Here is the family posing for a pic this past Sunday. The two ladies in hats have been coming here every summer for those 20 years and they have both been instrumental in influencing me and teaching me about collecting and antiques. The lady in the hat with sunglasses on is my Mom Diane and the other lady is her friend Beth.
My tastes have changed over the years, but I never leave this place empty handed and this past Sunday was no expection. Here is one of the neat things I bought there and it only cost $1.
This cute little metal toy stove was found at this nice vendor's booth. I had to ask her if I was reading the tag correctly and she said "yes, it is $1". Turns out she didn't think it was worth much because it has some rust and the oven door doesn't close.
I also saw these neat metal signs from an old store for sale at a different booth. I thought they would be great for my kitchen. Hubby said "no!" so I passed. Maybe he will make me a copy of these at work (he works at a sign company). One can hope.
Here is what I decided to do with the cute little stove. It is now my kitchen "message center".
An opening on the stove-top holds pens.
The oven door that won't close is perfect for holding sheets of note paper.
The metal body holds holds messages with a magnet.
To me this is reusing & recycling and its best. This cutie would also work great holding plants on your porch or on your desk holding post-its and other supplies.
I got some other great items at the flea market in addition to the little stove. Stop back tomorrow and I will share them with you :)