Sunday, May 29, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Well, I've already shown you some photos of items I did not bring home from the Springfield Antique Fair last weekend. You can see them here. I know it's hard to believe I could pass up the armadillo shell bowl, oversized lawn chair and creepy, possessed-looking doll. However, today I will share a couple of the treasures that did come home with me.

The first item is something I have been needing/wanting for quite some time. I have been searching for the perfect size bench for my side entry hallway. I needed something small and narrow to fit the space, and I figured a crock bench would be perfect.  Here is what I found...


I was so relieved (as were my shopping buddies) to find this sweet little bench, since we had scoped out every contender at the entire fair. Just call me "Goldilocks and the Three 24 Little Benches." One was too wobbly. One was too splintery. One was too expensive... $350... what??  Whose famous backside sat on that one, I'd like to know?  Several were too long, too wide, etc.  But, this bench was "just right."



A perfect spot for little boys to sit and remove their shoes.


Or the perfect "bedside" table for a tired dog. It's rustic and chippy, but I like it that way.




I wish I could say this next item was something I really needed, but alas, I just saw it, loved it, and had to find a place for it...



Yep. Can't say I ever thought I might need a dry sink.  But I LOVE it! The color is what grabbed my attention. It's a great turquoise-y green with a bit of red showing under it. Heck, I would have bought the oversized lawn chair if it was painted this color :)



I'm keeping it in my sunroom, but I still need to accessorize it.



Looking forward to sharing the rest of my flea market treasures with you real soon! Have a wonderful Memorial Day :)



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23 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that dry sink...and I LOVE that I now know what a dry sink is :)

    Great finds!

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  2. Great finds!
    Love that sweet little bench and the dry sink too. Great patina on both!
    xx
    A

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  3. That is a great bench, but my heart started to beat a little faster when I saw that dry sink, it is fabulous. Heck I would have snapped it up so fast I would have created sparks LOL.

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  4. Carolyn what great finds, I love them both!! Martina

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  5. Both of your finds are FABULOUS! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and I'm now following you, too!
    Hugs,
    Lana In Italy

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  6. Fun! Always love to see what others like to pick up. The dry sink is totally cool. Kinda Tiffany box colored....

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  7. That is a great dry sink. I can see why it followed you home. The bench is pretty cute too!

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  8. That is a fantastic color. I can see why you had to bring that dry sink home! The bench is so cute and fits the spot perfectly.

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  9. That dry sink is fabulous. What a great find!

    Blessings and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  10. The bench is so cute! I love the dry sink, and the color is fabulous.

    Kathy

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  11. Great finds. I especially love the dry sink. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that green dry sink. That is my FAVORITE color and I would have bought it too. Something that gorgeous doesn't need to be needed...wanted is enough.

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  13. Oh, what wonderful finds! I have a weakness for benches...and I could be developing one for dry sinks!
    Visiting from MMS.

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  14. I love the dry sink! What are you going to put in it? Plants? It looks like it would make a cool coffee table too. I am loving that color too, and my house is so not those colors. Blogland is changing my tastes. Goldilocks and the bench story was great. When my husband and I would visit old homes, all the homes seem to have Lafayette's favorite seat. Maybe that was his favorite bench! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

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  15. It's so great when you finally find the perfect piece for your space - such a cute bench. The dry sink is a great piece also - love the color!

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  16. Oh my gosh...are you from Ohio? Me too...and my daughter went to Wittenberg. I always saw the signs for the Springfield Flea Market but never made the effort to go. I guess that was a big mistake! I'm your delighted newest follower.

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  17. It's great when you find something you really, really need and something you really, really like! Love the color on the dry sink!
    tot

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  18. Oh my goodness! The color on that dry sink is gorgeous. Who says you have to need something in order to buy it? The little bench is perfect and it looks like your pup likes it too. Oh yes, I know about creepy doll heads:-)

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  19. Love that dry sink! Can't wait to see what you do with it. And the color is just perfect.

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  20. That dry sink is gorgeous! And I know what you mean about the benches. Some of them can be ridiculously expensive. Yours is perfect.

    Blessings... Polly
    French Cupboard &
    Counting Your Blessings

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  21. So happy I stopped by...your blog looks wonderful! I also love your new finds...that dry sink is fabulous!!!

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  22. Hi Carolyn, that color on the dry sink just knocks me out. So fabulous, thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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