Monday, April 16, 2012

What I Saw At The Fleamarket


I almost didn't go this week as there was a 40% chance of rain.
But, I said to myself...
"Self, get up you lazy thing...even if it is 5 a.m."

40% rain means 60% sunshine.

And...you know what?
There wasn't a drop of rain!

I had a great time...just me, myself and I.
Here's a bit of what I saw...



A lovely lady was selling her collection of vintage tin ware.  
It wasn't until I was walking past her booth again on the way out
 that I saw her "1/2 off sign".
That made me take a closer look!

She was doing what I should be doing!
Getting rid of things....

So, I helped her.
:)
































These two must have been mud wrestlers...


Among other odds and ends...
I bought a tall pot of the most beautiful French tarragon 
from the Herb Man...

See anything interesting?

So glad I got out of bed!
Hope you had a good weekend too.
:)

62 comments:

Linda Keaveney said...

What an awesome day it must have been...
We don't have "flea markets" here, so much...
Wishin' we did...all the kind of stuff I love...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

chateau chic said...

I saw many interesting things. Definitely would be worth getting up at the crack of dawn. Love the green cupboard with the bread box on top!
Mary Alice

Miss Holly said...

What fun!! Lots of things to LOOK at....I am trying so hard not to add unless I can subtract!!! Not easy!

Margaret said...

So many things with which to make a fabulous 'shabby' display. No flea markets like that in my neck of the woods either, but do have a favourite auction house in Sydney where I used to find treasures, but they never go cheap.

LizlovesVintage said...

You crack me up! Did you buy the green suitcase? I purchased a vintage bundt pan 2 wks ago :) 1/2 price is even better!
xxx Liz

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Wow, that's some great stuff! Are you in Florida or home? And would you mind telling me what kind of camera you use? Your photos are always gorgeous!

Low Tide High Style said...

Looks like it was worth waking up early for! And I cracked up at the mud wrestling dolls.

Have a great week!

Kat

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh lord yes, quite a few things I would have bought but 5am.....I'm not so sure!

Carol

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a treasure trove. The roses under the glass dome...what is that? It's really neat!
Do you recall how much the green cupboard was? I just bought a very similar one in white. Just curious.

♥Linsey

Sarah said...

Wish I was where you were this weekend! Looks like it was an amazing show. Hope you got lots of those goodies in the pictures!

Thanks for sharing! - Sarah, Barn Chic Antiques

Carol said...

What fun. Loved it all.

Smiles,

Carol

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Looks like you saw alot of fun things...except those dolls (scary). What did you end up buying?? I saw so many things that I would have wanted.
Hope you are having a great week
~Cheryl

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH my, yes...I could have done some serious damage there! What a fabulous sale...so many wonderful goodies!!

Simply Bungalow said...

So many beautiful treasures. I love the suitcase and the ironstone platter.
~Heidi

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow Laura,
Your flea market had some amazing treasures!!~
Those bottles in the first photos are wonderful!
So glad you went and had such a lovely time.
Have a great week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Love this post. Great pictures! I feel like I got to tag along with you! And it was so nice of you to help the lovely lady part with her tin collection.... I can be very helpful, myself!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

That was so very nice of you to help that woman out with her half-off tin items! Hee Hee!
I want that folk art needle hooked rug of the sheep!
What a great flea market you have!
Erica :)

sweetvintageofmine said...

What a great FLEA! Wish I were there! From one sweetie to another...Roxie

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh I saw all kinds of loot I would have loved to have had, bottles, canisters, crates~Cheers Kim

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

OH Laura, if only i was there with you i would help that lady too!! those tin looks so nice!!!! Glad you enjoy it!!

Andi's English Attic said...

I would have spent a LOT of money. The suitcase is beautiful, the crates, shelves, linen, and although I wouldn't have bought it, the baby scales are very sweet. xx

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, I think I saw something I'd like in every single picture! I'd have to get a second job if I lived where they held sales like that!!!

Donna said...

Wow!
What amazing treasures! So many wonderful finds!
I'm glad you went too so that you could share them with us!
Have a wonderful week
Donna

Renee said...

Such awesome stuff...haven't seen anything like this at our local flea markets

le ciel flamand said...

You were very right to get out of bed early despite the weather forecast! You have the most wonderful flea markets over there, they look much better than over here or in France!
Have a nice day,
Annelies

Jody and Stan said...

I would get up early too. I's say almost every photo you showed me I wanted something. What a great sale.
Thanks for sharing.


