This last week I was planning on taking a road trip up north to the evergreen state of Washington. Richard wants to visit Seattle and I have a lot of relatives up there.
One of my other reasons for wanting to go to Washington on this week in particular was to go to the Farm Chicks Antique and Craft Show in Spokane. I love reading Country Living Magazine and they always make a big deal about this event. I also would like to see Portland because that sounds like such a crafty town.
Richard had some things come up with work and we had to postpone the trip. Instead of the Farm Chicks sale, yesterday we went to the Ventura Flea Market on the beach in Ventura about 25 minutes away. The Antiques Fair With Ocean Flair!
Here is today's flea market show & tell.
Me in my me made skirt and sunhat made from an old feed-sack I bought at this same flea market last year. My skirt pattern-making tutorial can be found here. I'm wearing the Bensimon sneakers I bought in France last June. I seem to be drawn to yellow shoes lately. Lily is wearing a vintage Brownie uniform from the fifties.
Cool Sewing Stuff:
Two miniature sewing machines. Unlike today's mini machines, these are sturdy and built to last.
Vintage Needle Cases.
An old sewing basket I bought including all the notions inside.
An adjustable dress form from the early sixties.
A box of vintage yardage and two of the pieces I brought home. I can't wait to use the pink on a fifties pattern I have.
A large cabinet filled with unused fabric dyes.
The beginnings of the credit craze.
I love weird displays like these heads!
If I lived in the suburbs I would put these on my lawn.
I also love old cans but worry about cluttering up my house too much.
This vendor epitomizes the laid back vibe of this market.
Here we have Jennifer whose beautiful blog The Old Painted Cottage focuses on what I call Cottage Chic Decor. Bring on the burlap! I love this look.
I could spend hours looking at old photo albums like this.
Richard deciding to buy a duck decoy. Guy stuff.
Trying on a vintage Big Mac jacket. Richard is like Steve McQueen to me.
Lily deciding to purchase a Barbie Corvette. She bargained the vendor down to four dollars. Go Lily!
We bought this pencil sharpener. We are always misplacing the little cheap plastic ones.
Hope you enjoyed my little tour!So now you can tell me, what types of things do you like to look at or buy from flea markets and swap meets?