There are all sorts of vintage and antique things to buy and so many different types of people. This area is a gathering place for hippies, artists, and people in all aspects of the entertainment industry - even some famous actors, although I never run into very many. It's a very eclectic place to be.
|View of the market|
|Tori Spelling on the right|
|I missed a cabinet even better than this one!|
|YIKES! Looks a lot junkier on the table than it does in my mind!|
I had hoped to find a blue Ball or Mason jar for a good price, and I did - $10.00 for this really huge one. I was also looking for a vintage Rolodex to alter, probably for Artist Trading Card sized pieces, and I found this metal one for $3.00. The roll of pink cording with a million zillion yards on it made its way into my bag for $2.00! It helps to have a Southern accent in California! :-) I see a lot of pink cording cards for gifts for my friends in the future! I also found a few buttons and some jewelry to rework into vintage pieces,
and this surprising box full of old Cashmere Bouquet sample bottles
and herb boxes from a pharmacy:
The Cashmere Bouquet bottles have a diamond type pattern and the other bottles contain hair tonic--I think the shape will be perfect for dolls! The vendor wanted to offload them, so he offered me the entire box for 15.00! With all the pieces, it comes out to .30 each - what a deal! I definitely see an altered bottle class coming up for my friends! I love the packaging and will probably scan and make a sheet of tags and labels from the box fronts. Then I'll tie them with ribbon, add flowers, and display in a large apothecary jar. (Got a vintage glass one there, too, for $2.00, but forgot to photograph it!)
I had a very fun time, but I think I need to stop thrifting for a while. If I don't, I will soon have to rent space at the market!
I have so enjoyed visiting your blogs--very inspiring! I hope you are enjoying visiting each other as well. Everyone seems to love thrifting and repurposing, and I was certain that this is what the theme of the features would be, until I read about "Familiar Acts" from Sherry at the Charm of Home.
Not quite a "familiar act" done every day, but an act full of love just the same is the lovely playroom Jann set up for her "grandies." (Oh how I'd love to be one of them!) Be sure to visit her blog to see the Portugal-inspired playroom she created for them.
Another act of love I saw this week is a mother's sharing of her past with her children, the way Paula from Elephants and Ivy shared her childhood toys with her adorable son and daughter. You will see the delight on their faces and will probably recognize some of the toys as part of your childhood too!
Thank you so much everyone for linking up, visiting, and sharing your lives and loves with me and us all. You really do inspire! Have a beautiful week.