I got up bright and early last Saturday to hit the flea market with my husband, only to find my husband was already awake, but feeling lousy. We waited for awhile, but he still felt awful and went back to bed, but bless my oldest son’s heart – he went with me. I haven’t gone to a single flea market all summer, and I’d never been to this particular one, so I was pretty excited.
He really wasn’t interested in shopping or buying anything and just came to be my driver and haul-it-to the Jeep helper, which I really appreciated.
I was mainly shopping for things to sell in my online shop, but many of the things I was interested in were pretty steeply priced, so I set my sights on smaller and less expensive things.
I did splurge on a few things, which I’ll show you at the end.
I purchased 2 of these cool burlap sacks that are for pecans. I love the “Green Spring” typography on them.
I bought 5 old receipt books. They are all unused old stock from a very old dairy company that went out of business in the 90’s.
I bought 10 flour sacks.
These aren’t very old, I just love the graphic on them and think they’d make awesome pillow covers, or could be used on a bulletin board.
The back side has 14 different languages on it, which I thought was fun and unusual.
I got 6 small old milk bottles.
I cleaned one of them up, but decided to leave the rest in their “found” condition. I think they look pretty like that.
I couldn’t pass up this antique Bible.
The cover is tattered and fragile, but the pages are in nice condition.
This “Union” tool box jumped right into my hands!
Its orange color reminds me of the happy tool box I shared a few years ago.
Vintage silver butter dishes always sell well, so I grabbed this one.
Some people remove the tarnish, but I like it. This one has the glass butter tray,and would look really pretty for the holidays.
Love this primitive handmade metal scoop!
Now for my splurge purchases.
I couldn’t pass up this old cheese box.
The rustic wood and shape were irresistible.
This milk bottle wasn’t terribly expensive, and it had the best graphics and typography on it. It’s a keeper!
My favorite purchase of the day is this large antique ceramic bowl.
I actually found it at a yard sale that we came across just before the flea market.
It’s the largest one I’ve ever found, and it’s a beauty!
I’ll probably keep potatoes in it, but I have a large bag of loose lavender buds, and couldn’t resist letting the little scoop dig into them!
I did pretty good for one day of “fleaing”, didn’t I!
All of these items (except my 3 splurge pieces) are available in my online shop HERE.