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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, and Friends! Oh, My!

Boy, I'm gonna tell you what!  I'm a good friend--I don't care what anybody says.  Only a good friend would get up at 4:45 AM to drive over an hour to a flea market.  Especially in the south.   In the summer.  When the temperature gets to be over 90 and the humidity is almost that high.  When my good friend Liz called Monday to see if I wanted to join her for a trip to the Greenville, KY flea market, what could I say but HECK YEAH!

So off we went without makeup or breakfast, but with high hopes, lots of $1 bills, and our mutual good friend Eva.  Trying to travel light, I forgot my camera!  Drat!  But we'll be going again soon and I promise to take it along.  Some people--you know who you are--say that nothing is worth getting up so early for.  But the thrill of the hunt is oh so worth it.  And when you find a great deal on something you didn't even know you wanted--well, that's just the cherry on top.

Here's some of my loot:

Old picture frames $6 each
The lady wanted to sell me the whole lot of over a dozen various sized frames for $60, but we didn't drive the truck and had no room in the car :-(

A galvanized wash tub $5

Blue Ball canning jars $1 each
If my searching is correct, these date from 1910-1933

And today I discovered a new thrift store nearby!  The cashier said it's been there 4 months--how could I have missed it??  I managed to spend $11 in the half hour I was there!


Connie said...

Great finds lady. Those jars are wonderful and in such good shape.

6L's said...

no makeup! i am oh SO impressed, beverly! :) will you keep an eye open for a kid size broom?
awesome washtub! leila had pics taken in one very similar at lois wheeler's old house by the chicken shed..i love those pics. :)

momof3girls said...

oh I wish I would have those finds!! I love the galvenized bucket!!!

Never Enough Orange said...

I think we need an intervention for you.

Leanne said...

I love your canning jars and what an amazing price. You can never find them very cheap around here.

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