Flea market Friday

October 14, 2006

I’ve been wanting to go to the flea market for some time, but this time I wanted to go with someone who can appreciate junk. Otherwise I don’t get to rummage through as much. So I went with my new Flickr friend ilil, and we had a great time, as expected. We got our hands dirty, ate well, found some great finds, and then headed to the craft fair – Nachlat Binyamin, where we found some more stuff. But this is so much better with pictures, so here we go.

As always with her, the day started with gifting! yay! Look at these beautiful little collaged magnets she made, and the glittery box full of charms:

In the market, I notice I mainly took pictures of dolls:

I love how you can spot so many cultures in the picture below: note the Indian elephant, Russian Babushkas, Arab type coffe pot, Jewish Chanukkiyah, Nargillah…all in one flea market shop:

The greatest find of the day, I think, was a whole box of hundreds of old “Shanot Tovot” (greetings for the new Jewish year). They’re from the seventies, and are in great condition mostly. I love them, but I’ma lousy photographer, so keep in mind that my pics don’t do justice to them. If you’d like to trade some, I’d be happy:

Another beautiful find was a “stamp”. Well, I will be using it as a stamp, but it’s made from steel, and made for machines (I know there’s a name for it, but can’t think it up right now!):

I also bought lots of new small tins, many charms, a small book for altering, a deck of cards for ATC, 3 decks of tiny cards for collaging, and a GORGEOUS Habana cigar box:

And what a better way to end the day than to arrive home and find a note from the Post Office saying I have a package waiting?

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4 Responses to “Flea market Friday”

  1. Inbal Says:

    Hi Hagit,
    I discovered your blog a few days ago, it’s great to find someone who’s into my kind of craft in my own back yard…
    Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your new finds.

  2. julie Says:

    Hagit…great finds..especially the stamp!!!!!!! I love the flea market!!!

  3. Hanna Says:

    Oh my gosh, so much fun things you’ve found – love it all! Can’t wait to see the metal thingy in print, maybe you can make art prints and colour them with water colours or crayons. Have fun!

  4. Melanie Says:

    That is a glorious stamp! And I love the glittery box made by your friend. It reminds me of little boxes I make with doo-dads and decoupage. Great blog!


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