Sorry for the delay – I’m getting behind in my days of the week! I do realize that Thrifty Thursday this week is once again on a Friday…maybe I need to set myself some phone reminders.
Back to the thrifting… Continuing my Labor Day weekend thrifting was the South Eden Flea Market. I have had great successes with this one in the past and this weekend was no exception!
I started my day with a fantasy football draft and a nice hot cup of tea, an excellent start to a Sunday.
Once the draft was done, Sister 3 and I went to pick up Sister 2 and head out to the flea market.
Here’s my haul:
You’ll notice my Americana wagon which is now featured on my accent wall as well as the garden flowers pocket book. A lot of the other pocket guides I gave to my brother who is a middle school science teacher. We always pick up good field guides. The two lidded picnic baskets I am incredibly excited about – one of them even came filled with picnic dishes! I am going to keep the baskets for storage (thinking of setting them next to my couch in the living room) but I think I might end up flipping the dishes in the booth next spring. The blue spool also ended up being for me as it repeats the blue of my accent wall in my living room.
I am amassing a collection of wooden folding chairs. I intend to keep the first two that I found but the other ones I am going to paint and sell in the booth. I also found another neat drawer to potentially use as a shelf on the wall or in some other storage capacity. I also added one more insulator to my collection and some more “junk” for my creation. Is the suspense build up for the end result for my collections of these types of items killing you yet?
I’m also pretty excited about the two books that I picked up. I should have spent more time going through the other books at the booth but the Currier & Ives book has a ton of prints in it that I intend to frame and sell either in my booth or on Etsy (my Etsy shop is currently in process – I will share the link when I’m up and running!) The president’s book contained a lot of neat information but also very interesting color illustrations of the Presidents and I believe that I will be able to frame and sell the prints of some of the more popular presidents as I have seen these in patriotic vignettes on several blogs and in magazines.
All in all, a very successful trip! This one will continue to be a favorite of mine.
Do you have a flea market that is always a must-go for you? Which flea markets are your favorite?