Well, not really the last flea ever....just the last flea market for the season! And look what I found! Giant number 52...old metal signs from a gas station. They were a bargain because they appeared to be rusty....when I washed them off at home it turned out to be just caked on mud so they cleaned right up and now they look pretty good! I have no idea what to do with them....but am sure I will figure something out!
Some nice old wooden blocks...
Buckets of locally grown beautiful fresh cranberries!
...and an old cranberry scoop a few tables away...
Work this week has been really tough and I was beginning to think I was losing my marbles... ...not to worry...there were lots and lots of marbles at the flea this week!
Look at this box full of feathers!
A lovely lady was considering this vintage pink girdle with attached garters....I promised I wouldn't reveal her face if she held it up for me to take a picture!
And then it started to get weird! A French couple were selling these mannequins...
...and this porcelain pair of hands
...and this half dress form covered in white linen... The porcelain hands and dress form came home with me....for very little money. The wheels are turning in my head...I'm full of ideas!
This beige linen table cloth and napkins were vintage but never used...
Clark thread advertising cards....great graphics on the back and sweet lake pictures on the front!
I found a wonderful photo album with a brown tooled leather cover...it was full of early photographs and tin types...
...a striking beauty!
I was pleased as the prices were very reasonable. I have a feeling that the dealers were trying to move as much merchandise as possible since it is the end of the season...
This, however was the icing on the cake! A box full of letters from 1866 to 1871...beautiful old penmanship...I am waiting for a quiet time when I can sit and read through these...the few I looked at seemed to be written from a daughter to her mother. I will make copies to use in art projects.
So, together with the vintage Christmas ornaments you saw yesterday, this completes my finds at this last flea for me! I will miss this particular market during the next few cold and wintry months ... and will be ready to go when it opens again in April. Take care, :) Laura
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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