Sunday, September 20, 2009

September Flea Market Part I ...

The flea market was about half the size it was the first time I went back in March. I wonder if it always gets smaller and smaller as the year goes on. Anyway, at first, I wondered if I'd find much and didn't see a lot initially. I always have fun looking though. While a lot of the things people sell are things that wouldn't fit in my home, they have such great stuff. I like looking at vintage clothes, hats, chandeliers, purses, tins, dishes, jewelry, furniture, and prints to name a few even though I haven't purchased any of those things in my visits (yet).

One of the first things I came across ... more Crown jars. This was the same person I'd purchased from the last time I was at the flea market, but there were FAR fewer jars this time. I snatched up 4 more at $1.50 each so now I have 6.

I actually bought several books this time around. I've mentioned before how much I love childrens pocket books and I happened to find a Peter Rabbit book from 1935 for $6.

When I first approached that booth and started browsing completely oblivious to what was around me, I overheard "I'm Eddie Ross." I looked up and there he was a few feet away talking to the person running the booth. So fun to see someone so well known in person. He was gone a minute later but he seems so genuine and nice.

I also got a Halloween postcard ($12) and 3 Edgar Allen Poe books ($7 each).

Who doesn't love Edgar Allen Poe? I also loved the black bindings and thought they would not only be great to read but would be nice to have out for Halloween. Interesting thing about the postcard ... In the slot marked Halloween was a marker that said "please ask for Halloween" so I asked the man in the booth. Apparently, they aren't very common so they tend to "walk away". He had one with a European couple that was so beautiful and I really would have loved to buy it, but after my last experience losing a card, I just couldn't do it for $30.

I'll share my favorite purchase later this week!

See more finds over on Southern Hospitality!

We just got back from apple picking ...

Pie tonight!


  1. You found some great things. What a fun trip! So cool about Eddie Ross too! I've always wanted to meet him so I probably would have made a complete fool of myself. haha

    Thanks for sharing your trip!

  2. I LOVE your Halloween postcard - excellent find!

  3. Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
    Its So Very Cheri

  4. Love those jars! And the books & car are awesome! Love Poe!

  5. Love the jars, great find! Oh, and I got to meet Eddie Ross back in January, loved the guy. Lots of fun. Thanks for joining the party.
    Oh apple pie sounds heavenly right now!

  6. Oh how I love the sight of old loved books!!


  7. I want some pie !!!! Yummy.....
    I love the books and other great stuff - you did well !

  8. Gorgeous jars and books!

    Stop over...

    do you have a pet?

    love, kelee

  9. Great finds! I love the jars...what are you going to store in them? I love their lids. I too love children's books. The one you found is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love Poe and would have snatched those up in a second too!

  11. Those were wonderful finds! I especially like the Peter Rabbit book.

  12. I have never seen the crown jars, but you can be sure I will be keeping my eyes open in the future. Love them! The books are amazing! I didn't know there was a set like this for E. A. Poe!

  13. Fabulous finds!!! I love the crown jars. I have never seen them before. And I love the Poe books. Heck, I love everything.


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