December Flea Market Finds

20 Dec


Me and my little elves (well, one is 15, so he’s not so little…) are just about ready for Christmas. No matter how old the kids get, they always seem to want to make sugar cookies with me. My red dinette table is the perfect surface for rolling out cookie dough.


It makes the Mister nervous when I use my Jeanette measuring cups, but I can’t resist. What’s the fun of having them if you never use them?

It was flea market weekend and I made a quick pass through on Friday. Not a lot of vendors brave the cold weather, but I picked up a treasure or two…


I was thrilled to find this glittery lucite box purse from the 1950’s…one vendor had it labeled as a jewelry box and it held a few pitiful bits of old sewing thread and buttons (what?? Sad!). These lucite handbags are kind of fragile, but so pretty and are very collectable. This one is already in the booth…it would be a great gift for a vintage glamour girl.


I also found this really cool promotional measuring cup/drinking glass…it would have been a giveaway at Frigidaire dealers to advertise the new colors of their appliances. Turquoise and Mayfair pink? Yes, please!


I’ve got several new cookbooks in…the Betty Crocker Parties for Children is from 1964 and the graphics and colors are so cute. I always try to keep a lot of Betty Crocker and Better Homes & Gardens…if you don’t have a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook with the red gingham cover, you need one…it’s a classic!


I also picked up this really nice red and white nesting bowl set. It’s vintage, but doesn’t have a mark so I’m not sure who makes it. Please leave me a note in the comments if you can give me a clue? Maybe Fire King? I’m not sure.


Here’s today’s result of yet another hair tutorial I found on Pinterest and thought I would try. Like most things on Pinterest, the hairdo tutorials always seem easy as pie when the person doing it is demonstrating it, but it’s not quite that simple when it’s you staring down a set of hot rollers.

And, that’s what’s new around here! Hope you are having a good weekend…Christmas will be here before we know it. I wish this month would slow down a little.


Mrs. T


8 Responses to “December Flea Market Finds”

  1. Brittany December 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    Oooh, I love those Jadite measuring cups!

  2. raesock December 23, 2014 at 1:54 am #

    oh dang i thought the flea was this weekend (i don’t know why). i love that little purse. i feel like everything you put in it would have to be cute since it is see through. and i think your hair looks great!

  3. Sue December 26, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    Where did you find my prom purse? Lordy, that brought back wonderful memories !

    • apronstringsvintage December 27, 2014 at 12:36 am #

      Aww…well, you have great taste in handbags, Sue! I would love to see the dress that went with that purse. 🙂

  4. Darrellyn January 17, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Just found your blog looking for Pyrex. The red stripe mixing bowls are Hazel Atlas and the pattern is called candy stripe. I am so jealous! What a find! I have found only coffee mugs in my areas. Way to go!!!

    • apronstringsvintage January 18, 2016 at 1:53 am #

      Thanks so much for reading! I appreciate the pattern identification.

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