Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flea Market Finds on a Blistery Blustery Day

I was a happy camper when I spotted this lovely green glass bowl and wouldn't you know it?  I found the vase at the next thrift store.

And look at how nicely they go together!  It would have been even nicer if I pressed the drop cloth before taking the photos!  


It was an awesome vintage sheet day today too!  Husband and I stopped by 3 thrift stores this morning and I found a few sheets at each one.  I LOVE the one on the top of the pile!!!  So much fun.

We were out and about this morning early.  I promised Husband a whole lot of fun.  After the first thrift store, he asked me where to next?  I did not really have a plan.  I said, home?  He asked me what about the promise of fun?  I had to admit that I had lied.  But in a nice, not harmful kind of way.  He suggested the cheese shop.  Who was I to say no?  The cheese shop is right next to a fantastic quilt shop and down the road from 2 very interesting not often visited thrift stores.  Off we went into the rain and the wind of November.  The last thrift store stop is right next to a great veg/deli shop and Husband suggested a picnic.  Why not?  And I remembered that this is the weekend of the bald eagle festival.  The eagles congregate to feast on the salmon that die after spawning.  We had a lovely picnic in the van while watching the bald eagles and the wind and the waves.  Saw tons of spawning salmon and several swans.  Awesome, spontaneous fun with a few thrift shops thrown in there for my thrifty fix.

I did wish at one point for an interpretative sign to explain exactly what the heck the eagles were doing when I realized we were parked right in front of just that.  Oops.  It gave a very clear explanation.  I think I had actually proclaimed that if I were in charge of the world, I would have such a sign.  Then I noticed it.  Oops.

I will be linking up with Sophie's Flea Market Finds and with Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday.
Check out all the other finds!


  1. Love the green glass - great finds!

  2. Wow! You seem to have such luck! Have you ever stopped at a thrift store and NOT found something?

  3. Two great green glass items - well done. Love the sheets too.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. hi cathy - you are a dab hand at placing odds and ends together, to start up a new story... i love that!
    i must say i voted for you, babe, last week; i found your dish and lid story heart rendering, nothing better. just wanted to slip that in.
    ps - you are in good charge! ;)))

  5. Great finds! I have a vintage sheet love too, always hunting them out.

  6. Cathy, you had a very nice day, thrift shopping and finding items you love, and a picnic with the love of your life. What a nice memory.❤ Love the green bowl and vase.