Monday, January 26, 2009

The Finds

Here are my finds from the Fryerstown antique Fair on Saturday.

My first find was this glass flower frog. I was particularly looking for one but as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be a great pen holder for my desk. I am always searching for pens, so now having a nice way to store them, they may return to their home. Yesterday I thought that I should have bought the other one there as they would make a great way to store the kids pencils and crayons, so I'll be keeping my eye out for more flower frogs.

I've been looking for two children's school chairs to go with a double school desk I have. I only thought to look for them half way thorugh the market so when we were deciding whether to do the last strip of stalls or leave, I just knew that if we didn't do the last stalls, I'd miss out on the perfect chairs. Although these aren't what I was originally looking for, they are perfect and at $5 for the pair, I couldn't go wrong! The desk is currently pink and a bad paint job at that. I plan to strip it back and depending on how the wood comes up, either varnish or repaint it. Once recovered and the frame sanded and repainted, these chairs will go beautifully with it. I plan to recover them in a fabric that I'll also make lounge cushions with as the desk will be in a corner of out new open plan living area.

One thing that I did see and had to restrain myself from buying was a wicker fishermans basket. I would have been great for one of the boys bedrooms but I already have more baskets than I know what to do with...but they aren't boyish and this was. Oh well, something else to keep an eye out for.


  1. Sounds like fun! My parents have a few of those little pen frogs....they're really cute!

  2. A great score Heather! I can't wait to see the little school desk and chairs tidied up. I'm watching a little wooden school desk on ebay, would be great to sit in front of Callum's bookshelf.

  3. Woot! Thanks Heather; now I can comment. :)

    I love those chairs and can't wait to see how you finish them and the desk together.

    The pen holder - it's not actually a frog is it, but a round shape? Is a paperweight style pen holder known as a frog? I didn't know that...

  4. Thanks Anita. It is round and its actual purpose is to hold stems in place in the bottom of a vase. I've always known them as 'frogs', maybe because they live underwater?