Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How Fast Can I Shop?

There were some good shopping opportunities this weekend and almost no time to take them in, which left the question, "How fast can I shop?"

On Saturday, Williamston Antique Market had their annual Summer Sale & Outdoor Market.  My shopping buddy Bargain Hunter couldn't go with me and I had so much to do I didn't think I'd get away.  I was so surprised (and happy) when Mr. KV volunteered to go with me!  We had a fun time on the short outing, sandwiched in between household chores and errands.

The weather was beautiful -- sunny and 70s and there were more vendors outside than there had been in past years.

I didn't buy a lot, but got some good stuff.  Everything inside the mall was 20% off, too, but all of my bargains came from the outside.
Hoenig of California covered pumpkin dish
Barkcloth covered sewing box
Paper advertising fans -- including some unusual ones (Iwo Jima, Mahalia Jackson and Will Rogers)
These western themed tin trays are so cool!
An army of birthday angels...
These are for me...Commodore Christmas candleholders with unused candles in the original box and all in mint condition!
 On Sunday, Mr. KV and I were going to watch little Gracie overnight so our son and daughter-in-law could get away for their anniversary.  Before she came, though, I wanted to go to Mega Mall's Flea Market -- Bargain Hunter's talked about it a lot and I've never been.  So I went for a quick trip there with Bargain Hunter and she agreed to speed-shop so that I could get back for Little Miss G.

The flea market filled Mega Mall's parking lot, but was less vintage and more 'tube socks' than I expected.  There were lots of booths that were easy to skip because you could tell at a glance that there was nothing in them that was more than 2 years old or that wasn't made in China.  Regardless, I found a couple of things (don't I always?)!
This TV lamp was so dirty and 'unloved' -- the owner said she was tired of looking at it.  Her loss is my gain...
Here it is after a good cleaning
...and lit up
I thought these were fun -- Judy Jewelette sets.  They were a mid-century version of the Bedazzler, complete with 'rubies, diamonds, emeralds and pearls'
An extra-large -- 10 cup -- Pyrex stovetop percolator, complete with insides
I think this dark green and chartreuse plastic pitcher is pretty cool
This is the star of the day -- a mid-century wood and woodgrained formica drinks cart -- rolling bar.  I'm trying to figure out a way to ship it so I can list it on Etsy
We were only gone a little over 3 hours and that included 1-1/2 hours drive time!  That was some serious speed shopping!


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What fabulous finds!! That is some speed shopping!! Love that cart, the sweet Noel candle holders and the pumpkin dish is very neat too!! Happy sweet day to you!! xo Holly

ThrifterSisters said...

That bar cart is awesome! I'd definitely have a hard time letting go of it :-)


Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Some great finds in there. Love the army of angels. My sister hates the ones I do have, she finds them creepy. I am searching for November for her since it's her birthday month... finally found one & they wanted $56! Nah uh. & who couldn't use a Noel set with candles?

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