Saturday, November 5, 2011

Flea Market Finds and my favourite find of the year...

Sophie is hosting "your favourite find of the year" this week.   This was a tough one as I had a lot to pick from.  I think finding this Johnson Brothers bowl to go with the lid that I have been dragging around for about 8 or 10 years has to be a big favourite!  I tossed around the idea of picking the van load of quilting fabric that I dragged home and filled the house with when I bought the entire stash of fabric from the family of a quilter but this bowl had just the right amount of chance and serendipity!  

And my finds of the week...

First off I found some pretty fall china at a thrift store I don't often go to.  These are marked Creampetal, Grindley, England and were 25 cents each.  Good grief!  Way too pretty for 25 cents a pop.  There are 3 dinner plates and 2 luncheon plates.  Sweet!

Then I picked up some awesome Christmas baskets.  They are basically new and will be perfect for packing up some homemade Christmas gifts.  Love the one with the picnic basket lid and handles!  These were 50 cents each and the picnic basket was $1.50.

And I just cannot resist a Beehive knitting book!!!!  Who knows?  I might learn something!  I have started knitting Daughter's text messaging mittens.  I am even managing to knit them on 4 needles!  Now that is pure knitting skill!

I did not measure how length of this tartan but I am guessing about 1.5 metres. I don't know what I will do with it but it is really lovely quality and I could not leave it behind for a mere $3.

So there you have it.  My Saturday Flea Market Finds.  Husband and I did a lot of running around this morning and I totally scooped some deals at the big chain fabric stores Weekend Madness Sale yesterday.  Husband had to wait too long in the van though because the line ups were so long in the store.  More on that tomorrow.  Husband told me this morning if I took as long today when I ran in for the Clinique bonus event, he would leave without me.  He was joking, but to prove the point that I could be speedy, I was in and out of that mall in less than 6 minutes!  Awesome!!!

Have a lovely rest of your day and I will be linking up with both Sophie's Flea Market Finds and Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday!


  1. Oh my goodness - beautiful finds and those proces are ridiculous!

  2. Great treasures! I love the plates! And the I want to go find some to pack with baked goodies! :)

  3. Love the plates - great bargain!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. i think a lid that finds its bowl again is a hit. i totally dig your fondness and awe. good luck!

  5. Thrift serendipity is an amazing thing -well done! I often feel like I am a match making service for orphaned china and everything in the world is better when the china finds matching pieces. I have a few Grindley Cream Petal and have found that they often have a variety of decorative patterns all on the same cream basic shapes.

  6. Lovely finds... love the fall plates and the baskets... !!