Friday, August 12, 2011

Flea Market Finds


Hello!  Happy almost weekend!  As promised, I have some pictures of a few of the flea market finds I brought home with me last weekend...

I have been reading a lot of photography books lately and challenging myself to improve, which basically means trying to understand my camera's abilities and settings better...and practicing more :)


I have been playing with light and how it affects photography lately.  While I am and always will be a big fan of light and bright {and, yes, slightly overexposed} photos, it's interesting to see how shadows and colors change at different exposures.


This great vintage fly catcher is perfect paired with some verbena bonariensis that grows like crazy all over my garden...



I picked up a pair of these old grey chairs...remember I told you I have a small obsession with vintage chairs!  The price was right, and, well, sturdy wooden chairs like these are just so versatile for inside and out that I had to buy them...


A very large cube of French soap to add to my collection...


...and a wonderful vintage French tip plate!

{the fly catcher, soap, and tip plate were a few of the things I picked up from Lisa's booth, the one I featured in my previous post}




I always pick up old bottles in this beautiful aqua color if I find them at a reasonable price {they can sometimes be rather pricey}...I just love this one...





And lastly for today...some more vintage botanical prints...



I have more to show you, but alas, this was all I had time to photograph.


So what fabulous flea market finds have you scored lately???


Enjoy your weekend ~


Tracey


p.s. the all new book from Jeanne d' Arc Living, "Amazing Retreats," is now available for pre-order in the SHOP!


53 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such beautiful photos Tracey! Your arrangements are always so pretty. Hope you have a good weekend! :)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Tracey,
Sorry that I have neglected you. For some reason, I seem to have missed your posts.
Anyway, I LOVE that particular verbena. My sister has it in her garden and bought some plants for our cousins 60th birthday ( amongst other things including Champagne !!!! )
I love the different light in your photographs. They all look so different. ...... and, some beautiful flea market finds as well.
PS: I just wanted you to know that I still haven't done my stencil yet !! I am going to definitely do the one that you sent me and follow your instuctions. I couldn't find the email that you sent me, as I was having trouble retrieving my older emails but, I have found it now so, I must have a go. You were so kind to send me that stencil so, I feel really bad !! XXXX

found and sewn said...

I've always wondered what those flowers are called, so pretty!!beautiful photos x

The White Farmhouse said...

Love the vintage finds. The chair is really cute too! I love practicing with my camera, but I am not as good as you. I have tons of pics though!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Tracey, glass is wonderful to photograph because of all the reflection of light through it and from it! The pic of the large bottle in the shade is really lovely and shows the colour of the flowers off to great effect.

sissie said...

Beautiful photos, I don't know how you can improve your already wonderful camera skills.

hugs

sissie

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracey ~
Your pictures are just gorgeous!!! I need to take some time and just learn my camera ~ I always think I will do it when I have time but I never have time ....
I love your finds too!!

linda said...

ce sont de très belles images..

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

I love your finds! Your photos are wonderful, and I love your backgrounds! Love your blog.

Comeca Jones said...

I love french milled soaps Ooo-la-la!

Le style said...

Just wonderful, your pictures..... And i love your blog!!!

Enjoy your weekend

Warm greetings

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Tracey,
I love the fly catcher filled with flowers! I'll have to use that at my next outdoor event. Your pictures look amazing. Studying, ... so that's the trick! LOL
Hugs,
Patti

Lili said...

Ooooh Tracey these are just so beautiful! The light, that glorious light and the close up of the aqua bottle with the words. I just love your photography...and of course all of your vintage finds!

Tinas vita bo said...

Beautiful photos!
And the arrangements are lovely!

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Tina

A Rosy Note said...

Your photos look beautiful, Tracey. Love the one with the creek in the background :)

Nelya said...

Hej,
I like your photos, its looks so beautiful. Where do you find all this beautiful things .
Hugs
Nelya

Morning T said...

You found some gorgeous treasures Tracey! No flea markets here in Houston so I'm eagerly awaiting our big Urban Market and Round Top events this fall.
Happy Friday to you.
xo~
Tricia

Sheila R said...

What gorgeous photos of lovely treasures. You and Traci T truly inspire me to take better photos. Can you recommend any good photography books that you have been reading?

Have a great weekend.

songskatesang said...

Beautiful photos! Love them!

