Saturday, March 7, 2009

Flea Market Fun!

I had a great day at the flea market yesterday. We did so much walking and we were exhausted at the end of the day. My parents loved it as much as I did. I fell in love with all the vintage linens and that's a good portion of what I purchased.

I also got a hobnail milk glass item to go with others I have and these great dishes with matching teacup from the 50s. Irresistible at $13 for the set.

The woman that sold them to me was so sweet and she had some vintage pillowcases with green embroidery and I prefer blue, but I bought them anyway. She was so nice and the price was right. Having a white bedroom, I can always use any color and green is such a great color for spring.

Everywhere I went there were blue Madeira pillow cases that I loved, but I didn't want to spend what they were asking. After returning home, I regretted not buying them and pondered going all the way back. Checking my e-mail I was thrilled to discover that I won a set on eBay for less than what anyone at the flea market was asking! I didn't expect to win them because I was outbid for another set just last week. Yay!

And here's another eBay find I got recently ...

... which I think will go nicely with this flea market find:

Now I just need to figure out how to clean all these items. Google, here I come. I think I may have to change my profile since I seem to be accumulating a collection of both milk glass and vintage linens.

My mom got so much too. I didn't photograph her items but among them were a blue and white quilt, vintage curtain, an amazing white vintage table cloth and a blue delft(?)dish. Mom pointed out so many things that my great-grandmother once had and Dad (who is a retired sanitation worker and brought home a ton of vintage items when he worked) pointed out so many things he once had ... all of these things selling for quite a lot. It was interesting.

There were so many things that caught my eye ... row upon row of vintage postcards, vintage clothing (especially christening gowns), dishes, glasses, chandeliers, Jasperware. I hoped to find some lace rimmed dishes like this one I picked up in DE, but in 2 huge buildings, there were none in sight. I'll have to keep hitting the thrift stores for those.

Walking around, I overheard people in the booths lamenting over the lack of buyers and someone reassuring them and telling them that it was early, that there might be that one customer that spent a ton, etc. The truth is that unfortunately, I'm sure there are plenty of people out there afraid like me given the state of the economy. A few months ago, I wasn't worried, but the bad news never seems to end these days and I wonder if there's anyone at all out there that is really all that confident about where things are going. I certainly held back and spent less but I really had a blast. I'll definitely be doing it again!


  1. Love the pillowcases! I find myself really thinking about what I purchase now. The rule of thumb with our customers now is do I want it? Or do I need it? It used to be nice to be able to not have to think about buying gorgeous items-but then again I do have a storage and garage full of goodies that I simply wanted and now they are stored. I guess I really didn't need them afterall. Love..Tiina..

  2. Thank you Tina!

    You have a lot of stuff! I try not to accumulate too much. Actually a donation stop is part of my plans this week.


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