I like coloured glass and I'm addicted to collecting, so my collection is grewing always. You've just seen my glasses with nubs. But at German fleamarkets you can sometimes find a rare kind of glass called malachite glass - it resembles the gemstone malachite. I own only these two items cause they're normally really expensive. This kind of glass was made in Bohemia/Czechia in the 1920's and 1930's.
The vase was 50 ct at an op-shop, that was a real bargain. The can was 8 €. (By the way, the flower branch is a handpainted leather brooch) But in the next pictures you can see what fabulous things there would be to buy - sometimes ebay offers items - but they're all too pricey.
On Saturday evening there was a large fleamarket in our town which takes place four times a year.
See my finds!
First I found the romantic white rose brooch which looks as if it's made from ivory but it's surely not.
Then the two yellow ducks made their way into my bag. They're too cute and I think I can decorate them with my yellow china.
The amber-coloured vase from Bohemia was third. I'm fond of Bohemian glass since I found handpainted Bohemian glass at an op-shop. Besides my husband's parents were from Bohemia.A short time later I found the four small shot glasses. They're matching perfectly.
Some other small finds were sun and moon, small wee bottles and corn and asparagus salt shakers.
The green vase beneath the hat has to come with me cause I like glass with nubs and it's hard to find. I'll soon make a post about a part of my glass collection.
But the best find was when I was out and about to leave the market. A stall had some really ugly costumes for carnival for kids. And what did my eyes spot amongst those junk? Can't believe it! A green vintage hat from the forties (?) complete with veil for only 3 €. See the nice brass decorations!
That find made my day. I was absolutely happy and am so today.
Have a look in my vitrine where I collect cheap things, fleamarket finds and presents. The vitrine itself was restored by my grandfather who was a joiner and mainly restored old furniture.
I like the following shelve best cause it's forest themed and everything matches. The eggs are handpainted by my mother who is a talented painter.
Here you can see a collection of frogs, some vintage jewellery from my grandmother and other collections. I made the bag myself from paper that looks like birch bark. The sculpture right in the foreground was made by my daughter in her art class. It's made of brass. She called it "pregnant laptop".
Grape pitcher and plate and raspberry can are from my sister in law. She likes going to fleamarkets even more than I. The yellow and orange thingies in the foreground are fans that I own in almost every colour. I'll show them some day.
On the lowest shelve there's a bit of a mess. I don't like it so much. It has almost no theme.
That is our dog Lassie that died two years ago. My daughter made her from clay many years ago when she was a little girl. You can see it on the first shelve left in the foreground.
Here you can see the real Lassie doing her favourite activity: eating!
Or, as we used to say: Lassie is smoking her cigar.
We're still missing her sadly.
Have a colourful day!