Monday, July 14, 2008

A Great Flea Market Trip!

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Yesterday I went over to the Santa Cruz Flea Market with my friend Nelson.  I cannot believe I found these Chintz salt and pepper shakers for $8.00!!!!  I knew they were worth so much more.  I came home and looked through my chintz book and saw the exact same pair.  The book says they are worth $100-150 but I know that the value of chintz has come down a bit since this book was published but they are still worth quite a lot!  I was so thrilled with this find!!!!  I'm going to keep them and add them to my small but growing chintzware collection.
I also found this beautiful silver-plated tray.  It's over 2 feet long!  
I put it on my coffee table with some shells and candles.  This was marked $15 but I got it for $10.   I love the detail of this piece.
I also found this little pot below for $4.  When I see these I really have a hard time not buying them.
Here is my collection so far but I'm sure it will be growing.  They are made Spain.  
I'm on vacation this week but just staying home.  It was great not having to get up and go to work this morning.  I could get used to this!!!!  

65 comments:

Charlotte said...

Beautiful. I have a silver tray similar to yours. It's just packed away. I need to get it out and decorate it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

so gorgeous. I really like chintz. You got a great deal.

Anonymous said...

Happy Vacation Week Cindy!
I can relate! Getting up and around in the morning is the toughest part of my job, but I feel so "out of the loop" sometimes when I'm off (I am very fortunate to have an entire three months off during the summer~I do enjoy the schoolkids though)
Anyway those are lovely treasures you found this weekend!
Take Care,
Karin

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! I was having lunch and thought I would see what you posted today! What a great deal! I have never seen those s&p shakers before but they are gorgeous. Makes it that much sweeter they are worth lots more. Love the silver tray, could use that in my bath for my perfumes! I knew you would have something pretty to see! Enjoy your week and don't work too hard - too hot! Oh and staying home gets old fast after a while all you do is laundry and become isolated from the real world!lol - Jeannette

Simply Me Art said...

That Silver Tray is Gorgeous. Don't you Love when you find such Beautiful Pieces or in your case I swear they find you! Have a Great week, Jamie

Liz said...

OK! Those Chintz salt and pepper shakers are adorable! What an awesome
deal! And yet another beautiful tray...
What do you polish them with?

Have a great vacation!
Liz

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I think my heart just stopped!!!!!
Not only is it hard to find a S/P set in tact...but that shape is not
very common either! The value of chintz has dropped quite a bit recently...but not THAT much! What an awesome find! And that tray... excuse me while I wipe the drool!
Quite an outing you had!!!!

M ^..^

Joanne Kennedy said...

You sure did great at the flea market. How fun. You got some great things there!

Have a fun vacation and try to relax a bit. But, knowing you, you are going to spend the whole time doing projects around the house. So I'm sure this is going to be one fun filled week of reading all what you do.

I hate weekends when you don't post. I need my daily dose of Cindy! LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

Steph said...

I LOVE that silver tray! I saw one like that in a local thrift shop and didn't buy it... I could kick myself, they were asking $7!
Have a fun "staycation"!

Adrienne said...

What great finds! I love each one of them. Have a great vacation. It's nice to stay around home once in awhile. Get some rest, putter around and have fun! ~Adrienne~

Missy said...

Beautiful finds!

Jackie said...

Hi Cindy, Love your friends!!! The tray is just beautiful!
Hope you enjoy your vacation!
You deserve it!
Jackie

Jackie said...

Opps! It's Jackie again, I meant to type Love Your Finds!!! instead I wrote Friends. lol. Oh well.

PS Love your chintz. adorable!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I just love to find wonderful things like you did,and what a great deal. I hope you have a wonderful vacation. I love spending time at home just nesting, doing a little bit of everything.
Enjoy,
ginger

Anonymous said...

How fun!

I'm going to San Jose, this summer, to visit relatives and want to go to Santa Cruz.

Can you email me and let me know when and where they hold their flea market and offer any advice as to places I need to go.

Thanks! ~elaine~

roz_etta@yahoo.com

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great bunch of finds. You did really well:>) Enjoy your week off, you probably have some great projects in mind!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

You did very well for sure I love the chintz wow!!
The tray if so nice too, I have some similar and they are so handy for all kinds of things.
Have a great week off!
Diane

Shelia said...

