A local collectibles mall sponsored a flea market this morning. I grabbed my go cup of coffee, my hubby and a few friends and headed out to check it out. We were somewhat disappointed because most of the participants were heavy on the pricing. You gotta wonder why? I wanted to stand back and loudly say, "Hey people! It's a flea market! What's with the pricing?!"
Well....in the end, one of my friends bought a neat "I Like Ike" campaign button for 3 bucks and I found this neat chippy window pane for 10 bucks. As we walked out to our cars, that same friend asked me what I was going to do with the window. I told him that I would use it in a backdrop for photo shoots with my Homeless Finch furniture makeover. But for know, I tucked it into this sweet little tablescape in my master bedroom.
I love the layer and texture that it adds sitting in front of the antique bed frame that I have leaning on the wall behind this farmhouse work table. This little lady is a sculpture that I made a few years ago. She is made out of terracotta clay, glazed with flat, chalky off white under glaze. She stands holding a little blue bird in her up-faced palms. The ironstone bedside pitcher was handed down to me from my southern grandmother on my father's side of the family.
Keep your eye out for interesting windows frames, doors and such when you are searching around yard sales and flea markets. They make wonderful backdrops and add interest for very little money. I didn't come home with a ton of goodies today, but I'm happy with this fun find. It was also enjoyable to spend the morning strolling and chatting with friends. Win, win. Get out and enjoy the day!