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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

First Flea Market


Hi guys! A mini Sunday post here. Gorgeous weather and I wish I could tell you/ show you the oh so amazing treasures I found at the flea market and thrift shop today.
But no. "Dregs of granny's garage sale" was what we were offered.
This is the market at the Long Island Railroad train station. I've mentioned before that it is so urban and charmless.

Plenty of parking though?

Just a few finds: nature collectors style booth.

 I kinda wanted the big jar of wooden eggs

but I just treated myself to a dozen fancy real / blown eggs from Naked Eggs This is their etsy shop saying: ''they may not look "green" (well, most of them don't!) but they are as natural as we can get them...after all, they're Bare Naked Eggies!! ''

Had to have a doz!

Back at the flea: Carousel horses...

Really nice seashell encrusted large sewing basket.

I have no idea why I didn't buy this gem. Maybe next time.

There were lots of modern flea booths: dental tools? eew. Regular tools. Socks and
granny panty undies. New but destined for granny's garage sale junk jewelry. And a young family with scarves and purses.
I bought myself a brilliant yellow leather flower wristie. [small purse with a wrist loop]

Why did I choose YELLOW? I have no idea. They had turquoise, purple, white, black, green...Orange!---but I loved the yellow. So Not Me that I am hoping it will look spring time-y and go with everything? I won't use the shulder strap.

Also  my current Coach wristie is black, as is my car interior and when I have tossed it on the back seat floor I can never see it. Hence I am constantly horrified that it is maybe lost!? Oh No! Yellow should solve that problem.

$12.oo. So adorable.

Meanwhile back at the beach, my kids found loads of seaglass. They never leave any for me. [she whined.] And two quarters, big money find.

Last, from a good friend, to make us all envious yet hopeful, a video of the stunningly beautiful beach on Sanibel Island, Florida. (I'm not much of a traveller, but this is my number one bucket list destination, along with a summer in Provence...)

 Hope your weekend was wonderful! Did you get out to the garden store or the flea market? Yard sales season yet? Tell me what you found?

I ll show you the antique fabric in a day or two.



gone to the beach


my mother called sparkly ocean like this
the Sequin Sea...