Hi everyone! Last week we usually went to a large flea market that benefitted an animal shelter. There is a graduated fee for entering it at specific times. Usually we were able to find lots of goodies at great prices, but the last few years, the price to enter went way up and the donated items skyrocketed in price….. so, this year we decided the hour trip to it was not worth it. Since Spring is a time when we are a bit strapped for cash, I figured we would not be going to any fleas until late May. Surprise!! Al asked last night if I wanted to go to Pulaski—a small farmer’s flea near us. I LOVE this one because the farmer’s that go do NOT want what I am looking for and the prices are great! So, for very little money ($14 ) I found a lot of goodies to paint. Looky here!!!
Approaching the market…………
Driving the summer cart………………..
Still driving the winter buggy……………………
Ok-Now on to the goodies………………….I hit the mother lode of cement trowels to paint…and I saw more than these. These always sell quickly. Also got an old sad iron with lovely metallic gold spray paint! It will be sprayed black and then painted to sell. ($1 ) Cookie cutters and a tin masher ($1) Old clothespins, too. ($1)
Here I show a painted basket that will be repainted, a washboard, a wood framed mirror, and a child’s broom. The mirror was the most expensive thing I bought…she wouldn’t come down more…..
The broom was a treat for me to put with my child’s ironing board and iron . Everything will be painted and sold except the cookie cutters, tin masher, and broom. Everything totaled $14 !! I also saw a HUGE crock I loved for $50 which was perfect, but I can’t spend that much in the Spring. Crocks are very cheap at this market and are always available. The vendor selling it is always here, so later maybe I will try to get it for much less.
On the way home we ran into a speed bump…….
Please everyone..be very careful if passing an Amish buggy. We hear of SO MANY Amish children, and the horses, being killed when a car driver misjudges. There is also always a chance of spooking the horse….NEVER honk your horn near a buggy.
Later in the year we usually try to go to another flea about an hour away called Roger’s. It has large buildings (it runs through the winter also) and a huge outdoor area for vendors. The outdoor vendors only set up from spring through fall. When the weather is nice, there can be up to 1000 vendors with a large area for antiques. The inside ones are usually produce and new items like bungee cords, hats, and tools. We LOVE going to Roger’s , but it is held on Fridays only which is usually our travel day for shows.
I need to get back to painting now …I am so excited because I won one of Misi’s mystery prizes!! Thank you so much, Misi, for hosting the Tuesday display chain. It is so much fun seeing everyone’s take on the themes!!—-bye!–Jan