||A sampling of treasures found at past flea markets...|
Left: Vintage wooden boxes lined with old postage stamps, paper scraps and left-over fabric...great idea, such a unique and decorative way to reuse, repurpose and upcycle!
||Far left: Fab old metal bingo cage, which could also be used as a raffle barrel. Pikey's Picks Antiques & Collectables, Langley.|
Middle left: Beautifully detailed jade and enamelware peacock brooch...a real statement piece!
Left: Classic hand-made patchwork quilt.
||Far left: Attractive arrangement of crystal paperweights, Japanese cloisonne vases, figurines, glassware and more. Magpie, Vancouver.|
Left: Authentic Hawaiian shirts always seem to be in high demand, the older the better!
||Far & near left:
Of all the fictional characters collected, the most well known
and arguably best-loved remains Mickey Mouse. Introduced by Walt
Disney Enterprises in the late 1920's along with his friends Minnie
Mouse, Goofy and Pluto, Mickey was an instant hit
and his popoularity has only grown over the years.|
Middle left: If you love old comic books, don't miss Canadian Comics in Room B!
||Far left: Hard-to-find wine-related collectibles for all you aficionados out there, including numerous wooden wine barrel taps from France.|
Middle left: Pair of hipster leather bell-bottoms and matching fringed vest.
Left: A great selection of fabric samples in lots of different colors and patterns...very useful to DIYers, quilters and other crafters.
||Far left: Woodward's department stores, now long out of business, used to sell these rattan picnic baskets as specials on $1.49 day!|
Middle left: Retro Sunray Goggles.
Left: Old books, crockery, Coca-Cola cooler and more nestled in amongst a selection of painted and refurbished furniture.
| ||Left: These sparkling displays of vintage and estate jewelry included examples made of rhinestones, early plastics, cut crystal and glass, semi-precious stones, enamelware, and more. Many pieces were signed by designer makers such as Sherman, Coro, Eisenberg, Weiss, Miriam Haskell, Kramer, etc., adding to their value and making them very desirable to collectors.
||Far left: This booth featured old photographs, tobacco cards, postcards and other ephemera, well-organized by location, subject matter, etc.|
Left: Doll collectors rejoice...this table showcased tiny dolls of all kinds plus lots of interesting doll-related bits and bobs.
||Far left: Old 45's produced in multi-colored vinyl by RCA Victor, KAPP, Wallis Original Records and others...|
Middle left: Stylish Budweiser beer ad with a Puget Sound motif. FVACC, New Westminster.
Left: First introduced in 1936 and still in production today, Fiesta's vibrant glazes and clean lines continue to make it one of the world's most sought-after tablewares.
| ||Far, middle and near left: Large collection of depression-era through 1950's 'swanky swig' glasses originally containing Kraft cheese and other products...hard to find these tumblers in this many decal patterns in such pristine condition...and all in one place!
||Far left: Royal Crown Derby fine china in the ever-popular Blue Mikado pattern.|
Middle left: Collection of salvaged and upcycled Christmas cards. The Jitterbug Shop, Surrey.
Left: Old-time utensils, still very useful in today's modern kitchens.
Far left: Classic white wicker vanity set including dressing table (could also be used as a desk) and matching wicker-framed mirror.
Middle left: An eclectic mix of vintage enamelwares, IBM clock, pool balls, brass weights and more. Pikey's Picks Antiques & Collectables, Langley.
Left: This pretty display of shabby and country chic furnishings included a jadite-green painted rocking chair and sky blue lounging chair with co-ordinating chintz pillow.
Far left: You'll always find a wide variety of English bone china cups and saucers to suit every taste and budget.
Left: Avidly collected depression glass in pastel shades of green, pink and blue. Most of this glassware was produced in the USA by various manufacturers in more than 100 different patterns. Magpie, Vancouver.
||Far left: Beautifully embroidered textiles from Japan, India, China, Nepal and other exotic locales.|
Middle left: Collectible nodders...yes, very cool!
Left: Throw-back posters from all your favorites such as Janis Joplin, Taj Mahal, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and many more.
| ||Far, middle and near left: An eye-catching arrangement of hand-made one-of-a-kind belt buckles in multiple colorways...each buckle was a unique work of art using salvaged vintage treasures, gems, rhinestones -- everything but the kitchen sink!
||Far left: Asian collectibles continue to be hot sellers, including pottery, porcelain, wood carvings, enamelwares, jade, etc.|
Left: This huge array of sunglasses in a variety of shapes, styles and colors covered the entire table!
Far left: A great selection of new, used and vintage books to choose from as well as salvaged and repurposed objects with lots of visual appeal...be sure to visit regular vendor The Jitterbug Shop, who always offers an interesting, eclectic mix of goodies.
Middle left: Grouping of 'funky pickens'!
Left: Fashionista alert! Display of retro chic and Hollywood glam accessories including purses, hats, gloves, jewelry and much more...
left: An eclectic grouping of linens and textiles,
hats, riding boots, decoys, picture frames and other wonderful
Left: This red
and green country Christmas display was filled with festive hand-made
ornaments, napkins and tablecloths, framed prints, ribbon and
lace, painted furniture and accents, and many more decorative
Far left: Bright bunch of Pez dispensers -- collecting these little gems has become a pop culture phenomenon, with memorable cartoon and movie characters from every decade since the 1950's featured, and new ones still being produced today.
Middle and near left: Dizzying array of old and new die-cast metal toys including Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox and more.
Far left: Very cool 1970's Weltron AM/FM 8-track stereo combo with matching satellite speakers. Affectionately known as the Space Ball, this famous model was also originally made in orange/red and yellow, and all are highly collectible today.
assortment of vintage kitchenalia, plus old rotary-dial table-top and wall phones.
Left: Variety of ginger beer and pop bottles and cans, old canning jars,
Coca Cola and other soft drink bottles and advertising, and much
more..be sure to check out these regular vendors from the Fraser Valley Antiques & Collectibles Club, New Westminster.
Left: A table full of classic Star Wars and Star Trek collectibles from the 60's and 70's attracted a lot of attention!
Far left: Buttons, buttons, and more buttons! Grouped by color, this basket contained old & new buttons made of glass, plastic, mother-of-pearl, Bakelite, celluloid, horn, metal and more.
Left: Musical instruments of various kinds continue to spark interest from both collectors and would-be musicians alike.
Far left: A funky mix of shabby chic accessories, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, plus an old red-wheeled scooter to boot!
Left: This table featured a large display of 1940's - 1950's American art pottery, including cookie jars, planters and figurines by companies such as McCoy, Royal Copley, American Bisque, Robinson Ransbottom, and more.
Far, middle and near left: Wide selection of vintage, throw-back and just-plain-fabulous hats in every shape, size and color...you'll also find lots of other retro glam fashion accessories such as gloves, purses, eyewear and much more. Second Chance Hats.
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