Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flea Market Wednesday HAUL ~


A trip to Flea Market Wednesday was long overdue... 

It seems like I haven't been to the mid-week flea market in weeks! Between my daughter starting school an hour late on Wednesdays (teacher planning meetings) combined with some bad Wednesday weather, I wasn't getting my weekly fix to shop. I'm sure my husband was conspiring with Mother Nature and sincerely appreciated her wind and rain on Wednesdays!


My friend Bethany and I did some serious shopping this week....


My car was really loaded up....
Packed to the brim!!



Once we unloaded the car, I made my pile...

Do you ever unload your purchases from the car 
and notice that they have a theme?



Once again, it looks like a container sort of day...

Wood, galvanized, and wicker containers!!


First up, I purchased this tiny little wooden sign 
because the sentiment was so charming... 

"The place where were treated best 
and grumbled most ~
HOME SWEET HOME"


Collected some more old green books... 
If the price is right, I always buy green vintage books!


Old seed crates  or something... What I will do with them?? Maybe corral all the remotes on the coffee table in the family room? I'm not sure but they are super cool and have fabulous paint and very old {tiny} gauge chicken wire in them...


An old tool box carrier with the best blue paint and fabulous patina. This one is going on my kitchen table with some fresh herbs in each compartment!


Weathered wood bottle crate picked up for $5.00... 
I have an old glass bottle that will fit perfectly inside the crate.... 

Oh, and another old wicker basket... 
I just can't pass those by!


This crock was my favorite purchase of the day. The seller had it on her car... when I inquired about purchasing it, I was told 

"Not for sale"

The seller had bought it early that morning from another vendor... grrr!!!  We took another spin around the flea market and could not stop thinking about the crock!

So I went back and begged asked the seller "are you sure you don't want to sell me your crock"... she told me to make her an offer, which I did, and now I own the crock!! 

I have some smaller crocks (with number markings 2, 3 & 4) but love this one because it's huge!! I'm talking a potted tree could fit inside.... 

So what am I gonna do with it? Not sure, but I do love it!!

Okay,

I lied....



Clearly
my favorite purchase of the day... 

A GINORMOUS wood container...


Maybe an old wood trough?
It hard to see just how big this baby is... 
[about 4 feet long]

I'm telling you it's HUGE!!
and it was only $3.00... 
yes, 
three dollars...
as in 12 quarters!


It's gonna grace my dining room table with flowers inside!! 


I just need to clean it out and maybe wax it up... Not sure if I will add some colored Bri-Wax to it or just apply some clear wax... 


What say you??


Hydrangeas also from the flea market. They are large potted plants are only $5.00 each. I can usually keep these plants blooming in the house for a month or two... When the blooms fade, I will plant the live plants in our garden. I haven't had much luck getting the plants to grow in the ground but I haven't given up and continue to try....

At Christmas, I think the trough will look nice on my dining table with greenery and poinsettia's inside!

A very successful Flea Market Wednesday... perfect weather, great finds and a wonderful time with my dear friend!!

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67 comments:

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I say AWESOME finds! I love that tool caddy! You really scored.
I think clear wax would be pretty on the large container. And that one with the screen on the bottom would make a great jewelry organizer.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love your haul, and that adorable Home Sweet Home sign is great!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marcy, You are a girl after my own heart! I love all your new containers and especially the really large one. $3.00...really? What a fabulous deal. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What great treasures you brought back! I can't wait to see how you use them! Thanks for sharing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You had a fabulous day at the Flea. Such wonderful finds and the crock is my fave.

Paula

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Oh.My.Gosh. What a haul!!! You got some seriously good stuff. So jealous! :)

Judy said...

All are great finds but my favorite is the chippy blue carrier...I'll be happy to take that off your hands if you want to unload it! (Can't blame a girl for trying)

Judy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You had a great day! Love that blue toolbox and those books are great!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I would say that you scored with everything that you brought home with you! Love it all!

Cottage and Broome said...

A mid- week flea how wonderful wish they did that here. Love the little home sweet home sign, very sweet! Laura Cottage and Broome

Babs said...

Awesome finds and I love the tool box and the crock. I don't blame you for begging her to sell you the crock. Yay!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My STARS!! I love every single thing!! ALL of it! I must say I have a special affection for that HUGH planter thingy with the hydrangeas....cos you KNOW that is my favorite flower!!!

