Twice a year a group in our town hosts The Fancy Flea - a vintage flea market – held on a closed street downtown. The Fall event was Saturday and I decided to step out of my comfort zone and set up a booth – I love to buy but have never tried selling at one of these events.
Several years ago (when we only had two granddaughters) I bought enough Raggedy Ann & Andy paraphernalia to decorate both of their bedrooms and a guestroom at our home – I went a little overboard! Well, they have out grown Ann & Andy, and we have downsized, and it is time for someone else to enjoy these goodies. So I decided I would give selling at the Fancy Flea a try. I did sell some, but I still have a lot left. Everyone keeps telling me I need to sell on ebay – maybe one day I will give that a try.
Here is a photo of my Raggedy Ann & Andy display. I know – obsessive!
I also brought along some of the other things I have collected over the years and no longer want to use in our home. Below is a photo of the other side of my booth.
And of course I couldn’t attend an event like this without buying. Below is a photo of the goodies I found – a firkin, an inkwell with feather, an old book, a neat old basket, and a rolling pin with black handles. All in all it was a fun day.
LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAILTHIS WEEK!
I have read on other blogs and forums about the American Country series of books from Time Life - many of you use these for inspiration in your decorating. Well, I thought I would see if I could find some. I tried Amazon and did find many for sale and some at good prices, but before I ordered any I thought I would try ebay. I just happened to find a lot of ten books for sale with a little over an hour left on the bidding time and I had the time to sit and watch and bid and slip in the winning bid at the last minute. I was so excited – I got all ten books for just under $30, including shipping. Now of course I am on the look out for the other ten to complete the set. I love the challenge of completing a collection and the hunt is a great part of the fun.
These are the ones I received and I sure am enjoying all of the eyecandy and great ideas.
I am so grateful for my sweet husband who helped me in every way with the Fancy Flea – from loading and unloading the vehicle, packing and unpacking, getting up at 5:00 am to arrive and be set up by the designated time, hanging out with me all day and helping with sales. He truly is the best husband and the love of my life. I am so blessed.
I hope you all have had a blessed weekend.
With a Grateful Heart,
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