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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's That Time Of Year Again...

I'm very lucky that one of my most favorite shows to attend is a mere 20 minutes from my house.  The annual Coburg Antique Faire is always a great way to end the summer and kick of the fall junkin' season.  I didn't find as much as I normally do, but I am super happy with what I brought home!

On to the loot...

There is a lady who every year downsizes her massive salt and pepper shaker collection and brings it all to the faire.  I always find something from her.  How sweet will these be at Thanksgiving?

I absolutely cannot resist these Hazel Atlas ivy bowls when I find them at a good price.  They are so heavy duty and perfect!

Never one to pass up a good deal on vintage glassware, especially those huge tumblers.

Fun stuff for Miss Norah to play with when she comes to visit.

I have lots of Gurley turkeys so these two will fit right in with the rest of the gaggle.  The sweet boy and girl Valentine candy holders are a first for me to find in the wild.

This winking Santa wall hanger is pretty dang cute, don't you think?

I picked up this Halloween honeycomb kitty from one of my estate sale friends.  It's always fun (and sometimes aggravating) to see the things they grabbed that I missed out on at the same sales!

Believe it or not, there are still pieces of Pyrex that I need for my collection.  Like this bubblegum pink 024.  There was tons of Pyrex but lots of price gauging going on. I'm happy to report that I haggled my way to a really fair prices on this beauty!

Love the sweet graphics on this square dancing scarf!


It's always a good day when a few vintage linens come home with me.

And this amazing vintage quilt belonged to the sellers great aunt.  I ask you, who gets rid of heirlooms like that?

Even though I already have a minnow bucket exactly like this, for the price they were asking, it would have been silly of me to leave it behind.  Plus, the orange graphics are perfect for fall decorating.

One of the regular sellers at the flea market brought these to Coburg, hoping she would see me there.  I buy a lot of my vintage deer from her.  It's always nice to know people in buy and sell vintage!

I don't know if I am just getting more particular about the things I buy or if this year's faire just wasn't as good as those in the past. I do know I had to do quite a bit more digging to find what I brought home.  Plus there were a lot of sellers selling New Made To Look Old.  I really hope this trend dies out soon.  I want real vintage junk!!

Have a great day...


Monday, September 21, 2015

Flea Market Season & Some Thrifty Finds...

I know I've mentioned it before, but strangely enough, our flea market closes down for the Summer.  It runs Fall through Spring which I guess gives us Oregonians something to do during the cold and rainy months.  Yesterday morning was the first market of the season and although I didn't find a whole lot, I am in love with what I did find. 

Pyrex, and good Pyrex at that!  And the prices were super reasonable too.  Yay!

Super cheap Fire King mugs.  Even a Jadeite one!

This is the third Lazy Farms barn I have found from the flea market and the second from the same seller.  The Edward Mobley squeak is different from the one I already have.  I didn't know they came in different colors.

Lastly, I bought this HUGE bag of old valentine and birthday cards.  There are even some donkey and cowboy ones in there.  My favorite!

I haven't been going in to the thrifts very often lately but over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself with some time to kill before picking up Maddie from school.

This giant duck has lost his squeak but he still really wanted to come home with me.

A pair of vintage pillowcases.

And from a thrift I never find anything at and haven't been to in months, a Miss Cutie Pie creamer & single shaker!  Definitely one of my favorite finds this year!

Hope you all have a great week!