Sunday, August 09, 2009

Flea Market Finds

Yesterday started off nicely with friends stopping by for coffee on their early morning walk. After that I decided to go to a nearby community and pick up some salad greens at the supermarket there. That done, himself wanted to drop into the Goodwill to see if there were any new books on the go. Standing up against the front of the shop were two wonderful straw brooms.


So, I bring them inside the shop and go up to the counter. The woman at the check out says "Going on a trip are you?" I cracked up at that point, lol. "Yes," I said, "Hallowe'en is not far off now". After paying for the brooms and turning to leave, she says "And if I see you by the moon?" "Wave" I said. I then see himself coming with a clock in his hands. The man is obsessed with clocks, telephones and purses (mens). "How much?" he asks. One dollar says the woman. It was a done deal.

If you open the front of the clock there is a hidden space for keys.


Then we heard about another flea market so took off for that. I ended up with Bees wax candles.


Two brass xmas stocking holders.


And himself bought a set of chinese men ornaments. The hand was broken on one so he got them for 50 cents.


All in all a good day. If all goes well my daughter and grandson will be arriving later today. Hopefully it will be warm and sunny. I'm off to get prepared. I've also sketched out some designs for fairy doors that I want to make so will have a look around for wood later this morning.

14 comments:

Ali said...

Great finds. I love your beeswax candle. They're preferable to any other kind.

Ali

richard said...

I know U like the crows, so I post every crow i can get in my camera"s wiev :).

Tricia said...

Your flea markets sounds like good fun and I can see why you couldn't resist those two brooms. Lol

The chat between you and the shop assistant had me giggling :D

Fingers crossed your daughter and grandson make it to see you.

oldcrow61 said...

Ali, yes, I'm thrilled with the candles.

Richard, aww, you're a darling. We must chat one of these days.

Tricia, just got call from daughter, they'll be on their way in an hour or so.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

If it wasnt for second hand I'd be without so many of the things I treasure! I love to find books filled with lovely photos of southwestern USA, and just this week I found an awesome photo hardback book for $2.35 Im so thrilled! Your buys are terrific..I cant believe $1 for that handsome clock! WOW--dontcha love it!

oldcrow61 said...

lol Dixie, sounds like you get good buys as well. It sure is fun.

Tricia said...

Woo hoo - great news about your daughter OC.

oldcrow61 said...

lol Tricia, yes, I'm excited.

ShySongbird said...

I love seeing the treasures people find, the clock was a real bargain and I smiled as soon as I saw the brooms or besoms as we call them ;) Hope you have/had a wonderful time with your daughter and grandson.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love flea markets. Your bees wax candle is cute, haven't seen one like that. I'm looking forward to seeing your fairy doors.
Marnie

Janine said...

I love seeing peoples flea market finds. The clock is wonderful.

Cicero Sings said...

Love the brooms and the story to go along with!

That clock was a steal of a deal.

Gallicissa said...

Very interesting items, OC!

Jan said...

Love the clock, what a great idea to have keys inside.

Hope you are having a great time with your folks.