Sunday, October 4, 2009

Flea Market in the Rain



It is peak leaf peeping season in the Adirondacks....the mountains are full of forests of golds and reds. This weekend, in my travels to the Warrensburg sale, I had hoped to take and be able to show you lots of beautiful autumn pictures...



Unfortunately, it rained the entire weekend and the fog and clouds obscured nature's beauty...



Our dock....looking out over the lake to the mountains beyond....(use your imagination!)





Maybe next weekend, when we drive north one last time to close our place up for the winter...
Maybe then the sun will shine?



Anyway, the rain did not keep Joanna and I from driving to Warrensburg and traipsing all over the town with our slickers on...



There was definitely more junk (and I mean uninteresting, landfill type junk) than treasures this time. Perhaps it was due to the weather and folks not wanting to ruin their wares in all the rain..
There were bargains to be had however and I did score a few....
...Those I will show you in tomorrow's post....
Here are a few shots of small items being sold out of buckets and boxes set out on the wet ground:



This dealer had a ton of crystals....



stoppers...



door knobs...



more crystals...



all sizes...



keys...



letters...



typewriter keys...



butter pats...old marbles...



old type...



sleigh bells...



white ironstone...



and of course, since we are in the Adirondacks...all kinds of snowshoes, back packs and skis...

Despite the weather, we had fun, as two girlfriends with acres of junk to look at will do....there was excitement in the form of a lost gas cap and low tires...
...a huge variety of street food....we avoided the blooming onion and fried dough...but couldn't resist the homemade chocolate chip cookies...

Thanks to all who left comments and information for me on my previous posts on the icons and other religious artifacts....
...wait till you see what I found in two cigar boxes!

Have a good evening!
:) Laura

29 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Ooh! The old keys and the typography things would have really grabbed me!

You know, even with the fog and rain, it still looks great to me. :)

Hope your upcoming week is great, Laura!!

Ruth

Susie said...

Glad you made it home safely, and hopefully you have completely dried out! Love the pics of the 'foggy lake'. I can still imagine sitting in an adirondak chair with a cozy throw and a warm cup of hot chocolate...Ahh! Well, back to reality...I'm in Florida, and no chance of changing foliage here, and the hot chocolate has been replaced by a cool glass of iced tea! I did post some pics today of fall colors I found in the garden...I can only imagine....
Susie

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Those pictures you took of your dock...look like they are pictures to infinity. Like, if you walked through, you could go to another dimension or another time. Interesting!
Tami E.

aimee said...

i think the pictures are beautiful. glad you had a fun time even in the rain.
blessings,
aimee

The Catnap Cottage said...

Way to go - got me drooling over all those spools and butter pat plates!!

Florence said...

You had such a great score of items to choose from, wow. All those crystals, I wish I could of been there.

Libby Murphy said...

Goodness, the dock is still lovely. Those crytals and sleigh bells are fabulous finds.
Happy Twirls

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Loved the photos. They were so ethereal!!!

you are a true flea....no rain, nor snow can keep you from the market.

Warm wishes,
Karen Eileen

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura. Was thinking of foregoing our flea out here near SF, but my daughter reminded me about there not being fleas once it rains (I went once...almost no-one showed up)...I'm glad I took advantage of the good weather. Miss those fall leaves photos...but the misty dock was beautiful. Trish

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I thought of you yesterday as it rained nonstop here. Too bad they just had junk but it looked pretty good from here. Maybe you got some good deals for the effort!Can't wait to see what's in the cigar boxes!!!
X...Carole

jade said...

Dear Laura,
the pictures of your dock are soooo lovely - it looks so quiet and peaceful!!!! I love this wheater!!!!!! And the fleamarket treasures are great - especially i love the crystals!!!

Have a wonderful week, full of sunshine and thank you so much, for your nice comment, Hugs Jade

manon 21 said...

les lettres de machines à écrire j'adore!

j'ai un bracelet avec ,que j'avais acheté au USA.
bonne semaine Laura?

manon

Pysselpalatset said...

Hi, I have bought those letters in a blink... Ha, and som chrystal... perhaps.. Hugs jeanette

peet said...

Rain or no rain whe are going to the Fleamarket !!
Nice stuff !!

Have a nice day
Lots of love from Holland
Peet

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Laura! I adore that bad weather! I don't know why, but I find storm exciting...if it lasts few hours! Anyway I see you found lots of nice treasures at the flea market even with rain!
Wish you a nice new week!
Hugs
Vale

Jacqueline said...

What a rotten day...but who carea when there are goodies to be found !!!!
It's the crystals for me, Laura. I can't resist them
I love looking at all of the things that they sell. Can't wait to see what you bought, Laura. XXXX

Anna said...

It looks like my kind of market!
I love Glass crystals, doorknobs, typewriter keys, doorkeys and also sleighbells!
it is a pitty we live across the world!
I'll be back tommorow the see what you bought!

xxx Anna

Bellavien said...

Great photos, don,t know where i have to look first.

Thanks for the lovely photos on you blog :)

Sea Witch said...

What fun. I would haunt any auction or show when it rained when I lived in Illinois. Some of the best deals ever were found. Looks like you had a great time in spite of the rain. Sea Witch

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

All that crystal! I'm thinking christmas :-)

The Flying Bee said...

Laura...these are some great finds! I just got back from Warrenton and found some great things and then had fun this weekend at another local fair...found some great vintage watches like you have on your sidebar. I want to wear them on my wrist, just like you have them pictured.

Beautiful pictures of lake! I like the fog, actually! Can't wait to see more pics!

Adrienne

Jenns Three Graces said...

I love you and I don't want to not love you but I'm jealous!!! You were just where I'd want to be = MULTIBLE LAND!!!!! I have always wanted a double tub for my garden. I hope to go yard saling when I go to visit family in northern NJ this weekend - there's some cool antique places where they live. I decorated several areas of my yard this weekend with my funnels, metal buckets, wooden totes, old painted stools, pumpkins, a chicken crate. A friend just cut some corn stalks for me. Why is there never enough time???? J

Bellamere Cottage said...

I collect vintage butter pats....oh how I'd love to peek through that lovely pile of them!

Blessings,
Spencer

BROCANTE said...

I would certainly have found something in these bickets..... Having great fun at the flea markets in southern France at the moment so I can't complain :-)

Dime Store Thrift said...

Those pics are sooooo beautiful! Even using my imagination:)
And I am loving all the piles of fabulous-ness!

Anonymous said...

treasures,treasures,treasures!!!!

Bestest,Denise

Sharon said...

I loved your foggy photo's. They are beautiful. Once again I am envious of your shopping trips. Sharon

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh it looks like you found so many wonderful treasures! I also think the pictures of the lake and the weather look beautiful and I would love to be there, inside by a nice fire... Happy you still got to shop! Bisous... Julie Marie

bigBANG studio said...

Laura, what a *delightful* blog! I just came upon it and have spent the past fifteen minutes poring through your treasures and posts. I grew up spending a few weeks every summer on Upper Saranac Lake, and so the pictures of the heavy fog settling in over the water filled me with nostalgia. I live in the desert now, where fog is a totally foreign concept!

Cheers, and hope to follow more posts in the futre. Have a great weekend! Oh, and I hope you post about those squash if you do indeed make them! I just posted about a fall treat today, too: malasa-spiced plum galettes- fall is my favorite time of year to cook.

xoxo lily