The Old Tattered Flag

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Our day "junkin"........oh it's good to be back!


The day we have been waiting for since we got back in November finally came.  Yesterday we took off for Angus Hill a local, junky, flea market.  We were worried because we have been away for a couple years.  What if over the last couple of years we had built up our expectations so much that we were in for a serious let-down.  Well, it wasn't to be.  I'm telling you, I still have a smile on my face.  There is no drug in the world that could ever make me feel the way this place does (not that I would know, don't want to give you the wrong impression).  I'm not joking, I had a serious flea market high!!  Is there anything better than a really good bargain.  The prices were just ridiculous.  I didn't even haggle!!!
The proof is in the pictures.......

I was all set to go with my "Hipp-ee" bag.  Thanks to Robin for the name suggestion.  By the way, if you "need" it, I have uploaded the pattern/kit to www.theoldtatteredflag.com.  Click on this link:  Antique Floral Hipp-ee Bag


When we pulled up, my heart sunk a bit because not all the tents were set up yet......
                                            

but very soon it was all good......



 Mom......huh?

 This is Moms "hee hee hee, I'm so happy" look....

I'm embarrassed to say that everything you see on the counter below was our pile.  I'm not kidding when I tell you that the prices were so ridiculous that to not take it would have been a crime.  But, that said, there is a purpose for everything.  We got some great staging for the new shop...


Ok, maybe not EVERYTHING has a purpose, but we had to get this sign.  We are going to hang it in the shop with the word "Complaint?" Call Chuck Humpleby.  Who is he?  We have no clue, we just thought the name was funny!!


Goodies to bring home....


...more goodies....

...a good day was had!


...and here are a few of the goodies we got....


This dough box will be the "wool scraps" box in the shop for when you just need a tiny piece of this or that to complete your project and you don't want a whole 1/4 yd. piece....


Ok, so our dress form might need a little work, but hey, so do I!!  I think she's perfect.  She will display our necklaces and scarfs...


Some goodies.....


Mom has a little box addiction.  This is a really cute one!


...more goodies to hold little spools of thread, or needles, etc...


...bases for pin cushions.....



I have an idea for this amazing sad iron, but will have to see if I can get it to work before I share....


...here's a beautiful little spinning wheel, great for display.  Cynthia, what do you think??


Stools to cover with little hooked rugs....


...an amazing bread peel to display a hooked rug? or punch needles??


So, as you can tell our trip was well worth the wait.  We will be making treks there every week so if anyone is looking for anything specific, let us know, we are happy to search for you.  I hope to be able to build up enough so I can offer some goodies in my Antiques section on the website and am looking for some more peels, cutting boards and neat wooden pieces for you to mount your finished projects on.  

So, now that we are back home, work on the shop continues.  Now that we are building a good stash of staging for the shop I am very impatient to get in there, but I know Rome wasn't built in a day.  I'll keep you updated on our progress.  

Oh, one more thing, I uploaded our Antique Floral Hipp-ee bag pattern/kit and our Summer (beehives and daisies) rug pattern/kit to the website today.....
Here's the link if you are interested:



Have a great weekend everyone!
Until next time.......


2 comments:

  1. Oh my! I'm going to have to rent a big truck and head up to Angus Hill one weekend! That place looks like so much fun! Love the Summer pattern! Have a great weekend!

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.