Good Morning, Everyone!
Sunday morning was our local flea market. My sidekick Maddie is battling a nasty cold so she stayed home. So after grabbing a quick coffee and robbing Brian of all his small bills, I was out the door, hoping to find some good things.
I've mentioned before how much I love the flea market when there is a holiday coming up. I found these nut cups and old candy containers just in time for Valentines Day.
I've wanted one of these silverware trays forever. I was super excited to find one but I just don't know what I am going to do with it yet.
I have a serious problem with buying children's chairs, especially when they are in my colors!
And if there is a cute vintage decal on it, done deal!
A seller was actually using this tablecloth as part of her display but happily sold it to me. Aren't the colors amazing? And I will never pass up blue mason jars, especially when they are only a dollar apiece.
Have you guys ever seen canisters like these? I am in love with them! They are unmarked but I wonder if they were made by Lustro Ware? They are pitchers with flip top lids.
I bought this Pyrex Barcode casserole and Fire King Delphite chili bowl from the same seller as the canisters and mason jars. I think this seller digs their items out of the dirt because everything I have ever bought from them was absolutely filthy and required a large amount of scrubbing. But you will hear no complaints from me! They are the nicest people and their whole family comes and hangs out at their table. Plus, their prices are dirt cheap (pun intended). I got all the jars, the canisters, the Pyrex, and the Fire King for 7 bucks. You absolutely cannot beat that!
Quite a few sellers were offering 50% off had dollar bins. I guess they are getting ready for the treasures the Spring garage/estate sales will bring. I found all of this from the dealer that I have known since I was a baby. A dollar apiece? Sold!
I also bought this old pencil sharpener from him to add to my vintage office supply collection. It was made in Rockford, Illinois which is where our dad was born! There was another seller who had a red one but every time I went to their table, they weren't there. Plus, they were asking 12 bucks. Oh well, you snooze, you lose!
I was really hoping to find some vintage decals at the flea. I need some for some old jars, a bread box, and some shakers. I found these and although they won't work for the projects I needed them for, I will add them to my stash for future use. I'm sure I'll find something that needs a fruit decal at some point!
I want to make a banner out of old postcards for Maddie's vintage cowgirl themed bedroom. I dug through tons of postcards and found these to start with.
And like I was going to leave these donkey ones behind!
I didn't buy these at the flea market. I actually found these a while back at an antique mall in Portland. I just wanted to share them with you all before I showed you my Valentines Day decorations. I could not pass these boxes up, even though they were empty. Aren't they adorable?
So good stuff at the flea last weekend which makes me happy. On the way home, I stopped by my local Goodwill and St. Vincent's and came out empty handed, as usual. The glassware aisles at SV was crawling with dealers picking up and flipping over everything that looked remotely old. This is so discouraging! So this coupled with the lack of thrift finds for months has made me decide to take a cue from some of my fellow bloggers and go on a thrift store hiatus. I'm done feeling frustrated and wasting my time and gas. I am going to focus my efforts on the flea markets, shows, and the upcoming estate sale season. If I am going to take time out of my schedule to hunt for treasures, I need to know that I will find at least something to give me my fix! This is not to say that I won't ever thrift again. If I am in the area of a store because of something else I am doing, you can bet I will stop! I'm frustrated people, not dead!
Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot & We Call It Junkin'.
Until next time...