Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Allegan - Round II a.k.a. The Goods

I was determined to get a group shot of us at some point, and just as we were hauling our wares out to the car, we got it. The sweetest lady in a Hawaiian motif mumu-ish get-up took the pic and was so perplexed by my "new-fangled" camera that required her to look at the screen rather than through a view finder.

Look at that cool thing Brooke found! Ten. Dollars. Who knows what it is, and who the heck cares? Also, the fella in the background reminds me of something worth mentioning: the lemon shake-ups are extra good in Allegan. They are the best I've ever had, and I'm a known conoisseuer of all things lemon.

Ruby's got a birthday coming up.

I bought this from our Hawaiaan-esque photog, who cut me a spectacular deal and told me that it was once her mother's. It was my first purchase of the day, and my biggest.

Then I found this adorable little quilt, but I wasn't sure that I really needed it, then the dealer offered it to me for $6 and I really had no choice. It's soaking in OxiClean as we speak.


My little game piece collection.

Here's the thing about flea marketing - it's all fine and good to go with a list, and I usually try to have one, but you just never know when divine inspiration will hit you square in mug. Next thing you know, you're on a wild goose chase for poker chips and wooden chess pieces, preferrably in reds, blues and aquas. I love it when that happens.

I also found the perfect red-lidded jar. (Do you see that "89" wooden token? Hello.)

Another random little bit that I couldn't pass up. Stay tuned, I guess.

Last, but not least, I finally found a set of proper gardening tools. They are sturdy and chippy green and were tied together with twine.

Oh! Almost forgot - I grabbed two of the botanical prints from Diane Passi's booth, but I accidentally roughed them up a little in transit, so they are currently hiding under a stack of heavy books. Trust me, they are swoon-worthy.

Not bad for a day of church skippin', huh?

19 comments:

  1. Not bad at all! I love that crib and it looks like the quilt was meant to go with it! Still jealous! Traci

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  2. OH....I LOVE a good flea market! Wonderful finds, all of them, I found a similar doll bed and a high chair seperately this summer and your doll bed color is PERFECT! Love that wee little quilt, too!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  3. Great items, I love looking at the artifacts offered.

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  4. I love that cute crib - my girls would have a lot of fun with it.

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  5. Oh how much fun! I love the crib and the quilt is adorable!

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  6. Oh ma goodness gracious, you did get a good haul! LOVE the garden tools. I'm always scanning yard sales for those.

    Pray tell when is this flea market? I'd love to go...doesn't seem that I'm TOO far away.

    Go to church tonight to make up for missing Sunday. :-)

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  7. You done good! There's nothing better than a good flea market find. So rewarding.

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  8. Ok so the comb-brush thingy would go in my bathroom. my bathroom is b&w. so i'll go ahead and take that off your hands. ;)

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  9. so much fun for you!!! :) i am planning on going to the next one so maybe we'll run into eachother! ...for jayme...they are the last sunday of each month thru september. so you have two more chances :)

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  10. Well done is all I got to say. Well done.

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  11. LOVE the little bed and quilt...she will too:)

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  12. Hi!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!!
    I LOVE that bed and quilt you found... so beautiful!!!

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  13. I made it to Allegan in June. Hopefully I will make it again in September!

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  14. Super fun stuff!! Love the bed...Oh, remember when we were emailing about ticking?? Where in the world did you find brown ticking?? I cannot quit thinking of it. Must. Have. Brown. Ticking.
    Thanks!!
    Elise

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  15. You have such a great eye!! I am envious...I have never had much luck at markets...I get totally overwhelmed :(

    XOXO-

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  16. can i have that plaid shir? oh yeah, you are tiny. i am not....

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  17. is there a flea market in Allegan or are you talking about the Antique Market that happens the last Sunday of the month all summer? At the fair grounds, right? do tell! Wanna go!

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  18. Hi Deb! Yep, I'm talking about the last Sunday Antique Market. Sorry for the confusion! I think of everything like that as a flea. :) You should totally go! It's one of my faves.

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  19. Hope to see you in Allegan tomorrow at the "flea market"
    Deb.

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