Last weekend I did some flea marketing with my mother-in-law while Nick and his dad did some manly stuff. While we normally love to hit up the Sunday market at Williams Grove* when I’m in town, this time we tried a new (to us) flea called Saturday’s Market*. We decided that Williams Grove has better loot and better bargains, but I still came home with a few treasures… mostly due to the fact that Nick wasn’t there to talk me out of anything!
I spotted this vase in the indoor portion of the market, which mostly had items that were “crafty” (read: crappy), and some more “antique-y” (read: expensive) than the outdoor market. This little item was only $5, though, and I bargained down to $4. I know… somebody stop me.
I love old signs and this bad boy caught my eye about two minutes into our trip — perfect for a kitschy kitchen like ours. It was marked as $3, but the guy called me “dear” and gave it to me for $2. I’ll take it. (And doesn’t it look fun against the teal wall in our kitchen? I just have to secure it somehow.)
I managed to find this one even before I saw the Cafeteria sign — maybe 30 seconds into the trip. I loved this tacky-yet-delightful little rooster from the moment we set eyes on each other, but his $12 price tag was too hefty for me. I kept him in the back of my mind and ever-so-casually stopped by his table again as we were leaving, and I managed to bargain him down to $8 (it was the end of the day and I think they just wanted to get rid of stuff). Holler!
Have you done a lot of flea marketing this summer?
*websites created circa 1997… and clearly not updated since