Sunday, October 14, 2012

October Flea Market Finds

The first Friday of October, my mom, sister and I took off for flea markets in the West Bottoms in KcMo.  Lots of walking, stair climbing and shops!  If you are in the KC area the first full weekend of the month and you enjoy browsing the flea markets and shops - head to the West Bottoms.   Be prepared for some great finds and a lot of people. 

Here's a little gem I picked up during our October visit.  This wonderful little tool box - metal with a little rust and great character.

The perfect size to go in front of the TV in our living room. Short enough so it doesn't block any of the screen plus the length doesn't cover the receiver part for the remote control. I  added  popcorn, candles and pumpkins for a great fall look. 

It's also nice to find things close to home. I found these great vintage bobbins at a local shop just this weekend.  Seven of them with great old thread - blues, creams, browns and burgundy.  

I've got the perfect spot for them.

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  1. Oh that tool box is a gem and filling it with popcorn is genius! Perfect for fall. I have never heard of the West Bottoms. I'm in SW Missouri, but that's not to far away to check it out sometime!

  2. The tool box is perfect with your added touches. Megan

  3. Love that toolbox and what a great idea to use popcorn! Love your blog.

  4. Great finds! I love that little metal tool box!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Love your pretty toolbox.It's funny how the words pretty and toolbox go together,but you made them fit :) Denise

  6. Thank you for sharing. I like the fall toolbox.

  7. nice finds! the tool box is awesome!

  8. love these cool finds!

    Have a great night! Stop by and say hello! xo

  9. Very nice. I love that tool box idea. What a find. Those bobbins are quite intriguing. Thanks for sharing your decor.

  10. What a neat way to use the tool box. Love all of your vignettes. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  11. I love flea markets! What a great find you had. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you again this week.