Sunday, September 11, 2011

I met a new friend today!

After our big fall kick-off for student ministries at work/church today, Kevin and I went to the Greenmead Flea Market. I think it is more like a vintage/antiques/collectibles market and not so much flea. I just LOVE this flea market! It is pretty close to home and there is a lot of good quality stuff at mostly reasonable prices. Some of the vendors are crazy high in their prices-but aren't there vendors like that everywhere?

We got a late start, I didn't even leave the church until 12:20-so I hurried through the first section because I had a date to meet a blog buddy in person for the first time between 1 and 1:30 at the hot dog stand. I really enjoyed meeting Jeri and her beautiful daughter Abby today! I'm trying to talk her into doing a blog of her own! It sounds like she has a lot of fun collections-and projects! She and her daughter make beautiful button bracelets!! In fact, she brought me a couple of vintage buttons as a gift! How sweet is that?!?!

We spent a little while treasure hunting together-I wish it could have been longer-but Kevin was ready to go! He always zooms through and if he doesn't find anything-he is antsy to go! Plus it was soo stinking H O T!! I felt like I was a melty, drippy, sweaty mess!

I didn't get much today, but I am thrilled with what I did get! I am keeping 1 thing, maybe 2...can you guess what?
Ok, so maybe I'll keep three things...I saw a really fun utensil hanger in Flea Market Style magazine that used an old beater as the thing that all of the other vintage utensils hung from-I think I'm going to try to make one. The Harlequin novelty pitcher was a steal and the best thing I found all day! The purple vase is fun and different from any of the other things I have in purple, so that is the third and the "maybe".

The rest of it will find a spot in the booth. I have to start getting rid of some of what I've got stashed in the basement anyway! What used to be a nice finished family room in a walkout basement, has turned into staging and storing central and needs to be whittled down!

How about you? Did you get to any sales or festivals today?

This is what my sister-in-law picked up for me the other day! Don't you just LOVE the little red chair?!?


  1. Great finds, I think you did really well!

  2. Love the red chair! The little orange pitcher will look great in a fall vignette.