Monday, May 18, 2009

Lollipop Flowers & Flea Market Finds!

I got the idea to make this lollipop flower from Helen Croft. I made this for my Mom, complete with a pin backing. I used stickles instead of 3-d paint as in the tutorial. I think it's just so pretty and can't wait to make more! Helen Croft, who's blog you'll fall in love with, I'm sure! Has a more amazing paper flowers tutorials to share!

Sunday I went to the Long beach Antique Flea Market and found exactly what I needed plus a few more goodies! I got there fairly early and was lucky enough to enjoy some cool weather before the sun began to 'bake' us all. lol!

I'm a stickler or shiny and vintage. These tartlette's were in a box marked 5 for $1. I bought $6 worth. I can see them being used for desserts, soap making, jewelry and some pin cushions?

It's impossible to do the whole flea market in the few hours I was there. After two long and interesting rows, I cut across to browse the row nearest to the rest room and found 2 booths away ~ a fabulous find! The above scrabble pieces were 20 for $1.
And the beautiful shades of blue poker chips were 40 for $1!

Part of my hunt at the flea market was to some particular shades of beads in pinks and greens for a bracelet I'm working on. The ones in the very center are hard to see, but they are green glass with pink swirls in them, from Africa.
I was in the Circus mood when I went to a all time favorite dealer!

That's all for now, Thanks for visiting!
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Congratulations to Mary for winning some flowers!
and to Jacquie Hart for winning the Craft Book!

13 comments:

MaryNSC said...

O MY gosh THANK U SO MUCH!!!! THANK U THANK U!!!!
HGUS AND HUGS

michelle said...

Those are some great finds there Michelle.

Congrats Mary!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

what wonderful treasures! I love the flower!

Pam Hoffman said...

Sounds like you had an EXCELLENT day at the market!

Way cool,

Pam Hoffman
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Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice finds there!! :)

rebecca said...

lovely flower making...
thanks for sharing.
xoxoxo,
rebecca

kawaii crafter said...

Oh, what pretty parasol party picks. Say that fast five times :) Great finds. Also, the flower you made is really lovely.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners.
And those lollie pop flowers look so fabulous!

Fantastic flea market finds!

katydiddy said...

I love the plastic umbrellas!

Anonymous said...

I love how your flower turned out! I'm so glad you could use my tutorial!!See ya later!

Linda Moreland said...

Wow! You really know how to shop. I love to go to flea markets; we have both indoor and outdoor markets in the Midwest and I enjoy both of them. But, the advantage to the indoor mart is it's open 7 days a week so you can go whenever you want to. Even when I go in to pick up some Avon, which I always by at the mart, it seems I always get distracted and have to check out to see what's new. Thanks for sharing your finds with us.

stacycakes said...

oh my,what treasures!

MaryNSC said...

I got them!! they are BEAUTIFUL!!
I will treasure them.. THANK UUUUU
HUGSSSSSSSSSS

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