Monday, August 26, 2013

Flea Market Finds...under all the crap

I hope you are having a great week. 
 It has rained here EVERY single day for at least a month.  Not just a little
shower but big storms with lots of thunder and lightning.  Every time it rains
we lose internet connection...ughh.  The clouds are moving in so I am typing
really fast to get this post finished.
Our current town doesn't have many thrift stores or antique shops.  What it
does have is a large farmer/flea market every weekend.  We go every Saturday
to buy our fresh vegetables and fruit. 
This market is not like the cute ones some of you are close enough to visit. I
envy those that live close to Scotts, Cantons, Lucketts and all those other
fabulous vintage markets.
You won't find any shabby chic, painted furniture, darling vintage items,
antiques or beautiful antique rugs.  What you will find in abundance is
tools, lawnmowers, DVDs, used toys and lots of engine parts.  We normally
buy our fruits and vegetables,  run through the rest of the flea market in
record time and back home within an hour. 
Occasionally rarely there is a dealer there with a few things of interest and luckily
I have bought them at a really great price.  Take a look below at my recent flea
market finds.


This large transferware tureen is in perfect condition and a great bargain at $2.00!
You know how much I love seashells and anything coastal.  I found this big piece
of coral sitting inside a dirty aquarium.  I didn't want the aquarium so the dealer sold
me just the coral for $1.00. Yipeee

I grabbed both of these and ran to the car before
they could change their mind.

You can see our giant clam shell in the corner...still loving it. 



The blue and white grain sack fabric is from Décor Steals and I plan on covering
 two chairs with it.  The chairs are currently in storage until we buy a house.

Check back to see my other great finds.  In the meantime I hope you will visit


xx,
Sherry

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31 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Can't believe that great price! You are indeed lucky because that piece is a keeper!

NanaDiana said...

Whoa- Sherry- What GREAT finds. That transferware piece is fantastic...can't believe the price. And love the coal, too- xo Diana

Sandy said...

Great find, and you displayed it beautifully. Also you can't beat that price.
Sandy

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I too would have run to the car. What awesome prices...
Luv the tureen. AND the coral :-) SCORE!!!
Hugs, Gee

Ron said...

OMG! A dollar for that coral....WOW!!! I love both your finds. You cannot beat those deals aka steals!!! xo

Debra Oliver said...

that tureen is just amazing, what a find!! but I know what you mean about car parts and lawnmowers. yuck!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

FABULOUS finds Sherry!!

Nita Stacy said...

That tureen was a great find and the coral looks really nice in it. You may not have an abundance at this market but when you do find something it's a great deal!

Down to Earth Style said...

The storms have been crazy. Nice now here in VA. I love that blue grain sack as a runner.

sharon smith said...

Those are my kind if bargains! I love the tureen, who makes it?
Sharon
@novaraway

sweet violets said...

I want that tureen.....I have the matching bowl and platter!!! Lucky find for you!!!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love the tureen! DVD's and lawnmower parts? I bet there are more folks like you yearning for something else! Maybe you should start selling?? Glad you're enjoying your new life and I hear you with the rain.....same here in Va!! It's turning the corner though....sunny and cooler!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I can't believe the price of this amazing tureen!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

You just never know do you Sherry? That's why we keep looking. :) That tureen is gorgeous! Speaking of lawnmowers. An elderly bachelor guy who lived out here in a tiny house passed away a year ago and there was an estate sale last weekend. Talk about a hoarder! OMG...I was afraid to walk thru the house. The mouse had moved in. Yuk! But did I find a treasure or two? Yep..hidden up in the kitchen cabinets. Hope all is well. xo

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Good grief, I can't believe the BARGAINS you got! Love the bowl and the CORAL! XO, Pinky

thepaintedapron.com said...

Congrats, that is a find!! I love that table too!
Jenna

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Great bargains is right! That coral would have sold for $40.00 or more... and the soup tureen is gorgeous! Great eye for beautiful finds!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Super find and great vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

Oh....my.....gosh! I love what you found and can't believe the prices! I don't blame you for running with them for fear they would say there were supposed to be more zero's attached to those prices. LOL! Love the coral! I looked at some while in FL on vacation and they were all soooo expensive! I still want some, but need to find the right price.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those really are start the car deals!!

Delores Arabian said...

What a great find. Love how you displayed it all.

CAROL NANCE said...

Wow, you really did great! Love everything. I am also a coastal girl.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Great finds! Lucky you, that tureen is lovely and the coral looks great there.
Besos!

Elena said...

Those are great finds! I love that table too.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I always find the best, cheap stuff in those places you usually wouldn't go looking in....like junky flea markets with car parts! I actually found some fabulous finds in my own garage while looking for something! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and following you via Bloglovin'!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, what amazing finds - and the price!! ~Pernilla

Mom in High Heels said...

Love it! I have that same dish (and lid). I got in in a "mystery box" from a flea market in Germany. The box cost 5 Euro (about $7) and inside was this dish and 7 other matching pieces! I was ecstatic. I love the way you use it here. When my household good arrive from Europe (a few weeks!), I may have to think of how I can use my dishes in a similar way.

Nook and Cranny said...

Love it, and only three dollars! Better than a specialty shop and you saved a ton of money.
Visiting from Common Ground today.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Suzan Sweatman said...

I've started a collection of soup tureens - and that's just the most beautiful one I've ever seen Sherry!!!
What a steal - what a find!
XOXO

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sherry! I just wanted you to know that I chose your lovely tureen and coral for one of my features at The Scoop this week! Thanks so much for sharing!...hugs...Debbie

Michele Alger said...

Though a good find is rare, WHAT A DEAL! When you win, you sure win big. Beautiful choices. SCORE, woman!! ;) xoxo