It was a beautiful morning here in Augusta GA, you would have thought that the yard sales would have been in abundance. Unfortunately for Mom and I that was not the case. We found about 5 or 6 yard sales that advertised our kind of "junk" and even those did not yield many great treasures (not enough to satisfy us anyway). What to do? What to do? We decided to head over to the "Barnyard" Flea Market to try our luck there but before I get to that story here are a couple of my yard sale finds:
I got a really good deal on this lamp (it needs a little TLC but I think it has potential)
This little vintage juicer was too cute!
Now on to the Flea Market adventure. As far as treasures go, the Flea Market can be kind of hit or miss. It is quite an interesting place though. I mean where else can you get your portrait made, have something monogrammed and get a dental checkup (I'm not kidding - they had a booth that offered dental check ups) all in one place. We always start at the back where the outside vendors set up and I found a few goodies right off the bat. There are a couple of inside booths that we always like to check out and as we wandered through the first one, Mom found a piece of jewelry that she asked about. The guy told her he would sell it for $4 and she told him she would take it. It had a mark on it but Mom forgot to bring her loop so she asked the guy if he could read it for her (big mistake). He got out his loop and after reading the mark he quickly told her the piece was broken and shoved it in a drawer. I can't tell you how mad that made me! It was all I could do not to tell him off. I don't think he will ever see any of our business again. Still furious we moved on to my favorite booth (this lady always has interesting stuff) where I found some vintage German paper lace. It is quite lovely. There were several other very interesting items at the Flea Market that piqued my interest but the price just wasn't right so I had to leave them behind. Here are the items I didn't leave behind:
Vintage Cocktail Shaker
Some Rusty Junk
Oh my, and this wonderful Vintage German Paper Lace
Even though we didn't find that much today, we had fun as we always do and I always feel blessed to be able to share my adventures in junking with my wonderful mother!
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