Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flea Market Find...of the year!


Sophie has set us the insurmountable challenge of picking our favourite all time flea market find for the year. That's like asking me to choose which child I love more. Preposterous! So, I've decided to pick the treasure I am most in love with now. Yes, one could say that's quite fickle, but seriously, I have too many beautiful finds that have a special place in my heart to narrow it down to just one.


I've chosen this flea market find because we only just added them to our wall. As each new dawn greets us, I shuffle past these beauties and sigh at the wonder that is our vintage timber printer trays.


Back when printing was done with good old metal type, printers would keep the letters, numbers and symbols nestled into each compartment within this drawer. We have used them to showcase the shells we find on the beach and the wonderful little knicky knacks my children salvage at the local Op shop. Consider it a montage of pre-loved gorgeousness if you will!

If you would like to join in or cast a vote, head over here. Sophie will collate the votes and crown Flea Market Finder Extraordinaire next Sunday.

16 comments:

ClaraBowsTeaParty said...

pure beauty :)

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh WOW now that's what i call simply.. GORGEOUS!

NessaKnits said...

I remember when you found them! They look great on the wall!

CurlyPops said...

They look so beautiful on your wall! I spied one on Ebay the other night for over $150.

Seaside Siblings said...

They are very, very cool!

Bec said...

oooh love these! so glad I found your blog its gorgeous :)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i love the little "N" in your letterbox! it's my first name's first letter! ;)

JeTaimeVintage said...

I love these trays, and how you have used them so well! This is in my top picks for sure-its going to be hard to decide!

Sarah said...

stunning...

Susan L (lily40au) said...

fantastic choice ... i've admired them for so long too and they different the way you've hung them.
ps. thanks for the comment.
My Flea Market Find

Cherie said...

Ohhhhhh I agree they're stunning. Well Done ;)

La Dolfina said...

I'm with you!!
I too am completely smitten with my old type setter trays and love to fill them with my small found treasures. I too count them as my all time favorite finds. I should do another post on them. I love yours and it's so precious to see them evolve treasure by treasure!!!
Thanks for sharing and I completely concur :)
xx

Helmitarha said...

They are gorgeous! I'm so jealous! ;)

Laurie said...

Oh yes, sweet! I agree -- it's too hard to choose one!

Alyssa said...

I had a hard time choosing, too! Love your printing tray and what you've chosen to display in it!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Congratulations Tracey! You are the winner of the Find of the Year! Pop over to my blog to see what you've won and email me at sophieisobeldesigns@hotmail.com with your address I can pop your goodies in the mail.
Sophie x