Great haul girl!!

Lou Cinda

SueBee said...

What a great day for you! I can shop the thrift store and have a theme without trying. Buy what you like! I have trouble with hydrangeas too. Those would be 14.99 each here in Florida.
Good day!

BriarRose said...

I am so glad you are back. Absolutely love reading about your flea market adventures. Cannot believe the scores you made today. You've got me wishing I had Friday off so that I could go to estate sales....isn't it just the best feeling when you find a piece that is a great price. One you know you will treasure forever!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I'm a container gal myself....haven't met an old wood box or crate or basket that doesn't call to me to take it home. You got some seriously cool stuff there - love the blue tote - and the crock - and the old books, but my fav is that huge trough you stole for $3....No WAY!!! ;o) Enjoy! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Bonnie said...

The Home Sweet Home hanging is so dear...what a special find...

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I really love seeing what people find at flee markets. You had an excellent haul, that car was certainly loaded. I especially loved the crock as I have quite a number of them. You probably know that the numbers on them indicate the volume or capacity of the crock, i.e. 2 is a 2 gallon crock, 4, is a 4 gallon crock, and your 6 should hold 6 gallons. Guess you can start making sauerkraut(I know I used to actually use many of mine, especially for making apple juice with crabapples, but I am so involved in artwork that I am too lazy to do anything major like that any more. Have fun with your new treasures. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I would love to go flea hunting with you, you find the best stuff.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Marcy, you did get a lot of loot and great prices! Love the basket and that large box.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Wow I love all of the awesome things that you found at the flea market!!! I totally cannot believe that those hydrangeas were so cheap!! Oh my goodness they are totally gone here but if we still had them they would be a ton more than that ~
They look awesome in that wood trough!!

Red Gate Farm said...

Wow! You had a fabulous shopping day!

The tool caddy is probably my favorite piece... color and all.

~Chris

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow-wee, you did awesome!!! I am loving that blue tool box!!! Are you sure you don't want to sell it to me? :) I wish we had a middle of the week flea, but then I wouldn't have any money left for the Sunday flea's. :0)
Hope you have a lovely week!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Mary C. said...

It's not a seed crate, It's a sifter- Probly for compost. or if it's very fine (can't quite tell) it may be for spreading grass seed evenly or light soil/compost cover or lawn fertilizer.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Wow, you SCORED! I love the divided wood crate!

Olive Cooper said...

Marcy, you hit all my favorites. The toolbox and wood box are wonderful. That large pickle jar (I guess that's what the numbered crock is) is eight kinds of awesome too. You had a very, very good day. ♥O

kpaints said...

Wowser, can I shop with you from now on! I love wood, old containers, crates, tool boxes etc...those are all my favs...you SCORED!

Tracy said...

Great finds! I love the big wooden trough and the tool caddy the best! I used to have a crock like that, and I DID plant a tree in it!

Small Holdings Farm said...

The crock, the boxes...all great finds. I am a long time flea market and auction junkie. Please stop by my blog for a great Driftwood Sailboat Give-a-way. Sherron
http://smallholdings.blogspot.com

Queenie said...

What great finds...I do love that wooden planter best too and I think the Home Sweet Home sign is so sweet :) You did get at your flea market adventure...glad you were able to get the crock too!
Big hugs,
Queenie

Debbie Kay said...

Mouthwatering Finds!!! Wow you must be having a magnificent time "playing"with all your gorgeous treasures.

Great day for you indeed!

Smiles & Sunshine,

Debbie

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Great finds!!!!

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High Street Cottage said...

Persistence paid off! Glad you got the crock, I have two in my booth right now.
Wonderful finds, love the wood container at the end too, so pretty!

Nook & Cranny said...

Love, love all of your wooden finds. Lots of inspiration can be found with these items.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Diann said...

Oh, this was a wonderful flea market adventure! I love all of it. You are going to have so much fun playing with these great finds! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a fantastic weekend!

Upscale Downhome said...

I love all your finds! My favorite is the box with the flowers and I can't believe it was only $3! Score! Our flea market is ending her in Wisconsin because of winter weather how lucky for you that you can go all year. I settle for estate auctions which are super fun though!

