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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sifting through the Treasures at the Local Vintage Marketplace

Last Sunday, I spent the morning strolling through the local vintage marketplace. It was a glorious day; and, I actually got there before the crowds.  This particular event, the Topanga Vintage Marketplace, is held monthly.   Begun only last spring, it has quickly become a popular venue.  And at just $2 admission with free parking, you can't beat it. 

This marketplace had everything--including the kitchen sink!

Old kitchen sink

Many vintage items caught my eye that day, including these lovely objects:
Vintage sifter & grater
(which I totally scooped up!)

Rusty metal bucket
Antique Ironing Board

Toddler seat planter?!

Vintage office rubber alphabet stamp sets

Antique Student Desk & Chair


Adorable planter box & window

 In addition to the vintage sifter, I brought home these lovely treasures:
blue mason jars
I'm hosting Mah Jongg next week, so these rule books, circa 1958, and the vintage Bakelite tiles are going to be a big hit with my group. 

Following my shopping trip, I stopped by the local nursery to check out some new spring flowers.  These African daisies immediately caught my eye, and I knew exactly where I was going to plant them:

With a little potting soil and some Spanish moss, I now have a beautiful new old centerpiece for our patio table.
Using old kitchen sifter as planter


Now what to do with the fabulous vintage blue Mason jars?
Stay tuned!

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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful, simply beautiful. I can't wait to see what you can do with the mason jars.

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  2. Looks like a very fun place to shop! Love how you used the vintage sifter. So cute!!
    I'm a new follower.
    Mary Alice

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  3. Hi Doreen, thanks for inviting me to stop by. I love all the pics but my heart belongs to the rusty bucket!

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  4. Love the old sifter and how you used it as a planter, very creative! Love it! New Follower.

    Jody

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  5. Love the whimsy in this repurposing.

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  6. I went to a vintage market here last week too! I only found 1 thing this time but it was still pretty fun to see.

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  7. Darling! It looks like a great sale ~ and a pretty day!
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    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the vintage sifter! What a great idea to plant flowers in it! I would have never thought that. I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join!
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  10. Wish I could of been shopping with you. All that stuff just makes me happy. Your sifter pot plant is beautiful andi

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  11. Love the idea to arrange flowers in a sifter. Looks so delightful. Thanks for sharing and please visit me at 366 on The Scoop.

    Helen

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  12. Love all the treasures!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week! HAPPY EASTER!!

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  13. Thank you for taking us along on your trip to the flea market. Ah, what treasures I spied like that aqua and red tablecloth behind the window and those tin cornice pieces. Love the planted sifter - I think I will try a version of that!

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  15. Hi Doreen...thanks for sharing... I never heard of this flea market... I need to go! Did you hear about the one coming here locally? RCC Norco... I heard it opens April 28th.
    Thank you so much for linking up and Sharing at One More Time Events.

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  16. Love EVERYTHING and adore the vignette! thanks for sharing...hugs...featuring today : )

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  17. I love your sweet sifter planter. Planting in the unusual is one of my favorite things to do!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Such awesome finds, Doreen ~ your sifter is the perfect planter.

    Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Mary Beth

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