Wednesday, August 26, 2009

FLEA MARKET FINDS/TEXTURES

I might mess this post up because I selected the NEW BLOGGER EDITING....so bare with me! I don't even know how to get type below my pictures with this setup!!! ARGGGGG!!!
Anyway....on Sunday we went to a flea market and I got  4 place settings of Pewter handled flatware - it's not the very early style but it is Pewter so I bought it - I paid $12 for the set plus a sugar spoon and butter knife.
The man had them in this red caddy and I bought it for $5.00 and I just love it. We have Doug's grandparents caddy from 1908 and they are almost identical...they were used in most home back then.
My brother and his wife know I want to make some Pantry Cakes so they found this tin with the molds in them and some single ones as well and brought them to me....aren't they they the nicest relatives?
We bought this great Pewter creamer and sugar at the flea market for $5.00 - I thought that was a great bargain!
I have been searching for reasonable mache boxes to cover with fabric and found these at different vendors - each for $1.00.
Over a year ago she started putting TEXTURES on her blog and I was so intrigued with her results and now I see several of our wonderful bloggers have been doing this....WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA...one just doesn't appreciate the textures, colors and look of the everyday things we have in our homes. Thank you Jen for starting something that is taking off!
I have been taking some close-up  pictures of TEXTURES but not sure if they'll turn out. My close-up on the camera makes things blurry so we'll see what I get here.
I will post more next week but for now I think there are enough photos in this post!
Hope you enjoy....

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful new goods and textures Karen. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,
    pam

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  2. Your textures are wonderful Karen! Most camera's have a MACRO button and it helps with close ups.

    Love all the new pewter - awesome buys!!

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  3. Love your textures! Great flea market finds, too! I especially love the sugar and creamer set you got~ what a good deal!Have a wonderful Wednesday Karen!
    Janae:-)

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  4. Karen, what great pewter finds! And the caddy is awesome!

    And your texture photos are just perfect! I have a hard time taking photos in general. So the little snippet photos of the textures were EASY for me (in comparison to normal photos)! Except when the flash made shiny spots! LOL! I have a macro setting on my camera, but my camera is an older digital and not too many mega-pixels, so still hard to get a good clear photo.

    Have a great day!

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  5. KAREN:
    YOU ARE A "TRUE FLEA-MARKETER" AND YOU HAVE SOME GREAT FINDS HERE.
    I LOVE THE "TEXTURE PHOTOS" ON SO MANY BLOGS !!!TAKE A LOOK AT KATH'S AT " THE OLDE WEEPING CEDAR". SHE HAS SOME GREAT ONES,
    STILL "ONE-HANDED" MAURINE

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  6. Karen,

    What great finds! I loved the textures pics. Thanks for stopping by my blog too, I really appreciate all my followers.

    Carey

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  7. Hi Karen, Thanks for visit my blog. Nice FM finds ! Love the pewter pieces. Also,love your textures pic's too.

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  8. Great to see your Flea Market Finds and boy are they wonderful. I found a pewter pitcher not too long ago and still have yet to post it, but it is real nice. I also really enjoyed seeing your textures. Isn't it fun taking pictures like that? Well, I hope you have a wonderful day my prim friend.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  9. Karen, Did you go to the Elkhorn Flea Market? We haven't made it to WI this summer to coincide with that weekend. Bummer :( You found some terrific buys. Can't wait to see the redo on the boxes. ~Ann

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  10. Girl~ you did great at the flea market!
    Sounds like fun day!
    hugs~
    angie

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  11. You've got some pretty nice things there Karen. I do love your flatware most of all.
    Enjoyed your texture pictures as well.
    Have a great day,
    AMY

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  12. Great pewter finds, Karen! Love the texture pics, too!

    Enjoy your day!
    ~Kris~

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  13. Karen, I just love to visit your blog. You sure did get a great deal on that silverware, tray, boxes, and sugar and creamer set. Bargains are SO MUCH FUN! Love your textures too. I thought that was such a fun post to take pictures for. I couldn't stop! Come visit and see. God bless, Jamie

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  14. You found a lot of great finds! Love the pewter handled utensils! And those pantry cake molds are adorable!

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  15. Oh what wonderful pewter :) Great flea market finds, Karen
    I Love your beautiful textures!

    Have a great rest of the week!

    hugs-Kath

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  16. Great finds and I really like your textures. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

    Maxine

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  17. Karen, what wonderful pewter pieces you found. Great deals on all your finds!
    When ever I go to Jen's blog I get an annoying redirecting pop-up. Has someone hacked her website. I have her in my favorites, but I'm afraid to visit there anymore. Do you know if she's had it fixed?

    Have a great day!
    Donna

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  18. Hi Karen,
    Great flea market finds and I love your textures photos too!! It really has been fun seeing everyones textures from around their homes.
    ~Cindy~

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  19. What wonderful treasures you found at the flea market! I love the red silverware box.
    Your textures are of course wonderful too! I've enjoyed looking at everyone's texture posts. It was a fun post to participate in, wasn't it?
    Hugs~ Birgit

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  20. I love all of your goodies!

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  21. Lots of great stuff there Karen!....and your textures are wonderful and fun to look at! Janet

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  22. Okay, now I'm really intrigued! I'm going to have to hop on the texture wagon and get some pictures too. It's been so much fun viewing everybody else's! I would LOVE for you to come visit. If you let me know in advance, maybe we could even sneak in some prim home tours while you are here! (And I would get somebody to work for me!) Fun, fun, fun!!! Just let me know, Dawn

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  23. You did extremely well at the flea market. I really like your flatware and the caddy is very cute. Your textures are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  24. Wow Karen,
    Great flea market goodies! I love pewter too! Thank you for your sweet comments about my boys. They are just dears and I know that Moms of boys share a common bond. Take care and thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  25. Karen!! lovely and wonderful goods!
    I adore flea market....
    Ciao!
    Laura

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  26. Hi Karen... I'm putting this post down here because I couldn't figure out how to comment on your Windows live test post. It said something about a "feed" and there wasn't a comment box. I dunno.

    Anyway... pics look nice! Love your textures!

    Carmen

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen