Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Flea Market Finds- Silverware Candelier & Antique Bedroom Furniture




I spotted this "Silverware Candelier" at the Eastbrook Flea Market the other day.
Looks like a pretty easy project to re-create. A metal ring, some thin chain, old silverware and some glass votives. I'll be storing this one in the idea file for sure!

Another great find was this Bedroom furniture set:








All the hardware was still on it, and it was in EXCELLENT condition. The set included the Armoire, the Dresser and a Queen-Size Head and Footboard. All that for $655! Not bad for in tact, antique, solid wood pieces with as much character and beauty as these have.

Remember this little cast iron pedestal I saw for $7.00?




Well, after I saw this listing on the VintageWeave.com:


Aged White Pedestal Plate (on the left) - $32.50

New aged white color! So chic! Mini cast iron pedestal. Gorgeous with a green ivy or fern on top, or thick cream candle. One of our most favorite pedestal pieces in a medium size 5H x 8D.


And this one:


Grey Pedestal Plate
$36.00
Back by popular demand! Fab French Grey color reminiscent of zinc, but this version is sturdy cast iron. 8 x 8".

I just knew I had to race back to the Flea Market and get it! So I did. Now I'm searching Ebay for the perfect glass cloche to put on top of it. I'll post photos of it in it's new home when I have it all together. Isn't it funny what we get excited about?

:-)

22 comments:

the lady of the house said...

Layla! I'm so glad you were able to go back and get that cast iron pedestal! Good for you! I adore your blog, your so talented! Hearts, The Lady

Rachael said...

great buy!

Simplicity Cottage said...

I love the pedestal that you got...the rustic look and texture of the aged metal paired with the elegance of a glass cloche...LOVE IT! Can't wait to see the pair together.

Donna

kathi said...

These ARE really great finds! Love the bedroom set, it's beautiful!

Catherine said...

I'm excited, and it's not even mine! I think it is fabulous, and such a great bargain. I think I need to hop on a plane and fly half way around the world to visit this market!
By the way, loved your previous post too - loved the muted colour palette and the typography, for which I have a passion!

Kimberly said...

I've been peeking at your blog ever since it became a Blog of Note. I just wanted to drop by and say I love what you're doing. Good luck getting on the show. I'm pulling for you.

Dana and Daisy said...

Can't wait to see how you display your find!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I would love to have a pedestal next to the stove holding my cooking oil essentials. Wish I had a great flea market closer!
~Misti

Leigh said...

That bedroom set is a steal. I love your pedestal. So cute!

teaorwine said...

Beautiful finds... I am drawn to the hardware on the dresser...simple, yet stylish.

Joy said...

I've admired those pedestals with cloches for years, ever since I saw them on Sarah's blog at Sadie Olive.

Inspired Kara said...

I love love love that bedroom set.

Holly Housewife said...

I wish I could find things like this at the flea market here. It's just one big garage sale of old ripped clothes, basically. :( It's hard to see through the useless stuff to find potential decor.

What are your secrets for scouring through all the junk to find such treasures?!

LuLu said...

Yes, run fast for the $7 dollar beauty! great buy! loove it when that happens,
LuLu

Drama queens mum said...

Nice stuff. My hubby's friend made us a silverware windchime. We put it out on our deck in the Summer.

Donna said...

Love it all - I really love that chandelier, however what would I do with it? Just very whimsical and fun!!!! You have the best eye Layla.

Oma aka Meme said...

I saw at our local farmer's market a lady who makes wind chimes in a similar fashion to the spoon rack? but with smaller silverware or etc- they are quite nice but quiet expensive- over a 100 dollars- here hubby makes the round part and then she goes from there-I think the oldest thing in my house is me- LOL-
thanks for sharing -hugs from Meme

Renovation Therapy said...

I found the most perfect etched glass cloche last summer but I didn't buy it. I am still angry with myself over that one! LOL

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I really, really need to get down there & go shopping with you at that place! Soon!

meg said...

I am so happy you got the pedestal! Now that is silly of me! :) It's amazing and I love the inspiration photos!

Kristin said...

Layla,
I hope the tornado zoomed past your place. I just got the new Wisteria catalog in the mail and they are selling a flatware chandelier for a couple hundred bucks and I also thought "I think I could make that!". I love the pedestal :)

CouponAlbum said...

Oh!! It's totally amazing silverware chandelier... Antique bedroom furniture and other stuff is OUTSTANDING!!