Hi friends! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!
Yesterday Angie and I headed to the Trader's Market in Elko, MN. I didn't buy nearly as much as last year, but we still had a really good time! I finally gave in to my temptation to buy a story book doll, and another dealer was selling larger wooden spools for 20/$1.00! Great deal!
I found a box of glass ornaments for $8, and the huge cotton Santa heads are marked Japan and were $1 each. I can't wait to give them bodies and doll them up!
This skier ornament is my favorite!
LOL Ok, for some reason I kept looking at these on EBay last Easter. I just think they look cute in a vintage Easter display, but they can be pretty expensive. This guy's really big and clean, so I got him for $6.00! Angie about died! haha "Eeewwww, gross"!
I told her that I might sneak it into her bed some night! LOL
Has anyone else noticed how expensive these chairs are getting? My Grandparent's used to have a pair of red ones up at the cabin, so lately I've been thinking that I NEED a couple. This one was marked $20, but we got him to take $15 for it. I keep seeing them for like $40 though!
I think I'm going to paint it red!
OK, then this morning I went to my regular flea market. Half of the dealers didn't show because they thought it was going to rain, so that was a bummer! I finally found just the right vintage red plaid "Faribault Woolen Mill" blanket! My Grandma Dorothy was born and raised in Faribault actually. And my Mom, Aunt Judy, and I visited the Mill last fall. I can't wait to put this on my couch at Christmas-time.
When I got home from the flea, my sweet neighbor (who knows I collect x-mas) gave me this wonderful vintage stocking! She said the woman who gave it to her years ago, raised her own sheep and then used the wool to hand-make things! What a generous gift! I just love it!
These were my only other little finds this morning. The reindeer is Lefton, and I was happy to find a large bag of glass beads for $2.00! The little bird is so pretty...but I BROKE him right after I took this picture! Boooo! Oh well...
Thank you all for following along! And I'm sorry there hasn't been a Market Monday in a few weeks! I think I'm going to take a little break from buying, and actually do some artsy/crafty stuff! I miss it!
Um...Ernie? We are sooo not sleeping like this! -W