when i do shows...
people are always asking me where i find
all my materials..
i tell them...
i am a flea market junkie !
i am very lucky
here in pittsburgh,
we have a multitude of flea markets,
antique shows, and
this past weekend was a perfect example
friday we headed to rogers flea market
it is one of the biggest anywhere around
we head out at the crack of dawn..
it's a little over an hour away..
and after 9 am..it's get very crowed..
you can always find interesting junk there !
this is a telephone...cool huh?
this is a trunk that folds out to a table..
never saw one of those before
here's the crowd..
before it gets crowded !
lots of antiques
but no typewriters this trip..
acouple good deals on silverware though !
foggy crack of dawn again...
headed about an hour
in the opposite direction
to an annual antique fair
they usually have some higher end stuff
at this show...
look at this quilt..it had the tiniest squares
cant imagine how long it took someone to make it !
lots of old chippy wood in great colors !
and furniture to die for !
it's always a good show...
but no typewriters here either !
bought lots of vintage jewelry though to rework !
this show is also good
for lots of primitives..
harder to come by these days
i did buy this awesome light, mirror, shelf,
towel rack, medicine cabinet !!!
it's going to fantastic in my bathroom
if we can figure out how to hang it !!
can you beleive this table?
16 feet long
original...not newly made..
came out a huge kitchen i'm told
there are also a few antique shops
(more like junk shops)
on the way,
which are always fun to stop at
this was way cool.
it held sewing macine needs and shuttles
you spun the dial and it would open to the section you wanted
sunday...again crack of dawn..
headed about an hour in another
we have great antique market out in washington county
lots of unique items here
loved the color of this childs set
and i really wanted this...
dont ask me what these are???
and did you ever see one of these with the wrapper on ??
i never did...
after this show,
i came home and hit the local flea...
which was packed today cause the
weather was nice...
got another type and a bunch of religious medals
we are really lucky around here as far as fleas go
we have a local one which is ok..
we can hit rogers any friday..it's always good..
and each weekend, there is an anique or fleatique
within an hours drive
we are also loaded with antique and junk shops
just about any direction you drive...
so..this is just one weekend..
and there's where i find my 'junk'
off to my yurt vaca tomorrow
for a week of solitude,
and massive jewelry making
for the country living fair !!