My cat actually woke me up on the day of the flea market.
It was 6 am...........oops I slept in !
Yes it is always a very early start but believe it or not 6am wake up is heartbreaking because all of the antique dealers have been through the flea market by this time. They have been there since 4:30am with their torches looking for goodies for their stores.
Hats off to them, because no amount of cool finds will ever get me out of bed in the middle of Winter at 4am.......brrrr
I arrived at 7am and everything was completely picked over and their were spaces everywhere on tables where treasures had once been.........sigh !
The pickings were very slim but I did manage to find some bargains for my Florist store.
Vases and jugs were on top of my list and yes I found some ! YAY
I also found an old vintage baby basket for $5, perfect for carrying my flowers around to markets and very strong and durable.
An old metal bucket completed my haul and off I trotted home to clean and display my new found goodies.
Here are my items found.
Rusty old tins, Victorian era pottery, Carlton ware biscuit jar, vintage gloves, lace tablecloths and old bottles for my flowers.
and this dear little bath salt bottle is an original. It's original labels are peeling off the back but the pretty floral label on the front is still intact. The lid has long gone but that won't matter a bit once I get my flowers displayed in it !
How lovely the babies basket is !
Can you believe that babies were allowed to travel in these baskets in cars until the late 1970's. No seat belts or harness. It is so scary to think about it. I remember sitting next to my baby brother on a very hot vinyl seat in mid Summer in one of these baskets. How fortunate that safety regulations have improved over the years.
I am always on the look out for old vintage metal buckets for my flowers. The price for these buckets can be ridiculous at times but this one was $7 so I was happy to pay that price. These buckets have been around 'since the arc' and almost never die like more modern buckets.
I also picked up 2 pairs of vintage gloves. 1 lace and 1 plain with little rosettes over it (oops I forgot to get closeups)
I hope your weekend was filled with lots of sunshine and fun !