Flea finds

I left you all on a cliffhanger yesterday, and I hope you all managed to sleep ok what with the suspense…

So here it is, the big reveal-what we bought at the Flea Market….

The first purchase was this great magazine rack for all the piles of crap  magazines and bits by hubby’s side of the bed. I think it’s fine as it is, but hubby is keen to give it a little TLC with some hammerite

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I was on the hunt for some storage/display options for a new venture (more on this to come..!) and spotted this wicker basket:

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It had these 1050’s “Woman” magazines inside:

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and I am a sucker for old magazines, so I had a bit of a haggle and got both…

I just love all the old adverts inside-this is one my favourites:

Who knew B.O had already been invented in the '50's..?!

Who knew B.O had already been invented in the ’50’s..?!

The magazines sit very nicely in the magazine rack…

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And then I saw some old potato sacks, and though I would get one to have a go at making a bag or some such out of it (sure I’ve seen something like this on Pinterest…)

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And our last purchase, on the way out, was this retro alarm clock for my bedside table:

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All in all, I think I was quite restrained…!

16 thoughts on “Flea finds

    • I was thinking something along those lines. It is a bit whiffy though-even after a handwash in the machine. Might have to attack it with the bicarb…

      • mmm might be the material if it is a type of sacking and you may never remove the ‘fragrance’. Have a go with Bicarb but if that doesn’t work perhaps you could make it into a large floor cushion for the garden – for those sunny days …

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