A couple of weeks ago, I spent the day treasure hunting at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte. It had been years since I had last been—and I’m not really sure why. (The collectibles and antiques show happens the first weekend of every month, if any of you are close enough to go.)
Here are some things I spotted, bought or wish I had…
Cute, colorful stools. We have an old one in our kitchen now that I use all of the time.
The vendor said these were vintage Japanese floating balls that were once used to hold down nets in the ocean. I love the colors. (And, those ski coat racks beside of them were pretty cool, too.)
Little spools—fun for filling big glass containers…
And, big spools. I bought a couple of these for my bookcases. (Everything looks better in big groups, doesn’t it?)
I have serious attraction to big glass bottles. But, how many does one actually need??
An old sign that I didn’t buy, but kind of wish I had…
My friend insisted we could make these for way cheaper so she didn’t let me buy them :)
I picked up a few of those black number plates. Maybe a little update to a plain IKEA dresser?
Those wire pendants look like a DIY project waiting to happen, if I only had the time. I like to take pictures and tell myself I’ll figure it out later :)
Love these metal letters and numbers. The snowman? Not so much.
The frame needs a little TLC, but I loved the colors in this painting. So, I bought it.
And, of course, the best part of treasure hunting is coming home and playing with all of your finds.
Do you have a favorite flea market find?