Flea Market Friday

September 3, 2010

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! 
PsssSt...I'm also linking up here:

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds! Love the bling.
Have a safe and fun weekend.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

You found some great jewelry pieces, Kathleen!
Have a lovely weekend!

kecia deveney said...

looks like you found great metal and bling this time!

thanks for playing,


Pickle said...

Ooo, you found all sorts of cool stuff! I haven't been to a flea market in yeeears, and I really fancy going now!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Kathleen what a BEAUTIFUL selection of sweet Treasures....I can't wait to see these incorporated into your designs....!

I'm GLAD you took advantage of this WONDERFUL Flea being so close to you & must admit, the thought of an ALL NIGHT FLEA has me WEEK at the knees....hahahahahaha....!

Take care & have a FAB weekend....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Gypsy Fish said...

I jsut love your bling!

Debbiedoos said...

That is some really nice bling bling...I love the vintage jewelery. Thanks for joining me...I loved my little visit here. Have a great weekend. Debbie

Anonymous said...

I want them all! great finds! you were lucky to find so many treasures, it's cool when you find one or two things, but a whole bunch!!! can't wait to see what you make :)

Anonymous said...

Your unknown lady on the medal is St Therese of Liseaux.

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