30 May 2013

come junkin' with me


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want to come along junking with me ?

memorial weekend is a buying weekend for me.

every year . . . on this weekend . . . i hit 4 major fleas

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first stop - rogers ohio 
for the 
friday flea

stay overnite in alliance ohio..and then on to 
hartville ohio 
for the 
hartville flea

then back home to washington pa
for the
washington antiques fair

and then on to
bridgeville pa
trader jack's flea market !
 
and every yard/garage/barn sale 
& antique shop 
along the way

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since i know you were wishin' you were with me..
here are some of the highlights


this is what rogers flea looks like on a good day:



seriously... have you ever seen one of these ??
it was too cool for words !


 

 
 
now that's how you pack a truck for the flea...

 

turquoise AND numbers .... hold me back !

 
 
button button who's got the button ?
 
  
country store stuff
and always windows !!
 
  
 
you do have to get up pretty early to get the good stuff...
that my friends is the moon still up...
 

 just look at the wear on the leather straps of these bells...
i'd say they've been around the block a time or two



i think that what i love about a flea most is the mix of things..
totally mid century modern chairs next to an ancient record player


i cant possible show you how large the flea is in hartville
for the holiday they have what they call an extravaganza 

there were about 1200 vendors
 
 
this pic is a tiny section 


you just never know what you will find




love me some drawers.......always !







giant dick and jane story book
you dont see that every day !
 





got barbie ?

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and what did i come home with..
lots and lots of goodies


these.....(dont ask)
 

and although i wanted all of these... i only brought home the top one





3 typewriters.....

oh and so much more...........
 
are you jealous yet ?? 

 i cant show you everything..
you have to come along next time !!!

heading out tomorrow morning forrogers again and the friday flea
 
and then saturday a somewhat local town has an  
all town flea..
cant wait !

i LOVE my job !

7 comments:

Piera said...

A happy island! hello from italy.

Liz Dujka said...

You have more fun than anyone I know! I would have loved being at the flea with you just to watch you in action. lol... And film canisters make great storage bins!! Awesome score!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sue said...

I am jealous! That looks like a lot of fun to me-

Erin Kaven said...

Jeanne, first I am jealous because I grew up in Monroeville (many years ago) and would love to trek the area with you. IF you ever see ANYTHING with Brown Dairy Company East Pittsburgh on it, shoot me a email. That was my father's dairy plant (processing not cows) from the 1800's until 1977, when it closed. The store next to it was in the family also (Brown's Dairy Store) until 1994. I would kill for signs or anything.
That said, man there is some great stuff up there. Those turquoise drawers, and the red ones. I KNOW you had fun.

Chelsea Oliver said...

So jealous! I haven't been to Rodgers since I was really little, but did get a chance to head out this past weekend to a couple (much smaller) local fleas. Loving all of your pictures!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Lisa Semenic said...

Do you have information on the musical instrument you purchased. It looks like a Marx Music Company piece made in New Troy Michigan and peddled from door to door by salesmen from 1927 to 1972. This was a colony that made unique musical instruments. I am from a small town near New Troy.

Kim said...

I go to Rogers all the time! It is so awesome and fun. I am glad I read this post on the other places you frequent. Good to Know!
Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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