Saturday, July 24, 2010

Awake before the Alarm - Market Finds!!

Sunday Mornings are the ONLY morning of the week that I am awake before my alarm goes...well mostly!!  This morning my eyes sprang awake five minutes before the horrible BEEP BEEP of my alarm.  Oohh boy was it cold out there...I rugged up and set off for the market..hoping that there would be some treasures as I had not been able to get there last week.  Well there wasn't a HUGE amount but I did get some really darling things.  The Victorian shell souvenirs are my favourites....they are dated 1866!!!!  Love the crest of the Prince of Wales thats engraved on one of them.  Found some divine mother of pearl handled antique cutlery, some lovely old wallpaper borders with roses on them.  In the bottom of a box of junk I spied this awesome little glass pot with a silver lid and the portrait of a really pretty lady...its sooo sweet.  The double sided picture locket really caught my eye as usually the pictures in these are not that nice but this one has such a pretty girl and her handsome beau on the other side.  Funny but the girl on the portrait pot is similar to the girl in the locket.  Oh and I do love the gorgeous old chocolate box.  It was FREEZING and I wasn't up for the push and shove at one stall where the lady was unloading some gorgeous stuff..I did manage to snaffle two DIVINE old embroidered sheets from her and later when the crowd had eased I got some great English Decorating Mags...which I intend to browse through later this afternoon with a coffee and some scones....well they are English mags!!.  

 Today hubby and I are sanding, grinding, painting some of my lovely old scrolly pieces and getting them looking spiffy for the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza coming up.  I have booked a large stall so am getting some bigger pieces ready.  I HOPE I have enough stuff to fill my stall!!   If you are a Melbourne girl you MUST come along as there will be some GORGEOUS stuff for sale.  There are some wonderful dealers and it runs for two days.  13th and 14th of August at the Ashburton Scout hall.  Check out my friends Tamarahs Shabby Vintage Junk Blog  for all the details.    Its gonna be ssooo much fun and there are going to be some

So there you go, my market finds for this week.  I will pos
t some pics of the scrolly furntiure we are doing up and a bit of a how to comment on what we did and how they came up later in the week.  Love to get your comments so please post away.  Have a great week.   Hugs  Sam


  1. Hi Sam, Kim here from Brissy I have purchased from you on ebay MANY times. Loving that you now have a blog also. Found yours via Tam's~!


  2. Love your finds from the market this morning! I will be at the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza bright and early on the Friday,but will also be back on the Saturday as my Daughter also doesn't want to miss it!I am so looking forward to this event! So glad that Tamarah got you all together in one place! Suzanne:)

  3. Hi Sam, you must have the best markets! Love the little chocolate box! Pity I can't make the Extravaganza, it would be great...Tamara

  4. Heya Sam.... :o) !!

    I skipped the Market this morning....I KNOW....You CAN'T believe what you've just read....hahahahaha....!

    GLAD you were able to find some LOVELY Treasures.....They're all GORGEOUS....ESPECIALLY the STUNNING locket....Will you be taking that to the SVJ-X because I think you might find it's engraved, "This Treasure belongs to Tamarah"....hahahahahaSNORT....!!

    If you need anything during the week just drop me a line or give me a call....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  5. I adore the Victorian shell souveniers Samantha!

  6. love your blogworld..singing and skipping jo.


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