Been browsing Etsy for months. Because secretly, one of my biggest passions is home decorating. I’m not good at it, I just like it. Especially the cabinet of curiosities, glorified in the Sibella Court books Nomad and Living Etc.
Let’s not beat around the bush: I wanted a horn. Or an antler. Really bad. So bad, that I almost caved in to spending $30 (excl. shipping) for one. I tried to put it out of my mind, but it still lingered.
So, today was just a regular day, except: there was a fleamarket in town! And the billboards didn’t say: Fleamarket. They said: Gigantic Fleamarket! Ofcourse I had to go. So I woke up really early this morning (08:00; yes, I find 08:00 early), put on some clothes and headed to this presumably gigantic fleamarket. It was indeed gigantic. Once again, I was on a budget. But I didn’t have to worry, because my best friend Suus was there too. When cash is low, we back eachother up. You know the drill.
Still, I arrived with 20 euro ($25). Here’s what I scored:
5 packages of old stamps (space, ships, European, Romanian and a mixpack 3 euro)
an ancient (yes, I do not dare to call it vintage) pulley (3 euro)
a black and white postcard (5 for 1 euro)
a lot of shells (1 euro)
And.. a horn! I was so excited, I had to keep myself from hugging the man. I was really worried about the price.. He wanted 5 euro for it. Check out the pictures!
Yesterday I was invited by my lovely friend Anique to go thrifting. It is one of my favorite things to do & if it was possible, I would do it everyday. But I had a budget, I could not spent a lot. Anique wanted clothing & I wanted home deco! Unfortunatly for Anique, there weren’t a lot of clothing sellers, but home deco? Oh, yes.
So I splurged. But.. stayed within my budget and got some really neat stuff. There was a lot of retro, 80’s, 90’s but also some antiques. And books. And DVD’s. I also saw a tiny wooden ship, but didn’t get it. I already have one of those & want to get a ship in a bottle someday.
There was also an antique magnifying glass, with a brass handle. And one with an old bone as a handle. They looked very cool, but way over my budget. Anique got a beautiful book with a lot of loose prints and drawings by Anton Pieck, ready to be framed & loved.
My budget was 15 euro (that’s about $20) and here’s what I got:
a lamp (1 euro)
a book with old maps (3 euro, it is amazing, maps from 1400 until 1850, “Oude scheepskaarten en hun makers: Hoogtepunten uit vijf eeuwen cartografie”)
really old playing cards (5 euro)
2 glass domes/jars (2,50 euro+ 3 euro)
an old wallet (made of camel leather, not on the pictures) (0,20 euro)
vintage stationary (I got it for free with the book!)
Check out the pictures below. Do you like thrifting? What’s your favorite item you got so far?