Today Ben and I came home quite satisfied after thrifting a fleamarket in our hometown. The weather was sunny and the place where the fleamarket was held, was not far from our home. So we decided to walk to our destination. In my winter coat, I could even say I had it a bit too warm!
Although the stalls didn't had as much as they usually have, we came home with some handy tools for our kitchen; all dating from the 1930s or older. We bought a beautiful Reseda green enamel soap dish in the shape of a shell, a soap beater, coffee grinder ( so unbelievably cheap and in mint condition, too ), the dutch magazine Libelle from 1934 and a photo frame. I can never have too many photo frames and this one will display a signed picture of actress Carole Landis. Not the enormous haul we usually take home, but these are things that will be used in our kitchen to it's fullest (apart from the photoframe, that one will be displayed at my boudoir table). Most antique collectors just have these items for their collection. We, as nostalgists, really use it.
After we came home I poured us some velvet herb tea and I snuggled up on the couch with the Dutch magazine 'Libelle'. We enjoyed a delicous black berry roly poly that I made after a recipe from 'The cookbook of the stars'. A cookery book that has included favorite recipes of Hollywood stars in the 1930s. You can find the recipe at my food blog: A Dash of Nostalgia.