Afternoon Cindy! Oh, what beautiful things you've found. After seeing the movie "Lost Boys" with my son when he was a teenager - now he's 38 - and knowing it was filmed in Santa Cruz, we always call it the Vampire Town! Well, those vampires have gotten rid of some wonderful treasures. Enjoy your week off and rest. Well, maybe you're planning on painting something. I'll bet your little fingers are just itching for the primer and paint brush! LOL
Be a sweeties,
Shelia ;)

BittersweetPunkin said...

You got some wonderful items!! LOVE the S & P shakers...what av great find!
Hugs,
Robin

BailiwickDesigns said...

The salt & pepper shakers are so pretty! I have a (very small) collection of Summertime chintz, which is my favorite pattern, and some blue & white Burgess chintz which I must collect because that's our name! ::Jill

PS Enjoy your time at home!

Suzy said...

You sure deserve some time to relax and enjoy.

Have a great relaxed week. Suzy

Sallie said...

The chintz is gorgeous but I'm in love with the white basketweave collection.. very nice!!

God bless,
Sallie
http://www.angelfire.com/sc/anderklan/seasidetales

Joy said...

Gorgeous finds. Makes me want to hit the thrift store. :o)

Garage sale gal said...

OH Cindy,
What a great find, the chintz. I have a small collection too. Chintz makes me happy. Really love the S&P. The baskets are cute :) I think you found the best treasures this weekend:) Enjoy your vacation. Warmly, Deb

restyled home said...

Speaking of great finds, I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and add a link to a post featuring your best find, or your favourite make-over of furniture or a room in your home. Considering you're the queen of great make-overs, I am sure you have something great to add!!

Love those s&p shakers!

KimmyJ said...

Great finds. I love those S&P shakers and the silver platter.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wish I had a great flea market near my home like you have. Great finds! I LOVE the silver tray. I have a "thing" for silver!!!

Blessings,

Sher

Laume said...

Oh wow, what a find on those S & P shakers. I need to get me a reference book like that. I just put up a bunch of photos on my blog of my latest finds over the weekend. Nothing of great monetary value but lots of fun little things. It's so much fun to treasure hunt.

ceekay said...

Enjoy your day off....great use for the tray. I need to get mine out! Mine was a wedding present.
You have a beautiful collection of those baskets.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Cindy... I adore chintz... gosh I would love to go shopping with you... ah... well.... we might have a tussel over who gets the chintz....hope it has cooled off for you....
HUgs
Linda

Heather said...

I can not believe how lucky you got with those beautiful salt and pepper shakers!! Oh my goodness!! They are so pretty! Pretty soon you are going to have to get another china cabinet just for your Chintz!!
The silver tray is amazing. I started collecting silver years ago and stopped because I had a hard time finding it but I have recently started adding to my collection again and I am so happy! I haven't found anything like that tray though! The detail is wonderful. And of course you created a beautiful vinette with it- as usual. I love the shiny silver mixed with the natural elements........ breathtaking.
Have a great time on vacation!!! Being home is a vacation isnt it??
-Heather :)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Cindy

Chintz is lovely, I have a set of summertime with the square plates I received years back from my mother, she received them from her friend. I just love them.

The silver tray is wonderful, another weakness of mine. I have about three large ones like that.

I know you'll have a wonderful vacation, it's nice weather so far this week.

Ciao
Glenda

Amy said...

I just love your collections. The chintz is my favorite. Enjoy your vacation week! Amy

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Great finds Cindy! I love your little basket collection.

Jan

midsummer said...

You gave me such great inspiration with the seashells, candles and silver tray. I'm redoing my bedroom and something along those lines is definitely going to happen. Someone else mentioned that they can't stand a day you don't post...I'm new to your site by about 4 days and I already feel the same way!

Thanks for being so willing to share all the beauty you create.

Angie said...

WOW...Score!!! I don't have any chintz but it sure is beautiful...you have a great eye! I adore your little basket collection..do you decorate those with the seasons? i can envision them with lovely mercury ornaments in them...or little punkins tucked away...enjoy your time off, cindy!

~Angie

Debby Anderson said...

