My fAV flea market vendors at Elkhorn invited me to travel down on Saturday for the Early Entrance shopping–! They said to “come down, meet up [with them] by noon, and jump in [their] truck to go in for free!”
The Early Entrance fee is $25. The regular fee is $5. Some might say I’m cheap~but thAT’s giving up $20 of shopping money. Yea–I can’t dO that. EsPECially because—
I DON’t SHOP—I BUY!
And I hAVe been tightening my budget more and more, show by show. You can blow through a lOt of money there! And this last show was inCREDible for the things I’m interested in!
Unfortunately, Elkhorn was in storms Saturday, so I was told most vendors wouldn’t come for early set up and therefore, early shopping. :’ (
Omg—I made 3 fABulous new contacts to feed my passion of architectural elements to build with!
*That’s like, better than Christmas morning!
Entering the market, I spied this head. A mold actually. Hmmm–gives me some ideas. . .
Below is the 1st of those 3 contacts–Dave!
He salvages old MANsions! Sign me up for some of thAT!!!
I bought this pair of colonettes from him, which I’ll integrate into a tall bookcase for sale!
I also stumbled onto a pair of old plaster architectural niches. I couldn’t resist them, and got the pair for $25.
I have to tell on myself here. I forgot to go back to the vendor to pick them up before leaving the market. Yes~I LEFT! I stopped for lunch. I got on the road to head home. About four miles down the highway– “Oh NO!” I couldn’t leave them behind! And forfeit my prize AnD $25–?? -As If- Can I tell you—going back in was very Déjà vu! ; D
Here’s a variety of things that caught my attention!
I love old concrete (grave-side) urns like above, cheap at $15–but I noticed these repos ALL OVER the market-?
And I loved the simplicity of just adding a table top to the old sewing machine base below! I’ve seen many re-uses of the old bases, but they tend to look too contrived.
I don’t know what should have warranted the $150 price tag for this sign, but, it would make a good warning sign for the current condition of my Page 10 Studio. . .aGain. . ?? It’s what seems to happen EVery time I work on projects out of my studio. . ??
Speaking of signs—Jeanine from ChiPPY SHaBBy made a cOOl new sign for her blog and business!
~I love how the letters are raised off the old door panel at different heights!
And I have to share these items from another of the new contacts I made for architecturals!
Among Becky’s incredible items were these 2 awesome finds~
*I didn’t want to inundate you with all the USUAL, inCREDible treasures this market holds. . . just click on “flea markets” under categories and you’ll see!