Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Trip to the 4H Flea Market

Since I am SO behind(see previous post) what better way to avoid getting anything done than to relive a recent trip to the 4H Flea Market? It's a beautiful October(told you I was behind) day...we're up at 6am to make it to the flea market before "all the good stuff is gone".

Put on your shades, grab a light jacket and let's head out!

First up on our trip through the vintage thingie goodness that is the 4H Flea Market, this adorable little doggie pull toy. Wait...something looks seriously wrong with his nose! I suppose when you're led around by your nose for years somethings bound to go wrong.And if he wasn't cute enough, here's this.Oh NO! Please....Tell me it's NOT...is that a Creepy Cymbal Playing Chimpanzee Freak I see??? No, thank goodness, it's just a semi-creepy-non-cymbal-playing-overall-wearing-chimpanzee-freak. Still creeps me out.

Bonjour! Parlez-vous le français ? Nous sommes Saumâtres et Poivrés! Nous sommes adorables!
I'd love to own a vintage cookie jar collection...just nowhere to keep one. This little bird is one of the cutest I've seen!I love anthropomorphic anything!
I fell in love with these. The color is perfect. I don't think I even bothered checking the price though, I doubt they were a bargain. Maybe Santa will bring them to me...Anyone know what this is? I KNOW it's a pie...but does it do something else? Looks like it might spin or something.We've been at this a while. Is anyone else ready for a snack? A cinnamon roll perhaps, maybe a nice cold drink?
Aaaah. I feel better. Ready for more flea market goodies? Let's go!

There's something really charming to me about vintage Halloween items. However, this one is a little scary...he's got Crazy Eyes.And these guys are laughing 'cause they know something Mr. Crazy-Eyes-Bad-Teeth Pumpkin doesn't know . That truck's heading for Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin Pie Headquarters.And speaking of Holidays, is anyone else swooning over this?Here we have the Barbie Townhouse, in the box. I had one exactly like this and it was my absolute favorite thing in the world. I BEGGED Mark to buy it. He didn't of course. And I didn't either. You didn't expect me to spend my apron and tablecloth money on a Barbie Townhouse that I don't really need, did you? But oh, how I would love to have it. I'm only slightly joking when I say I'd have played with it if he'd have bought it.One thing that I noticed at this Fall's 4H Flea Market that I haven't noticed in the past was an abundance of celebrities. Big names. Seriously. Luckily the paparazzi was on hand and they she I managed to get candid photos!

First up, Elsie the Cow. Word on the street was she had to take little Bessie to the Hospital while on a supervised visit or something like that...
Raggedy Ann was there. Is it just me or does she look like she's had some work done?
Speaking of a gal who's had some work done... can you say lipo? botox? boob job? That body and face can't possibly be that perfect on it's own after what? 50+ years?After years of estrangement, Burger King, Sprout and Donald Duck who haven't been seen together since the late 70's were there promoting their new movie, a remake of the Three Amigos. Not to be outdone, this famous boy band showed up touting their new album called Snap, Crackle and Pop Goes the World.And always the schmoozer, Colonel Sanders literally was showing up EVERYWHERE!What's his name from Planet of the Apes knew better than to hang around Colonel Sanders for long...he wouldn't want to come up missing...see that maniacal grin on the Colonel's face...yeah monkey boy was moving on outta there in a hurry as he left we heard him mutter "Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn!"

Trying to squeeze in on the coattails of the new Twilight movie, Count Dracula skulked in, but was promptly ushered out by 4H security.And if that's not enough celebrities for you...Steve Urkel popped by...and apparently tried to smush mini Steve Urkel.

Daryl Hannah was there...Even the King! A hunka-hunka burnin' love as usual!And the absolute highlight of the day? The one celebrity that got the whole entire crowd excited? Who else? SANTA! With one of his "helpers"!! He was as jolly as you would expect and yes, his belly did shake like a bowl full of jelly when he laughed!Man, that was fun! I don't know when I've seen so many silly and interesting things(not to mention celebs) all in one place. Anyone else ready for another snack before we hit the road? I'm thinking corn dog...I ask you...if anyone is still actually there...Where else can you spend a day for the mere cost of parking, caramel corn and a Coke and have this much fun?

MORE Vintage Thingies Here!

14 comments:

Misty said...

kellie, this was very funny!!!! but what neat stuff!!! it's amazing that ppl still collect/display/sell/covet all these things!!! :) barbie townhouses included!

Amy said...

That looks like my type of place to visit! I love that little blue teaset and mmm yum cinnamon rolls!

Coloradolady said...

This was so much fun! Great items. Enjoyed my trip with you today, makes me wish I was there.

marybt said...

Are you taking orders? If so, I want the wooden dog, the birdie cookie jar, and the pie pan with the crows! lol. I'll take a pass on the chimpanzee though. What's up with that face? It looks like a human face. That looks like a nightmare waiting to happen!

Threeundertwo said...

My new dream: to go to a flea market with you. You are so much fun! You have more will-power than I have though, I would have picked up the tea set for sure.

Love your blog. Glad I found you.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW sooo many treasures!! Looks like you had tons of fun...i love flea markets too, they're the BEST!!

THE ESSESS said...

Great stuff you found, particularly that barbie house! I'm sure my brother had that Cymbal monkey when he was a kid and yes it still looks creepy! Great way to spend a day looks like you had fun!!

Yarni Gras! said...

that looks like so much fun! I especially loved your celebrity section of photos........

Jewelgirl said...

This was a lot of fun! I would be broke after going through this
flea market. Lots of terrific collectibles and great company!!!!

Birdie said...

I'll take the Elvis!! *L* Seriously I loved the blue & white chef S&P shakers and those darn cows...man were they cute!!

Grandma Faith said...

Looks like you had a great time. You know I love Elsie the Cow most of all. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

The Shabby Princess said...

Mmm cinnamon rolls.... mmmm....

Patty said...

I love the snow lady with the long eyelashes. And, I cannot believe anyone would sell their Urkel doll. What is this world coming to?

Pinky said...

Woot!

I can always count on you for at least one shot of the CCPCF.
Thanks, lady.
;-)

Good stuff, all of it.
Hope you got your aprons and table cloths.
Hope you're doin' alright.
Miss ya!