Find of The Year

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I have been participating in Sophie @ Her Library Adventures flea market finds for many months now. It is a weekly Sunday activity, whereby other bloggers can link their second hand finds in one spot, whether they be bought in a flea market, op shop, garage sale or similar. It is a great way for the worldly thrifters to unite and showcase their gorgeous pre-loved purchases!

This Sunday, Sophie is arranging a 'flea market find of the year' competition, whereby we blog our favourite/best thrifted find of the year, link back to her blog post, and vote for the flea market find we believe should win the stash of goodies she will be giving away!

I was considering entering my necklace find into the competition running, which I purchased for $5 from the Loved-It market, Mornington in June.

so pretty!

However, my ultimate find so far this year, and my entry into the competition, is actually not fashion related, it is this lovely little Australiana scene painted onto a gum leaf, which I purchased for a dollar in Cheltenham Family Life Op Shop.

Look at the detail on this little painting!

I am still puzzled as to why a collection of these intricate little paintings ended up in an op shop!

For more flea market finds of the year, and to enter or vote in the competition, check out Her Library Adventures.

Psst...Don't forget to enter my necktie owl giveaway , winner announced tomorrow! Hoot hoot!


NessaKnits said...

I would have snapped up that leaf and any others ... most definately. I love Australiana.

JeTaimeVintage said...

What a beautiful little piece-looking forward to seeing everyones tops finds!
Although its pretty surprising how people just give these treasures away, I just hope they know people like us are going to find them and treasure them forever, and we wouldnt be having all this fun without them, they are the ying to our yang :)

marian said...

WOW that gumleaf painting is a real treasure!

Snooze said...

i remember the gum lead and it amazing ... but the necklace. wow!
My Flea Market Find

sue said...

Can you believe someone could execute such a detailed painting on such a small space? Amazing!

Cindy said...

Very intricate painting - you need to frame that one! Pretty necklace too...

Alyssa said...

That little painting is one of the coolest things I've seen!

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