I bought something, flea market Sundays
It was over 100 degrees for 10 days straight. My kids act seriously assy in places in like Target, so I was DETERMINED to get to the flea this morning. It meant waking the kids up at 6 am to get out there before we would die in the sun.
I went armed with a list. Because it has been so hot I just sit here and buy things on the internet for the new nursery. Which is swell, but expensive.
I needed flashcards. A big frame for a puzzle. Anything and everything vintage school themed.
And for the love of Mary, a chandelier. Because I tried hanging this up in that room (it's sort of school room-ish right?) and it is like a prison in there. All it needs is a table under the light and we could conduct interrogations in there.
I spied this big pile of old kid's records with AMAZING cover art. Not 45's, probably 78's. A group of older ladies picked one up said "oh that's cute" then put it down. GREAT! I want those. Wait for them to get out of the way. Then the dealer says "$1 each". The ladies pick them all up (there must have been 20) and carry them around for 15 minutes. And still I stand there waiting for them to put them back down. They ended up buying them. Insert sad face here.
Around the corner I spied a box of old kid's 45's. The graphics are not as great as those ones I just lost, but they are cute. And $15 bought me more than 50 of them.
At least with 45's my own kids can listen to them, I wouldn't have had any way to play 78's if that is what the other ones were.
Since we are working on TBA's room we have hung up the chalkboards and whiteboards I have been collecting. Even with 4 of them it wasn't enough. I was moaning about not having bought one I saw at a yard sale yesterday. Then this SUPER cute one showed up this morning.
As soon as I find some flash cards that wall is d-o-n-e.
I also picked up a bag of what the lady called "old nursery beads." Okay, I could sort of buy that theory with this strand. But it is really long. More like garland long.
This one seems more necklace like.
These are really small and I have no clue yet if they are useful to me or not.
And this. Well. Someone clearly made it for a kid to play with. But it came complete with a doll toilet seat. LOLOL
So. Nothing on my list. But we got out of this house. And I bought something. Which is nothing short of miraculous this flea season. (Our flea market is more than half empty this year. The vendors have given up I guess? I have never seen it this bad.)
Now I just need to find the things I need to finish that room. It is taking me FOREVER.
Labels: Flea Market Finds