Saturday, March 13, 2010

Flea Market Find Sunday



My husband thinks I'm a blog addict. I may have to agree with him. My sole purpose for living today was to ensure I made it to the Ops shops in between dropping kids off at birthday parties, just so I could score a great Op Shop bargain and enter Her Library Adventures Sunday Flea Market challenge. Is that such a bad thing? Had I not gone I would never have met my lovely lace-work cushion and turquoise table cloth.




I have a new fondness for tea pots. I have decided however that rather than be conventional and use this one for all things twinning, I'm going to wait for a hot balmy night and fill it with gin, tonic, lime juice and some slithers of cucumber. 


The bird cage was an impulse buy with my six year old who had just bought some yellow fluffy chics. We just had to have a home for them!





Of all my lovely Op Shop finds today, the one I just adore is a Bennington Potters handmade Batter Bowl. It is beautifully crafted and has a stamp dating back to 1879. I jumped on their website and found that it's a bit of an institution attracting people from all over the world who come to buy their pottery in New England, USA. For a 50c purchase, I'm feeling pretty smug!

12 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Love everything! Must say that batter bowl is a true treasure & practical to boot! Adore the table cloth too! I'll be over to enjoy a lovely drink from that tea pot, it's beautiful!

bee said...

What a lucky day you've had! That teapot will be SO perfect as a cocktail/G+T jug, I love the way you think heheh! And as for that better bowl - now that is a stunning piece (you can probably see me going green with envy?!)

Selina said...

Wow! Fabulous finds! I would have done a little happy dance over that bowl, even before finding out about it!

Jennie said...

That looks like a perfect bowl to mix Yorkshire Pudding in! Yum!! Brilliant find!

Amanda said...

gorgeous cushion and I love your idea to have a G&T jug!

yardage girl said...

Nice finds - especially the batter bowl - beautiful and useful!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

yep i love it all too! love the tablecloth, birdcage & that darling little batter bowl..what a find!!

BTW the idea of making up a potful of G&T sounds PERFECT! i could go one [or 2] right now lol :)

DELiciousDesignz said...

Oh yes, you have scored well with that batter bowl. I love your teapot too - I have a collection of nearly 100 but alot of them are just ornamental.

Leah said...

I love the table cloth and the bird cage too, great finds!

Renee said...

I loooove that tablecloth - beautiful find!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Love that teapot! What a fabulous shape, I'm such a fan of unusual teapots, just delightful!
Sophie x

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Oh, that batter bowl... So delicious... Must keep an eye out, maybe I'll get lucky finding one of those too!