Friday, August 6, 2010

to the flea market

Most of y'all who know me know that I live and die for flea markets, yard sales and antique shows. Joey and I have spent many of summer mornings BK (before Kate) rummaging through other people's junk looking for a little treasure of our own. This weekend marks the holy grail for junk rummagers like us, the world's longest yard sale, the 127 Sale as well as the Catholic Diocese Children's Home Flea Market (the BEST flea of the year). We've had our sitter booked for weeks (thanks, mom), I have my special yard sale bag ready (a large straw bag I picked up at the burlington antique show several years ago), the sunscreen and measuring tape are packed.
This year we are on the hunt for:

a 1951 Derby Glass to complete Joey's collection
3 mismatched wooden chairs under $5 each
mason jars (for a little diy project I'll post later)
ornate wooden picture frames (also for another diy project)

The best thing about treasure hunting is you never can be sure of what you will come across. I can't wait to show you what I find!
Happy Shopping!


Anonymous said...

So glad to see you out shopping today, can't wait to see some of your diy projects! -Shelley!

leslie said...

Good to see you too!!! We were wiped out after our day of shopping. Really, take me up on my offer. I would love to come over and help you :)