Each week I take all my extra change and put it in a jar. It is labelled Flea. It is amazing how much you have when it is full!
When it is about three fourths full, I start to get excited. I start combing through old magazines, surfing through the internet. I know that I will be hitting a flea market very soon! I love going. Even if I do not find anything, I feel it is great way to spend some leisure time.
So with change in a little purse (flea market find), I hit my first flea market of the year. One thing I always look for is linens. I am in search for anything vintage. On this trip, I did not find anything. Oh, but I found so real good stuff!
The best part is I only spent about $12! Awesome right?
First the houses. I have been admiring these houses for a long time. I saw them first in Holland years ago in the lovely town of Delft. They were out of my price range. So I took a picture. A couple of years ago I started to see them at flea markets. Even though they were cheaper than the first sighting, they were range between $20 to $30 a piece. I bought all three for $6. Yep! I even asked the lady if she knew what they were. She told me they were her mother’s and she just wanted to get rid of them. I gave her the money and walked away….happy.
Now they have found a home where they are appreciated in our breakfast room.
Next, the Demi johns. I never knew what these were called until I started reading all these books set in Italy. Now I am getting a collection. The idea of taking them down to the local co-op and filling them with olive oil or wine is just wonderful. I am ready to move to Italy!
Love the fact they were ‘wrapped’. Nice detail.
Finally, more blue stuff. That is what Hubby calls it. I fell in love with this rustic crockery when I first saw them. The fact that it was blue was not missed by me. I do have a bunch of them in all shapes and sizes around the house.
Do you see a trash can? I hope so because that is what it is now. It is the trash can for our guest bathroom. It is small and fits perfectly in that narrow room.
I know now I scored! Plus, I did not make a dent in my ‘flea’ jar. Summer and flea markets…good times ahead.