Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Long Day of Shopping

My day started at 5:15a.m. I was meeting my friend at 5:45 to hit some early garage sales. I just got home at 5:15p.m. It has been a long day full of adventures.

The best find of the day is this vintage, toy cake tin. I just couldn't resist the cheery red and green design.
I also found this toy sewing machine labeled Casige, made in West Germany.
At the same sale I also found this Ball Mason, Salt and Pepper Set. 

I also bought another vintage, leather suitcase. It has a lovely red lining inside.

So that was our adventure at garage sales. Next, we picked up another friend and drove into downtown Los Angeles' Garment District. What a different world that was! There were shops and shops filled with fabric, lace, buttons and so many different types of trim. It was overwhelming. I bought just a handful of buttons. It was a unique experience but almost too much for one day.

The final part of our day found us 55 miles away searching for a thrift store that someone had told us about. It was closed but we explored other thrift stores where I bought some items that I plan to use in future projects.

It has been a long and fun day but now I think I need a nap.

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17 comments:

  1. looks like a good day of fun finds :)

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  2. Great finds! :-)

    Downtown L.A... sounds really amazing to me! Would love going to L.A./CA... someday! (But I hate going by plane which makes it a bit difficult ;o))

    I went to a flea market yesterday as well. Found a few great items (for my webshop). Maybe I'll go again today... with my mom. :-)

    Have a great Sunday, Lynda.

    *SMILE* from sunny Denmark,
    /Lisbet

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  3. I'm digging the S & P shakers - love that they've got the box.

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  4. I have a suitcase fetish! I have a set of multiple sizes like the brown one you found ... can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  5. I think we all have suitcase fetishes. The weird thing is it comes and goes and mine is starting to rev up again. Love the the little sewing machine. Beautiful color. But the cake tin, takes the cake....:D

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  6. Wonderful vintage toy finds. I like all of them and they look in such good condition.

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  7. that cake tin is wonderful, and a toy one??!! Great finds, always feels so good!

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  8. love the cake tin thanks for sharing it in photos
    KAT

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  9. My grandparents used Ball and Mason jar salt and peppers.

    Love them.

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  10. Sounds like my kind of day! That little cake tin is adorable! Like your other finds too.
    Tammy

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  11. That cake tin is adorable! All your finds are great thrifted treasures! Thank you for joining TTF. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  12. You found some wonderful treasures! Very nice toy cake tin and I love the Ball salt & pepper shakers. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love you finds - especially that cute cake tin.

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  14. Great finds. Worthy of a little celebration. Love when that happens.

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