Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flea Market Fun

That time of year has (finally) come...yard sale time! After what seemed the longest winter ever, the garage sales have started, even if slowly, they have started. This years finds started at our nearest city spring flea market.

While there wasn't a whole lot of different sellers and pieces from the last time (in the fall), I did manage to pick up two very fabulous magazines for only $2.50. One being a Better Homes & Gardens, the other was an Eatons summer sale catalog from 1957. Not only does it have some of the most fabulous examples of fashion during that time, but also some housewares and overall pricing of the time. Look forward to more from that magazine in the near future!

After the flea market the yard sales followed. Once again, it wasn't a gold mine but there were a few nice pieces to be found.  One piece of fabulous printed fabric for a mere fifty cents. While I'm not sure what to do with it yet, some day I will find the right project for such a groovy print. Also scored was a little box full of bottles and tins. The tins were from ointment and powders which, sort of, weird me out...which I why I didn't photograph them. I bought the box full for only $3.00, mostly for the extract and coloring bottles and boxes, and they look fabulous in the kitchen! While some wouldn't consider such things to be much for collecting, it's the pieces that would have been thrown away from those times that seem to be of most interest to me.

With these finds at only the beginning of garage sale season, I can't wait for my next sale finds! Now if only I could find some cute pumpkin pie spice tins...one can only hope.


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