Saturday, May 1, 2010

flea market finds...

I found this great box with a hinged lid at the op shop this week for a whole $5!  Once I'd removed the skirt & the cushioned top which was stuffed with lambswool (fresh off the sheep's back goodness knows how long ago) it now looks great in all it's original glory, perfect for the back deck, I think...
love it... 

icky before shot...

I also found this great fabric for $3.  There's about 3 metres of it! I think it was once a curtain & has since been backed with a lovely vintage floral & made into a couch cover or something...
I don't have a couch to fit, so I'll be pulling it apart & putting the fabrics to practical use in good time...

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16 comments:

  1. You have a real knack for finding pre loved beauties don't you?? Love that box, what a good score. I might be posting about something similar tomorrow. The fabric is sweet too. I used to go to an ace op shop in Ocean Grove, right in town as you go around the bend. Is it still there? xo

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  2. That box is amazing Mel, what a great find (as always!).

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  3. Gorgeous box! JEALOUS :) That will be beautiful AND handy for the deck. One can never have enough good-looking storage devices!

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  4. What wonderful finds, how lucky you are, and good at looking for things!

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  5. A fabulous box! It's such a great feeling when you set eyes on things like that isn't it?
    Would love some fabric like that myself. Is it called Toile? I have a little cat made from something similar and it was the fabric that attracted me to it in the first place.
    Thanks for your visits and well wishes. I'm feeling a lot better now. :)

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  6. Wow! I wouldn't have looked twice at that box with that yuck covering on it. Well done!

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  7. I wouldn't have looked twice either. It's amazing what you find if you delve deeper. There is a lesson to be learnt here. Maybe everyone (ie. our kind of people)should have a little tool pouch to surreptitously allow us to remove stuff to find the jewels underneath. Good finds. xxNick

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  8. LOVe the chest. I can so see it on a back deck looking quaint. Amazing finds you seem to make! :)

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  9. Oh god for a second there I thought the top pic was the "before" & I was all like "What have you done?!"

    ...but then I came to my senses & realised you would never do such a thing... oh it's so pretty, I just love it!

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  10. that certainly is an icky before shot - but the after one!!! love it. well done seeing through that ickiness to the potential underneath

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  11. Who would have thought such an icky box could be so beautiful underneath! I love it. Great find. xo

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  12. That box looks a lot better now - great finds!

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  13. It's a doozy of a box anyway, but don't you reckon the icky 'before' look only makes you love it even more?! Nice find...

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  14. Good on you for seeing past the manky fabric! What a score!! And that fabric is lovely. Hope you have a super week :)

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  15. What a great find! And that curtain fabric is a gorgeous design - I always have to get that when i see it in blue!

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  16. love the box! awesome find. I so would have not even looked under that fabric. you're obviously a seasoned finder!

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