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! 


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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