Okay, just got back from my first HUGE flea market. I went to the R.G. Canning Ventura Flea Market. I went at seven in the morning and it was raining, a lot of people were still setting up so I took my time.
So, I was wearing my rain boots, three shirts and a jacket. The boots were nice, but I slowly had to shed layers because the sun came out and it warmed up quick.
Ty Pennington was shooting a new show, they had this set in the middle of the flea market. I guess it is called "The Great American Auction", really it was a fancy antique roadshow...and I don't think anyone had a British accent. They had an audience standing around who CLEARLY were not shoppers or anyone from the flea market. So I thought this picture was going to be as close I could get to Ty, WRONG. I was walking behind this stage and looking at some old seltzer bottles... at one point this man was next to me, and then I realize there was a camera...HELLO! There he was standing next to me, I just said "hello" and walked off. He had a huge entourage following him from vendor to vendor. It was crazy.
Speaking with my mother on the phone going in, I told her that I wanted to find stuff that was inspiring...something that I was excited to go home and start creating. Well I have a whole car of things and probably not going to sleep tonight with all the ideas that are clanging around in my brain right now.
|See the Seahawk bag and Idaho plates :-)|
|Look at all the goodies!|
|This whole box of sewing goodies, including two adorable pin cushions, measuring tape, etc.|
|Lance is going to KILL me, two more suitcases|
|Vintage dress, I love the color|
|Tool box and measuring tape, will come in handy right away|
|I scored three more vintage patters, buttons, lace and velvet trimmings. All items are being held in an old sewing drawer that I scored for free when I made a purchase.|
|Some guy stuff, a lineman tool bag for Lance and a old baseball photo for dad|
|These are so adorable! Will look great in my kitchen.|
Okay, I am obsessed with vintage linens. Up above I purchased five table clothes, one came with matching napkins. Two vintage wash clothes and a yellow apron. The apron was only five dollars and I want to use it for the pattern. I love the pink, green, and blue floral one, that one was my most expensive item today, $25.00.
|This was five dollars- Madre is going to flip.|
|This is made out of flannel, I think I will quilt something on the other side for Madre? Love the colors.|