A couple of weekends ago, Mum and I attended a vintage market in the hills. So many treasures and things to look at! It was very windy and many stalls were in danger of being blown away (literally – it nearly happened a couple of times) which was a bit worrying with all the breakables and china. A few vintage dresses went flying across the oval, their frantic sellers chasing after them. Anyway, here are a few pics from the day:
Loved this hot air balloon. Wish I had bought it… I have no idea what it was for – it opened up to reveal a section inside which appeared to be for holding eggs! Not sure about that though…
Trillions of trios!
My Mum was eyeing off these old posts. They were gorgeous but very pricey, so we had to leave them and walk away (sadly, and with a wistful look on our faces)…
All kinds of treasures!
My find for the day came early on and I was so thrilled to get it : this gorgeous old doll house (looks Georgian in architectural design but is not actually that old), unfinished and in need of some TLC. A lick of paint and some gentle distressing and I think this little beauty will be a welcome addition to my home. I’m going to use it either as storage in my craft room, or as a spice/tea cabinet in the kitchen. It’s quite large but sits happily on my bench and will save space because of all the things I can fit inside it. I think I will “wallpaper” the inside “walls” as well to add a bit of colour and interest. Love it! It was only $20 – I didn’t even bother haggling! It’s very well made and has lots of fine detail, with spaces inside for what would have been staircases (the gentleman who was constructing it didn’t finish unfortunately) and the front opens up like a door, giving you access to the “rooms” inside. I was very happy with my purchase 🙂
My Georgian Mansion!
I love a good market, car boot sale or swap meet. So much fun! And you can pick up such great bargains.
Can’t wait for the next one! 🙂