Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vintage Finds

Last weekend was a triple hitter for antique shopping: Addison Endpapers sale, Alameda Pt. Flea Market and a large estate sale close to my house. All my favorite places to visit. My best finds included: Minerva doll from the 1800's (the head is painted tin), doll roller skates, iron bed, mini salt and pepper shakers. I used one of the salt and pepper shakers for a necklace. I used bits and pieces from my stash, turned the shaker upside down, dangled some odds and ends at the bottom and I've got a conversation piece to wear.

Some scenes from Alameda Pt. Flea Market.

My sister, Maryl picked up some great items too.  Here's her haul.

Love this vintage candy display she found, too!


  1. Thx for sharing your great finds. Love how you converted a salt/pepper shaker into a great necklace. F

  2. WOW!!!
    Great Shopping Ladies!!!
    I too am making jewelry...purchased a new HOT soldering Iron and now everything is turning into a piece of jewelry! FUN!
    Hope to see you soon!
    xox, Diana

  3. Hi Connie... Love your blog. Looks like you found some great stuff over the weekend. It was nice seeing you two again. You make some fabulous jewelry. LOVE IT!! You should sell your jewelry creations on Etsy.


  4. Love your necklace, Connie!

  5. Love everything, your stuff looks so much better than my finds. Although I need to start taking pictures of everything in groups. It was fun running into you again.
    See you soon,
    Debbie Addie