Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sights from the Kentucky Flea Market, Louisville

First off, let me say that if you read my post about the Antique and Toy Mall, you'll be happy and relieved to learn(as was I) there were absolutely no creepy cymbal playing chimpanzee freaks to be found at the flea market. So they won't be sneaking up on you in this post.

Without further ado here are some of the sights from the Kentucky Flea Market in Louisville that Mark and I visited last weekend.

I thought these were so sweet...
You can't really see all the detail, but this was an absolutely gorgeous chenille bedspread.I am a collector of many things. At the top of my list of favorites are Enid Collins wooden handbags. These were lovely specimens, but I couldn't bring myself to spend 40 bucks a pop when who knows what might be around the next corner. I'm not a good bargainer either. Mark is great at wheeling and dealing but I usually just pay what the price tag says.
I have no words for this.
Spaghetti Poodles!! I love them Oodles! ( I made myself groan with that comment, you might as well too) Oh, if only I had the money to buy all of this! The only instance where dishes have ever made me drool. A set of this would look perfect in my kitchen! Who among us does not love costume jewelry? Hmmmm??? Personally, I can't get enough of it! When grouped together like this, it reminds me of something that belongs in a candy shop! I could have spent 30min. at this yummy booth alone. Sadly by the time I remembered I wanted to go back and check it out more thoroughly, we were on our way home. And what is it about Scotty Dogs? They're so dang cute! All grouped together like this makes them even more so!
I don't know why an otherwise extremely cool floor lamp would wear such a hideous hat. Maybe it is a member of the red hat society for lamps?So that's were the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story came from!!! Who knew the leg lamp farm was in Louisville? I'm sure these will grow into fine specimens some day.I told you everyone needs a jaunty hat. Santa and his way groovy friend know it. Jaunty? Very!More proof that displaying items en masse can make anything look good...artistic, even.
...and more proof...

I stand corrected.
Overheard at the flea market: "Stubby! Lookit that! What in the world is that thang 'sposed to be anyway?" "And look! it costs 2500 dollars!"
"This here says it's an art sculpter. Why dangit, Sissy, that's jest some ole junk welded t'gether." "Shoot. I could do that!"
"Oh no you ain't! That thang looks like the devil! That thang is satanic! They shouldn't allow that mess in here! Whar's that booth where they sell real art? You know, pictures of kittens and gourds and such?" Someday I will have my very own brand new, shiny, not-played-with-by-anyone-else Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls! Almost as scary as a creepy cymbal playing chimpanzee freak...but not. But bizarre it is. I can't even come up with a name for this thing it's so bizarre. Wild-hair-scary-eyelash-monster? Keyhole-headed clown-zombie? Help me out here.Alright, I don't want to leave you with the image of
Mr. Jalopy-Driving-Evil-Eye-Grinning-Ghost so here is something pretty and pink to sooth your rattled nerves.

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

thanks for my song. i feel old. anthony never herd it. keely

Anonymous said...

ok all those raggedy annes/andys are awesome! And those vintage pink ribbons ohhhhhh but that 'thing' in the car? Yikes!!

Anonymous said...

You managed once again to scare the crap out of me with the evil white haired jalopy driving smiling freak monster guy. But then you redeemed yourself with the spools of fluffy pink stuff.

You have the most awesome flea markets where you live!!! I must come visit, but I will send you ahead of me so you can scope out the place and warn me of the freak toys up ahead!
We'd have such fun!