Friday, 8 October 2010

Flea Market Finds

To kick start my challenge of the utmost kind, last weekend we paid a visit to nearby Pissignano to check out their monthly flea market. Held on the first Sunday of every month, it's one of the biggest second hand and antique markets in Umbria with over 200 stalls. It was a bit of a recce for us to see what type of goods are on offer. Although we're not quite at the stage of buying furniture etc. yet, I want to start collecting bits and pieces for our house when and where we can. There was a huge variety of treasures on offer from vintage motorbikes to fabric and lace. Here are some pictures of what was tempting me.........

1. Vintage suitcases

2. Old kitchen scales

3. Copper pots and pans

4. Vintage radios

And here is what I bought.......

1. A dirty old wooden chopping board in need of a good scrub

2. Some 1950s provençal fabric

I could have bought so much more though. I have to be patient however. At the moment we need bricks and mortar not kitchen scales! Nonetheless, I think this could become a monthly outing for me.

Now to decide what to do with that fabric.......


8 comments:

Tina said...

Sarah, I LOVE your chopping board and goreous fabric, what wonderful treasures!! I wish we had flea markets like that here (OK I just wish we had A flea market)...Enjoy your new lovelies and have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

Rebecca said...

love it all! can i come and stay with you and we'll go shopping?!

Sarah B said...

It looks like a fabulous place to visit. Your new/old board has so much character!

Leanne in Italy said...

HA! I am just like you and saw this couch the other day that would go great in my future home...but first we too need to re-do the walls, then relay the floors, then maybe add some plumbing and all of that! My partner has told me to stop thinking so far into the future and think of present house needs, like buying another pick to chip away at the walls!

Flick, said...

Oh my stars! That looks like heaven... you are one strong woman to resist, I cant wait to see you shop up a storm for that gorgeous cottage when it's all ready!
That fabric is so pretty, and I bet that chopping board has heard a sectret or two ;)
Flick xo

LindyLouMac said...

As soon as I saw this post I had to check out on a map where Pissignano was, unfortunately I think it is too far away to persuade D that we should go. I will have to try and find something closer as so much that we would be interested in, although of course we do not need anything :) We have lots of copper and my kitchen scales are like the first pair, renovated though. I admire your restraint just leaving with the chopping board and fabric. Do show us the board once you have cleaned it up, I think it will look great.

Amanda said...

Oh wow, looks like there were heaps of treasures to be found there! Love the fabric you got :)

colores said...

Lovely find especially the fabrics, love them!!!!