Saturday, August 16, 2008

images of a flea market

Bright and early (4:45am) yesterday morning,my friend and I headed off to Oronoco, Minnesota to find the bargains at their annual flea market. I got ready the night before and got out my flea market bag... that by the way I made myself from a Amy Butler pattern...I love it! it is a perfect hands free little over the shoulder bag! I loaded it up with my cash and other flea market essentials. The morning started out really foggy which you can see in my pictures. After a two hour drive we arrived in Oronoco, which is the name of a little town nestled in the hills of Minnesota, it basically shuts down it's little streets and the whole town becomes the flea market. I have a picture of our trucks parked in some one's back yard up against their house! and you can see how the antique vendors set up in the resident's back yards is so much fun! We spent the day looking for bargains and doing a lot of chit chatting with our antiquing was so nice to see everyone again! Here are some of the pictures I took yesterday...enjoy!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

a day of flea marketing and marketing!

Yesterday was a full to the flea market in the morning and then on to the Minneapolis gift market. The flea market was on the grounds of a old farm stead here in Minnesota, Dunn brothers bought the homestead a few years ago and turned the house into a coffee shop...what a great location for a flea market! Here are some pictures of the event...I had to buy this little brown shoe!! there was only one but it was speaking to me. I think I will embellish it with some old buttons and maybe make it into a pin cute. Most of these pictures were taken of my friend Jane Hall's (Mustard Moon)booth...I have featured her once a month sales on my blog before...I love her junk! it is always unique and she has the best prices around...Jane is always a day brightener. The picture of the bottom of this post is of Jane and our friend Lynn...I really didn't want to leave this great setting but Lynn had buying to do at our local gift market, We had to shift gears and think Christmas! yikes. I have been out of the business for a couple years now but I still like to go to market and help Lynn with the decision making...the problem was not many decision were made, there wasn't much new to see. We just wanted to find a few new items but only found one! not good. Therefore no pictures of market...maybe next time! I hope a good weekend was had by all!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

thank you Connie!

I want to thank Connie at Magnolia Street style for passing this award on to me! it was so sweet of you! I have never gotten a award before, this means a lot to me! I am off to the gift market this weekend with my friend Lynn...I hope we find lots of new goodies! I will post about it if we do!