Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Sampling Of Sights At The Flea


Monday's trip to the Webster Flea was lots of fun...
The day was absolutely gorgeous...
..a cool morning in the high 50's 
and a beautiful afternoon in the mid 70's.


Mr. Flea came with me!
It was nice to have his company and have a driver...
BUT... having him there meant that we had to stop at 
every single booth with a musical instrument...
...and spend at least 10 minutes whenever we came across a guitar.


He also wanted to spend time in the "non-antique" section...
looking for a baseball cap and a leather wallet.


I have no patience for that type of flea market.
None.
But...fair is fair.
And...I did get a giant size chocolate ice-cream cone out of the deal.
:)
Chocolate is the only flavor as far as I am concerned.

Not Mr. Flea.
He tried kumquat.
That's right...a kumquat ice cream cone.
He claims it was delicious!


I usually never eat much food at the fleas...
...or dally around.
I'm focused.
I'm in...and out... pretty darn quick.
Looking solely for my kind of thing...
 and once I've seen all that's to be seen that's old, antique or junky...
I'm out of there...


We stayed longer than usual on Monday.
Not because there was that much more to be seen...


It was just due to our different agendas.
But really,
he was a good sport...
...and we had a great time together.


I loved this blue enamel milk pail.
A lot.
But...I'm too cheap...
...and the dealer wanted too much.
And, as Mr. Flea pointed out...
I already have a boat load of blue enamel ware.
That's the other problem when Mr. Flea comes along.
He's just so sensible.






Why didn't I buy one of these?


Never too many keys...


OK, I'll stop right here.
Check out the bullet holes.

I actually did better this week finding treasures
 at a little trash to treasure sale in Dad's retirement village
as well as the local thrift stores.

Hope your week is going well friends!
:)
Thank you for all your kind comments!
And a big welcome to new friends, followers and passers by!

43 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So nice to go on a foray with you! LOVE that green glass! When I shop with

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

OOps--When I shop with my husband I always have to hurry!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Perfect weather, hubby by your side and lots of good things to look at and maybe buy....love that chair Laura.
The trouble with husbands is that they have, as you say, their own agenda and, they just don't understand sometimes !!!
Sounds as if you are both enjoying yourselves. Much love. XXXX

LizlovesVintage said...

Yes, I'm the same way! For my Hubby it's the tool section. I rather go alone but, I do love his company. I usually get lunch out of the deal!! Not bad for a afternoon.
Have a great week,
xxx Liz

Bliss said...

You didn't even take a lick of the kumquat? Now I'll never know if kumquat ice cream is actually good. Guess I'll just have to trust Mr. Flea's judgement, but seriously, can I?

~Bliss~

blhitchcock901 said...

I say just tell Mr. Flea to keep his phone on-he goes his way-you go yours. That's how we do it! It works. My husband winds up on the bench or in the truck. Works for me.

freddyandpetunia said...

Awww, come on--you can't show that fabulous black transferware compote and say SOMething more about it---!?!
I'm with you in that I move very stealthy--in and out. Even when I'm busy taking pictures to share!
Btw--the only person I can go/shop with is my bff. Except we are each other's competition on most EVerything!
Catherine

Linda said...

Sounds like so much fun...I cannot wait for them to start up here in Maine...Kumquat ice cream...sounds like something hubby would try too...LOL mot me...Black Rasberry for this girl

Love all the silver..:)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

YOur post was tons of fun...it has been a cold winter and I can't wait til our fleamarkets start up here in April.

Love that big pan of keys!

The Feathered Nest said...

I always love what you feature sweet Laura!!! Oh my, those apothecary jars are so wonderful...the giant piece of tranferware, my goodness, that makes my heart stop!! So much wonderfulness ~ thank you so much for sharing it all with us. I hope you are doing so good, hugs and love, Dawn

KarenSue Farash said...

I almost went on Monday but talked myself out of it. I kind of wish I went, oh well, next Montday maybe.
I think you would like our shop~Art Angels Antique Market in South Orlando. It's worth the trip, I think!
I'm with you, I would rather go by myself or with my BFF/partner. My hubby just doesn't get it. It looks like you enjoyed the day!

Carolyn said...

I love to find treasures at flea markets etc. The black and white transferware bowl is my favorite.

Carolyn

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sensible + flea market. Does not compute!!!

I'll take 3 of those turquoise glass floater balls please.

Jody and Stan said...

I love flea markets too. Great photos! I'm starting a new linky party on friday, hope you can join us with your wonderful ideas. Love your blog.


Jody

Bead and Needle said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I actually laughed out loud - ANGRY BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pretty funny sense of humor on whoever had that table...glad you had a wonderful day! We stared at sand through wind, here in Vegas. Happy Thursday - Tanya

An Eye for Detail said...

I 'm loving all your finds.. and the very amusing Mr. Flea!
That pearl handle silver knife is wonderful!

