Sunday, January 19, 2014

Flea Market Finds

I went to the flea market with a friend today.  We had a good time!  It got a bit busy and crowded, but I managed to spend some money and get some crafting goodies.  This flea market doesn't feel like a flea market in the traditional sense where you expect super cheap prices.  I set my limit at what I would've paid in the thrift store, if it exceeds that--I don't buy.  I did spend a little more on a couple of items a vendor agreed to bring this time that she didn't have with her last time.  Anyway. here's a picture of my Christmas crafty stuff.

Yeah, I know.  The Christmas season is over, but it's still going on in my mind!  I bargained for the entire shoebox of glass sprays.  It wasn't until I went to take this picture that I discovered this one, with the tag attached 'Made in Occupied Japan'.


It's neat when you find something that has a tag by which you can accurately date it.  There was another vendor that had a box full of separately bagged Christmas decorations.  I took over half of the box and asked what it would cost me.  He added up the asking prices and took off 25%.  That brought it down to an acceptable price for me.  Here are some of the neat little things I got.


A couple of red velvet reindeer to add to my collection!

This angel that looks to me to be made out of the end of a tin can.
 
I looked all holiday season for JUST ONE glass bird and didn't find one.  Today I finally found my bird!  I think s/he's just lovely!


And my other dream ornament, a trumpet!

I also got hubby two cufflink/tie tack sets he really likes!  One is Swank the other Dante.  Hubby's one of those guys that likes French cuffs and wears a tie to work.  It was fun surprising him!

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  1. I almost bought those sweet deer! Glad you bought them, especially because you collect them. I bought a bunch of little things from that same booth. That guy always has fun stuff!

    Have a great week, Evie!

    ~Erica

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  2. I was so happy to get those deer for sure Erica! I got my one first last year for 99 cents and I was hooked! Glad you found some little goodies at the flea market too!

    Evie

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  3. Never knew you & Erica lived close. You are so lucky to have a regular flea. I'd love to have one. Dream Pets rule!

    I don't think Christmas will ever leave my mind. I'm glad it's left the majority of other peoples though. I was finding stuff.in the summer last year!

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    1. I'm with you Sir Thrifty! EVERYBODY CAN FOR GET ABOUT CHRISTMAS NOW! (tee-hee).

      Oh and, I linked up for the first time ever (with you), but this morning I realized I think I was supposed to at you link in my post! So sorry, will be sure to do so next time!!!

      Evie

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    2. (And I so wish I'd more carefully proofread my own replies!

      ...supposed to ADD YOUR link in my post! ...

      Evie

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  4. I spy all sorts of lovely Christmas baubles for your beautiful wreaths. Have fun creating!

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  5. Wow looks like you really got a lot of great things!! And perfect for crafting next season too!! :) Love all your finds! The trumpet is very sweet!! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

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  6. Two Dream Pets, how lucky can you be!!

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    1. I was so pleased Jill, not only did I get these guys, but I got them at a really really reasonable price! I've seen them in the antique mall for $12 and over, which I would NEVER pay!
      Evie

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