|Old Metal Turn Knobs|
Some of my favorite things to look at while we were there, were the ordinary things that just seemed special in this atmosphere. At least once or twice, Holli and I said "Oh, this would be really cool to do something with"... what? We didn't know, we just knew that the creative juices were flowing a little at Brimfield, at least I can speak for myself when I say that I had all sorts of ideas coming out of there.
|Something interesting about a bunch of dirty billiard balls, am I right?|
So what did I get?
This elephant caught my eye from afar. Yes, I do have an affinity for elephants so it doesn't take much but when I saw the price tag, I was like "Heeeellllll no, I'm not spending $65 on a brass elephant... but I thought why not see what the lowest I could get the vendor to go was. It was the last day afterall. I used my first line "What is the best you can do on the elephant?" In my head, I made a deal with myself not to spend more than $40 on it as that would irritate my husband seeing as I how I certainly didn't need any new elephants around the house. As if by some wonderful coincindance, the vendor said "the lowest I can really go is $40 and I would only be making a few dollars on it." I wanted it and so it was done.
When I saw these kitten hooks, I immediately thought of some place to hang our keys and somehow stenciling a play on words "Kitteys" or something like that. I haven't quite figured out what I plan to do yet but I just knew I had to take a handful home. This vendor had all manner of metal type things and I did have to think back to whether I had recently had a Tetanus shot but it was cool, isn't that what flea markets are about?
What I am going to do with these strange bird nets, I do not know. All I do know is that they have really interesting shapes, vintage netting and wire... and could possibly become really cool seasonal wreaths? Maybe? Or I can dissect them and use the netting for something and make the frame of the net into actual frames? Possibilities, possibilities.
The one thing that I did want to get while I was at the flea market was some sort of frame that I could make into a jewelry holder. I have seen all manner of frames with netting/wiring that look country cool and hold a heck of a lot more jewelry then my earring tree does. I knew I needed something and I happened upon the frame tent. Doug was a doll and didn't even make me haggle. He was basically looking for people to carry his merchandise off at a decent price, or next to nothing in my case.
Have you scored anything recently at a flea market? What do you think of my "treasures"?