Last weekend, Terry and I decided to go to the Kane County Flea Market! We haven't gone in a few years, and it's really close by, so we have no excuses. Other than we used to go too often, and everything started looking the same. But we really enjoyed ourselves!
I've been wanting to buy an antique white tablecloth for the kitchen. I didn't find one at the flea market, but look what I found instead!
It's a cute tea pot and silverware wind chime! Made from real silverplated items, though obviously not valuable or really old pieces.
It makes a sweet tinkling sound when the wind blows.
Not something a true Victorian would have, mind you, but I couldn't resist!
This is what my old wind chime looked like:
Now you know why I needed a new one.
Then I lucked out on eBay and found myself an antique white tablecloth!
Isn't it pretty? It's Madeira cutwork with a gray embroidered thread. I didn't even wait to iron it. I wanted to see how it would look!
But I've always saved my white tablecloths for holiday teas and special family dinners. Can we use a white tablecloth as our everyday cloth? We eat a lot of spaghetti. Will this pretty antique linen clean well?
I usually go for a patterned tablecloth, like this one. This hides spaghetti and red wine stains very well!
Another eBay find was this cute little spreader!
It's Wallace Sterling. The seller didn't know the pattern, but I didn't care.
I wanted it, and now it's mine. It will work nicely with the lemon curd I like to serve at our teas.
And lastly, I should know better than to set foot in a book store. I always find something I want. Like this book:
Yup, Crafting With Cat Hair. Phoebe didn't know what to make of it. I cracked up when I saw it, and basically bought it for the title alone! Although, I could get into cat hair crafting. Do you think there's a market for that on Etsy? Phoebe provides us with (what seems like) a few bushels of it every day. I'll give it some thought.
Meanwhile, I'll be admiring my new wind chime from inside!