Saturday, August 7, 2010

treasure hunting

Wow. What a day! Joey and I had quite the successful treasure hunting excursion down Route 127. We started our day at 7am with a little of this...Then onward to our first (and favorite) stop of the day. The Diocese Children's Home Annual Flea Market. They have such ridiculously awesome deals on furniture that people start lining up at 6:30 am to get a ticket to be admitted into the small booth. We arrived at 7:22 am and were 19 and 20 in line. By 7:38 am there were probably 100 people in line. Our dear friend, Morgan, was passing out tickets and keeping us entertained while we waited. When they finally opened the doors on the furniture booth, they let in ticket numbers 1 through 20! Our lucky day!

Walked right in and spotted this beauty and stood with my hand on it until a worker could come and write our ticket up. It has a white enameled top, we think it will be perfection in our new house!We kept shopping and scored:
3 pretty cool yard sticks (50 cents each)
4 espresso cups with pocket watches printed on them (25 cents each)
a huge rectangular frame ($3) with a really ugly print, but we just want the frame
another smaller pretty frame to be painted at a later date ($1)
a sturdy wooden chair ($8)
2 boxes of outdoor party lights ($1 each)

After making a pit stop at home to unload our treasures from the flea market, we headed south on good ol' Route 127

We stopped anywhere there was a good concentration of sales.
We ended our day with one more wooden chair and 4 chalkboard tablets for Kate.
At about 1:30 and we headed to my mom and dad's house to pick up Kate and eat some delicious BLTs.

I can barely keep my eyes open to type this. We are exhausted! My feet were so dirty it looked like I hadn't worn shoes at all! But, we can't complain for one second about the weather. It was sunny and warm,, but at least we got a break from the humidity.

I'm looking forward to at least 2 DIYs with my flea market purchases! Get the spray paint ready!

Until then, good night friends. If you have never braved to venture out during the first weekend in August on Route 127, I suggest you get your bag, the sunscreen and your money ready for next year!

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