Friday, August 15, 2008

Flea market...

This weekend I went to the flea market. Sometimes I get lucky. I found a lot of things I was looking for and a little ekstra, I didn´t know, I needed...

The chairs are electroplated and have wooden strips. They are gonna be used in front of the shop. It is really practical; they can be left out year around. All I have to do is to replace the wooden strips when they get in bad shape... Nice with things, you feel are going to stay with you for the rest of your life...




Here are a couple of the things, I didnt know, I was missing. The sewing mashine and the tin box were just too cute to be left behind. I wish I had a sewing mashine such as that when I was a kid... Instead I had a full funktioning "grown up version" which was probably also a lot better ( but didn´t look that cute... ). I didn´t play with dolls. Nope, I made clothes and furniture for them. I guess the only things changed since are the sizes of the things being made.

The bamboo table is for the sitting area in the back of the studio and shop. I need to replace the glass part; it is cracked. And off course, I had to have those zink buckets when the price was just $ 2 for each. It can be hard to find good quality zink. Usually the new ones contain iron, meaning they will not work with plants because of the rust. It feels a bit wrong to make holes in the bottom of them, but it is nesessary. One of them I will give to Seth to play with in the sandpit, since I find it hard to see the beaty in cheap and faded bright colored plastic toys...





These electroplated trash cans are old municipal ones from the city of Århus. Not yet yet sure what I will use them for, but since they can hang on the wall, I migth use them in the hallway for storing gloves, scarves and the like.




All in all it was a nice trip except the fact that I went there with Seth; he´s bit too young to find the charm of flea market. At once he was trying to crawl out of the pram, I had an angry wasp after me, I was trying to haggle a good deal with the vendor selling the buckets and my mother called ( she was taking care of the shop... nice mom... ). She had a customer there having some questions for me... It was pretty stressy all this happening at once, but it made a couple of spectaors to laugh... and that is not a bad thing at all... I think, next time I will close my cell phone and leave Seth at home. At least until he´s starting to find things for himself.





By the way... Yesterday I was wearing a pedometer. At the end of the day it told me I had done 22000 steps, estimated to the distance of 14 km. Pheeeewwww...! Once in a while I´m thinking how my life would have been if a had a job wearing high heels and a business suit. But can you imagine 22000 a day steps in stilettos...

8 comments:

Justine said...

I love the metal baskets. You should definitely try hanging them and filling them with scarves and mittens.

Kristina said...

Aaarjh nogle lækre ting du har fundet. Og så med Seth på slæb? Pyha!! Jeg legede heller ikke med dukker som barn. Jeg lavede også tøj og møbler. Og indrettede huse. Det var det sjoveste.
Dejligt at du er tilbage.
Glæder mig til at se mere fra din butik ;o)
Knus

Mette said...

Orh hvad, hvor er jeg misundelig på de århusianske metalkurve! Men ikke på tivolidåsen - den står nemlig også herhjemme :-)

Fine fund du har gjort dig - og dejligt at du er tilbage på bloggen.

maja brugos said...

wow! those are some great flea-market finds. i wished that we had more time to shop while we were visiting denmark this may, but we were traveling with a little one and it was just too much of a challenge! we did have a lot of "hygge" time though.

muralimanohar said...

OMG, that sewing machine is AWESOME. What an amazing find!

herzensart journal said...

you found treasures! I especially love the chairs, they are awsome and would perfectly fit to our self-made garden table :) Congratulations!

Maria said...

Nice blog and nice fleamarket-finds!

Mariajaan said...

Twenty-two thousand steps is A LOT! I wear mine, walk like crazy and still this device shows me a max. so far of 7000. There are no such flea markets in Tallinn :). Actually I cant imagine where in Europe apart from France and Scandinavia one could find these places. We lived 3 years in Spain and unsuccessfully travel around looking for them. The only markets we found sold local produce (really great) and cheap merchandise made in China...maybe we just had no luck?