Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Goods

First of all, you know you had a productive trip to the flea market when you arrive home and entirely forget about roughly half of your purchases.

When we finally made it home on Saturday I was so excited to get everything unloaded and photographed. I wanted one picture of everything together:

It's sort of hodge-podge, but the wind kept blowing everything over and it was freezing out! Even while I snapped, the background annoyed me, yet I couldn't muster the fortitude to move it all to a more picturesque location. All that mattered was that everything was present and accounted for.

Can you believe I bought a towel with a red stripe on it? Neither can I. Maybe it's the dawning of a new era. Or maybe I've been subliminally drawn into the Obama "Change!" campaign. Or maybe I just couldn't turn down an old, flour-sackey towel that had words and a blue stripe on it.

Terrible picture, cute chair! I'm thinking it will find its home somewhere in Ruby's room, although I've thought things like that before and been wrong. I'll keep you posted.

Holy Moley. I fell right in love with this thing. I actually found this the day before the flea market, at one of my favorite antiques stores in Tipp City, Ohio. It's pretty substantial - and it's galvanized! Bestill my heart.

Here's the bird's eye view. Can you imagine the possibilities for all of those little cubby holes?

Well, that's it! What do you think of my finds?

Wait a minute...I feel like something might be missing. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's quite possible that I forgot something in the truck....

Ah, yes! Indeed, I forgot not one, not two, not three, but 4 items in the truck! Like I said, you know it's been a good day...

I think my most exciting purchase is that screen thing lurking in the back. I'll show you what I have planned for it very soon.

In summary, here's what I brought home:

8-paned window for my mother-in-law: $8
Green chair: $15
Old Beaker: $2
3 tin numbers: $3
Tea-Towel: $2
Wire "battery" shelf: $15
White metal stool: $18
Blue sap bucket: $10
White enamel basin: $1
White rusty bucket: $2
Metal screen: 15
Metal tool box: $22

Total: $113

I better start saving my pennies again - September will be here before I know it!

** Run over to Flea Market Style to see some more fantastic flea market finds!


  1. You got all kinds of goodies. Lucky you:)

  2. Great finds! I am loving the chair.

  3. nice! i love the basin. :D

  4. Tipp City, Troy, New Carlisle, West Milton, Wapok...Ohio knows how to name a town!

    good finds! If you guys are ever passing thru/by Ft. Wayne again, we'll have to have you stop by Plumtickled and maybe another place or two. Joy is still heartbroken that her favorite place, Red Geranium, closed a couple years back. Again, great job, all the pics of your place are wonderful.

    Also, I request more pictures of Cory ;-)

  5. I am so jealous, I want to live on a farm. Your purchases are awesome. I hope you show us what you end up doing with them all :)

  6. Oh you did so good! Wish I was "hunting" with you....I love a good find! Oh and to be on the great buckeye state....I wouldn't do for me to tell you how lucky you are as I am SURE you already know!

  7. seriously, how did i miss this. i've been waiting all week for it! well i'm glad i found it now. i love the chair!! and what are you going to do with that screen? can't wait to find out. great finds!

  8. I'm jealous. Especially the galvanized carrier...and all of it!

  9. Oh my gosh, great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the screen!

  10. YES!! Yes ... I CAN imagine ALL of the possibilities ... the $22 metal box is a real find ... could you deliver it right away, please??


  11. I can't believe how much you got for so little!! You know how to spot a bargain!

    Thanks for joining our party!

  12. I love it! And I'd love to see pictures of where everything ends up when it's finished.


  13. I want that towel! I almost always love a red stripe! What a great haul!

  14. Wow what a great bargain day! Love the little chair.