Monday, September 20, 2010

Flea Market Finds

In my last post I wrote about my trip to the flea market, so thought I would share a few of the things I bought there. I have no intentions of starting a collection - still cleaning out things I have now. However, I found these 2 tiny spoons and started thinking how I can use them in jewelry, so they came home with me. They are by NILS JOHAN and when I researched them, replacements ltd. has them listed as silver plated, demitasse $9.99, and individual salt spoon $9.99. I paid $4 each. Not real sure what I will do with them - Start a spoon collection ( a spoon collection won't take up much room will it? ) or turn them into jewelry. :-D
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I also bought a grab bag of jewelry odds and ends (and a lot of junk) for $20. After getting it home, I found I had a couple of surprises included. This necklace and earrings (bears with Santa hats) both are marked 925 (sterling).
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Also in the bag was this dog pin with green rhinestones - not my style, but decided to do a little research as it was marked Gerry's Co.. Found 2 listings on ebay - One "Buy it Now" @ $14.95 and another starting @ $4.95 - wide range there!
There was more in the grab bag, and I am still cleaning, sorting , and salvaging usable parts when I have time. Just thought I would share my latest finds with you.
This week I will be linking up with:
Thursday: Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday" http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
Friday: Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday" http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Saturday: Laurie @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday" http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/

Another week of record breaking temps in the area! HOT !
Glenda

23 comments:

Pat said...

I love those spoons. I would have to start a collection! It's true, spoons don't take up much room;-).

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What LOVELY spoons! And you sure found some winners in that grab bag of jewels! ;)

xinex said...

Very cute and lovely great buys, love the salt spoon...Christine

Donna Lynn said...

Those silver spoons would look great framed on burlap! I saw that on a blog and it was beautiful, she had a chunky frame she painted white, elevated the spoons to new art heights!

Regarding the goat cheese, have you tried goat cream cheese? We get it at Costco, it is creamy and does not have the bite like the hard cheese. Give it a try, you just might change your mind!

Susan said...

What great finds! Sounds like you got everything for a great price too. Good for you ;o)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think grab bags are fun...if there is at least one good surprise in them. It looks as if you did well.

Our weather is all over the place. I've been down with a migraine all day...a front came through and left us with very heavy air...93 tomorrow, my head is like a barometer!

Heidi said...

Hi Glenda,
I love rummaging around and a grab back is perfect for that! You found some nice things, and silly ones, too. The doggy pin is something my girls would have loved when they were younger!
I appreciate you dropping by and always leaving a comment, you are a sweetie! Thanks so much.
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Donna said...

I adore the spoons! They don't take up much space :) Great idea to begin collecting them!
Hugs,
Donna

Manuela@TPOH said...

A spoon collection won't take up hardly any room so great idea. I love collecting old silverware. The doggy pin is so cute.

I can't believe how hot it gets in the afternoon. I also can't believe that I still have to run the air conditioner at the end of Sept!!

Manuela

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those little spoons are so beautiful. I'm a sucker for old cutlery, even when it needs to be cleaned & shined often (which never gets done in my house!).

Thanks for visiting my blog. And nice to find you. I'll be back!

mustard seeds said...

Your spoons are beautiful. It is fun to buy a grab bag of old jewelry, isn't it.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

As the owner of a dachshund I love the pin!

Stop by and collect your clues. The largest giveaway in Decor To Adore history will be revealed next Friday.

Sarah said...

Your spoons are charming. I would leave them just as is and enjoy them yourself. The little salt spoon is unusual. Great finds! ~ Sarah

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Looks like you found some great thrifts! love those little spoons!

kluless said...

The spoons and jewelry are wonderful. There is nothing like discovering the burried treasures in a good "poke sack"! BTW... I, too, find myself gravitating to the smalls as it gets harder and harder to find room for the same treasure I once searched out.

Laura said...

I love those spoons.
You can always use more spoons!
I linked to the same party.
Enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

Are you ready for fall?

Laura said...

I am so glad I found your blog.
i am now a follower.
Enjoyed visiting,

Laura
White Spray Paint

Susan said...

Those spoons are just beautiful!! Nice find!!

Maggie B said...

Who would have thought that such treasures could be found in a grab bag?
The salt spoon is lovely, I see a collection starting to form already.
Maggie

Sue said...

Oh I would definitely start collecting silver spoons now! Easy to store and display....
I hope your electrical/phone problems get rectified. I had issues last fall with the gas company. I was the only one calling- I guess everyone else in the neighborhood figured that somebody else would do it! Sheesh...
It's still warm here, too. We have gorgeous days that are cooler then days when we are in the 90's. Yup, the air is still on!
~ Sue

Kathleen said...

Spoons! Yes, easy to store! You collect them I will watch. I better not start anymore collections here!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, those little spoons are so pretty! What a deal. And that little dog is adorable. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the spoons. Thank you for linking up. laurie

Sandy said...

Love that salt spoon!! You got a couple of great little treasures. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Thanks for visiting.
Sandy