I thought this piece would be great to hang items from in my creative space. I didn't know what the original use was so the seller told me it is for displaying cups and saucers. Well, of course! I'll be painting it an off-white before hanging it up.
Some great bargains... the frog was $1, ribbon .25 and the tiny birds .50. I'm going to repurpose the frog as a holder for cards.
A small, colorful plate that I thought could be pretty to hold trinkets.
I just love these tiny tins. I once found a whole lot at a garage sale which I had passed up because I wasn't sure I'd use them and to this day I've regretted it. So when I found this little set, I snapped them up.
The two forks were too pretty to pass up. I'm going to try and make a photo stand from them ala Jenni Bowlin style. I'm not sure how she bends the tines though, as the metal is really hard. I'm open for your suggestions on that. Also, any suggestions on removing the price tag from this lovely silverplated tray. I think it might be baked on permanently after being out in the hot sun!
I also found some old seam binding, a package of new Prima flowers but very vintage looking, and a few other trinkets. Down the street from the flea market is a huge, new Whole Foods Market. I was famished from my four hours in the hot sun so off I went to replenish with some lunch. Now, the pressure is on and I must focus on my Silver Bella swaps, so wish me luck in getting those done!