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Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« on: August 14, 2016, 04:48:27 am »
A new thread to replace the old, as we had reached 100 pages.

Hope you enjoy the pun in the title...  ;)

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« Last Edit: August 20, 2016, 02:27:55 pm by von Corax »
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 08:02:03 am »
Hmmm, puns!

No flea market finds for me for a while - will have to go hunting again, methinks!

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 05:27:34 am »
Found a free Victorian / Edwardian style wooden fire surround. Was left on the street 'free to take' as the house it came from is being stripped out.
It's very nice, and is quite a tall and substantial piece - was definitely not a cheap item when purchased. :)  Going to use this in my house, have temporarily stood it up against the chimney breast, and it look great! ;D

Also found a white marble hearth and solid piece backing that was used with the fire surround. While individually these are lovely, together they look HORRIBLE - and to top it off, there was an awful looking gas fire from the late 1980's that was used together with these!  ???  No wonder they threw the lot out!

The lovely marble back piece and hearth are going to be put to use with a very large original Victorian white marble surround, as the original tiled arch fireplace has many damaged and missing tiles. This is a substantial Fire surround that is in the large parlour of my mother's house, and we've been looking for something to get it fixed up. Perfect, and the price was right!  ;)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 12:06:15 am »
Free is (nearly!) always a good price! ;D

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 06:55:31 am »
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 07:19:34 pm »
Just peeking in so I can get the updates, don't have much money to go flea market shopping myself...
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 08:38:21 pm »
I'm trying to avoid flea markets until I've cleared out a lot of the junk I've already accumulated, but I love to see what others have found.
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2016, 03:26:17 pm »
I'm trying to avoid flea markets until I've cleared out a lot of the junk I've already accumulated, but I love to see what others have found.

Likewise. I have an entire flat + two basement storage places to clean out entirely. My mum was a total hamster, and I'm now left with stuff not only from her but also from my grandparents.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 03:37:51 pm »
We have to think about their children and grandchildren. You deprive them of the wonderful feelings of archaeological excavations and various discoveries in basements and closets .

Where they will breathe the dust of ages?
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2016, 09:26:15 pm »
Whose children ?

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2016, 08:17:40 pm »
I once again recommend that everyone open a comic shop, because last week someone came into my shop and sold us this:


(Not my photo, but the same toy)

A Roy Rogers Horseshoe game. Vulcanized rubber horseshoes. Tin litho targets. The horseshoes have raised print of Roy Rogers' signature written in rope, and are stamped with the "RR" brand. Enough with brass and sepia-toned paint; I say that tin litho can be steampunk too.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 02:36:55 am »
More "retro".....
Steampunk is already broad enough, let's keep it somewhat grounded.
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2016, 04:52:34 pm »

... let's keep it somewhat grounded.


Can't - we have airships...  :P



Hmmm, back to topic!

Oddly enough I can give an update on the fire surround I found in my post above : I'm fitting it into my house as I type! (pics to follow)  :)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2016, 09:35:50 pm »
Multitasking again, Siliconous!

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2016, 07:57:34 am »
Enough with brass and sepia-toned paint; I say that tin litho can be steampunk too.

Enough with the brown!

Ahem, sure, why not. Tin plate toys were around pre-WWI (wikipedia says 1850s). For people who like it set in certain time periods that should be enough.

Just, maybe not ones as garish as those :D

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2016, 09:25:00 am »
Slight dilemma

Went rummaging in the 2nd hand shop for some cheapo fabric for a pattern attempt. Found a huge piece for 4€  but when I got home I've realised it's too nice for just experimenting. So now have to go hunting again for something to make the pattern with, and then have to think of a project for the first stuff.

Damn   :)
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2016, 02:21:43 pm »
Enough with brass and sepia-toned paint; I say that tin litho can be steampunk too.

Enough with the brown!

Ahem, sure, why not. Tin plate toys were around pre-WWI (wikipedia says 1850s). For people who like it set in certain time periods that should be enough.

Just, maybe not ones as garish as those :D

Most of what was printed on tin in the early twentieth century looked like that; No subtle color separations for children's toys and noisemakers.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2016, 03:17:23 pm »
Slight dilemma

Went rummaging in the 2nd hand shop for some cheapo fabric for a pattern attempt. Found a huge piece for 4€  but when I got home I've realised it's too nice for just experimenting. So now have to go hunting again for something to make the pattern with, and then have to think of a project for the first stuff.

Damn   :)

I do like that kind of dilemma.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2016, 06:18:59 pm »
Slight dilemma

Went rummaging in the 2nd hand shop for some cheapo fabric for a pattern attempt. Found a huge piece for 4€  but when I got home I've realised it's too nice for just experimenting. So now have to go hunting again for something to make the pattern with, and then have to think of a project for the first stuff.

Damn   :)

I do like that kind of dilemma.

t's terribly distressing. I just don't now what I am to do about it

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2016, 05:26:02 am »
So the only entry so far has been my Roy Rogers tin toy that came into my shop as part of a toy collection. Are there no flea markets left?

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2016, 03:41:56 pm »
Charity shop find, £3.50



The lamp base is modern plastic junk but the bulb....  ;D
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2016, 09:51:10 pm »
.... is lovely!

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2016, 06:43:15 am »
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

Slight dilemma

Went rummaging in the 2nd hand shop for some cheapo fabric for a pattern attempt. Found a huge piece for 4€  but when I got home I've realised it's too nice for just experimenting. So now have to go hunting again for something to make the pattern with, and then have to think of a project for the first stuff.

Damn   :)

This happened to me fairly recently. My advice? go for the original project- first put away that huge piece of fabric. Make the pattern, finish what it was you had in mind. When your mind is cleared of that affair, look at the fabric again. Either you'll find some inspiration for using it or simply get rid of it. Do NOT add to your fabric stash! The road to Hell is lined with fabric stashes.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2016, 08:02:31 pm »
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

Slight dilemma

Went rummaging in the 2nd hand shop for some cheapo fabric for a pattern attempt. Found a huge piece for 4€  but when I got home I've realised it's too nice for just experimenting. So now have to go hunting again for something to make the pattern with, and then have to think of a project for the first stuff.

Damn   :)

This happened to me fairly recently. My advice? go for the original project- first put away that huge piece of fabric. Make the pattern, finish what it was you had in mind. When your mind is cleared of that affair, look at the fabric again. Either you'll find some inspiration for using it or simply get rid of it. Do NOT add to your fabric stash! The road to Hell is lined with fabric stashes.

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I'm glad to say that is exactly what I have done. First project is underway, but has been a little altered and the end result should hopefully be two projects which will complement one another. The altering is fine as the first project was a bit of an experiment in the first place :)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2016, 06:31:51 am »
finally posting some of my flea market and thrift store finds:

a stained glass window, now hanging in the window next to our front door:


some furniture, with a fresh coat of shellac, soon to be ensonced in the living room








some axes and axe heads, which will be remodeled:


medical oxy tanks (free) , being used with an  oxy-propane torch and leather pouches:


and some intruiging boxes - a portable bookstand with drawers, drafting tools
and two old microscope slide boxes I re-purposed as cases for my 1858 Remingtons and 1873 Colt











more soon
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