Andy's Attic said...

How sweet that Mr. Flea went with you...but what a drag :>) I usually send my man to the books. He can sit and read about war all day long. I'm longing for fleas to start here. Enjoy your time,
Annette

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love those blue glass balls but $10each? I am waaaaaaaay too cheap I guess.

Such a nice outing, thanks for letting me tag along.

And I am with ya on the chocolate -kumquat? sounds entirely too healthy for ice cream!

Muffy's Marks said...

Ice cream would be the bribe I needed to let hubby come along. I really loved the upholstered chair.

Anne said...

Can't go with the Mr.He is not into antiquing.But my daughter is.It has been a long time since I have been to a flea.Looking at your photos I must go soon.

juNxtaposition said...

i would have bought ALL the silver and ALL the keys !!!..oh i need the weather to change here and fleas to start again....!! argh !!!

and...personally...i too have NO patience for the 'garage sale' section of the flea....cant be bothered unless it's a really nice day and i just want to be outside.

and....i really prefer to go by myself..i know ..bad...but i am too anxious...cant stop at booths with nothing for me...need to move on...i get too antsy...i walk ahead......

sounds like a great day !

French Basketeer.com said...

...cracking up over the angry birds; I can always use white peaceful ones for my Christmas tree! Marketing! Ha! thanks for the virtual tour~

The Blue Farmhouse said...

You probably already know what got my attention...oh yeah that blue enamel milk pail. Oh, and I would had enjoyed the chocolate ice cream too.

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

It's always nice to "walk" with you at flea market Laura!!! and it make me smile thinking of you and Mr. Flea at Market together!!! :) Love

Today's Treasure by Jen said...

I still can't get over the fact that there is a flea market on Monday? I would love that here in CA. Twice a month I flea with my husband. He is a great sport. He is my cart man and scout. I too LOVE that chair. Thanks for sharing- looks like a fun day!

Kikka said...

LOL...that Angry Birds -table! Wonderful!
Hugs
Kikka

*Seelenstübchen* said...

Your blog is full of wonderful impressions
Doris ♥

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Hi Laura!
Love the bottle caps and that gorgeous chair..swoon!
Come by! I am having a giveaway for a copy of Flea Market Style magazine!
Have a fab day :)
xo, misha

Linda Starr said...

Webster as in Webster Florida? oh my dh has been trying to get me to go there and I've resisted but after this post I'll be going.

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my ~ what eye candy. I would be there all day just looking ;-)

oldgreymare said...

Sounds like a great day. I have a good bud who I go antiquing with occasionally and I love her dearly but oh my she moves slowly!!! When we go to CA we have dozens of shops to get to and she wants to explore each one to the very deepest corner and I am already by the front door saying "uh, c'mon we have to keep moving" lol

but any shared day with one we love is always good. :D
xx
z

and Oh those keys!

PURA VIDA said...

Oh what fun! I love when the misters go too, but so right...it changes everything! Lucky so lucky you live near this...I would be in heaven!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura, That market looks like so much fun! The ET opens Sunday!!!!! Don and I walk in together, kiss each other and off we go....in different directions. Then we meet after wards for breakfast and talk about all of the treasures we found. Well, mostly I found;)Hope you found some fabulous things. Have a great weekend:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Carole said...

I'll take that black transferware compote please! and it's chipped so must be cheap...haha
Now missy I know someone that just loves the dollar table! and has to be pried away. Just kidding who doesn't like the dollar table?
Glad you guys bonded at the flea!
x
Carole

heleegreen said...

I like flea markets too and all your finds. You share fantastic pix but I like most chair and green glass so much.

Soldes 2012

Mugwhy said...

Your photos are great. Love the keys.

Dorthe said...

Oh Laura, how could you leave those birds ???
I NEVER walk around with my husbond when we very seldom takes off together for flea`s...we take each our own way- and meets up for a talk, or to go home :) that way we both are satisfied with the day,lol.
Happy week-end to you.
Dorthe

DaniVerdeSalvia said...

Read on Pinterest: 'To go for shopping with your husband is like going hunting with warden'
:))

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, Laura,
Wish I could flea market with you. You have my style. Go in, look, focus, buy and leave. I hate to dally too. It looks like there were a lot of treasures there! Someday...
Hugs,
Sherry

Rebecca said...

I don't have room for one more chair in our house, but if I did.....that upholstered one would have come home with me - and the small table beside it, of course!

The blue and white pottery, too.

I have my own pace when shopping thrift stores. It's just best for me to go it alone. Hubby DOES come along sometimes but brings a book in case our paces don't match :)

La Dolfina said...

You are so funny Laura, you remind me of me!
I like the small tasrh to treasure sales best too, you can't beat the prices!!
Happy weekend!

MelissaB said...

LUV Your Photos! Thanks for sharing them.

Cindy said...

My heart is swooning over all the keys! Great pics!