5 Favorite Flea Market Finds

Is it really possible to have 5 favorite flea market finds?

It’s no secret that I am a flea market junkie and I couldn’t possibly narrow my list down to just 5 favorite treasures so I am thinking this topic will be headed towards a “to be continued” post.

Favorite Flea Market Finds #1 – Milk Glass

I am so late to the milk glass scene but I am having a great time playing catch up as I hunt around for some interesting and unique milk glass pieces. My personal rule of thumb for milk glass is to find something beyond the basic bud vase and I won’t pay over $2 for a piece of milk glass. With that being said, I snatched up this milk glass bucket with sterling silver handle right away because the price was right ($2) and I have never seen a piece like it before.

favorite flea market finds

Favorite Flea Market Finds #2 – Yardsticks

I am so incredibly drawn to the faded, worn colors of vintage yardsticks as well as the graphics and typography used on each piece. I have several farmhouse projects throughout my house that include yardsticks. Most recently I shared my Vintage Yardstick Picture Frame that is hanging on the gallery wall I am slowly building in my Modern Farmhouse Kitchen. I also used yardsticks to make my wooden farmhouse table runner.

vintage yardstick picture frame supplies

Favorite Flea Market Finds #3 – Chairs

I can’t even explain my obsession with chairs but I have a basement full of random chairs in various shapes and sizes to prove my love. My absolute favorite is my $1 chair that I repurposed into a flower planter. The chippy blue color and the scrolled back did it for me and the $1 price tag made it irresistible.

chair planter porch (3)

Favorite Flea Market Finds #4 – Picture Frames

Would you believe me if I told you that I have a 4 foot by 4 f00t picture frame on my living room wall? Yep, I do and I had the frame in my stash for over a year before I put it up on the wall. However, the frame I have on my front porch was in my collection for over 2 years before I painted it with my  homemade aqua chalky paint.  Oh and I won’t pay more than $1 for any picture frame.


Favorite Flea Market Finds #5 – Old Books

I think I am drawn to old books because I feel like they are disappearing due to our digital, paperless era. I know people don’t want to hear this but I do believe one day books and libraries will be a thing of the past but for now I enjoy using old books in my décor. I made this Vintage Book Page Wreath out of an old book but it was worn, torn and missing pages. To be honest, I have book page art all throughout my house.

Vintage Book Page Wreath To be continued…..or visit the My Thrifty House Pinterest Page for more inspiration.

Five Favorite Flea Market Finds


  1. Michele says:

    I like frames too. I also love old bottles with pretty colors and wire baskets. I also adore pretty little creamers. I love the inexpensive finds that make me happy.

  2. Sandra Garth says:

    These are some pretty good finds! I’ve seen so many chairs at thrift stores that I want to bring home but between the dishes glasses and other stuff I can’t resist there is no room.

  3. Susanne says:

    I share your love (for me I think it is an obsession, lol) for chairs…I would take home every orphaned chair I saw if my hubby would let me 😉

  4. Pili says:

    I’m obsessed with frames too, they are so versatile! You can do so many things with them, I still have to try hanging a wreath on one.
    Thanks for the sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration!

  5. debbie says:

    I am floored by the yardstick tray…totally love it. I love everything I think…once I say oh I love dishes, the next thing I realize but I love chairs and yes have a lot. My problem is I am buying retail. I don’t have a thrift nearby and I can spend hours in them. You have inspired me to make a visit on our upcoming vacation! I’m excited now.

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Debbie…I couldn’t live without visiting my local thrift stores on a weekly basis….to me it’s like going to Target….but cheaper.

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