Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The July Flea!

The July flea market was last weekend! I don't know if it was the fact that we're going to the World's Longest Yard Sale this weekend (you can see my posts about it last year here) or the fact that lots of the usual vendors weren't there, but I just wasn't feeling it as much this month. But I still saw some great stuff to share with you: 
Can you believe I resisted that poodle? It is one of those 3D ish hologram ones! I don't have many wall spaces left in my house, so I've gotten pickier.
My best buddies came with me of course. Thomas is coming with us to the yard sale too! I can't wait! Two more days!
 I hope someone buys all three and hangs them up in that exact order.
After I took this photo, the woman running the booth told me that I was the fourth person to take that same picture and she wondered why. Maybe it is because that head is CREEPY! I think it is the combo of the painted on features, missing nose, and rubbed off skin tone. She thought it might be the hat.
 Hmmmm, tempting. 
This vendor has had this awesome chair for over a year! I LOVE it so much, I can't believe it hasn't sold! If I had a place for it I would have picked it up by now. Maybe someday I'll have a great patio and need a vintage lounging chair.
I really love this sign too. Look at his tail! Now I wish I would have asked the price. It would look cute hanging in the pug's room!
 Travis was looking for one in his size. Cute. 
It was a nice day, a little hot but not sweltering. We kept seeing people with these cups of lemonade and it looked so good we couldn't resist!
 It was so good! Even if most of the cup was filled with ice. 
 Old metal letters. 
I got real excited when I thought these were old home movies. But they were old radio ads. Probably still good, but I don't have a player for them.
 I did this get reel of home movies! I'm kind of mad that I only got one! The vendor had a big box full. I wasn't sure what it would be (we've bought reels before, only to get them home and they turn out to be dirty movies! hah!) so I was cautious. It is awesome though! It's kind of hard to read, but this reel contains "My Birthday, also, dad's grandma's, paulie's 3rd, Xmas '55; Dixie's Broken Leg (Dixie is a dog! it's cute!) and more! We set up the projector a few nights ago and watched it, along with some of the home movies my Grandma gave me. I want to have an old home movie viewing party soon!
 I really loved these Beatle tie tack pins! I hadn't seen them before, and they were cute! I kind of wish the vendor was selling them individually, because I didn't want to blow our whole budget on one thing! I understand though. And I don't know if I could have picked which one!
 It wouldn't be the flea market if I didn't see some creepy cute taxidermy! 
 Even though we bought almost nothing, it was still fun to run around the fair grounds with Travis and Thomas. I really can't wait until this weekend!
After the flea we went to the Sunflower Cafe in Berry Hill! It is a kind of new mostly vegan restaurant. It is so good! I got the mock chicken salad wrap and some mushroom soup. Both were amazing.
Thomas and Travis both got sample platters. Look at all that beautiful food! They have a raw kale salad with currants and tahini dressing that is delicious! I never thought I would say that about raw kale.
I don't need to do a separate post to show you what I got at the flea because other than the reel and a few little restaurant soup bowls, this is all I got! There weren't even many vendors with photos this month. It was weird!
 My favorite is this guy with the budgie. 
Or maybe this one, where the guys appear to be hanging from the phone wire. 


  1. This looked like it would have been amazing & I would have needed thousands to attend!

    Get will power to resist that poodle pic. That Pan Am carrier & sign is adorable.

  2. My brother has that poodle (but not for long...I'm planning a heist)! I love that "Give me flowers while I live" sign; the sentiment is equally practical and morbid at the same time. I can't wait to see what you find at the World's Longest Yard Sale; it's definitely on my list of things to do in the future.

  3. So I guess my only question is- which soap opera star did you get for me? I need one above my bed so I can have sexy 80s dreamboats in my dreams

  4. That is so neat that you can watch that kind of movie reel.

    I sure would like to,take a browse around that market, always looks to be lots of neat stuff!

  5. The flea this month was good, but I was the same as you, didn't bring much home! We had been planning on the world's longest yard sale again this year but now we need to pick up some furniture so I dunno. We might do the part near Chattanooga for Saturday.

  6. I would LOVE to take a stroll around that market. Our Flea Market is so terrible! If I wanted Dollar Store stuff, I would go to the Dollar Store!

  7. That is so super cool. Very nice. I would love to go.


  8. Lots of cool stuff!! I love flea markets.

  9. Good luck at the sale! I almost had the Mister talked into going but then he had to go out of town. I don't think it will be as sweltering hot this year for y'all! Can't wait to see what you get!

  10. Is that Tad Martin from All My Children in the middle of the top row! LOL! We used to watch soaps at my granny's during the summers. And now they're all cancelled....
    I love your flea market posts. Truly, I live vicariously through these posts ;)
    And I, too can't wait to see what you get at the Yard Sale Mecca!!

  11. Holographic poodle (BAND. NAME). I wish I'd seen that, I didn't go in there for some reason! I want to try that Sunflower Cafe place. And that telephone wire hanging guy looks dangerous!! Be careful, vintage mister!!

  12. The upcoming giant yard sale was awesome.

    urban hounds

  13. I love the old metal letters, the people were taking pictures of the creepy head not the hat I'm sure, flea market lemonade is the best, I would have had to go with John (he's my favorite). Wow that was a mouthful. I wish I was going on the World's Longest Yard Sale, I keep saying one year I am going to take vacation and go! Hope you find some great things along the way!

  14. I lOVE the soap star posters. So rad.

  15. I'm wondering how much that very cool lounge chair was going for?

  16. Punch and Judy replaced by Punch and Satan


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