Scott and I picked mom up and drove out to Grayslake Fair Grounds in Lake County for the monthly Flea Market & Antique Show. Wow! The theme for this show was "vintage" which is right up my alley!
Mom & I found all sorts of neat little goodies! These are the "treasures" that I found:
My next treasures are these beautiful vintage lace collars:
I don't see pink vintage collars too often. I only paid $2.00 for each of these! I love old lace and will cut these up for my crazy quilts.
I also found a couple of beautiful vintage hankies with gorgeous lace on them:
It a little challenging to get a decent photo of these but the lace is gorgeous! I like these because the lace is on all 4 corners so I get a lot for my money. I paid only $2 each for these!
My next treasures are some lace pieces:
Again, it was a little hard to get a good photo of these but the laces are gorgeous! And a little goes a long way with crazy quilting!
Finally, I found a couple pieces of pretty vintage jewelry:
To use the rose earrings, I will cut the clips off the back with wire cutters and then glue a pre-threaded button to the back with E6000 Jewelry Glue. Then they can easily be sewn onto my project.
So those are my treasures from this past weekend! I love Flea Market season! I love the thrill of the hunt!
Be sure to see my article on How To Take Apart An Old Hat! You can find them at flea markets and antique shops for just a few dollars and you'll get loads of vintage millinery flowers off them!