Sunday, August 17, 2008

Treasure hunting rocks my world....

It was another glorious day treasure hunting at my local fleas today. Brook and I were up early bright eyed and bushy tailed. What is it with me and white these days?! One week it's globes, the next it's boats and now it's all things white lol.
These little tea light lamps were so sweet and have the lovliest detail on the base. Perfect for some flickering ambient lighting on my bathroom vanity.

I actually already had this darling little czechoslovakian clock from a previous flea market trip a year ago but that one I bought broken with the intention of fixing it. It sat on my bedside table and I never got around to taking it to the watch maker. When I found an identical clock I snapped it up cause this one does work lol. They have such beautiful detailing and I love their delicate shape. Now I have one for my bedside and one to display with my other white collection of quirky objects :)

Another purchase was this little fishing basket complete with rusty fastening hooks. I'm also a sucker for wicker, have I ever mentioned that? lol

I think I'll sit it under my chippy table for awhile so I can sit back and admire it.

My favourite purchase for the day was this cast iron fireplace base (A hearth I think it's called). It's about a metre long and has lovely ornate detail and just the right amount of patina. I plan to flip it upside down, take the tin base off and fit a new piece, attach some brackets and use it as a shelf for art.

Todays purchases cost me less that $50 and I am chuffed!
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend :)


Alison Gibbs said...

Hi I just came to visit after seeing the Beach House you had shown on your blog on Melisa's The Inspired Room and I find you too are in Australia.
You got some great bargains at the markets today.

villa_vintage said...

I have to say, one of the most beautiful blogs to come along for a long time!!!! Dagmara

Villa Anna said...

Hi Alison, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and welcome!

I love meeting fellow Aussie bloggers.

Anna :)

Villa Anna said...

Dagmara, I have to say thats probably the most welcomed comment any blogger could ever ask for, thank you so kindly :)

Coming from you thats a real honour. I ADORE your blog, your home is Divine!

Anna :)

Heidi said...

Anna, I love it when you go hunting and you share what you see and find. Puts me in the mood for a great hunting expedition. Thanks, Heidi


I love what you are doing!

Millie said...

Great shopping Anna! My favourite would have to be the cast iron hearth - what a fabulous find & your idea for its rebirth is quite wonderful.
Millie ^_^

Villa Anna said...

Thanks Heidi :) When you come to Sydney I'll have to take you to some of my favourite thrifting haunts.

Anna ;)

Villa Anna said...

Thanks Liberty and Millie :)

As soon as I saw it I knew it would look fabulous sticking out of my wall lol. I'll post pics when it goes up.

Anna :)

Danielle said...

Such great finds...would love to know where you go. My favourite thing would be the wicker basket...I'm also a sucker for anything like that.

Villa Anna said...

Danielle I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you LOL ;)

I already have a hard enough time fighting over the good stuff with my best friend! lol

I'm kidding hehe send me your email.

Anna :)

p.s I love your little cottage and all your renovations. It's quite inspirational :)

Alkemie said...

Flea market hunting is so fun! You've got some great finds here. That hearth turned fireplace is going to be a real beauty! You've got a great eye Anna :) I also especilaly like the chinaware and the white birdcage you found.

mishebe said...

Love the mantel shelf. great finds . mishelle