Sunday, September 2, 2007

Don't tell me those are rubies.....


....unless you really know those are rubies. I was flea marketing this morning and an unsuspecting vendor mistakenly made a point of telling me that a medal contained real rubies and that I had good taste for picking that one up. My response: "Really? (reaching into backpack...) Because I am a gemologist and I am going to check right now." Much backpedaling ensued. The "rubies" were indeed NOT rubies. Case closed. It was a feel good moment for me because I could easily tell under magnification that they were indeed not genuine stones.


Hulabuhloo aside, it was a fantastic day at the flea market! Lots of great treats!




patterns for making backgrounds...



this is a mystery at the moment..the price was right though..I suspect these are genuine tourmaline beads with a pressed glass center drop..weird combo. Pretty!



vintage millinery for halloween arrangements..



envelopes addressed to Helena Rubinstein from all over the world..



old cigar boxes from Grandma and an old book from the flea market..

vintage holiday tags & labels..yum!

There were also a couple of religious medals (sans rubies) and some ribbon, bias tape, etc. It was a lot of fun today in the heat!


Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Sarah Kite said...

I love those envelopes, you can do amazing things with those. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

dianeclancy said...

Good for you for calling his bluff! I have a bunch of old cigar boxes too - I think they are cool.

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

pescbrico said...

Patterns for background! Tell us more! I cannot wait to see what you will do with all of those!

Rima said...

Indeed, I'd like to know more about those patterns too! I love all your finds - Helena Rubinstein! How marvelous is that! And cigar boxes - we have hundreds of'em... well,dozens.
That was some good huntin' - as Neda would say, Wasaaabiiii. Wait, no, that would be me, not her. Hehe

Julie said...

Alright- I'll make a background project using the patterns and post it this week! Of course, I've never tried it....LOL

Kim- hutchink :) said...

WOW what good finds! Can't wait to see what you do with all your cool loot!

audrey h. said...

Oh wow, look at all the goodies. I am so jealous. I love the old patterns. Can't wait to see what you create.

Debbie said...

Hey, you got some neato stuff. I wouldn't know what to do with that stuff, but I look forward to seeing what you do with it all. Did Johanna find anything good?

Karen said...

Oh, I think I need to go flea marketing with you! Those envelopes are so cool--

Emilia said...

You must have a lot of fun finding these goodies! Great!

Godelieve said...

Treasures!! You must have an eye for these, you always find amazing things, maybe you're more patient than I am ...

Tami said...

Fantastic finds all around. I picked up a box of postcards this weekend similar to your envies. Love those holiday tags and the millinary flowers are amazing.

Heather Grow said...

Cool stuff. I love finding old treasures.

Jennifer said...

What great finds! Awesome! What are your plans for the cigar boxes? I have several but can't decide.

Hazel said...

I bet it felt good calling the vendor's bluff! What a great haul you got at the flea-market, I love the envelopes.

Thanh said...

Thank goodness you can think outside of the box, I would go there and go ahhh what a bunch of junk. Eh, dont hate me cuz I said that!