The weather was very cool and overcast but no rain so we gave it a shot. I love looking at all sorts of junk. You just never know what you'll find. I do try to restrain myself and only buy "necessary" items that won't add to my growing collection of clutter. Still . . . a girl's gotta have SOME fun at a flea market.
I saw a few vintage quilts but not many. No real antiques, mostly contemporary ones imported from China.
Nothing I felt I needed. I do believe I need to make a small quilt using pink, indigo and apple green, though!
In addition to quilts, I'm always on the lookout for authentic Barbie dolls or outfits from the early '60s to add to my vintage collection. Don't see many anymore.
Don't tell anyone but I actually paid $10.00 for the sunglasses a few years ago. Yes, for a doll. You don't want to know how much for the little zippered travel case to complete the outfit, LOL. Hey, I didn't buy any fabric that week. The outfit is original and belonged to my Barbie from my childhood but the accessories for most of the clothes got lost over the years. I like to try to replace them sometimes, just for fun. Maybe I'll take a look at eBay later : )
I'd been wanting a small iron like this with a green handle for awhile, ever since my publisher used one as a prop to photograph the Feedsack Flower Garden quilt in my first book, American Doll Quilts.
Now I have my very own toy iron. And then I spotted this one and knew I needed it just as much as the other one -
I haggled a bit and got both for almost nothing. What a deal! The little one with the green handle is something I would have loved as a kid. I do not believe my mom would ever have let me have one if I asked for it though. I was kind of clumsy as a child and you can guess what would have happened. But I can almost see myself ironing doll dresses alongside my mom. She was a great ironer, my mom, as were many women from that era. Me, now? Not so much. We live in a different world today, don't we? My own kids would not have known what to do with a toy iron. Wash & Wear, that's been my motto for years and the one they grew up with.
Of course, my husband wanted to know what I was going to do with my finds. Like there's an actual answer to that question . . .