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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Fine Day At The Flea!


What a glorious day at the flea market! The weather was perfect, there were a ton of sellers, and we were all squeezing the last bits of fun out of the flea market season. Hopefully we'll have three more Sundays, weather permitting.

I've been waiting for a vintage Old Maid game to come my way. I really love the images on this edition. The old globe is also a bank, and I was able to date when it was made HERE. It was made in 1961, the year I was born! I also picked up that little red picnic basket.......

and added it to part of my collection. I wonder if they ever made even smaller ones.

I also picked up a couple of vintage Valentine planters, and the girl is a bell.

Two birth month angels.

Our model for the vintage jewelry portion of the show is this Beistle skeleton.

I found this pin and necklace for 25 cents each.

And this necklace was also 25 cents. Thank you Ms. Skeleton. Your performance was spine-tingling!

I also found some old magazines that I can't wait to crack open and look at all of the vintage ads.

I'm particularly curious to look through that April '45 issue of Woman's Day. I know WWII was wrapping up then, so it will be interesting to see if there are any references to it, or if this was something that women could sit and read and be blissfully unaware for a few hours that anything was going on across the pond.

And last, we have an old Christmas box and a bunch of paper lanterns.
I'm pretty excited, because this week Mr. Old Glory and I are going to The Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. We'll see lots of crafts and antiques. Oh, and covered bridges too. And we plan to eat our way through it all! So, did you find anything interesting over the weekend?

19 comments:

sissie said...

Oh my goodness you found some wonderful treasures. I just love the rhinestone jewelry and yes Mr. Skeleton did a great job!

I would love to flip through those 1940's magazines too. I love everything. Lots of memories.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy said...

Carol..what awesome finds!! Girl you are always so lucky.

Love all the finds..let us know about the magazine reading.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

PS..If you ever find a August Birthday girl..I would pay you for it. Now Ya know I mean a good fine price..lol I have never had one..and I think they are darling.

JunqueMagnet said...

Love that globe!Great finds.Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

No shopping for me this weekend! Love what you found....all of it! The jewelry was a great find.
Have fun at the covered bridge festival!
Jane

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
Fun finds...love the birthday girls:) Didn't go shopping this weekend..almost done with the doors and trim!
I have a few old magazines and ove their ads.
I see you found some Christmas and a little Halloween! I think you find great goodies!
Warmly,
deb :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol I wish I was with you this weekend! You found some awesome stuff!! Love those magazines!! Of course the really cute red picnic basket is the best. I did yard sale and found a few goodies I will share in a post later today!

Angela said...

Wow, you did have a good day!

Susan S. said...

SCORE! You found some great items! I love old magazines too....and the angels are precious. I used to have one and your post makes me now wonder where it is.

Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston, TX!

GoodyGirlRed said...

Love the vintage Valentine planters, also love your blog...I see we have very similar taste! I'm off to check out the rest of your posts! --Shara

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, that must be a great Flea Market. You find such lovely treasures week after week!!

Tete said...

There's some mighty good loot there. Great job! Love it all- but the little red box is my favorite. I have never been to covered bridge. Everyone here goes, but after doing shows for years, it just doesn't appeal to me. Not until eveyone brings back all this good stuff!
Last year I sold wholesale to people who had 2 big booths over there. I would not want to pay their rent! OMG!
Hope you have a good time- heard the food their is the best anywhere.

Make sure and post what you bring home so I can drool!
Hugs- Tete

LBP said...

Wow! You really scored!!! I love old magazines and buy them any time I see them at an affordable cost. I love that they have ads for things seldom used now like girdles, gloves, slips, etc,...

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hello fellow 61er! I want to see those lanterns opened up! I didn't find anything this week end except a trip to the emergency room! I miss treasure hunting but onward I go into this new phase! ♥

Betty said...

Hi
I love your blog. What a find the Old Maid card game. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
xoxo
Betty

Anonymous said...

I love the magazines! Great find. I have some from the 40's-50's and love to sit and look them over. Enjoy! BTW, I hope you share some of the pages with us!

I didn't get out over the weekend to pick up goodies but I did make a fast stop to a shop on Monday. I bought two red check napkins. I don't have a clue what to do with them, but they are charming! Any ideas?

Mecky

Pear tree cottage! said...

what great treasures to come over and find for my first visit, you have an eye for finding sweet things..........christmas pieces are my passion.........and here in Australia they are real hard to find.

I will have to add myself to your "watchers" if that is ok! you have great posts I will enjoy following. hugs from here this wet, spring day in a small town of Australia. Lee-ann

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Great finds! Love the globe. I listed my new found one in my Etsy shop, and it sold within minutes!

Love the little red tin, too. I have the same tin in green and I've never been able to find one smaller. I have a ridiculously large picnic tin collection!

NanE said...

Hey Carol, I wanted to let you know my Friday Freebies post is back up! :)

NanE said...

Hey Carol, I wanted to let you know my Friday Freebies post is back up! :)