Either I've lost my thrift mojo or it's just plain slim pickings this summer. Either way, I'm arriving home after a morning of Thrifting with very little to show for. I purchased 4 of these fabulous aqua colored glasses at the Flea Market. They are going to be for sale in my case at the Antique Society in Sebastpol.
The Flea Market is such a fasciating experience. Since I wake up so early these days, I tend to get to the Flea Market just as dealers are setting up or even when they are just arriving. I'm not alone though as I always see the familiar faces of local dealers. Many I know from standing in line every weekend at estate sales. It's really a wonderful social event as well as a venue to buy inventory.
Since the early buyers are a little too early, we start making the circuits around the Flea Market. We look at the items new sellers are setting out and wait for new sellers to arrive to start unloading. When we see another dealer that we know, we typically stop to chat with each other, complain about the somewhat bad thrifting summer and then carry on with walking around. Since I typically work on my own much of the week, this chance to catch up with others is a nice addition to my business. Yesterday I walked around with a friend of mine named Steve. He's a silver and gold buyer but he also buys books, smalls (as we call them which refer to small pieces of inventory) and much more. He's a wealth of knowledge and I adore talking to him and learning everything I can from him. It's one of my favorite aspects of the Flea Market.
These were purchased from the same booth as the aquamarine glasses. These will also be for sale in my case.
With the Flea Market, you really never know what you will find. Some days I go away practically empty handed. I still enjoy it though and it's a fun part of my Sunday morning.
I bought this at an estate sale on Friday morning. The seller told me that it was an antique wooden wheel mold. I've yet to research it properly. Does anyone know off hand if that is the purpose of this? It needs a tiny bit of cleaning but I think it has a great patina.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
Thrift Share Monday celebrates the Art of Thrifting. As a community of readers and bloggers we are able to connect through the process of buying second hand, selling and sharing.
We Thrift - We Share
Here are some guidelines if you would like to join Thrift Share:
- Your Thrift Share Monday blog post should include your thrifted finds from the weekend.
- Create a blog post with photos of your items.
- Link your Thrift Share Monday post back to Apron Thrift Girl.
- Link to your Thrift Share Monday post on Apron Thrift Girl using inlinkz below.
- If you participate with Thrift Share Monday regularly, please add a button to your side bar so that we can build our Thrift Share Community.
Don't forget to visit Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds.