Sunday, June 15, 2008

favorite flea finds ~


good morning everyone, and happy father's day!

here are just a few of my favorite flea market finds ~

this first one is a McCoy birdbath pot. when i saw it my heart definitely skipped a beat! i knew i had to have it, but thought i'd have to brace myself for the price. turns out i got it for a song, didn't even barter ~ $15! i love the vintage aqua blue color. i bought it at brimfield market many years ago.



isn't the little bird just so sweet?
she has a curious little expression on her face


here are some of my italian tole chandeliers
(and a candelabra)


the pink rose chandelier (top left) is very sentimental to me.
about 15 years ago it was the first piece i spied at the brimfield market, but $160 was a bit steep for me. i couldn't get it out of my head though and went back as we were leaving ~ at this point i had to borrow a few bucks from my girlfriend because it was coming home with me!
when i walked in with it hubby asked where is that going?
now he gets it and asks, where do you want me to put that?
it is the piece that started a huge shift in my decorating, and little by little my cottage was transformed into a home that looked like i lived there. i love when people say, "that's so you," don't you?

have a wonderful father's day! i will be updating throughout the day. you can see the list of bloggers participating in my previous post. i'm off to bake 4 dozen cupcakes and a lemon meringue pie for my dad. it's his wife's b-day too so we're having a big celebration!



p.s. sherri (tied up in ribbons) please leave a link so all of us can see your lovely treasures! and everyone, don't forget to upload your treasures to flickr!

30 comments:

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful finds !
Thank you for sharing Denise

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Heidi, you are a girl after my own heart! I just adore chandeliers!!! You have some lovely ones, & that precious little McCoy birdbath & yellow bird! Great finds. Thanks for sharing & for hosting all this fun today!

BTW, don't you just love those 8 little words: Where do you want me to put that?!?!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

tiffany~shabbyscraps said...

gorgeous finds! Lucky girl.....TFS,
xoxoxo, Tiffany

Mya said...

Love the little birdie bath. I would have grabbed it too. I want new chandeliers so bad but Mr. Mya isn't a fan and I need his help to hang them. Oh well, I can enjoy yours. Beautiful
-Mya

Teena said...

Love that aqua too! It's like ice-cream! I can't decide if I'm more impressed with your beautiful beautiful chandeliers or the fact that your hubby "gets it" - do you offer husband training in the appreciation of flea finds?! I hadn't realised until now that Brimfield Market was a must see tourist destination in the States - but now I'm determined to go there should I ever manage to cross the Atlantic! Thank-you for a fun show and tell! t.x

Alisa said...

Ooo, I can see why you fell in love with that little birdbath! And the chandeliers are gorgeous!
Alisa

Counting Your Blessings said...

That is indeed a great deal! I don't collect McCoy but whenever I see a piece it's alway outrageously expensive. And the color is so cool too!!

Thank you for hosting for us today. You're a great find ;) Blessings... Polly

Sadie Lou said...

Lovely Finds!! Thanks for hosting...
*hugs*
Sorry I got my post up late, I was making French Toast and bacon this morning.
:)
~Sadie

Joanne Kennedy said...

Yhose chandeliers are so prety. No wonder you just had to get them. Oh and that darling birdbath would have come home with me too.

Nice finds!

Joanne

Elly said...

Wow... those chandeliers are stunning!!! I recognize the story of your hubby. He looks like mine, first he didn't saw what I saw, but now he smiles and thinks okay, if that's what you wan it's fine to me!

Recycled Rita said...

THat birdbath is yummy! I think it is my favorite but those chandeliers......OOOO la la!
karen b...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

That little birdie on her bird bath is incredible! I so love that! I would not have been able to walk by that treasure. Lucky you! Thanks for sharing!

She'sSewPretty said...

That blue birdbath is wonderful. I love that color! Thank you for hosting today!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Very pretty! I'd have gone for that, too!
*Heidi*

Steph said...

Oh I LOVE the McCoy birdbath...what a yummy color...

Lisa B. said...

I love the bird bath Heidi! McCoy is a fav of mine and I've never seen that one. Great find!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a sweet little birdbath and such a lovely colour
Alison

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Such pretty things! I LOVE those chandeliers!

Sweet Treasures of Home said...

Oh your chandeliers are sooo beautiful. I just love them. What beautiful treasures.Blessings

Joanna said...

I love your bird bath!!! My post is up for Show & Tell.. it's very late. But it's up! Thank you so much for hosting this week. xoxo, Joanna

Simply Me Art said...

Wow, those are all Favorites in my book too...

Little Pink Studio said...

Oh Heidi! I love all of your chandeliers!! Just gorgeous!
Great find on the bird bath too!
Hope you had a wonderful day!
~Cerri xo

Melissa said...

I just adore that little bird perched on his bird bath! Ooh, and the chandeliers...TO DIE FOR! Love it all. Thanks you so much for hosting this weekand for sharing! Happy Day!

Cathy said...

Heidi, Wow love the birdbath!!!!! And those tole chandeliers. You've got great taste girlfriend.

xo
Cath

Linda said...

Love the bird bath and the Italian chandeliers.
Cheers Linda

Cami said...

The chandeliers: GIVE ME OXYGEN!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

...lol...
I had to laugh at your husbands remark about the chandelier.
mine has done similar,
but I now have him well trained,
smiles,
Sandy

fated follies studio said...

i love your chandeliers. my dad's wife's birthday is the 15th too, how funny. i hope you had fun!

jenny

Sandra Evertson said...

Wonderful, I especially love that great bird bath!
Sandra Evertson

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What beautiful items. Love the bird bath and the color is just fab.

Irma :)