Flea Market Finds…under all the crap

by Sherry
 It has rained here EVERY single day for at least a month.  Not just a little
shower but big storms with lots of thunder and lightning.  Every time it rains
we lose internet connection…ughh.  The clouds are moving in so I am typing
really fast to get this post finished.
Our current town doesn’t have many thrift stores or antique shops.  What it
does have is a large farmer/flea market every weekend.  We go every Saturday
to buy our fresh vegetables and fruit.
This market is not like the cute ones some of you are close enough to visit. I
envy those that live close to Scotts, Cantons, Lucketts and all those other
fabulous vintage markets.
You won’t find any shabby chic, painted furniture, darling vintage items,
antiques or beautiful antique rugs.  What you will find in abundance is
tools, lawnmowers, DVDs, used toys and lots of engine parts.  We normally
buy our fruits and vegetables,  run through the rest of the flea market in
record time and back home within an hour.
Occasionally rarely there is a dealer there with a few things of interest and luckily
I have bought them at a really great price.  Take a look below at my recent flea
market finds.
This large transferware tureen is in perfect condition and a great bargain at $2.00!
You know how much I love seashells and anything coastal.  I found this big piece
of coral sitting inside a dirty aquarium.  I didn’t want the aquarium so the dealer sold
me just the coral for $1.00. Yipeee
I grabbed both of these and ran to the car before
they could change their mind.
You can see our giant clam shell in the corner…still loving it.
The blue and white grain sack fabric is from Décor Steals and I plan on covering
 two chairs with it.  The chairs are currently in storage until we buy a house.
Check back to see my other great finds.  In the meantime I hope you will visit

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Vel Criste August 26, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Can't believe that great price! You are indeed lucky because that piece is a keeper!

NanaDiana August 26, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Whoa- Sherry- What GREAT finds. That transferware piece is fantastic…can't believe the price. And love the coal, too- xo Diana

Sandy August 26, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Great find, and you displayed it beautifully. Also you can't beat that price.

Gee Singh Newbanks August 26, 2013 - 10:20 pm

I too would have run to the car. What awesome prices…
Luv the tureen. AND the coral 🙂 SCORE!!!
Hugs, Gee

Ron August 26, 2013 - 10:35 pm

OMG! A dollar for that coral….WOW!!! I love both your finds. You cannot beat those deals aka steals!!! xo

Debra Oliver August 26, 2013 - 11:11 pm

that tureen is just amazing, what a find!! but I know what you mean about car parts and lawnmowers. yuck!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting August 27, 2013 - 1:28 am

FABULOUS finds Sherry!!

Nita Stacy August 27, 2013 - 1:46 am

That tureen was a great find and the coral looks really nice in it. You may not have an abundance at this market but when you do find something it's a great deal!

Down to Earth Style August 27, 2013 - 1:55 am

The storms have been crazy. Nice now here in VA. I love that blue grain sack as a runner.

sharon smith August 27, 2013 - 2:22 am

Those are my kind if bargains! I love the tureen, who makes it?

sweet violets August 27, 2013 - 4:00 am

I want that tureen…..I have the matching bowl and platter!!! Lucky find for you!!!

miss flibbertigibbet August 27, 2013 - 8:55 am

Love the tureen! DVD's and lawnmower parts? I bet there are more folks like you yearning for something else! Maybe you should start selling?? Glad you're enjoying your new life and I hear you with the rain…..same here in Va!! It's turning the corner though….sunny and cooler!

[email protected] August 27, 2013 - 11:18 am

I can't believe the price of this amazing tureen!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest August 27, 2013 - 12:16 pm

You just never know do you Sherry? That's why we keep looking. 🙂 That tureen is gorgeous! Speaking of lawnmowers. An elderly bachelor guy who lived out here in a tiny house passed away a year ago and there was an estate sale last weekend. Talk about a hoarder! OMG…I was afraid to walk thru the house. The mouse had moved in. Yuk! But did I find a treasure or two? Yep..hidden up in the kitchen cabinets. Hope all is well. xo

Pinky at Designs by Pinky August 27, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Good grief, I can't believe the BARGAINS you got! Love the bowl and the CORAL! XO, Pinky

thepaintedapron.com August 27, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Congrats, that is a find!! I love that table too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable August 27, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Great bargains is right! That coral would have sold for $40.00 or more… and the soup tureen is gorgeous! Great eye for beautiful finds!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) August 27, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Super find and great vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Kelly August 27, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Oh….my…..gosh! I love what you found and can't believe the prices! I don't blame you for running with them for fear they would say there were supposed to be more zero's attached to those prices. LOL! Love the coral! I looked at some while in FL on vacation and they were all soooo expensive! I still want some, but need to find the right price.

Linda @ A La Carte August 27, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Those really are start the car deals!!

Delores Arabian August 27, 2013 - 3:36 pm

What a great find. Love how you displayed it all.

CAROL NANCE August 28, 2013 - 1:22 am

Wow, you really did great! Love everything. I am also a coastal girl.

Tazas y Cuentos August 28, 2013 - 1:47 am

Great finds! Lucky you, that tureen is lovely and the coral looks great there.

Elena August 28, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Those are great finds! I love that table too.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa August 28, 2013 - 5:27 pm

I always find the best, cheap stuff in those places you usually wouldn't go looking in….like junky flea markets with car parts! I actually found some fabulous finds in my own garage while looking for something! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and following you via Bloglovin'!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla August 28, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Wow, what amazing finds – and the price!! ~Pernilla

Mom in High Heels August 29, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Love it! I have that same dish (and lid). I got in in a "mystery box" from a flea market in Germany. The box cost 5 Euro (about $7) and inside was this dish and 7 other matching pieces! I was ecstatic. I love the way you use it here. When my household good arrive from Europe (a few weeks!), I may have to think of how I can use my dishes in a similar way.

Nook and Cranny August 30, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Love it, and only three dollars! Better than a specialty shop and you saved a ton of money.
Visiting from Common Ground today.
Thanks for sharing.

Suzan Sweatman September 2, 2013 - 10:12 pm

I've started a collection of soup tureens – and that's just the most beautiful one I've ever seen Sherry!!!
What a steal – what a find!

Confessions of a Plate Addict September 3, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Hi Sherry! I just wanted you to know that I chose your lovely tureen and coral for one of my features at The Scoop this week! Thanks so much for sharing!…hugs…Debbie

Michele Alger September 6, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Though a good find is rare, WHAT A DEAL! When you win, you sure win big. Beautiful choices. SCORE, woman!! 😉 xoxo


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