Monday, April 20, 2009

Flea Market Finds

This weekend I went to a few estate sales and a flea market. I only came away with a few things. I found these old pocket watch parts. I am going to use these to make something. I don't know what yet. I've seen a few pictures of ways creative people have used old watch parts. Of course, I can't remember any of them right now. Hopefully, some creative idea will emerge from the fog in my brain. Got any great ideas?

I love the look of old creamware and silver together. I already collect old silver and silverplate, but I had never bought any old creamware before this weekend. I found a couple of pieces to get me started. I'm sure my husband will just be thrilled when he begins to realize that a new collection has taken root in our house.

And I just liked the brown transferware plate. The little ceramic lady is something I can add to my "collection of heads and bodies" that my kids are so fond of.

I can't believe I have let a week go by without posting. I've just been so busy.
This is my 98th post. Remember, every comment you leave between now and 100 will give you another chance at winning my GIVE-AWAY. I'm still collecting things to add to it! I will show you everything in my 100th post.



Anonymous said...

Shannon- love all those old watches!! I have seen where they use them as ornaments and just pretties to tie on packages, tassels etc. I am sure you will find some great ideas for these!!

Just got back from being gone for 2 weeks and need to catch up on all my favorite blogs- so it is off to read your other entries!


Frippery said...

Visiting by way of Debbie at Talking Trash. Gah! I love the watch parts and the silver and brown transferware. All things I collect as well. I cannot pass up silverplate even though I have way to much. I am finding the brown tranferware getting pretty pricey lately. Those watch parts would be great with little collaged vignettes inside, or filled with tiny trinkets and worn as a broach.

trash talk said...

Shannon, Listen to Pam...she's the queen of creating! Me, I just love old pocket watches. I just layer them on a ironstone platter with a cloche over them. Real creative, that's me! LOL