Good morning Folks ~ Well, the little flea market was NOT busy like usual. I was told their ad wasn’t right this time, and I noticed that they had a small sign posted out on the street, whereas they used to have a huge one. (Maybe someone stole it?) I made a whopping $3 yesterday, but got some goodies, made a couple of friends, enjoyed the experience, was told I had interesting things, more than the rest of the sellers and I plan to go again next month.
It’s been over 25 years since the last time we set up at a flea market and this time I did it all by myself. They supplied a nice long, sturdy table and a chair. I had mostly ‘antiques and collectibles’. The two large books are from 1862, filled with history and engravings of eminent Americans. They were the most popular item on my table. Not being advertised properly really cut on buyers but there is always next time and this quiet sale gave me a time of getting used to this again.
This guy is carved from a palm tree.
Now, here are yesterday’s goodies and my sheets.
This fabric below, is indoor/outdoor, and I plant to make a cover for the cushion that’s on the swing in the screened room off the back of cottage. It’s about 52 inches wide by 6 ft. long.
Love the rose bud fabric. 54 inches wide x about 10 ft. in length. I plan to make this into a bed skirt.
The thing about the fabrics is that on set-up day the lady was asking $5, each bundle, then yesterday when I went in and was sitting there next to her she said $4 each to someone. After awhile, she said to me, take both of those that you like for $5. I could hardly believe it, but I said ok. At the time I didn’t know what I would do with either fabric, got the ideas after I got home. Then she later she gave me the bag of polyfill for nothing.
When the lady came around to collect our fee money, and asked us if we’d be back next month, and would I like the same spot, I said yes to both, and Elaine the lady next to me said “Yes, for me too and I want to be set up right here next to Rainey.” That made me feel good. She’s been doing this little flea market for 5 years.
The little basket of flowers was 25 cents. The two necklaces $1 each. The one is stone or glass small beads, and the other has the pink beads with a rose on each bead. Both will be used in my creations.
Wanted to show you the pintucked edge which is on the top sheet and the pillow cases that were part of my goodies of the day on set-up day.
That’s it for now.
Thank you for your sweet comments about Miss Rosie, and I’m pretty sure she’s a girl. I do have 4 other girls, 3 barn kitties, and one indoor kitty. I didn’t need or want another one, but her pitiful cry and little hungry body tugged at my heart strings. Yes she is filling out, and she is so shiny and a real joy to have accompanying me in my gardens. If I could find someone who wanted her though, I would let her go to a new home. For now, she’s home here at Plum Cottage.
My latest creation. She has gold thread on her head but with the next one I will try to make her a better halo and do some other tweaking. She was fun.
Enjoy your gift of this new day.