I ♥ flea markets!
And antique shops and thrift stores, and barn sales, and yard sales. . . .
So I was pretty excited to learn that our return trip happened to coincide with the 3rd Sunday flea market!
These are the few treasures I bought.
Beginning with this enamel-ware pot, they wanted $20—I paid $10.
(Made in Czechoslovakia~my paternal family are 100% Slovak, and I ♥ browns.)
I do love my lamp finials and hardware! The ring was heavy weighted and orphaned, and I have a couple of brackets missing their rings—perfect! $3 both
I LUV CORBELS, and corner brackets! Of any size–and I love adding them into a project. These were broken in many places, which they hid under duct tape–I would have negotiated wAy more. $10 pr
There was a vendor with nothing but TIN. CooL tin too–but the stuff I really liked was beyond my pocket book. I did get two pieces–I can’t say why, but I was just drawn to this fragment of license plate–he gave it to me with my tin -you can see some of here- which I’ll cut in half and use as “rosettes.” $10 -both
I really love making floral bouquets in pretty containers and this little guy was only 25¢. I don’t know what it was and they didn’t either (we thought maybe an ink well?) but it’s a cutie and I’ve already put it to work!
I saw a collection of kerosene lamp bases and this one struck me for its simplicity. I have a bunch of huge glass bottle stoppers–hmmmm-? $7
Until then—it’s holding a bouquet of Black eyed Susans.
Finally, the last thing to show you is the 1st thing I bought.
I’ve been looking for one of these ever since I foolishly passed one by years ago. Since then, every one I’ve seen has been outrageous in price–especially considering I’m taking it apart!
This Vicorian cast iron bench was missing its back legs so I got it for $20
I intend to detach the legs, add extra support, and make it a child’s porch swing for our remaining little ones. Either to hang from the play house I’ve yet to build, or from the tree when…..oooops, haven’t talked about that project yet!
I had high expectations based on things I’d been told about this market, so I guess you can see by my meager purchases that I didn’t find it so fabulous–for me. I gave myself a $165 budget to shop with but only spent $60.25 ~see what I mean? I’m glad I went, but I’m pretty sure once is enough for me. : (
I am planning on going to the last Elkhorn flea market of the season! : )