Monday, September 3, 2007

Fabulous Flea Market Fabric Finds!

I went to one of my favorite flea markets over the weekend. Its an all antique and vintage market held in Indiana the first Sunday of every month. I ALWAYS find something fabulous, and this month was no exception.
First, I found 2 lovely floral hankies... (love the lily of the valley one!)
A few booths later, I found 3 monogrammed hankies. I'm pretty sure these are Madeira.
Next I found 2 fabrics from the 1940's. One is about 4 yards and the other 5 yards!
And just before they started packing up for the day, I spied these wonderful feedsacks. They're all in really nice condition, too! The Hawaiian surfer/hula dancer one is so cute!

I'm afraid most of the outdoor flea markets around here will be winding down this month. :(
Hmmm...maybe its time to plan a road trip.
I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend!


Rosemary said...

What pretty fabric you found.
Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing,

the feathered nest said...

Those flora hankies are just gorgeous - love the colors and oh my, the monogrammed ones are just beautiful!


Pamela@PreserveCottage said...

What fabulous finds! How sad when the Flea Markets wind down for the winter.

Flea Market Queen said...

I love it all! The hankies are so sweet...

Michelle said...

wow, you really licked out! what a beautiful blog!

PAT said...

I love the hankies. Mother always carried one to church. She had a way of folding the hankie in a triangle and rolling the ends together then folding over to make it appear to be two babies in a blanket. I'll never forget that. Kept me entertained when I was a toddler.

Also...Granny made several feed sack dresses for me when I was a li'l 'n!


KLKinFLA said...

Beautiful fabrics!

I read your I remember correctly that there was a television production studio that had the tag line "sit, Ubu, sit" at the end of their shows?

Hope you have a great evening!

KLKinFLA said...

Me again...

I'm not imagining things...check this out!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Karen,

LOL...No, you're not imagining it. :)
My husband and I use to watch one of the shows that ended that way when we were first married.
Ever since, he had his heart set on naming a dog, Ubu.
Even though we finally settled on a female chocolate lab, she was still Ubu.

Kimberly :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm ooohing and aaaaahing over those purchases. The hankies are just amazing!

Sugar Bear said...

Love all your finds, esp. those floral hankies. Divine!
Karla said...

Oh- where at in Indy? I am from there and get back a few times a year to see my sisters, and we all LOVE flea markets! You found such pretties at that one.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Wonderful finds!! I love those fabrics, they are gorgeous!I am afraid our outdoor markets will be winding down as well :(

Beautiful monograms too! Heather

cd&m said...

Gorgeous fabrics now what will you do with them?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

"...what will you do with them?"

Sell them! :)

Well, I do keep about a half yard of the quilt fabrics for my personal stash, but then the rest go on the website.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Oh yeah! Great finds! You have the best flea markets in the mid-west! That's what I really miss about Cincinnati! xo, suzy

The French Nest said...

I love all the vintage fabrics you were so lucky to come across! The garage sales are starting to wind down around here as well, so my mum and I usually stock up on goodies to craft with and then visit the thrift stores to get our fix in the winter, as we anticipate the first garage sales in Spring. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Jessica said...

WOW! you totally scored! The first hankies are gorgeous!!

Trudi A said...

Love your fabrics. How is your kitechen remodel going. What colors did you choose?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

...How is your kitechen remodel going. What colors did you choose?

Our layout has changed more times than I can count. LOL
Tile is still up in the air, but we're leaning towards a tan/sea-green mix.
This could take awhile. :)


Allison said...

You found some great stuff. I really like the monogrammed ones, and the 40's material! I have a bunch of hankies too and I just love them.


Rosy Inspiration said...

What great finds! I especially love the floral and monogrammed hankies, soooooo beautiful!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What pretty hankies! And thanks for posting that salmon recipe...I might just try that!


Cherry's Jubilee said...

Those are some yummy hankies...I have a thing for them myself. I enjoyed your blog. Will come back to visit. cherry

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

The fabrics are divine! The hankies are adorable. I too love the lilly of the valley ones. A road trip sounds just about right.

Have a wonderful day

moderncountry said...

Oh i really love the two first ones, the colours, oh so pretty!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

You have the best lovin it!!

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