Monday, February 4, 2013

Little Things from the Big Flea

This past weekend was the Big Flea at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. Friends Suzanne and Janet and I got there right when it opened and worked our way through the entire show.
I noticed a few trends. Linens are huge - vintage printed table cloths, hand crocheted doilies and embroidered anything are all the rage. Luckily, I have a nice stash at home because the prices were, well, pricey.

Ceramic dog figurines are also hot, as well as vintage books. I didn't see a lot of furniture moving out. Maybe we got there too early, or maybe people are shifting toward smalls. I know I am.

This was my haul from Saturday.
The piece in the back is a cup holder made of an old spool and spoon handles. I think I'll use it to display bracelets. I made a classic rookie mistake, though. Always buy heavy things at the end of the day so you don't have to haul them through the entire show.

I couldn't resist this sweet little bride and groom, or the cute little boy in the aviator suit. Buttons are another one of my weaknesses, but I was very frugal. I managed to get a nice handful of them for just $3.


Unknown said...

It's always fun to see so much eye candy in one place....but oh, my aching back and I wasn't carrying 'heavy' stuff. =) Hope you got some 'treasures' in your mystery jewelry bags! I lucked out with mine...lots of usable stuff! Loved being able to go with you and Suzanne!

Cafe Artiste said...

Great finds!