmakers set of draws for our shop display.

These funny guys may be popping up in my vintage shop!

A tiny little satchel also for the shop...

and also these... a lovely little coin purse, and bird for hanging on the wall!

These are for us...a never been used, 1930/40s ceramic coffee press, little blanket and pair of curtains, all for under a tenner!

I found another little pear jewellery box for the shop, and a pin cushion for me!

Two dead stock navy canvas French hats, one for me & one for Bucket Tree!

Oh no! another basket! I can't stop finding baskets...and also nice old scarf.

It's a perfect fit! A 1920s silk shirt with tiny pearl buttons down the back (hm hm £5!), for when I'm in a smart mood (not very often I have to say!).

I'm in love! I couldn't resist this amazing exotic dress from the 1940/50s made in Honolulu!
It has incredible triangular sleeves too. I'm not sure where I'm going to wear this, but I'm happy just owning it!

We use these old boxes for displaying our jewellery.

Buttons for Nao's vintage jackets.

This silver mirror is about 7cm long! We thought we could make nice necklaces with these bits.

pencil sketch dated 1820, for £2 I hope it's worth much more one day! (pension)

These printing plates will make lovely display for our jewellery too, I love the font very much!
So, that's the lot! We are actually going to at least one other market next week too, I will try not to buy as much as space is really an issue now in our tiny hovel.
Yay for market!!!


  1. Amazing finds! I don't even think I can pick a favorite since they are so good but perhaps the blouse I love the most or the wool blanket is quite nice. Very good day you had :)

  2. I have a set of three of those birds that I bought in a charity shop awhile back (see this post http://teacupscupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/07/past-finds-part-i.html )
    ...how funny to see one found by you, also secondhand!

  3. What great stuff you came away with. I particularly like the Hawaiian dress - perfect for looking a bit chic at beach parties maybe!

  4. Ooo, so great! I really look forward to seeing all of your great finds. =)

  5. Totally worth getting up so early for.I love everything, but especially the pink blanket and silver pear. What a haul!well done.

  6. Wow, you really scored big! I love the ceramic coffee press best I think. What market is this, if you don't mind me asking? I'd love to take my mom there when she gets here. It might be too far out for me, but this looks more my speed (and price range) than the ritzier markets in town.

  7. The market was at Kempton Park race course, its a little way out of London and the price is reasonable from most sellers but some are way over the top!

  8. These are amazing finds! Email me when that bird is in your shop - I want it!

  9. That absolutely has to be classified as a mega-haul!!! Gorgeous finds!