Flea market finds

It was a great day at the flea market today. I’ll post tomorrow the nicest find, but these are also things that make me very glad.

A snake ring for my collection.

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A silver button with enamel and a tiny rhinestone (I’ll use it on a charm bracelet) and another silver charm.

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Two watch chains (I wanted one for a long time now). I’ll use the simpler one to build a charm necklace and the more intricate one is perfect as a bracelet. Watching them more closely, I have noticed that they are both marked “Murat”, which a a French jeweler. They are gold filled and probably from the twenties or thirties.

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A strangely organic looking old brooch.

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Another stick pin for my collection (unfortunately no more stones on this one, but I probably replace them with some).

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An oldĀ  paper ring box.

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A tin of colored pencils from the eighties, with some very nice shades.

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A beautiful Russian tin full of interesting buttons (many of them bakelite). I think the tin is from the 1910s or 1920s.

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Linking up with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays.

Dragons

I have these two dragons for more than 15 years. A friend of my mother found them at the flea market and gave them to me. I have no idea what they were used for or if they are parts of a larger object. But I have always liked their intricate enamel design on brass. They seem kind of old, but their age as well as their use is a mystery :).

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Linking this to Idle Needle’s May’s theme in the Make, Thrift & Tell challenge.

Fed 3 camera

Sunsets, snow, storms and fog, all of these so exhilarating and mysterious, with their changing lights and the way they make ordinary things seem so special.

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I took these photos with my Fed 3 camera that I have found for very cheap at the flea market a few years ago. It is in perfect condition and it is a great camera (actually the best I have), so reliable and good even in low light conditions. It is a Soviet camera produced between 1961-1979.

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High school girls

It’s rainy and stormy today, my favorite kind of weather but too dark to take any photos. So, I’ll post only this piece from my antique photos collection. On the back of it, someone wrote in pencil : “Souvenir from the fifth grade” (which was the final high school grade) and Arad (a town close to mine). IMG_0118 IMG_0121