Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday Morning Tradition


From mid April through the end of October is flea market season around here. It's a Sunday morning tradition. The gates open around 6:00 am and stay open until the last vendor has closed up, usually about 1:00 pm. It's a big outdoor market spread over several acres and draws shoppers from all over our local area and the neighboring counties. You can find all the typical flea market merchandise there as well as garden plants, fresh produce and bakery items. Because we're in the middle of farm country, small livestock is pretty common, too.


How cute is the old ride on horse?! And no, that's not what I meant by small livestock! I just didn't get any pictures of the live animals.




The weather was perfect for lots of leisurely browsing. I'm sure you're wondering if we came home with any great finds. Yep, we did!



Mr. Willougby spotted this one. It's a six bottle liquor dispenser for our bar. When the bottles are inserted, they are held in place upside down. Press a glass upward on a nozzle and a perfect shot will be dispensed directly into the glass. Now if we could only figure out how to take it apart to clean it!


This was my find of the day. It's an old glass pitcher, about 8 inches tall. The bottom is pressed with "Made in Italy". Mr. Willoughby said his grandma had a pitcher just like it for milk. I'm not sure if I'll use it for serving drinks or put flowers in it and use it as a vase. At $2, I couldn't pass it up.

I can hardly wait to see what's there next Sunday!

10 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I LOVE flea markets. There are so many interesting goodies one can find. Even if one doesn't fine something that particular day, it's always fun!

5thsister said...

Ditto to what Purple said. Flea Markets are so much fun...even the kids have a great time! My little guy always finds a "must have". I like your finds, btw.

PurpleHoodieChick said...

Aw, you should have gotten some of the pictures of the animals! There were some cute puppies and kittens!

Heidi said...

I love going to garage sales. In 2 weeks I get to go up to the city to a big town wide garage sale. I'm so excited. I save for months and always find tons of great stuff. I always get the kids new looking clothes and shoes and all kinds of good junk!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I love your finds! We only have one flea market around here, and it's always hit-or-miss; sometimes I find great stuff, other times it seems to be all junk.

L.B. said...

We have a swap meet about a mile or two from my house but we've never been since we moved in here, in late 2005. I really need to go. Your stuff looks great.

Raoulysgirl said...

We don't have a flea market here in Podunk. I wish we did...I would love to go browse!!!

Lissaloo said...

Flea Markets are a blast! I love the vase/pitcher :)

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVELOVE going to garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores. My favorite thing to do. Looks like you have an awesome flea market. Lucky!!

abby jenkins said...

Oh you're killing me....I adore perusing flea markets & tag sales but am in the process of selling my house in VT which is filled to the brim with treasures. Going to have a flea market of my own but will not sell my glass pitcher which is exactly like yours. Great for lemonaide.