Mimi said...

You had lots of great finds. Love the wooden container full of flowers. What a good idea! Buying old books in one hue. Can't believe I never thought of that!

time worn interiors said...

When you unload all you things and they have the same theme, means you have a good eye!
tot

Ruthie said...

Oh, sooo glad you're back! I just checked and kept my fingers crossed, and there you were! So glad you took the summer off to be with the kids. Nothing, nothing more important than time with them! Can't wait to see all your beautiful finds!
Ruthie

Stephanie said...

Wow - awesome finds! Love the sweet little sign and the crock!

Cozy Little House said...

Wish I'd been with you! I love container days. I would be delighted if I could just find some great places to junk shop in my new town.
Brenda

Sue said...

No fleas like that in my area, Marcy. Your finds are just magnificent and I admit that I am a bit of a container nut myself! Your $3 wood container was really a coup!
:-) Sue

Honey at 2805 said...

What a haul! You really found the bargains, Marcy!

Thank you for sharing your terrific finds at Potpourri Friday!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! Love the containers. . .You made a haulin. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Fishtail Cottage said...

Loving your fabulous finds! Especially all of your wood crates! So much you can do with them! Xoxo

Angie said...

You SCORED!!! I love, love, love that big ol' trough and the tool tote!

I hope you'll link your booty up at Knick of Time Tuesday today!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com

Amy Kinser said...

And I always think that I do good at my flea market. Girl, you did fabulous!!!

Love it all.

So nice visiting with you.

Amy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Awesome finds! Love the crate for herbs and that yummy old trough, it's going to be gorgeous.
Worth the wait shopping!
Hugs,
Patti

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Donna said...

Love everything.Especially the tool caddy and big wood trough with flowers. I can see those with poinsettias already.Donna

Pam said...

Yes, it seems you were on a wooden theme. I want your big wooden trough. What a deal!!! BTW, I put a thin coat of Minwax clear finishing paste wax on my drawer, so I vote for the clear wax. I love that stuff. Quick and easy and subtle.

Antiqueaholics said...

Your adventure sounds like so much fun. I can so relate to your flea market visit. I love galvanized buckets and I also love old wood weathered or with a beautiful rich patina.

salma said...

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Rachel Pallas said...

Hi Marcy!! Come visit my blog today~ I have a surprise for you! xo

Annie Louise said...

Wow just found your blog and LOVE IT!!!!!!! I am now a follower. Blessings,
Jeanette

Debbie said...

Don't you just love a good flea market? Especially one in the middle of the week!
You found some awesome treasures!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Greetings, Marcy!,
Barbara at the Treasured Home, in Sacramento...a new subscriber! Found you through Savy Southern Style! Love your latest haul. I'm busy getting ready to open in an antique cottage/collective on Friday! Love your blog...keep it coming!

Auntie Bliss said...

I NEED those things!!!
We always hear prices out there are high but good grief! Those things were almost free!
Good for you ! :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I would have purchased all the same things, Marcy! I cannot believe you got that wooden trough for three dollars..... no way!

:0

You are the ultimate treasure hunter!
xox
A

Karen said...

Wow wonderful haul, I love every single piece. Thanks so much for visiting and following I'm always honored when someone follows my blog.Following you as well.

Rachel Pallas said...

Hi Marcy~ did you get the stockings? I hope you love them!! xoxo Rachel

Debra Hall said...

Loved every single morsel of your blog Marcy....great eye!! xo

Shabby Jen said...

I just found your blog looking for a specific picture in Google. I LOVE your blog and am your newest follower. I'd love to see what you are doing in your gorgeous home for Christmas.
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Richard Cottrell said...

Been awhile since I stopped by, I hope to visit more often. I think you did got at the market. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Our really empty nest said...

Wow great finds!! And omg that armoire is A-MA-ZING. I cant wait until the weather in Indiana gets nice again for our Wednesday Flea Market! Thanks for sharing! Sue

SHERRY HART said...

I hate to say this but I am starting to hate you. I want every single thing you bought....all of it! $5 for things that are way too cool. Lucky you!

One More Time said...

What great finds...What Beach is this? Huntington? or Newport?