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May 4, 2014

Spring at Last + Flea Market Finds!



Is May the prettiest month of all?





All the cherry trees are in full bloom this weekend -- a glorious sight to behold.  We rented a car yesterday and drove out of the city with my mother for a change of scenery.  Our friend Sharon joined us.





Even though we didn't get north of Sleepy Hollow, it really felt "away."  The dogs had fun too!



Of course, no weekend would be complete without some fabulous flea market finds.

$1 silk scarves!













$2 vintage earrings...



Second-hand CD's!



$3 linen-blend shirting!





Ranking among the most disturbing things I've seen at the flea market ever was this unopened package from Baltimore's Metro Crematory.  You too can end up for sale at the flea market!  (Could this be legal?)



Also sighted: a Barbie board game and Princess Diana wedding doll.





In other news, today I made some practice buttonholes for my paisley shirt but will probably hold off until tomorrow to make the real ones as I'm still recovering from a potent Bloody Mary at brunch.



And that's it.  Who knows what sewing surprises the coming week may bring?

What's the strangest thing you've ever seen for sale at a flea market?

Have a great day, everybody!

15 comments:

  1. Love your posts! The strangest thing I ever saw at a flea mkt (somewhat along the same lines of what you saw) was a small coffin, like about the size that could be used for a child. Made me sad for the rest of the day��

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    1. Oh that's terrible. You;re the first to respond, but I think you win this round.

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  2. I just found that Barbie game at a local thrift shop! It's fun when drinking mojitos :)

    Okay, I haven't found anything as disturbing as a coffin or box of remains (?) and I am perfectly okay with that. You both win!

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  3. The coffin and the ashes are both extremely disturbing finds at the Flea market ; (
    On a more positive note; silk scarves for $1 wow. My favourite is the grey and red one. Would it be wrong to say to die for...... ooopps already did. Cheeky!

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  4. The breed of the dog on the last photo is lagotto romagnolo. A very rare breed.

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    1. It also looks a helluva lot like my mini GoldenDoodle!

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  5. I've never seen anything strange at a flea market , I don't think we have them in England! but i'm in love with the Barbie board game I'd probably just put the box on the wall like a canvas x

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    1. Of course you have flea markets in England! You may not call it a "flea market", but the Portobello Market in London is one of the best in the world.

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    2. WHAT DO YOU THINK CAR BOOT SALES ARE????

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  6. I'm going to put the crematory box and small sized coffin right out of my mind. I'm all for embracing our mortality, but at a flea market...maybe not. I love the cheerful black nose in the final photo. Glad your coterie enjoyed a nice day out of the city. :)

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  7. The Vera scarf and linen shirting were excellent scores!

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  8. I was recently on local TV after the owner of a favourite "junk store" (One of those that is delightfully grubby, uintidy, and filled with all kinds of weirdness and which are becoming as rare as the dodo bird) had scored a 200-year-old child's tombstone that was apparently found lying about in some woods in the area by the people whose estate sale it ended up at. He also has a collection of taxidermied animals and insects on offer. I have to admit, though, that the parcel is definitely WEIRD; I could see an urn with somebody's ashes still in it coming up for sale, maybe, but an urn still in the package? Never been opened? Now THAT is weird! There may not be any ashes in it, of course; maybe it's just the URN in that package that somebody ordered for the ashes they were keeping in a cigar box or whatever while waiting for the urn to arrive!

    And yes: nice scarves and nice linen-blend material!
    We have no flowers yet other than croci, violets and daffodils; the FORSYTHIA hasn't even bloomed yet! I saw ONE small bush with blooms on it; that's ALL. And it's early MAY!

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  9. A vintage evening coat...but I think that Vera scarf for $1 was a super score!

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  10. The strangest thing I ever saw at a flea market was an articulated artificial limb. It was a leg, just there on the ground under a table. I don't think it fell off a customer! Of course now I wish I'd bought it because I could have made my very own leg lamp. :)

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