Monday, November 12, 2007

Flea Market Goodies

In my last post I shared some of the sights from a local flea market. As promised, I'm gonna show off my loot. But before I show you what I did buy, here's a look at one more thing I didn't buy. I don't know why I didn't snatch it right up, I've had this dreamy Grizzly Adams trash can on my Christmas wish list for ages.Alright, alright. On to the good stuff..the stuff I did buy...

Here's the lot of it. Seven vintage aprons, a fabulous leather bag, cute vintage tablecloth with a crochet edge, vintage napkins, quilted teddy, egg separator, handmade kitty, and I don't think you can see it in this photo but I also picked up a dutch print tea towel that I plan on making into an apron.Here's a closer look at the shaped-like-a-piece-of-pizza tupperware container(1 dollar) and the egg separator that I will probably never use but could not live without at the time. I bought the quilted teddy(FOUR dollars) to use in my library media center display; his eyes need a little work... they are just glue dots right now. I bought several aprons that day. This one being the most expensive(10 bucks) and my favorite of the bunch. This set of four linen napkins was too cute to pass up at 50 cents!
My deal of the day is this fabulous leather handbag. I thought it was vintage from maybe the 70's when I spied it. I got closer and saw that it still had the Wilson's Leather store tags. It's NEW and it was originally priced at $90.00. It was price at 12 bucks and the incredibly nice man at the booth sold it to me for TEN DOLLARS! Woo Hoo! I NEVER ask people to go down on their prices and I would totally have paid 12 bucks(duh, right) but for some reason I went for it. It's a great bag, ya'll!I spent a little over what I intended to for the day. Of course, on the way out I spotted something else I wanted...a cookie crock and began to whine about not being able to buy it. "Maaaaann, that's so cute, I'm out of moneeey! Whyyy did I hafta buy soooo many aprons? It would be so cute in the kiiii-tchen! waaa waaa waaa". I walked away dejected and headed for the car while Mark ran back to a couple of booths(I was out of money and cold). When he came back to the car, he surprised me with the crock!He's so sweet! ...and it does look really cute in the kitchen.


Anonymous said...

OK, now I'm officially jealous of you! ;-) I go over to the Apronista to see which stranger won my apron today and what do I see??? YOUR name! Yay for you! You are so lucky! And what a haul you got at the flea market! I guess our markets here in TX are all picked over b/c I cannot find vintage aprons at a reasonable price. They're at least $12 each! ouch!
And the crock is wwaaaay too cute.
Good job, chick!
ps. this is the first time in a long time my browser has allowed me to post a comment on your site.
Now I'll end this novel.
Good bye.

Scott and Jackie Newman said...

AAAHH!!! I LOVE the handbag! Great find! And how 'bout that Mark?! What a sweetie! Good for him! :) Good shoppin' sis!

Anonymous said...

How funny, love them all and your little stories.
I too had a funny look from a shop assistant when I wanted to take a photo of a Halloween Display. If only they knew we had blogs>>>>>

randi---i have to say said...

I can't believe you left the trash can! ;) That was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid!

Angie said...

What cool finds!