2nd Saturday'z Flea Market…
Amazing morning…So I got up at 6:30 to head to my second flea market ever! I was one of the first to arrive (4th in line) and met some lovely folks who shared the flea market secrets. A few gals had husbands with them to do their payment & load the cars while they kept shopping. Another gal noticed I didn’t have a bag and ran to her car to grab one to share. I was cracking up – almost nervous…but enjoying every minute of my visit with them while we all waiting in line for an hour before doors opened.
I was so surprised when a gal came out the front door and started handing out gift baskets to the first 20 in line – Which was me too! What a sweet thing to do….I was giddy about receiving a gift! Which was full of goodies…
So once we all took turns running to our cars to drop off our baskets ~ and the doors opened, I was off to find what called my name. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for, but I knew I’d find something – much to the advice of my new ‘Junkin Friends’ I browsed…I figured I better do what I do best & browse and scout what eye candy sings to me and then I’d go back to see if it was still there – my mind tells me, if it is still there, it was meant to be…meant to come home with me…meant to be mine.
So I browsed, “Garden Party”, “John Bob Cool Junk”, “Circle Creek Home”, “Ormolulu”, “Island Chicks”, “Flutterbudget”, “Whimsical Whites”, “Circle Creek Home” and many, many more vendors…lot’s of smiles and hello’s throughout the perusing.
So now you wanna know what I picked up, right? I found this fantastic shabby Smith and Hawkins Bench to add to the garden.
This great tray is hand-made from salvaged wood – it’s much bigger than it looks and can hold a fantastic vignette of drinks and appetizers for our entertainment needs.
This wooden box is one of my favorites! Since seeing Jo’s bread box over at Secret Garden Cottage, I’ve been on the hunt for something with character for my counter top. I came across this rustic box thinking – “I can paint this white”, but the more I think about…I may want to leave it as is….just has so much charm the way it is!
This Robin’s Egg painted blue “fleurs” bucket was something that definitely caught my eye!!!! I loved it as soon as I saw it & think it’s going to be a darling addition to my daughters (eventual) room “redo”.
You’ve all been using sweet frogs to display your pictures and postcards – I just felt left out not having one…I used it to display my chick postcard I received in the first picture (above).
Love these little chicken wired mossy filled ribbon adorned cones…I couldn’t decide on which color ribbon so I grabbed all three (pink, blue & white)…check out that goose egg!
Look at these adorable vintage plant holders? a gravel filled jello mold with sedum rickety basket filled with moss covered bleeding heart.
Who doesn’t need an enamel wash bowl for the garden?
Loving this yellow Coca Cola crate! I plan to use it to carry my pyrex dishes in when we travel with hot dishes during the holiday’s!
Bet you wished you could have come too…here is the next dates for the 2nd Saturdayz if you are local friend of mine!
Oh, there is one more goodie that I picked up – but will save that for another day…kinda a funny story!
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I guess I don't need to tell you to enjoy your weekend huh?
A good flea market can keep me busy for hours and although we have one near us, it's mostly booths of vendors with jewelry and clothing. My favourites are the ones with antiques.
I have not been to a flea market in quite awhile, and your post makes me want to go out and find one!
I am looking forward to your post about the find you have yet to share with us *hint, hint*...
Fun finds...I agree, that box is amazing as is! Lucky you! Laurel@chippingwithcharm
Enjoy your Sunday!
Thanks for continuing to link to my party. I love to come by for visits.
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
You must have been so excited to find them. :o) Love that bench..and the big water pail.
(the gal standing behind you with the "pack mule" / hubby)
And also, you're so kind to share the address of the flea market. Not everyone would give up their secret shopping place.
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love all your treasures too! definitely have to leave the box as is ~ so cool!
I love everything.......that tray, I WANT!!!
Love all your finds!
~ Gabriela ~
I would so love to visit a Flea Market but there are none, to my knowledge in Scotland.
What amazing finds and what a delight to be handed a gift although to be there so early, you deserved a gift.
You came home with some wonderful finds...loving the bench!
Wow- for not grabbing as soon as you saw something you did come home with some special items.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great HOT day... :-)