If I didn't chase you off with all my pity party antics, do you wanna see what I scored in West Virginia last weekend?
First, I have to admit I actually was able to visit flea markets as part of my job! Cool, right? I think I went to about 26 flea markets and after 10 or so, I was tired of them (did I just say that?)
Sadly,most of the WV flea markets were not my cup of tea (knock off new merchandise, new 'vintage/primitive' items, close-out food, etc.) Anything actually vintage was priced amazingly high. Oh, how I miss the days of junky, cheap flea markets. And, KY has spoiled me.
But, I did find some items and one of the pop-up fleas I stumbled upon was one of the best. Prices were in the $0.10-1.50 range and there was so much great junk! Here is where I admit something really dumb: I had exactly $2.38 in cash on me (WTH was I thinking?!) Nevertheless, I spent the total I had on me on that particular visit and this included some great local pears.
Later, I went to the ATM, but I never found another flea market like it. The biggest regret? I saw a perfect McCoy turtle planter and was down to 50c in my pocket. I decided to ask the price certain if it was cheap enough I could scrounge up change in my vehicle. However, when I returned, it was gone! Of course, us thrifters know the moral of that story! Oh well, c'est la vie...
But let's not fret, onwards to the treasures:
My favorite find: An old coal bucket! I was looking at it and a guy says, "How about $1?" Oh, yes...sold! And, yes, that would be a mint D-I-V-O-R-C-E album.
Bag of cookie cutters.
Look! I can make a political statement: Donkey, Indian, Cowboy, Elephant.
Can you guess my preference? ;)
Teeny tiny chip on one edge, but I love it anyway!
The birds were kind of pricey, but they are cute. The pitcher is my WV souvenir.
I found three of these. I already have mama and another baby at home.
I love dalmatians.
I really miss Isaac the dalmatian that lived with me for 15 years.
Almost forgot this little spoon rest. I bought it for a dime (!) at that super cheap flea market.
Linking up to Sir Thrift-A-Lot (thanks for hosting-I miss them too!)