Sunday, April 7, 2013

Drive Thru Flea Market


Orange, Yellow, Red Bell Peppers
If you were visiting on a Saturday morning, and we all piled into Hauler 2 (my Tahoe), and we headed to one my favorite flea markets, these are things we would NOT find:

*amazing antiques

*collectibles

*vintage home d├ęcor.

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But how about a goat, or chickens, or fresh produce, or  plants?
Mexican Limes
And the best thing of all?

I never have to park my car.



Let that sink in. 

I pull up to the gate, pay a $1 entry fee, get in line behind other cars, and drive slowly through the market.

If I see something I like, I gently hit my brakes, pray I’m not rear-ended, and hop out of the car,
waving at the car behind me.

Last weekend I bought:


red, yellow, and orange bell peppers- perfect for Black Bean Corn Salad ,

3 for $1

a bag of Mexican limes ,

$1

and bougainvilleas ,

$8.

Bougainvilleas
I have said this many times on this blog-

and whatever the adventure,
I meant it-
and I mean it now.

I was in HEAVEN.

Don’t you want to come visit?

*****

Linking to :

Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sunny Simple Sunday



11 comments:

Barbara F. said...

I'd LOVE a market like this, what fabulous produce and prices! No more need for 'dust collectors' but fresh fruit and veggies - yessss! xo

Dewena said...

A wonderful idea! I hope it catches on and spreads to TN. Having to part so far away is why I don't go to flea markets anymore. I didn't know there was such a thing as your kind of market.

Maria C said...

Now that's my kind of flea market! And I would definitely have picked up a bag of those wonderful peppers!

Tina@thriftingwithcake.blogspot.com said...

Yes!!

A drive thru flea market? Tapping your brakes when you find something? How fabulous!

I assume you had some kind of music playing loudly?

For whatever reason I envision Fleetwood Mac or Bruno Mars.... No? ;)

Theresa said...

Yes I do want to visit:) Beautiful way to spend the day! Have a blessed week dear Laura, HUGS!

Jason A. Powell said...

I hit that pulga yesterday; too funny. I walked, though! :-)

The big one across the street usually gets my attention, but I decided to check out the "drive thru." It seemed to have higher quality "stuff" without tons of Chinese knock-offs and expired drugstore items. As always, I had a great time!

Hope to run into you someday out in the pulgas!

Enjoy...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Drive thru flea market - what a great idea! Great prices! Does the line behind you have to wait until you make your purchase, or can they go around you?

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Now, how cool is that! Sounds like too much fun!

Jane said...

Love it! What fun!!

Marissa said...

Hilarious!!!
That's exactly so!
I wonder which pulga you visited?
I once found a small jar of teeth yes, teeth!!

The Gathering Place said...

As a sleepless (head cold keeping me awake) fellow blogger, I have found entertainment in reading your blog posts. I enjoy your gardening tips, shopping finds, and family connections. Thanks for making a long, restless night an interesting one.

 

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