Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Great Find at the Flea Market

In case you missed  Sunday's Post  I said I'd write  about something that I have been looking for a while,  Indian Wood Blocks for printing fabric. I found a vendor selling them for the first time here in Irvine!  Every time I go to flea markets, antique stores or swap meet I am in the look out for these since they are great to imprint on clay and make pendants and beads.  

Available on etsy shop

Available on etsy shop

The items on all three pictures above  I used the same block to stamp clay, this block I bought a couple years ago at a farmers market, it was rather expensive reason why I only bought one.  I've seen some on ebay but again the prices are too, high so I kept looking.  Well Sunday was my day, I found a new vendor who sells items from India yes!!  Elizabeth sells tablecloths, napkins and placemats.  And in the middle had a table full of wood blocks!  My wishes came true!  I took a few pics of her booth, and the coveted blocks.

Oh boy... was I in trouble at this booth.... Luckily she had some small ones that ranged from $5 to $8.  But those big ones were $20 plus.

We quickly made a connection with Elizabeth and will get some of her linens soon (blocks were more important).  She is a local gal and was wishing that the event coordinator would invite her back for next month's market.... We saw her coming and cheered  when  Elizabeth asked us  in front of coord. if she should be back next month? we smiled when she said... Okay Elizabeth, do you want to pay now or mail me a check for next month.. yay!  She'll be back!

I bought three blocks and they were under $20 for all three... whew!  So as soon as I can I will start making new designs for pendants and beads to list on etsy.  Stay tuned.

Can't get enough of them...!  See you guys next time


QuirkynBerkeley said...

Yoli, this is a great blog post. It was so interesting to read about your find and what you're going to do with them, and the photos are fantastic! I really enjoyed it.

AmyMay (amanda) said...

That looks like an excellent find Yoli!
And I love those new pendents:)

Yolanda M. said...

Thank you Carol and Amy! it's fun looking for things and finding them at a good price. Buying these gave me the energy to clean my studio and work on them tonight or tomorrow..... yessss!

Gerry said...

Flea market finds are the best. Love the pendants you have posted on etsy using these stamps!!!

Yolanda M. said...

Thank you Gerry! I am working on new stuff with these new ones.....

Linda Starr said...

what a great find; I am drooling over those wood blocks I really do want some, but of course for my big work I would need the expensive ones.

Linda Starr said...

Oh I passed my cursor over the post and it posted too quickly, what you've done with the wood blocks is so beautiful