There was actually no way we were going to miss this one, as it's our favourite indoor market by far.
The dress I pulled from my wardrobe was another one in a polyester/wool blend, in a white patterned muted brown. It is fully lined, has a front pleat and still has its self fabric belt with fabric covered buckle. Still, I thought it looked a tiny bit boring, so I used an orange-brown vinyl belt instead to break it up.
I layered it with a burnt orange cardigan, to which I pinned one of my Camay brooches.
As luck would have it, there were some tights in my stash in almost exactly the same colour as the cardigan!
It was still as cold as on Saturday, but since we were going to spend most of the day indoors, there was no need for my fake fur coat. Instead, I chose the jacket of a mustard brown tweed suit, with soft brown fake fur collar and cuffs.
If anyone's interested, here I am in the tweed suit, which I last wore in late February 2016, just before I started blogging. Which is why it hasn't featured here yet ...
On to the flea market, which did not disappoint, even if there were less stalls than usual. It seems January really isn't a good month for flea markets ...
These are some of the things we got:
Now, let's have a more detailed look.
First up is this heavy brass family tree picture frame, its base decorated with a cluster of tiny flowers.
Currently empty, it will soon be filled with some old family photographs.
These Heatmaster sugar bowl and milk jug will go well with the insulated coffee pot we bought a couple of weeks ago.
We already have a gorgeous blue Heatmaster teaset we bought in Wales in 2015, the story of its aquisition you can find here. Not wanting to take any risks this time, we didn't think twice!
We also picked up this old-fashioned ink pot, which has a ridge designed for holding a pen.
It wouldn't be a succesful flea market if I hadn't found any brooches!
I'd been lusting after this Scottie dog brooch for months. There was no price tag, and it was in a glass topped display case, which usually isn't a good sign. Sure enough, after plucking up the courage to ask for the price, I walked away as I found it too expensive.
Seeing it was still there after all this time, I innocently offered a lower price, which was accepted, so he finally came home with me!
We ended up talking to the seller, who turned out to be a nice lady, especially as she thought I was in my late 30s! Needs new glasses, more like ...
Then there was this pair of navy gloves, which I got cheaper than the asking price after I pointed out a stain on one of them. I knew it would be easily removed, and it did!
As an aside: when out vintage clothes shopping, I usually carry a travel pack of make-up remover tissues. Whenever I stumble upon anything I like, but which has a stain, I unobtrusively try rubbing the stain with one of these. If it fades, I'm sure it can be washed out. If it doesn't budge, I know to leave the item behind.
I loved this faded Lourdes souvenir album, which was signed by its former owner, the priest of a Belgian village called Vollezele. I googled him, and it seems he was a priest there in the 1920s, and a famous one at that, as he was also a poet and biographer.
Judging from the clothing worn in the bottom right picture, I'd guess the album was even older, but so far I haven't been able to trace it.
Our final purchases were some 78 rpm records. Although they are not exactly rare, jazz 78s aren't that easy to find. At least not for next to nothing at flea markets, so we were quite pleased with this Count Basie one, which was in perfect condition too!
All in all, quite a decent haul, don't you think?