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Hello to you - do you know what the little plate with the francs painted on it was used for because I do so let me know and I'll TELL you !!!

Diane. x

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

So lovely Tracey.
I love how your photos are looking outside. What a great vintage fly catcher, anything vintage and glass I just adore. I have a thing for vintage chairs as well, but unfortunately not much space to store them in.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Cottage 1945 said...

Lovely things! I adore that little aqua bottle, so cute.

TheCrankyCrow said...

What's not to love about vintage glass anything and old chairs...Love them....Your photos are truly amazing Tracey....I wish I knew more about photography - I try to practice and play with settings, but seems I make things worse rather than better. It truly is such an art onto itself - and you're one gifted artist....Happy Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Heather @ Post Road said...

Great job Tracey! Fun to keep learning isn't it? The magazines are TDF so that book is looking oh so tempting.. hmm..

Have a great weekend!

xo.Heather

annie said...

I love your finds, but your photography is so beautiful...I can't stop looking.

Jacqui said...

I love the soap!! Beautiful!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful! a little different that what we usually see here in terms of photography, but no less lovely for it.

It's me said...

Love from me....xxx...happy weekend....

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Nice finds darlin....going to a new flea market in 2 weeks supposed to be amazing!! Enjoy your weekend! x0x0

Ashley said...

What great finds and amazing pictures!!! Have a lovely weekend! Xoxoxo

lisa said...

hi tracey--you did such a marvelous job styling that flycatch--gorgeous!!
your photography is enviable-truly. you made my "rough and tumble" wares look so elegant and feminine with your keen eye--whatever books you are studying from definitely do the trick! although, you seem to have an ability that cannot simply be culled from books--you're BORN with it!!
best, lisa. (the frenchman's wife)

Pearl said...

Those are beautiful finds!!


Pearl

simpledaisy said...

Oh my....I think your photographs are just beautiful!!!! And what fabulous finds:)

time worn interiors said...

Awh! Lovely photos! And some great treasures!
tot

Fishtail Cottage said...

all gorgeous goodies! so glad i stopped by! i especially love that vintage jar! xoox, tracie

Elyse said...

beautiful and dreamy as always, tracey!

i just saw this online and thought of you ...
http://www.spool72.com/58597/727283/New-Arrivals/Larkspur-Seed-Packet-Print.html

xo
elyse

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

What fabulous finds!! Love that soap...

A Cottage Muse said...

You have captured these treasures beautifully! Love that french tip dish!!

Leah C said...

Wow! Tracey, your photos are absolutely stunning & gorgeous...I think you can stop reading the books now:) Love the flea market finds! Haven't been in a while; but, I'm always drawn to the old aqua glass bottles, too:) xo

Lisa said...

amazing finds... love the way the chair front slopes down.. details from a era of actual craftsmanship ♥
Wonderful photos... I must read that book!

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear Tracey,
such beautiful photos! I love the verbena bonaris, it also grows in our garden. The chair is really great...
wishing you a wonderful week!
Warm greetings Bine

Heaven's Walk said...

Well, it looks like you've been doing your homework, Tracey. Your photos are just beautiful! Loving and envying those flea market finds you brought home with you! :) I still have to post about the ones I nabbed last month! Agh! I'm sooo behind...! lol!

xoxo laurie

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
I love your posts!!!!! They are always so beautiful!
Wish you a wonderful week,
and I hope you have a nice summer weather than we here in europe!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Lisa said...

Your photos always turn out well!
I try, but I end up letting the camera choose the setting!!! I'm chicken! but I'll try!

Lisa

Cindy said...

Your pictures are so lovely! Such beautiful subjects!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Bottles are in and i have seen where a lady colored some clear bottles with luster mod podge glue and food coloring.

i tried it and didn't get a great result, because i didn't have my formula correct i'm sure

love all your pictures

Jean said...

Love your photographs!

Roberta said...

Very pretty Tracie! xoRoberta

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I LOVE aqua bottle...so gorgeous! My new favorite color.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Tracey...

Love your photos.... and your finds!

Have a great week.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Ирина said...

very bautiful photos

Cassy said...

Beautiful shots!
And great find of yours as well.

Cassy fromLearn Electric Guitar

GardenChic said...

Love the areas you picked for all your photos. The glass vintage bottles are beautiful.


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