Saturday, February 7, 2015

First Flea Market of the Year -- Cowboy Cool!

With the holidays over and nothing but snow and cold here in Michigan, cabin fever has really been setting in!   I haven't been out shopping since December, so when my friend Bargain Hunter asked me if I wanted to go to the Ingham County Indoor Garage Sale & Flea Market today, I jumped on it.  We had a great time -- lots of laughs and catching up on news, plus finding some treasures to take home.  

I found was this great mid-century cowboy ceiling light cover as soon as we walked in the door.  
I didn't know it at the time, but 'cowboy cool' was to be the theme for the day.  I found three western-related treasures, which are always really popular on Etsy.  There was a lot more western stuff there today, but this is all I got.  As usual, I got some mid-century and a few linens, too (as if I needed more!)

Here's what I came home with:
Wonderful 'shop class' project lamp with a western saloon scene and original cowboy lampshade
The cowboy and saloon keeper at the bar have hand-cut detail
A kid's holster set from the 1950s.  I remember having a red one very much like cool!
Sweet made-in-Japan kitty figurines
The aluminum drink spoons are still in the original package!
Love these black and white spatterware shakers
This barkcloth drapery panel has a big stain in the center, but was bargain priced.  If I can't get the stain out, I can use it for pillows
An unusual India-themed tablecloth.  I'm not sure how old it is, but it's the first elephant tablecloth I've seen
Pre-Disney Florida tablecloth -- also bargain priced!
Roosters & mid-century color scheme -- hard to pass up
This black Americana tablecloth is in great condition
I think this tablecloth is going to end up going to live with Bargain Hunter.   She needs tablecloths
You'll probably see some of these in my Etsy shop soon.   Did I get anything to keep?  Maybe this terrific, tacky musical mushroom with gnomes!  I haven't decided if I should keep it or sell it.  What do you think?


ThrifterSisters said...

Those tablecloths are fabulous! Especially that Florida one. I love going to the Indoor Garage Sales that are held in my area. I always find the best deals there.

Have a great day!


Melissa said...

Love that light shade cover and the aluminum spoons still in their packages!!

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