Saturday, August 22, 2009

It May Be A Crazy Flea Market But It’s My Flea Market

Flea market 2

      When I have mentioned the flea market in previous posts, I may have created a mind’s eye impression of what it looks like.  Trust me.  It doesn’t look like what you may have pictured.

     At the flea market in my area , I spend more time BENT OVER digging than I do standing up and leisurely walking around. The vendors are not too concerned with merchandising and organization.

Flea market photo

     This may not appeal to you.  Is that an understatement?  However, digging appeals to me. It is a search after all, right? There ARE treasures hidden there somewhere.


    The search includes interesting sights at times, but I like that too.  I love the fun of it all.  Once my daughter saw a man, after purchasing a live goat, throw it in the trunk of his car. That makes me laugh.


     And then there are things like this that are wonderful and exciting to find.


     And on several occasions I went home with a case of these for my husband.  Cold mango slices are wonderful on cereal in the morning.

     I have to cut this short.  It’s that time of the morning .  These photos reminded me I need to get moving to see what is out there this weekend.


Elizabethd said...

How fascinating, not a bit like we have here!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Laura...that's "one stop shopping" if I've ever seen it! Where else can you get food, toys and a goat all in one place????
everything vintage
ps...I totally dig you...I'm a digger too!

blushing rose said...

What a sight ... TTFN ~Marydon

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a fun place to shop.

Mandy said...

oh - i dont live very far from you - where is the great flea market?

Unknown said...

Okay....I'm speechless! What a huge mess! My daughter loves to dig, not me. I'm more for the organized sort of flea market shopper.

Domestic Designer said...

Wow! You have to really work for your treasures but I am sure that makes the find that much sweeter! Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Wow...interesting! It makes the find all the more fun!!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Ha! This post really did make me laugh out loud! Yes, I have been to this sort of a flea market and you CAN find some great stuff. I'm not sure I'm quite as patient as you. I usually expect things to be quite cheap if I have to work for the find!

Unknown said...

I love to dig!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

If you can wade through all of that, there's probably some really wonderful things there. That reminds me of most of the yard sales I find around here. Thanks for the look. Hugs, Marty

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Oh my word... are the prices lower since you have to dig?
I would love it, my junking partners???? Not so sure!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Laura; I love those kind of flea markets, I love to dig and look for the one thing that has my name all over it... I love the old antique shops that are not all fancied up, I love the old dusty ones,,, the hunt is just so exciting to your flea market is my kind of shopping... Have a great weekend..


trash talk said...

When there is a pile involved, I usually send Jenn in to ferret out something for me...she's not afraid of anything, BUT...not even for sweet charity would I send her in there. I'd be afraid she'd be lost forever. Oh mylanta, how do you even know where to start? I have never seen anything like it and girl, I've been around!

Jennifer said...

Hi Laura! What a fun flea market. The thrill of the search is often just as exciting as finding that perfect item you have been looking for.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I was great meeting you and I look forward to following your blog as well! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

Kat said...

I know there just has to be treasure there, but how long does it take to find it? The goats in the pen cracked me up, only in Texas! Kathy

Marguerite said...

Looks like a challenge to find treasures in that heap! But, since you do manage to find so many lovely things, there, I'll take your word for it. Had to laugh out loud about the goats.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love those classic looking pots and urns..especially the pink ones! ~Patti


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