over labor day (yes, i’m waaay behind on posts) we went with a group of friends up to my parents’ house at the lake. i think we just missed julie by a couple days.
a town about 25 minutes away always has this peddler’s fair on the holiday weekend. um, there’s a lot of “trash” there, but once you get past it, there are some real treasures!
the dad’s took all the kids, all FIFTEEN of the kids, while the mom’s got a couple hours away to look at good junk.
and some not so good junk (really? a clear cowboy hat?).
don’t you just love julie’s necklace?! ;)
of all the pretty stuff i saw, i was proud of myself to only walk away with a vintage hankie (intended to become a pillow case). oh, and a dr. pepper (fresh, not vintage).
here’s all the girls with their finds. i really wanted to plow joy down for the giant turquoise enamel pot, but she’s my friend, i love her, and she cooks waaay better than me. so she won.
did you know that sean and i used to go to various flea markets almost every weekend for a year?
i also went to garage sales and estate sales every thursday, friday and saturday, too.
that’s how i furnished our first home. but then our apartment was full, but i kept finding great things, so i opened a booth in an antique mall and sold my found and refurbished treasures there. obviously, this was pre-kids. and it was so.much.fun!
so every time i go out in search of something great, memories come flooding back to me of such a fun year of my life!
ok, that’s enough.