Chicago land flea marketing
One of the things I most enjoy when we go to Chicago is the flea. It's huge and it always treats me well.
Since junking has been so bleh here this year I was especially looking forward to it.
But I only got to do about half of it this year. Sam was COMPLETELY refusing to sit in her stroller and ramping up to a huge temper tantrum, I was hot and needing to sit down and Jackson was starting to complain endlessly because he wanted to go to the Lego place.
I am still a little :-( that I didn't get to finish it.
C'est la vie.
A few things I bought that morning here in town before we left first:
I thought this prize ribbon would be fun for Halloween. (HURRY Halloween!)
This one is already pretty.
And this one had an interesting flower in the center.
I am always happy to find a fistful of old millinery flowers.
On to Chicago stuff:
More old books.
I have been stalking these forever on Ebay.
I am going to have to seriously start to think about where on earth I am going to put the dollhouses at this point.
The kids are enjoying this toy. (Jack LOVES harmonicas, even cheesy plastic ones!)
And this was a bit of a gamble. She had two cardboard boxes filled with ornaments. Each box was $20. Now, ordinarily I would stand there and count and make sure there were enough ornaments I was interested in to make the price even out to $1/ornament (which is the going rate around here now). But Sam was having a TOTAL fit. I tried to bargain her down farther, but I could only get her to take $35 for both boxes. Each box was only about half full of stuff I wanted, the other was satin wrapped balls and stuff.
So I took the chance since I knew we were leaving NOW.
It turns out there are exactly 35 ornaments worth keeping.
Not a huge score, but since I never buy ornaments anymore, it was worth it.
I did buy a fair amount of fabric, which deserves it's own post tomorrow!