Friday, May 8, 2009

Flea Market Finds

I went to a Flea Market in Irvine, CA last Sunday. It was pretty big for Orange County. I found some goodies! I don’t know why I’m obsessed with hankies but I am. I found this lady who had a ton of hankies all pressed and completely clean! Only $2.50 a hanky! I was so impressed. Usually people charge $4 dollars plus and they don’t even bother cleaning them. Since I bought so many she charged me $5 less. Yay :)

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This was only $1 and came from a different vendor who didn’t know what it said. Thanks goodness for French friends! Apparently it says Love Always or Always Love.

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I didn’t know what these were. The lady had to tell me that they were for keeping your rolls warm LOL. I really liked the one on the left with blue trim but I wanted two so I also got the white one.

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The lady also recommended using it to keep extra hankies nice and orderly.

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I have other goodies that I’ll share next time :) All the best everyone!

16 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those are beautiful. I have been looking for some. I want to use them over my lamps in both bedrooms. We use the low wattage bulbs so heat won't be a problem.
So far, no luck. They are out there...you are proof of that. You ..got a good deal!!
Hugs..
Mona

Daisy Cottage said...

oooh, these ARE so pretty! I love them too - they make perfect doggy scarves! ;-)

Thank you for being such a sweetheart!

xo,
Kim

bj said...

I love your beautiful hankies...especially the white on white..
You still just blow my mind on how much you love all the old things and you are so young. My goodness, by the time you are a great-grand like me, you are going to have SO many beautiful things!
Thanks for coming by to wish me a Happy M.D.
hugs, bj

Cathy said...

Beautiful Flea Market treasures Alli.

xo Cathy

g.suzie said...

Beautiful linens, you really hit the jackpot!!! You must have an awesome collection. . .

Cathy said...

Allison,
These are so pretty...so dainty and fresh!!! I love them all!!! I have a few my Mom has given me over the years I keep them in my daughters room. Maybe I'll do a post about them. I will be sure to mention you if I do.

You always find the best goodies!!! Half the fun is in the hunt. Don't you agree?!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Sares said...

What a bunch of pretties! I have about 20 old hankies I got from my Great Grandmother. I love them, but haven't done anything with them. I did however wash, iron and give one to each of my cousins to carry with them at that same Great Grandmother's funeral so they could have a little part of her with them.

Have a great weekend!

Terry said...

Oh my what lovely treasures you found.
I can't believe the bargain price !
That makes it even sweeter.
The French one reminds me of a perfume that came out back in the 70's when I was in high school.
While I was always the horse loving tomboy I was every inch a gurly girl .
Have a fantastic weekend.
Thank you again for all the lovely pictures you posted.
I just love my visits to your blog you are so creative.

Rue said...

Hi Allison :)

I just love hankies and yours are beautiful!!

Have a great weekend sweetie :)

xo,
rue

Bonjour Madame said...

They are all so beautiful. I really love the French saying on the blue and white hanky. Great finds at great prices!

Karen said...

Wow great deal! (Was that the one at the Orange County Fairgrounds?) I have to laugh that you didn't know what the "roll warmer" was for! You are so YOUNG!!!! Makes me smile!
I sure am looking forward to the Rose Bowl tomorrow!!! Can't wait. I just hope it isn't HOT!
TTYL! Have a good day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just wanted to say..in case you don't know...that the roll warmer goes in a little round bread basket..you can find them in most craft stores. Take it with you and find one that it fits. :) (You probably already knew..but..just in case.)
Hugs..
Mona

Gail McCormack said...

How lovely your finds are!

I always wondered what the odd shaped ones were used for - I now know - isn't that great!

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Allison, Lovely vintage linens you found. I have several of the old bread basket liners and never thought to use them for storing hankies! ~xo~Janet

Rosy said...

Wow! Your finds are lovely, love them all. I'm sure you'll enjoy using them.

Janie's World said...

Oh, I'm hooked! Where did you find a flea market in Irvine? I live close and have never seen one locally.