Okay, so today I’m featuring two recent flea market scores for you.
The first: these western star pins. I have no idea what they are, how old they are and what they were used for… but God, I love them.
I found them in Lambertville, NJ at the Golden Nugget Flea Market… We were shooting a story for Country Home about my flea marketing adventures and this was probably my favorite pick. It’s also the priciest thing I’ve ever bought: at $15 a piece. I’ve got them outside clipped onto a wire rack full of oranges for the holidays.
Now speaking of holidays….
How about these vintage Christmas balls? I got these in the summertime for about $20 for the whole box. The coloring is chipping in some parts (but I like that) and many of them still have the original metal hooks to hang them on the tree. I think I might just fill a large vase this year with these balls instead of hanging them on the existing tree already in my living room. Or I might give it as a gift to someone. Not sure yet. But the point of this story is that instead of buying all new ornaments, hit the flea market and get something old, beautiful and inexpensive.