True enough, there were plenty, and the biggest was a flea market at Baugher's lot, where there were probably 75 vendors. My friends and I arrived early, and shopped 'til we dropped. Everyone always has something different in mind to look for, which is a good thing. That way we aren't coveting each other's finds. I find it hard when faced with tons of miscellaneous stuff to remember different "quests" and things I'm interested in finding. Today I was looking for old vintage paper stuff (found a deck of hand painted old style playing cards - the kind without the numbers for 50 cents), and things I can use in assemblage art (found 2 shadow boxes, 2 cigar tins for 50 cents each and 4 clay molded "buttons" for $1.00.) Two unopened boxes of 18 Christmas cards for 25 cents each will come in handy next year. Didn't have any left after this Christmas. A whole bunch of brass butterflies I can cut up for assemblages, $l.00. A hand painted gardening bucket, gift for a gardening friend, for $5.00. Jim's favorite thing, an 8-quart enamel porcelain painted pot. Brand new in the box, $8.00. A couple of small old pictures in frames for 50 cents each, a torch-cut metal bird for $1.00, and a cast iron letter opener for 25 cents. Perhaps the most practical find today was a Totes umbrella for $1.00 that I planned to keep in my car, but which came in handy when it started to rain. Quite a haul!
These are the clay buttons I bought. Not sure how I will use them, but they are really delicate and pretty.
Here's the enameled pot I bought. My husband loves it. I think I will probably put it on the top of the cabinets, but will decide that tomorrow. Hubby wants to use it for cooking.
It took me a long while to get into yard sailing, but after several years, I'm hooked!