Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Greenmead Finds

Greenmead Flea Market in Livonia is always fun!   It only happens in June and September and I think I look forward to it more than any other one I go to, except perhaps Midland (which I'd like more if it wasn't almost 2 hours away).  I went last Sunday and had a wonderful time.  The weather was ideal -- low 70s and sunny -- and it was a perfect day to shop!
This is the only picture I took of the market -- I guess I was too busy shopping...
Mr. KV went with me and it's a good thing he did, because I filled up the granny cart and had lots of extra stuff to carry besides.
Here's most of what I found...
A shabby birdcage with cool pink accents
White painted breadbox
This pillow cover is hand embroidered and painted.  It's in perfect condition!
Souvenir linens
Lots of tea towels and a tablecloth
Lots of RED -- a metal bin with wood handles, a metal watering can, tin tray and a 48-star flag
A collection of kitchen items, including to fired-on individual bakers
I love this little cat & kitten pot holder holder!  It needs new hooks and then it's ready to sell
A collection of glassware, some burlap & melmac bowls and a wood wall plaque for a child's room that has animals & circus people on it.  I have another one like this that's orange and white that I added coat hooks to, but when I took it to the mall, I ended up bringing it right home -- I can't part with it!
A Pyrex tulip pattern casserole with rack
A 1943 boxed set of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights with woodcut illustrations.  I have this one  myself (it was my mom & my aunt's) and I've always liked it a lot, though the illustrations used to scare me
This yellow formica table is in really nice condition!  I've never bought furniture at Greenmead before, but it was a terrific bargain
These guys are the only thing I bought for myself -- I'm really on a flamingo kick lately
The conference I'm at is at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island -- a wonderful historic all-wood hotel, built in the 1887.  It has the world's longest porch, is quite posh and is a bucket-list destination for lots of people.  It's a little TOO posh for me -- has a strict dress code for dinner in the main dining room and hanging out in the main lobby after dinner.  I'm more of a jeans and gym shoes girl, but I'm managing.

The 1980s movie Somewhere in Time was filmed here and there's even a Somewhere in Time weekend --I've never seen the movie, but it seems to have a cult following.  So far -- in a day & a half, we haven't been out of the building (training sessions all day and all meals provided in-house), but if I get outside and get a chance to play the tourist, I'll be sure to post some pictures to the blog.  In the meantime, check out the Grand Hotel website to learn more about it.

I hope you had a fun weekend and are busily mapping out your thrift shopping route for the coming weekend! 

6 comments:

PoetessWug said...

You've never seen "Somewhere in time"?!! WOW! Well, you need to fix that! LOL It's a really good movie. It would be hard for me to look at now that Christopher Reeves is gone though. :-( I've seen it so many times already though. I recognize the Hotel. (I checked out there site)...By the way, good finds! :-]

Liz said...

Such a lot of great finds. Love the linens best!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

GREAT finds! It pays to go early!!! I was a couple of hours behind you because of work obligations and I hauled around an empty cart!!

Glad you did well!

JunkStuffTreasures said...

What fabulous and varied finds!

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Fabulous, fabulous finds! I love that breadbox and the pillow cover -- embroidered AND painted... how wonderful is that!!
I see you're an EVT member -- me too! I'm off to give your shop some love!
Thanks for your visit and fun comments today!

Shawn Underwood said...

OM gosh. The kitty and cat are adorable. Great finds!

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