My Flea Market purchases

kelly_oh(OH z6)September 15, 2010

Sorry, no picts, I'm a lazy bones these days. I wasn't going to say anything since I don't have pictures, but I'm excited and wanted to share my treasure hunt!

It was the first time I'd gotten to go to this flea market, though I've been intending to for 2 YEARS!!!! At first I was thinking I was going to be disappointed, some neat stuff, but obviously the vendors liked it too and didn't want to sell, judging by the prices!!!! Then one of the vendors was putting stuff away and there was the sound of glass hitting concrete! I looked over and she was holding this blue glass bowl, that I really think was part of a fountain at one time. She was going to toss it and I said NO!!! then I looked at the broken pieces and said I'd take those too! She gave it to me for free, that was cool.

More overpriced stuff and the BF and I were heading toward the last vendor when I saw some yarn looking stuff, and I wandered over (I'm getting back into crocheting, preparing for winter crafts, I guess :) ) it was a huge tub full of the thinner thread, like you use for fine needlework and tatting, and a couple loose bags on the ground. I've been looking for old floral hankies like my Mamaw used to use for a project I want to do for my mom, and there was a BAG FULL of them!!! wooohoo!!!! Then something caught the corner of my eye - a roof vent the turnstile ones, like someone posted (I'm so sorry, I'm horrible remembering who did what!!) a while ago - I've been wanting one for ages!!! The guy started at $20 but I got him down to $10 including the bag of hankies. THEN, I found a branch of those copper leaves for the wind spinner I hope to make, THEN I saw a sewing table with a bunch of wood spooled threads that my friend has been looking for. Shew, I was all excited with all of this stuff, and as I was paying the vendor, the WONDERFUL BF said don't you want this bowling ball? !!!!!! He talked the man down to $1 for it, so for all my treasures I spent a whopping $13.50!!

Oh, the bowling ball is gorgeous, too, its swirls of pinks and purples with maybe some reds in it. LOVELY!!! I may get a picture of that for you ;)

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Marlene Kindred

WOW!!!! Sounds like you hit the jackpot...don't you just love it when that happens?! And near the end of your trip too...made the disappointment disappear, didn't it? So happy for you finding all of what sounds like great loot....Yay!!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 12:50PM
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Glad you didn't give up & leave! Sounds like you really found some great & useful stuff for your GJ projects!! Great prices too! Have fun & that BB sounds beautiful, want to see pic!! Jan

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 12:32AM
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The best time to hit the booths is towards the end of the flea market! They sure hate packing all that stuff back up and taking it home. I'm glad you found some wonderful things and I hope you post a picture of them. The bowling ball sounds wonderful.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 1:55AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

I'm sooo jealous, especially for the roof vent turbine. I have a galvanized pole just waiting for one, but I'm not going to buy it new. LOL, I have created a set of GJ rules for myself to help keep this new hobby under control.

I've been looking for bowling balls too, you're so lucky to find that!


    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 2:04PM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

You hit pay dirt on that sale!! Way to go on the price reduction too, not to mention your BF helping you get a goody for a great price too!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 8:43PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Great finds! What are you going to do with the hankies?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 12:11PM
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