Cindy,

Wow! Great finds!!! I really have a thing for silver trays and your new one is really beautiful...great price on everything!
Enjoy your vacation!
Debby

Jean said...

The chintz shakers are so beautiful. I love the colors of them. I also love your Italian creamware collection. I' can't wait to see what allyou do while you're on vacation. Have a wonderful evening.
Jean in Virginia

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow what a bargain that chintz was - lucky you.
Love how you have set up the tray
Alison

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Cindy, you hit the jackpot!! But then again, you always do :) I found a beautiful pitcher at Marshall's that everyone keeps telling me you have too! The pattern is gorgeous and I cant wait to get more pieces :)

I too adore chintz :)

Hugs,
Amy

claudia said...

Love those shakers! I love to see your treasures!

Crystal said...

Hi, Cindy - I just found you via Mary at Little Red House and it's been marvelous to visit. Your apartment is so beautiful and your flea market finds are amazing. I'm going to the Salvation Army on my way to the city next week - you've inspired me! Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks and rooms. I'll be back soon.

Melissa Lester said...

I love seeing all the treasures you find!

Robyn said...

WOW! Cindy! Love the silver platter and it's huge! Just so perfect and those baskets from Spain are superb!

*sending a smooch*
Thank you so much for the sweet comments! Just what a girl needs to hear! Thanks friend!
Robyn

Susie Harris said...

Hope you have a great week off. Congrats on your shaker find. Score!!! Dont you just love when that happens... Take care, Susie H~

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your collections are just beautiful. Someone in blogland mentioned your blog and I thought I would stop by and see. She is right your blog is gorgeous. I especially love your gorgeous cake and magazine cover. Karen

Michele said...

YOu got some amazing deals, Cindy!! I didn't know that Santa Cruz had a flea market. Do you ever go to the Berryessa Flea Market? I used to go as a kid all the time, but I haven't been in about 20 years. I really love that tray you got and how you decorated it. It's so pretty! Enjoy your vacation!

Hugs,
Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

. said...

Lovely finds.
About your staying at home: lucky girl!

ann said...

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Tanya said...

I just discovered your blog and I'm glad I did. Beautiful! I love your flea market finds. Just so pretty!

Kathleen said...

Hi Cindy, Kathleen again. How do you get your ads under each of your post and how do you get the beautiful banner looking ads. I've been working trying to improve my site but I haven't figured the ads out that well.
kathleen @ http://abeautifullifeforme.blogspot.com

Kim's Treasures said...

You found some great things! (And quite a deal!) I love the silver tray, it's detailing is beautiful!
Have a great vacation!
Kim

Gail said...

Cindy ~
I love your blog!! You have such wonderful ideas and helpful hints for doing projects!! I have added you to my favorites and I will visit often!!!!!

Gail :)

Diane said...

Dear Cindy, Beautiful chintz! It's so rare around here but I can enjoy it on your blog. Diane

Dolly said...

Oh Cindy what fun flea market finds!
Love chintz and silver together!

Hugz,
Dolly

Shanae said...

What beautiful things you found! I love the chintz shakers! And the tray looks so pretty with the seashells on it!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great finds! Hope you have a great vacation!

jessilynn said...

Wow, what a great deal on the S&P shakers..lucky girl! Have a nice evening!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

You know, I just love *little* collections. I know it's hard sometimes to keep from going overboard, especially with beautiful things that you love, but to me, there's something very cosy feeling about having a number of small collections of things - 8 Christmas teacups; 7 antique salt cellars; 6 vintage aprons; etc. etc.

Love your blog! Thank you for all the synergy going into it!

Cindy's Red Door said...

Good for you.....You deserve a day off....I took one too!
Love Ya
Cindy

Tara said...

Someone did well scouting!
:0)
Tara

Lallee said...

Score!!!

Susie said...

Hi Cindy! I love all the great finds you showed us from the flea market. Especially the chintz salt and pepper shakers. Brava! I love your living wreath too. Great idea.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

Jillian said...

Good eye! Great bargainer! Fabulous finds! I LOVE the chintz s and p set. WOW. Way to go.

Jillian

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Wow, love your finds, the bowls are beautiful, your collection is growing. That tray is spectacular. Great find.