August was a good month for visiting our local monthly flea market. Hubby and I missed the months of June and July so I was in the mood to find some treasures. I already shared my summer mantel lined with the vintage aqua bottles I found. The rest of my August flea market finds found their way into my dining room.
I’ve been searching high and low for just the right cow painting for my dining room. I was finally lucky to find an adorable white cow wall hanging. I layered it over my wheat sign to give it a little more dimension. Isn’t she cute?
While I was at the vintage bottle guy’s booth, I found this larger brown bottle. I’ve been slowly increasing my collection of brown bottles and will add more once we get into the fall season.
And thanks to some of you for encouraging me to go ahead and add the purple vintage bottles I’ve had my eye on. I finally took the plunge! The bottle guy told me that purple bottles turn darker when exposed to the sun for long periods of time.
For the record, I don’t typically clean the insides of my vintage bottles. I like when they look a little crusty. I do clean the outsides, however.
I pulled out my white ceramic pumpkin to pair with my flea market finds. I love the purple and lavender hues of the bottles; they look pretty with white.
I like talking to the vintage bottle guy at the Kane County Flea Market. He has so many great stories about his bottle-hunting excursions, and he knows quite a bit about the history of the bottles he sells. Even his son is a vintage bottle fan.
I brought a few mums into the house too. I love fall mums and am patiently waiting for the mums in my garden to bloom. The colors of fall are so vibrant and such a special gift we get to enjoy before the snow flies.
Did you come across any flea market finds this summer? I’d love to hear what you’re collecting!
Other Flea Market Finds