I'm happy to say that I had a pretty good day at the flea market on Sunday. Our flea market takes the Summer off (strange, I know) so there are only 3 markets left. I am going to have to miss the next two but don't feel sorry for me! One weekend I will be in Las Vegas and the other I will be at Farm Chicks! So last Sunday's finds are going to have to hold me over for a while.
These two chippy children's chairs were purchased within the first minute I was in the door. I only wanted one since the other was broken. I have bought from this guy before and he is so nice. Want to know how nice? He threw in the broken one for free! A little wood glue, and it's all fixed. Wait till you see what I did with them.
I picked up some decals from a booth where all the ephemera was 50% off.
It's pretty customary for me to barter on prices. When I asked the lady who had this vintage tablecloth if she would take a dollar less than what she was asking, she audibly gasped and said "Oh, no. I can't do that. It's vintage". When I told her it had some stains on it she said, "Well, I'm sure you can get those out". Something about the way she was talking to me made me put the tablecloth down and start to walk away. I don't always expect people to want to barter with me but just say something along the lines of "I'd really like to get full price for it" in a nice tone of voice. Don't try and make excuses. Believe me, I know what vintage means. Anyway, she said "Well, if you really want it, fine I will do that price." Well why didn't you say so in the first place?!
I got this old fruit crate label and sprinkler out of a $2 grab bag. I love grab bags! One more of these sprinklers and I will officially have a collection.
I'm sure by now you all know that I collect old syrup dispensers. This is the third small one I have found. I also picked up these two old measuring scoops for my sugar and flour canisters.
I didn't buy this book for Maddie's collection. I bought it for my Easter decorations. Vintage Easter is pretty hard to come buy so I always try to pick up Spring/Easter related stuff when I can.
Look how cute those illustrations are. This book is a larger softcover book with scalloped edging. It's copyright date is from 1941 and was published by Whitman Publishing Company.
How perfect are these for my 4th of July displays? I am going to have to start decorating as soon as I get back from Farm Chicks! I have a feeling I have acquired quite a bit that I don't remember.
I got Maddie a June angel for her collection and picked up this pair of Japan salt & pepper shakers for 2 bucks.
There is a lady who goes around to all the sales buying up all the jewelry. She is really not liked too well by the people who are also after jewelry. Luckily, that doesn't include me. She then takes it all and literally dumps it in a big pile on her tables and prices each piece $2.00, no matter if it is a cheap Dollar Tree necklace or a vintage broach. You just have to want to take the time to dig. Well this turquoise and sterling necklace was peaking out of the middle of the mess and waiting for me so I didn't have to dig too hard. Lucky me!
Not a bad haul, huh? I'm glad that since I am going to miss the next couple of markets that I was able to find some good stuff. But the bad side to that is now I am going to wonder what all I am going to miss!
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