Monday, January 10, 2011

Flea Market Finds + A Gift

Firstly I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the ladies that have made suggestions to name my quilt.  I love so many of them.  Hubby tells me that he will make the selection as it is just going to be way too difficult for me. 

The last few weeks have been fabulous for Flea Market Finds.  Look at this gorgeous table that I found.  Already shabbied up and perfect for a blank space in our dining room.  And look at the lamp - Isn't it goreous?

The glass baubles on the stem are a little hard to photograph but they are pink glass.  I just added the shade and now I have an adorable lamp.  I paid just $20 for this lamp - What a bargain.

I am so in love with this table - Cost was just $50 and they delivered it free.

Yesterday we went to the markets again hunting for a bargain.  I found this vintage crystal cookie jar.  It is beautifully tarnished showing it's age.

There is just something about crystal sparkling in the sunlight.  Cost was just $8.

And this lovely little French (Yes made in France) Perfume Bottle - I couldn't leave it there for only $2


The gumtree girls are a close bunch.  We often have little swaps between ourselves and decided to have an apron swap recently.  Vikki made this delightful apron for me.  I just adore it.  It is so very me.


She has hand painted these gorgeous roses onto it - It will have to be kept for very best and can never get dirty - It is way too pretty for domestic duties.  Thanks so much Vikki XXXX

And lastly I got up this morning to the most wonderful news.  I had won the 500 follower give away over at Raspberry Rabbits.  I am awe struck by this quilt and Shell's generosity in giving it away.  I will treasure it forever Shell.

On the 12th January Shell is releasing her first block in her "12 of Hearts Free BOM" - Make sure you hop over there and take a look - She is a very talented gal.

Have a great week friends,

Love and Hugs,



Barb said...

What wonderful fines.....and so inexpensive.

The apron is adorable as well as the quilt...lucky you!!!! Enjoy!!

Yankee Valley Stitcher said...

Wow some awesome finds! I love the Cookie Jar, table and lamp!! Make me want to go to the Antique store!!

mel @ loved handmade said...

Such beautiful finds! I love the lamp & the side table is gorgeous..

Jo in TAS said...

What a fabulous win! I'm so envious but so pleased that I'll get to see it up close! Love the lamp base, so unusual and the table looks perfect for your home!

darcey said...

Well done! It was certainly your day to find treasures. One of my favorite antique finds are fine china platters. I have collected about a dozen of them and use them every day to serve dinner and desserts on.
Enjoy your treasures.

RobynLouise said...

You find such great and gorgeous bargains and those gifts you received are lovely!

ShabbyESP said...

You did good!!! I love the table and they delivered for free?

Mrs A. said...

wonderful bargains. I think people must see me coming and hide everything away.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oooo!! The quilt is going to fit into your home so perfectly!!! I'm so glad you won!
xx, shell

RG said...

Huge congrats on winning that gorgeous quilt Fee and Wow! to the stunning apron from Vikki... so gorgeous!!
Love your finds and especially the lamp.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fee love all your new purchases...the perfume bottle is just so lovely...and the apron, wow....

By Hoki Quilts said...

what great finds. I go to garage sales and find junk - oh for a treasure or two. Just love your quilt from Shell,

Isabella said...

Gosh must check out the Hobart flee market trouble is I'm allways down on week days LOL you always find great things fiona

Allie said...

Oh my goodness I need to go thrifting with you! You got some beautiful finds! And then Vikki spoils you with that gorgeous apron - WOW - get a hook and hang it up and show it off!
I was very excited to see your name on Shell's blog - congratulations!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful items you bought very french and i luv the handpainted apron from your friend Vikki she is very talented,and well done winning the beautiful quilt from rasberry rabbits.
cheers Sheryl

Michelle said...

What great finds! The lamp is very pretty. Congrats on your win I'm off to check out Raspberry Rabbits (I love exploring new to me blogs, thanks)

Unknown said...

Lovely post Fee you always come home with the Nicest things...Congrats on winning that Gorgeous Quilt..

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I was just squealing with glee when I saw you had won the quilt from Raspberry Rabbits. I just recently discovered your blog (when you created the Skinny Cook blog) and was so thrilled to hear you had won. Congratulations!!!

Lis Harwood said...

Wow, wish I shopped where you do. We find it very difficult to get gorgeous items like those here at antyhing like a good price - too many people lookinh, too many tv programmes about it etc etc. Love it all but especially the biscuit barrel.

Cherie said...

WOW Beautiful things happen to beautiful people! A gorgeous win for a gorgeous girl, Congratulations Fee ♥♥

Wendyb said...

You always find such beautiful treasures Fee! they're gorgeous....and isn't Vicki so talented??? I wouldn't be able to use it either but wow, it's going to make a terrific display!! And you sooo deserve to win Shell's quilt....very 'you'!!!! lucky bunny LOL
sugary hugs XXXX
Wendy :O)

quiltjude said...

Oh it is so exciting to get such finds! well done you, p.s. great site