I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dithering Here....

The last weekend of October already! And Hurricane Sandy is on her way?

What to do!? Stay or go, sandbags or ice bags? Tape the windows, plywood the windows? Head for higher ground?

Flea market or supermarket?

Yesterday the gulls seemed unconcerned...

Just another grey and foggy day.

So? Last week the flea market was GREAT! It had moved again, back to a larger more appealing area. There was parking and grass and shade.

The real antiques dealers were there too.

I got some goodies.

My Staffordshire transferware china I love.

the pink bowl is tiny, less than 2" across!

cups without handles are usually old, pre 1840

and geometric shapes are older, c. 1840-50?
small milk jug, rare.

Inside decoration: another sign of being older pieces...
same with cups below

blue cup plate predates the pink butter pat

an Austrian creamer, tiny.
Less than 1/4 Cup.

Almost everything was being touted as "Very Old"...I catch myself saying that too, lol. And ONE DOllar! The price was right!

But today? In the end I opted for the supermarket instead of the flea market. It was a little busy, but then I never go there early on a Sunday! Lots of church ladies and moms with crazy kids. Guys buying beer and chips for the games....Plenty of anything you might ever want, including row upon row of bottled water, and stacks and stacks of ice. They did have plywood on all their windows though, that seemed a bit scary.

I have to say I think the Weather people are too ---excited? Even over-excited. They have no clue how stressful it can be to sit here and wonder what is to come. And the more often the overblown reports precede weather systems that just blow in and out with a few showers---the less likely we are to be willing to leave.

The Weather Channel crying ''wolf''?
Not good. Migraine time! For now we are staying, in spite of the evacuation orders. Wish me luck.



gone to the beach


  1. I have been thinking of you alot today. I hope everyone is just over hyping it. I have family in Jersey. Stay safe and dry. Don't take any chances. Kit

  2. Hoping the migraine is gone and the storm was a flash in your pan ... and yes, the grocery is boring compared to the flea market, but sometimes we do the necessary ... *sigh*

  3. You found some lovely items. I do love blue and white transferware. I hope the storm won't be so bad. You know they have to exaggerate everything in the media. Hard to know what will happen. Take care! Tammy

  4. First, I hope your hurricane turns out like our tsunami. It's so stressful to grab things and go. I have to stock the school better so we don't have to take so much with us. LOL.

    I'll be thinking of you.

    Oh, your finds are beautiful.

    Hugs and be safe.


  5. Hope you are well and the reports are wrong. I don't think I'd chance it, but it must be very hard to leave all your belongings behind and hope for the best. We're getting rain and 50-60 mph winds all the way back here in Ohio, over 400 miles away, and although we're not worried about major flooding or store surges, we do often lose power during these hurricane fall out storms. Praying you made the right choice and you'll be safe.

  6. I'd be scared to stay living right on the beach as you do! At the least I'd pack up and have everything necessary in the car, just in case I needed to make a run for it... Good luck and let us know you're okay as soon as you can PLEASE! Stay safe!


  7. Hope everything and everyone is safe and sound at your side of the world.


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