I finally made it to the flea market last weekend and boy was it ever HOT! I really had to drink tons of water to keep myself hydrated. I think I was sweating as much as I was drinking!!! Probably wasn't the best weekend to go, but I've been yearning to go all summer and this was the first opportunity I had, so I really didn't want to pass it up.
This particular flea market is especially nice because it isn't very big. In fact, it is quite manageable and I can get through all the booths in just a couple of hours. We have another flea market that is very popular in my area but it is just way too big in my opinion. I used to like going there when I frist discovered it, thinking I was getting my $5.00 admission's worth because there was so many more goodies to see. But the funny thing was I never was able to get to all the booths by the end of an entire day! So then I felt like I was missing some thing. . .some great vintage piece that I might really "need." So this smaller one is more to my liking.
I got a bunch of these vintage McCall's and Ladies Home Journal Magazine's at the very first booth I stopped at. I like old magazines for the vintage advertisements and photographs, as well as the nostalgia they represent. And sometimes the articles are rather interesting too!
Then I found these vintage trims, buttons cards and this children's sewing instruction book at a booth that had lots of things the vendor had acquired from a lady who used to run a sewing business. The images on the button cards are just so sweet!
I can never pass up a pretty vintage greeting card or postcard. These two especially caught my eye because of their soft pastel colors. I also picked up a couple of old postcards of the area where our cottage is at and also lots of vintage photographs that I got for a song! Of course I am always a sucker for rhinestone jewelry. . .love anything that glitters. Do I see another set of rhinestone angel wings in the works here with those earrings??? The rhinestone frame is actually a pin and those little wedgewood-like earrings have a tiny bird sitting on a branch on each of them. . .can't say no to birdies, right?
This hand embroidered tablecloth and napkin set I bought at an estate sale the day before. I stopped there on a whim and there wasn't much of anything left except for this. Lucky for me because those colors are so perfect!