Jody

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OMG Laura you snapped a photo of my husband, pushing my Grandaughter in a carriage! LOL Love looking at all of your photos of the market. To answer your question about the pillars I picked up...I boought them from the market up the street from me on Saturday, not ET. Glad you had fun!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

red.neck chic said...

I just sat here with my jaw hanging open.

I think I have a SERIOUS case of flea market envy.

;-D robelyn

Melissa said...

Loving that green cabinet! Exactly what I've been looking for!

Cindy said...

Love the little tea towels stitched in red! What a wonderful day!

PURA VIDA said...

oh I want that seltzer bottle and that ocean art

Karen Bates said...

Tons of stuff...darn wish I had gotten up with you!

stefanie said...

oh!!! I want to come!

iloiza said...

zazdroszczę, takie cudowności

Minerva Black said...

Oh my goodness! So many grand finds! I do think that the flea markets in the US are less expensive, and more vast than in the UK.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yummy yummy yummy!!! I would have rashly bought the blue (looks French) birdie transferware platter. Was this Elephants Trunk? And wow! I thot I had taken a wrong turn with your new beautiful header.

Do you love him Loretta said...

Just drooled all over my keyboard looking at those french white/red flour, sugar tins… and those hats!

Dorthe said...

Dear Laura, this must be a dream...can?t be there are such markets anywhere in the world......I am so amazed over all those GORGEOUS things,- and have to pinch myself for you being so lucky to have seen all this in one market place :-)
Just fantastic.
Hugs,Dorthe
Thankyou for your so sweet comment-

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

I think I loved something in every picture...wow, what a lucky girl you are!

luci wallis said...

I so wish I would have got out of bed on Sunday...Love that private sign.
Bristol

BailiwickStudio said...

Yes I did see something interesting... several somethings, in fact! I really love the angel.
And the old lace. What a great day you had! ::Jill

Okio B Designs said...

I'm swooning over all those goodies! I would have snatched up that Private sign in a heartbeat!

Jeanine

Evi said...

there are soooo many wonderful things!!!!! But I would have liked the green hutch for the porch. Maybe I should have gotten out of bed at 5:00 am. Have to go soon for Pete's heirloom tomato plants that he is growing for me. I bet that tarragon came from him too.
Now I wonder what came home with you. Good stuff for sure!
Love ya and 'll call you this week.
Hugs, Evi

LL from KS said...

Gosh, I saw lots I liked! I loooove that angel statue! What great patina! The dolls, however, look kind of scary.

Susan S. said...

What a great day you had! That is MY KIND OF SALE! There are MANY things I would have liked. Aren't you so glad you got up early? :)

Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston,TX

ceparie said...

The striped lawn chair did it for me! Always enjoy the pics from fleas you visit. Thanks for taking the time.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Looks like an awesome market - so much great stuff. Wish we had fleas like this over here.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love flea markets..just rarely ever get to go to one. I enjoyed your walk through this morning.

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Wow, what a great flea market! I think those red and white canisters and those games would have had to come home with me for the right price!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Wow, made me think of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market which is gigantic! So many things...I especially like the faded blue old bicycle built for two....I wonder why?:)

Curtains in My Tree said...

OH I need that so bad, going to a great flea market, my heart is beating really fast just seeing the pictures

I am going to plan on a trip somewhere this summer to a great flea market

any advice Missouri people?

sharon said...

How kind of you to 'help her'! Love the bottles in the first pic and would definitely have bought the private sign! one day you and I should definitely go hunting at dawn together!
xx

Beach House Living said...

I'm broke from shopping at that flea market!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I want it ALL! But especially the roses (a bridal bouquet?) under the cloche...love that...

What a great day!

Lou Cinda

June said...

Oh yes I did...I loved that awesome pile of old water faucets! I love things like that. I loved seeing all the great things you saw at the flea Laura.
Thank you so much for your sweet note. You really are so kind to me. I was so excited about being asked to be in AB and a lot shocked too : )
sending big hugs...

Tirabaralla said...

I keep envying you these lovely flea market experiences :)

Rhiannon Rising said...

I'm swooning over that suitcase, and the green hutch. I keep throwing money at the screen but nothing is happening!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, YEAH, I see lots of things that would have come home with me!!! Love FLEA season!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

LAUGHED OUT LOUD at the Mud Wrestlers... :-)

xo
Spencer

Revi said...

I do SO enjoy stopping by to see your treasures, and I love the positive attitude of this blog post. :)
-Revi

shirley said...

Love that glass dome filled with roses
xxx

hansensgasse said...

Whow - I would have bought something out of at least every 2nd of your pictures. Thank you for sharing your impressions of this obviously wonderful walk! I always enjoy your flea market reports a lot! Greetings across the big pond from Germany!