Spring is here---now it's official. The Sunday flea market opened last Sunday.
Of course I was soooo excited, my little Coach wristie filled with flea market bucks, my heart filled with hope. So...huh. I got there pretty early, the day was grey but no wind or rain, many cheerful buyers...but a lot of the dealers were already packing up to leave! Why? This market was always so fun because of its relaxed atmosphere---unlike many markets, it stayed open and busy til 4 PM most weekends. I hope that doesn't change....
A few finds...isn't this crock great! Big! 6" high, 9 1/2" across, a half gallon?
I never saw a pink rimmed crock before! LOL, I finally realized it is supposed to be RED, for Red Crown Dairy.
Looking it up on line, I found out the dairy was located in Long Island City, in Queens, NY, in the 1890s. These crocks---cottage cheese!---date between 1890-1920.
I love the graphics, the lettering...and the stern warning on the reverse! It says: MUst be returned On Demand. Not to be refilled under penalty of law. [!?] Uh oh.
The pansies were another market find, always adorable! How to choose?!
Then I grabbed this beautiful blue graniteware colander.
Not old, but the color!
It got used immediately to hold tiny quilt squares, but I think it should be filled with Easter grass...and eggs...and a bunny?
Happy Easter , happy Passover!
gone to the beach.....
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