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Market Finds

For months I have heard about a large market in a near by town and have wanted to go see what they had. So Monday the family and I headed to Koprivnica to check out the market. The drive there was so slow, construction all the way made for a very slow hour. I did see some pretty houses with lovely flowers. Croatians love their flowers and 9 out of 10 homes are adorned with these beautiful window/balcony boxes.


The market itself wasn't overly impressive. It was basically just a huge amount or cars park here and there, really no order whatsoever. There were alot of venders with new Chinese stuff, who wants to look at that stuff anyhow? I was looking for the used, old stuff.
I did manage to find this transfer plate, I like the red and white. I actually seen this same plate here in our town but they wanted more for it and so I passed it up.
I was happy to find it in Koprivnica for 5 kuna less than I had seen it for. I think I paid $2 for it.
And then I spotted this cute little ceramic leaf. It's not super old but it's not new either. I like it, don't know what I'm going to do with it but I'm sure it'll find a place on a wall somewhere. Oh yea, after I clean off the sticky paper. :0)
We had a good time, drank some really yummy cappuccino in town and had a nice time.

18 comments:

  1. What great finds! I love the red and white plate too!! and the leaf--how unique!

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  2. yes, I am lovin' the leaf plate too. Looks like flea market treasures! It's the best place to find unique stuff.

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  3. The window boxes on the homes are so lovely!

    And you got 2 great finds there. (o:

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  4. Cute finds and the flower boxes are beautiful!

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  5. I love that plate! So Beautiful.

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  6. The houses look so pretty with the window boxes! I love the plate, too.

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  7. You brought in a good haul, Tori! :o) If I lived nearby, I would definitely be stealing that leaf plate; I love it! :P

    (Okay, don't worry, I'm not really a thief... but I guess I am coveting, so I'm definitely still a sinner! :P You pray for me, hehehe!) ;o)

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  8. The houses with the flowers are so beautiful. The plate is very lovely.

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  9. Pretty stuff, Tori. Mabrook!

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  10. I'm glad you found something to bring back from your market trip. :) I love the plates! The homes with the flowers are so pretty - I think I could learn a few tips on how to grow flowers from them. Do you grow flowers??? Any tips?? :) My aunt just sticks fake flowers into her flower beds -those are my kind of flowers, but sadly they don't have a fresh flower smell to them.

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  11. I love your finds!! :-) Thumbs up!!

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  12. Hi tori,
    The houses are beautiful. So bright and fresh looking. your bargains were a wonderful find. I loved the pink plate. It looks almost like a Limoge plate.
    Bless you,
    hugs Sandra in NZ

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  13. every time you post pics it makes me wish to visit there!

    I love that plate too~! and the leaf.. very cute.

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  14. Don't you just love it when you find "treasures" ! Love your finds.
    ~Elaine~

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  15. I have an ivy leaf dish similar to the dish you found. I have ivy wall paper in my bathroom so I used it for little soaps and a couple of decorative wash clothes.

    I love the red and white transfer. Beautiful!

    ~Kristi

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  16. ohhhh...those pictures remind me so much of our years in Northern Italy Tori...and flower boxes everywhere, with hanging petunias or geraniums...simply beautiful...
    I love your plate...and leaf...great finds to me..
    ~deby

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  17. beautiful finds, Tori....and those houses with all the window boxes and blooming flowers are wonderful!

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  18. My sister has a set of blue and pink plates like those, I think they are like those. She loves them. The leaf is really special, I think, but I like things like that. The cappuccino sound good and family fun, I am all for that. Have a great week, Tori. connie

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