Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Market Carts and School Back Packs

Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend. We no longer have to do the back-to-school shopping, so our weekend was spent avoiding stores if possible. I still have PTSS: post-traumatic shopping stress. I can remember spending the day before the first day of school with my son trying to get him interested in clothes and the list of supplies. He was only mildly interested in new clothes, but always more interested in pens and just the right binder. Of course, the backpack. The backpack was of utmost importance. I really had to agree. It kept him supplied, gathered, and most of the time - weighted down. On some of the gustier days, he never ended up in the next county. Shoes were another thing. He is just like his Aunt Ellen. She loves shoes and bags - he loves shoes and backpacks. I used to dread going shoe shopping with him. They had to be just "so" and so did the socks. No seams in the wrong places. Maybe I should have had my sister take him shopping? I was so glad when he began shopping for those things on his own. What a relief! I can almost close my eyes and not have flashbacks of boxes of shoes at Footlocker or the day after Thanksgiving sock sale at Fred Meyer!
On that note, those of us that shop the flea markets also need something to tote all the treasures we find. Thus, the old market cart. We can pull it around and fill it up! It can store your coat, water bottle, purse, etc. It is just another form of the "school backpack" - for shoppers! If you remember, a few months ago I made a liner for my cart before we went to Farm Chicks in Spokane. If worked great and everyone wanted to know where they could purchase one like it. Since then, I have been looking for another old cart at sales. I recently found one and made a liner for it. I will be selling this little cutie at the Coburg Antique Faire this coming Sunday!

I forgot to take a picture of the back. It has an outside pocket that can hold your water bottle, cell phone, business cards, etc. so you don't have to find them under all your market treasures!

I've been making more Halloween too! You will be able to find it at the Coburg Faire and at Blackberry Junction in Albany. The dates are posted to the left. I also put a few new things on Etsy this weekend. If you see something that interests you or you have questions, please email: mmkohley@comcast.net. Take good care and let's all send some positive thoughts to everyone in the Gulf Coast. M.


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha , It's a darling cart. I finished up the blue one I had at Oregon City and realized I didn't add the water bottle holder. Oops - it wasn't worth tearing it apart though. See you Sunday , Sue

Nancy said...

Oh Martha...such a pretty liner for this cart. Love the idea of the outside pocket. You are so clever.
Take care. Have a great sale.

Hugs, Nancy


Hi Martha,
I just discovered you from Polly's blog..Counting your Blessing and love your Halloween items. I emailed you as I have some questions. Your cart is sweet and I'll be back during the week to see what's going on. Love Your Blog :)
Warmly, Deb :)

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tngirl said...

I happened across your blog from Cottage Industry and have just fallen in love with this cart!! What a wonderful idea. Oh I just cant wait to be able to get back out there and go junking! I'll have to use your idea and make me one of these. I think that it would make a wonderful laundry basket for me since I've had back and neck surgeries it's had to carry my laundry baskets and this would be wonderful and look pretty at the same time. So who says that housework can't be pretty :) Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful items!

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

I have a market cart that I used for hauling supplies to the pool. I will have to line it after seeing your beauty.

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