Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What's in my 'Flea-Bag' This Month?!

A sunny Sunday (hooray!) was spent by me at the Shepton Mallet flea market. This is going to have to be a quick post as I have so much to do this week....
My purchases included some fabulous old ephemera....
Victorian scraps, French confirmation photographs, mini gardening books from the 1950's, a framed cottage print and a French advertising board.

A sweet Victorian print of a chubby baby.
I think it may be part of a Pears' soap advertising poster - sure I've seen it somewhere before.....

These wonderful old handmade ribbon violets from Sue.
I may have a go at creating some flowers myself from old ribbons - should be fun.

Silk velvet ribbons in old fashioned shades, C1930's fabric and a teeny floral corsage, all fresh from France.
Perfect for making some ribbon flowers.....

And this lovely lady from the 30's - she's a plaster wall mask and should display well amongst my hat collection.

It seems to be getting a lot harder to source pretty vintage stock. I know the popularity of the flea market has increased dramatically since I first started to visit quite a few years ago.

On my way home I stopped off at my friend's junk shop and came away with this little painted cupboard. I love the colour, but not sure about the little hand painted doodles(!), so may line the door panel with vintage fabric or wallpaper.

Have a great week,
Niki x


  1. You always find the most beautiful things!! The plaster lady is gorgeous, and those scrap letters with the flowers!! Wow.

  2. You're such a canny shopper !! Beautiful booty! t.x

  3. I too, struggle to find unique Vintage treasures, and when I do they are way to expensive for my purse, and never as nice as yours...
    Hope you have a pleasant week!
    Kisses Kisses

  4. Lovely finds!

    I haven't been to any boot sales or flea markets for AGES!!!

    Victoria xx

  5. Wonderful vintage treasures. I love the plaster wall mask ~ what a fabulous find!

  6. Lovely finds Niki. I was so sorry not to go but I had a poorly girl here and couldn't leave her. Next time x

  7. You find the most awesome stuff! I'm going to the Big Flea in Washington, DC this weekend and I hope I find 1/10 of the stuff that you always come home with. xo, suzy

  8. Brilliant finds as always Niki. Good to see you and thanks for your purchases!

    Sue xx

  9. I love all your wonderful things, I want to have a huge sort out of all my fabrics and do one of these fairs again - I have missed them.

  10. Yummy "flea bag" you've got there, Niki! =) Happy creating!

  11. oooh, you have the best flea markets!!!! you lucky girl =) the blue cabinet would look lovely with vintage fabric or wallpaper - great idea! debbie


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx