Sunday, April 6, 2008

Shopping, Good Friends and Creamy Gravy

The first Sunday of almost every month, there is a flea market at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Diane and I went today for early buying. Some months you don't find much, but most of the time you can come home with some great buys and unusual finds. Today was a good day. Not only were there good treasures, but we ran into Joy, Lisa and Isabel.


It's funny because we all find things for each other. No trying to outdo each other, no elbowing or hair pulling and shreaking - just an all around good time! After shopping, we had to have a little breakfast -- more like the "classic heart attack on a plate". But, oh, is it so good. Homemade hashbrowns and country sausage gravy - washed down with a diet cola, of course.



After enjoying that healthy start to the day, we have to look at all the great things we found and ooh and aahh and giggle with delight like little girls. I think the best part of this little flea market is spending time with these sweet, creative women. They make it special. Thanks you guys!

I took a couple of pictures of my purchases. This little cabinet is unusual and looks like two pieces that have been married into one. I will separate them and add some little touches to them.
This is a picture of the rest of the goodies I found.


There is a birdhouse, a Majolica-like small plate, baby socks and booties, pearl necklaces, old pictures and ephemera. Not pictured is a white, linen tablecloth to make pillows and an old, black picture frame. The next picture is just a grouping that was so sweet I had to take a picture of it. I love those creamy tones. These pieces belong to one of the vendors at the flea market. She was nice enough to allow me to take a picture.

In addition to all this stuff, I found a few things at Friday estate sales. There were some old wire baskets, glass knobs, an old suitcase, a primitive wooden stool, and the best -- four bags of white, mother-of-pearl buttons. Woo-hoo!!! After this buying frenzy, I came home and starting making some crowns out of aviary wire, glitter, lace and tinsel. I'll show them to you later this week. Right now it's time to head to the kitchen and whip up some dinner. I know, you're thinkin' how can she eat after that breakfast? It's for my hubby and besides that, breakfast was eight hours ago and it was just a half order of hashbrowns and.......



5 comments:

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Martha,

As always, it was so fun to see you. Wish I could have stayed for the hashbrowns and gravy (my favorite), but we had to scurry home. I'm so glad you had a good time and found some great treasure. That cabinet was kind of like a 2 for the price of 1 find. I would take them apart too. I will post a picture of my finds tomorrow. Have a great week!

Hugs,

Lisa

Nancy said...

Looks like you had a marvelous time with your friends...hashbrowns look yummy! Love your finds...the cupboard is interesting...can't wait to see what you do with it.

Have a great day!
Nancy

Barn House said...

Hi Martha! I was in your back yard today for my "other gig" and passed right by the Polk County Fairgrounds. I should have stopped by (unannounced) for a visit! lol :o) I did a little tour of Dallas, Monmouth and Independence -- what beautiful countryside.

It sounds like you all found some great treasures! We will definitely have to check it out one of these days.

J & J

Maryann said...

OH MY that breakfast. Lucky you are all young chicks. I'd have had to order oatmeal.

Storybook Woods said...

Thank you for posting about Polk market. My in-laws live in Dallas and I was wondering about it. I do not know the area well. Next time we visit well try to go. Thanks. Clarice

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