Took myself on a little field trip to the local Flea Market on Saturday. Had to go early in the morning because we were in for a scorcher that afternoon. Normally, this Flea Market has many sellers on Sunday but they are mostly those that sell knock-off purses, mass-produced items, and to me, things of little character. Saturdays is like a HUGE garage sale with multiple sellers and the plus side of this is I don't have to drive from sale to sale!
I tell ya, if I was in the market for power tools this is the place to be!
Here are a few of my treasures:
These 12 pkgs of Peet's Coffee will come in very handy. I can't see them going to waste. Peet's is a well known Northern California Coffee Company. I am not sure if they are in other parts of the country but they have GREAT coffee. Not too bad for $5.00
In the pics below are somethings that I got from a seller for 25 cents each. Folding scissors for me, a Hello Kitty rubber stamp for little DD and measuring tape for big DD who is starting to get into sewing. The "not-too-pretty" brown plastic thingie is for me to carry all my treasures around in so that I can still shop. I guess this will be my sidekick when I go next time. Wonder if I can spray paint it a more fashionable color? What do you think?? Maybe Krylon indoor outdoor paint?
Can you believe that label....Woolworths....are they still in business?? I haven't seen a Woolworths here in Northern California for many years...I don't want to think how long it has been. Didn't they have one of those counters where you could get a sundae or a grilled cheese?
Above pic is a one of those tortilla thingies that you can make a taco salad with ($5.00), a little milkglasss bowl ($2.00)and a child's pair of pants. The pants are a 4T and since my youngest is 10, I highly doubt that they will fit but the whole reason that I bought them was because 1.) I can take them apart and use them on a quilt or something (the print is of strawberries, flowers and butterflies....awwwwww) and 2.) they were 10 CENTS!!! Sure wish they fit me!! I am thinking that I would like to thread a red & white gingham ribbon through the holes in the milk glass and put candy in it at Christmas time. I have some Halloween ribbon that I could thread through and put out orange and black M&M's.
This cutterpede was one of my finds. It looks brand new. I gave this to my 14 yo dd who is always using my papercutter for school projects or making banners for her HS cheerleading team. She gave me a huge "YES!" when I handed it to her her so I guess I made a good choice. I am not sure how much they go for retail but I am hoping that it is more than 25 cents!
Do you go to Flea Markets? What are some of your cool finds?
Thanks for stopping by!!