I have written a prior post on some of my flea market finds. Since then, I have had some other great Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds that I wanted to share with you.
For me, I find a thrill in flea market and thrift store shopping. I love the hunt for a great deal on new old things and even a bigger thrill in creative ways to repurpose some of them. Here are a few of my new old finds.
I scored when I found this old carpenter’s tool box. I see these all the time, but they are usually sixty to one hundred dollars for one this size. I found it in a lonely corner for twenty bucks at the Long Beach Antique swap meet. I use it in my living room to store extra blankets and fabric collected from all over the world.
Antique blue Ball jars are highly collectable. I got a great deal on this one for five dollars at a Junk in the Trunk flea market. I use it as a memory jar to hold concert tickets, hotel keys, and the like.
Mercury glass is timeless and matches any type of décor style. I found these two candle pillars for six dollars at a local Salvation Army.
There is a humor in vintage ads. Frame them in a modern frame and you have a great piece of art (I think I need to add a mat to this though).
OK, this isn’t a flea market or thrift store find; rather it is an ice pick that has been in my husband’s family for generations. You can, however find these at flea markets and antique stores. I LOVE this piece, and I think for the past decade or so, it has been repurposed into a paper towel holder (right, Jolene?).
Another Salvation Army score, I found this pedestal table for the low low price of sixty-five dollars! Yay me! Pedestal tables are classic and match several types of décor styles. I’m thinking of painting this one a vibrant color…not sure yet. Any suggestions?