You'd think that living right near the Wheaton, Illinois once-a-year ALL NIGHT FLEA MARKET I would have gone there lots of times ~ alas, no. But this year I MADE IT (thanks Mr. CBD for watching the kids so I could go)! My quest was (you guessed it) vintage jewelry, baubles and bling.
Warning: there are lots of pictures!
I've always loved these vintage key chain tags, from different states. These two are from Illinois! On the back it says "Postage Guaranteed" and "Finder deposit in any mailbox, Disabled American Veterans." A simpler time, for sure.
Vintage rhinestone pin and traditional vintage (Sterling!) silver Mary ring.
Not sure who this is....but had to have it.
Another Miraculous Medal (there are quite a few different ones out there), this one commemorating sightings of Mary in Medjugorge, Bosnia-Herzegovina. I snatched up the anchor out of a grab box thinking it was some kind of antique brass nautical charm with a mermaid on it. Lo and behold I get it home and my daughter says, "Mom, that's Jesus on the cross, not a mermaid." By gosh she was right. And by gosh, I really need to get to the eye doctor some time soon (I mean it!) Best part is that it's 14K gold! I love it when that happens.
These vintage rubber stamps unexpectedly caught my eye, so of course I had to have them ~ for $1.00.
Two bracelets and some bling scraps. (Picture doesn't do them justice.) And now a picture of a few little things that made me do the happy dance.....
It doesn't get any better than this!
There's more I could show you but I think you get the picture. Not a bad haul for about $15.00.
I'm linking this up with Kecia's Flea Market Friday. Head on over there and check out the other awesome flea market finds!
Have a great (and safe) holiday weekend, everyone!
Hi, I'm Kathleen ~ the thrifty DIY home decor enthusiast behind Our Hopeful Home. I hope you'll join me here where I share tips and tutorials for creating a beautiful home with thrift store and vintage finds on a serious budget!