October 3, 2010

Flea Market Finds!

Today I'm joining in with Sophie over at Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds. I'm going to share this gorgeous little pot cupboard I snapped up at an antique store in Dunnedoo a few months back.......slow to share, sorry about that!

I could have quite easily bought a brand new bedside table for the same amount of money I spent on this little number ( $250 eeekkkkk!! ), but I love old pieces of furniture with character and style........now all I have to do is find a matching one for the other side!
There were a few other items I absolutely wish I could have taken home with me that day including this giant counter for $1800.00..........perfect for my new studio.
This one brought back memories of the big old sewing machine I once owned ( in beautiful condition ) I had a moment of stupidity because I traded it for a big old antique table.......looking back now I think I'd rather the sewing machine.
Baskets, big old chunky baskets.........I'd say they were once used in a shearing shed! Can't you imagine them with wool which had been clipped with shears spilling out over the top.
Then the big sorting table where the wool would have been skirted ready for bailing in a big old press! This table with a big chunky sheet of glass on top would make a beautiful dining table........I think from memory it was about $1500, not that much more expensive than a big boring table from one of the furniture outlets!
Ahhh it's nice to dream!
If you want to join in head on over to Her Library Adventures and say hello.
See you tomorrow for day 4 of Blogtoberfest.




10 comments:

karlyn Jackson said...

Loving your bedside table. I can see some great reading material perched on top too.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh some beautiful things there! I love your little cabinet, lovely! That counter was pretty amazing, how perfect it would have been for your studio..

passion4pink said...

Hi Brenda Think I know where i can get you one that matches give me a week or two i have been to a lot of garage sales lately vicki

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

hey? and i like the sun in your photos too. perfect antidote to an otherwise grey morning up here... :)

sue said...

I think the cupboard looks great and why bother with a matching one - eclectic is cool! Your pics are just graet - started humming "click go the shears boys ...."!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I know exactly what you mean ... I'd be hard pressed know to buy it too.
My Flea Market Find

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i'm a basket freak, so loving the wool ones!! We had boarders from Dunnedoo at school, lovely girls!! Oh i dream of a massive barn style table, not sure where, might have to build a house around one?? Love Posie

by marie-nicole said...

What a great buy... I love furniture with a story so I think your dollars were very well spent. So much temptation I think I need to visit Dunedoo.

Re: your response to my blog post, WOW you are a long way from the city then, I imagine it's beautiful out there.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Loving your images!! Those baskets are a winner for me :)
Great choice with the cabinet too :)
Irene x

nicole said...

oh that would have made an amazing dining table!!!
cute bedside cabinet though, definitely has some character :D