Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flea Market Rescues

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a good day! I wanted to share my flea market rescues from the weekend. I love to go to flea markets. One particular flea market in town is very dirty and a total disaster, really! They pretty much just dump things everywhere, and don't use any rhyme or reason when they set things up. I kind of like rummaging through the stuff because you never know what treasure you are going to find, and the stuff is usually pretty cheap. On one table I could see linens under a pile of tools. So, I decided to check them out. I found the most beautiful cross-stitched linens. The cross-stitching was so well done. I couldn't believe they were set under a pile of tools. There was 3 pieces together. I had to buy them. They needed to be washed and had some stains from being piled under the tools. But I managed to get the stains out. I am very pleased with myself. Here they are!
Aren't they gorgeous!!

I also made another purchase at the same flea market. Now, they did do a better job protecting this one. It was hanging from a hanger from a book shelf. It's a little wall hanging tea cup quilt. It's so cute. It is hand quilted and has needle turn applique. It is very well made. I just love it.
These items are all safe with me now. I have rescued them from the dirty flea market. I am very happy with my purchase. I hope you like them too.

Hugs

Ariane

10 comments:

Jeannette said...

What great rescues

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Goodness, those are gorgeous - the bigger one (2nd photo) caught my attention. I wonder how old they are?

Michele said...

Oh good for you, Ariane! Those look mint. Good eye good eye...

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ah--I think that teacup quilt is one I just happened to misplace!!!
How cute and mainly all blues--good find--and those linens are just beautiful---I have some old ones too--but I have trouble getting the stains out -- so I will send them to you to fix for me!!!!
Hugs, Di

Dresden Quilter said...

These are gorgeous! You are going to have to take me there sometime.

a good yarn said...

Fantastic finds from the flea market. Those linens are beautfil. I like your new blog header too. Ann :-)

MARCIE said...

Nice job cleaning up those beautiful stitcheries! The nerve of some people- putting them under tools!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love flea markets too!! I think it is almost better if things are in a jumble because they usually dont price them so high....it can be hard to get a bargain..
Your finds are wonderful.....

nima said...

OMG...what a great rescue...it looks really gorgeous...