I meant to post about my Lucketts and Flea Market finds last week, but it completely slipped my mind. We are in the throws of state testing at school, so it's as if all non school related things fly out of my mind until the weekend. On Saturday morning, I wake up and think "Oh yeah, I have all of this life outside of work!". It is a short-lived situation but I am very glad when the weekends come.
In the same booth, I found this tin. I reminds me of old English chintzware, though it was made in Holland. It has found a home in my craft room.
I found this little vase on the porch of the main store...even the porch has permanent booths! This style of vase isn't something that I'd normally pick up, but I really love the flowers against the black. So striking. And, it was only $3!
One of the things that I love about Lucketts is that they stock the perfect blend of "finer" items with farmhouse style. I picked up this basket because I really like the shape and size. Another bargain at $10.
Along the same lines, I found a bunch of butter paddles in a booth....I picked up one because I think that it will look good with a breadboard that I've got in my kitchen.
I'm thinking that they will look really good lined up on a silver platter. I'm on a mission to find a big and cheap silverplate platter at a thrift store. I almost bought one today but I thought that it was a little pricey...I'm looking for CHEAP :)
I was not the only one to find prizes. Glenn found an old engineering book and Hope talked us into a plastic horse figurine.
Everyone left happy.
Finally, the two small white plates will eventually show up in my Etsy store.
As I'm getting ideas for what to do with my finds, I think of how people of yore would think of the current style to mix high and low, as well as using everyday objects as decorative pieces..."why would you put an old wood butter paddle on a silver tray???"...."why would you just sit out a camera in your living room?"..."Um...why are you using dirty suitcases as a side table? Don't you have money to buy a real table?" Haha. I can only imagine what future generations will do with our every day things. Will iPhones be placed on a stand on the living room table the way that I have an old typewriter??
I will hopefully be posting even more Lucketts goodness very soon because I am going to their big Spring Market next weekend!