The flea market turned out to be a real prince this year! We got there about 10:30 and it started at 11. As in the past, people started lining up at the door then. In past years, though, they wouldn't let the shoppers in until the stroke of 11. They'd let you into an entry area of the building where you stood there crammed in like cattle, looking at the dealers (who were all ready to sell and stood there looking at you)! This year, though, they just let us in! The prices were still all over the place but there was a lot of great stuff and I bought some of it.
After we shopped, we went to lunch and sat and talked for hours -- we caught up on our families and what we've been doing and went down one conversational bunny trail after another (the way good friends do when they've known each other for years). I've really missed seeing her all the time and it was just a boost for my spirits to get a long visit.
Maybe you want to see what I bought, though...
|I love these little 1950s Japanese figures, too. I don't think they're going to leave my living room|
|I love these chalkware elephants!|
|The crocheted hotpad is just like the ones with pop bottle caps, but it's jar lids. I've never seen one this big before. The little blue hankie has 'To my wife with love Iceland, 1942' painted on it.|
|More Gurley candles -- I can't resist!|
|These ornaments are unusual -- they're plastic and have little figures suspended inside. At 50 cents each they were worth it|
|3 really odd postcards from 1905 & 1907. I have no idea what 'Sure Mike' means! The ride around town is someone in the back of a police wagon|
|I saved the best for last! This is a BIG framed paint-by-number of flamingos (really well painted, too) -- it combines two of my favorite collectibles. I think I'll keep it.|