Not only did I have fun doing beachy things last week, I had great shopping times as well. I hit a barn sale, a flea market, a few thrift stores and some garage sales.
I went to a flea market on the 3rd in the middle of a major rain storm! While some of the vendors were packing up, I managed to buy a few fun things there - 3 vintage tablecloth cutters, a neat pair of old spectacles, a pretty pink perfume bottle, and a couple neat old portraits.
On the 5th, some friends of ours that used to attend our church in town and have since moved to the island, had a barn sale. This was so fun! They had the sale set up on their property with at least 8 different vendors it was so charming. I took out my camera to take a few pictures but alas no battery! That was a bummer, I would have loved for you all to see how cute everything looked. I did manage to find things I couldn't live without - like an old copper boiler, an old tin comb-brush holder, a couple ceramic bird figurines, a tape measure, an old wood folding ruler and a rhinestone pin.
While thrift store shopping, I picked up some seam binding and other trims, old bottles, a crocheted pot holder, doll clothes, enamel flower pin, vintage buttons, vintage chick figurines, old wallpaper, and this cute German elfinware pram.
Only a few garage sales were happening both weekends but they did not disappoint. I found a fabulous school desk from the 1880's, an oil painting of roses, a cute pink jewelry box, ticking shams, and a few depression glass pieces. Overall I made quite the haul.
Oh, and just to let you know, I don't always by stuff for myself.... :o) I neglected to take a picture of the two bikes I found for the girls, the large bag of play food & kitchen stuff (why? I'm reminded every time I clean up), and a few noisy toys that my Mom kept reminding me weren't going to stay at the beach. hehe
It was lots of fun!