One of my favorite things to do is browse flea markets and junk shops ... the junkier the better! Over the years, I've accumulated quite a few treasures which I've used in decorating my house, and would like to share a few of them with you today.
I love old floral prints and was delighted when I found this pair of vintage floral bookends. They are on a sofa table, along with the gilt planter and adjustable stand below, which were also flea market finds.
This ornate candelabra came from a tiny junk shop in northeast Louisiana, and I couldn't pay for it fast enough when I saw its $12.00 price tag. I have it on my piano, a la Liberace!
Well, after I closed my mouth which was hanging open, I gave her my dollar and RAN to my car with it. It was beautiful, in perfect condition, and I sold it on eBay for around $150.00.
I'll never forget that one, because, sadly, those kinds of yard sales are fewer and farther between these days.
I think I paid $14.00 for this original oil painting on canvas, including the frame. Another one I RAN to my car with ...
I love serving my mama's homemade Mayhaw Jelly in this pretty little jelly dish with its elegant glass spoon. It's funny how little things can bring so much pleasure, isn't it.
This lovely little plate graces the inside of my china cabinet and makes me smile every time I see it. I believe the mark on the back is Limoges and it cost a dollar.
It was love at first sight when I saw this little magazine stand. I can't remember where I bought it, which is unusual for me, but I've enjoyed it tremendously.
I found this elegant little candlestick at a flea market about eight miles south of Jackson, Mississippi, and paid $8.00 for it.
I love and collect pictures of windmills and I found this one at a yard sale on the 450-Mile Yard Sale trip my husband and I took a few years ago.
and got them both for $24.00.
Now that the holidays are almost over, I hope to have time to get out and explore new places in search of more flea market treasures like the ones I've shared with you today. I can't wait!