Tuesday, July 10

Flea Market Finds...


My very first flea market!
All these years of hunting for treasures at auctions,
garage sales, thrift stores, antique shops... farm dry dumps!
Hubby brought us to a field of goodies~


Each of us found a little treasure~
I found more.
More pens.
More tips...


The worn handles and stained tips prove a history.
Pen and ink love letters, deeds, marriage certificates~
Journal sketches, calligraphy on calling cards, detailed illustrations...
My favorite things!


I love digging through "stuff" to unearth these rare beauties~
The older, the better!
I have never paid more than $1-$2. each...
It wouldn't be fun for me if they were expensive~
I save my cash for chocolate!
(giggle)

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

7 comments:

BECKY said...

Wow Michelle! They are so lovely, and have certainly found the perfect home!! It makes me smile to know that they are yours!

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

Hugs and joy to you!
Becky

Joolz said...

Oh they look great, so worn & used. They remind me of my Dad's paintbrushes I have, he was a signwriter.

Sharon said...

What wonderful finds. They are truly treasures.

Mosaic Magpie said...

This is a perfect find for you! I love it when things like that happen...just meant to be. Think of all the lovely critters you will draw with those pens. I really like how they have been used and don't you wish they could tell they story of their life?
Deb

Smiley said...

I envision a Michelle Palmer creating with her favorite vintage pens in one hand, a huge chocolate bar in the other hand, and a heavenly chocolatey smile upon her face. ENJOY, my friend!

Chocolatey hugs and smiles!
Deb oxo

Barbra Joan said...

ohhhh! lucky , lucky you!
I love flea markets and use to go to a lot of them,, I was a collector of 'things' and yes would have bought those old pens in a heartbeat.. What is it about old things? BJ

Christy said...

Oh Michelle!

I can see that you would so appreciate them and the signs of love and history on them, to be used and added to.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit