Monday, August 3, 2009

DC Big Flea Finds

DC Big Flea was more antiques market than flea market -- which is totally fine, it's just not what we were expecting. But there was a lot of fun stuff: vintage chocolate molds, old footballs, toys, weird medical things, jewelry and, of course, furniture. We didn't find everything we were looking for, but we did leave with some goodies. We found a great old table fan for our bedroom ($18), and Chris found a couple of baseball cards and a postcard. I found this pretty necklace ($25). It's Czech and the glass beads and phenolic plastic flowers are pre-1927. It's very Anthro, isn't it?

Here are a few things that caught my eye. The first piece was my favorite. It's an 1890 botanical print from Edinburgh:

Abe and Rikki found a few records, but Mia and John had the most luck -- they found a bunch of things, including a beautiful sideboard. It's the nature of these things, of course, to be hit or miss...we're definitely going to check out the Big Flea again.


Chris said...

I also found an old container for Cascarets Candy Cathartic Laxatives for Constipation, "pleasant laxative, delightfully effective," "For men, women, and children," "They work while you sleep!" 36 tablets for 50 cents back in the day. I'm using it as a container for storing business cards...

Michelle Volpe-Kohler said...

How could I have forgotten about this?