First I should say, we have spent a few unsuccessful for the most part, Saturdays Garage sale hunting around town. We found a cute old washboard that came to live with me a couple of weeks ago, and it was a stretch at $10. But I hadn't found anything else and I wanted it, so W bought it for me. $10. I took it home and scrubbed it up and put some Howard's Feed 'n Wax on the wood. It looks great! Here it is:
He also found me a set of books from the late 1800's at a little old lady garage sale after he dropped me off at home that day. A steal at $5 for the set. They are true treasures, I have spent lots of time reading them already. Thank you Handsome Man. I love 'em!
Now for the things we saw that we did not buy at the flea market today. I would love to have any of these....
Green confiture pots from France, $28 each.
Me and the mirrors. Yes, that's a Fisher Price chatter telephone iphone 4s cover on my phone. You can find it here
The label from the inside of a John Handley leather suitcase:
The pine shelf that got away. $35.00.
Beautiful coral display:
6 gallon cast iron bean pot:
Enamel Vespa sign from William's booth:
(Please read his wife Katie's blogpost from today here, called Fate, Love and Cosmic Pinball. She and William met here at this very flea market while she was working on Jaques Pepin's cooking show on PBS and William was selling his beautiful French wares here and everywhere. Now they have 3 beautiful boys and I have loved watching their family evolve. They are so very blessed and I love them all.)
Courtney bought some great iron shelf brackets from William today, but I forgot to take a picture of them. So sorry!
Etched seltzer water bottles:
French enamelware canisters:
Black Banker's Boxes (I have quite the collection!):
I saw my washboard!!! Th non-rusted one was $99!!! The rusty one was $20something. Still, I've more than doubled my money in my head from last week's purchase :)
Remember Full-Serve Gas Stations??
I've seen these before, but I love this green:
My kids are part Yugoslav. So it was fun to see an old globe that had Yugoslavia as a whole country:
It was a mid-century treasure for sure:
The tin seahorse I liked for my friend Cordelia. She swims for the Dewing Park Seahorses!
Feeling patriotic as usual, I can't resist a photo of our beautiful flag:
This lady's behind was in my way at first, but I adored this German Pine Table:
Ahh, here's a better picture:
The same booth had a to-die-for French Grain Bin- $695, but it was sold. I loved it.
I saw this great old sunburst (?) quilt and had to photograph it:
The background fabric had disintegrated due to the dye in the fabric (Typical of the late 1800's), but it was hand quilted, about 10 stitches to the inch. Don't you find it interesting that the rest of it held together so well??
A little childhood nostalgia, of course. Fisher Price little peoples with wooden heads- $25 takes all.
William had this Michelin Man with an owie. I loved it. I've never seen a Michelin Man with an owie before and I adored it.
The only thing we came home with are these beauries:
Perfectly worn Justin Cowboy boots in HM's size. A score at $40. I was the boot jack, if you're wondering :)