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~ ~ ~ This week, I have some "vintage thingies" to show you. This past weekend,on Saturday, my family went to Canton Trade Days or better known as First Monday Trade Days. You never know what you will find there as the place is a huge flea market. Several years ago, you could find more antiques and vintage items, today however, there are lots and lots of vendors, but most of the items are new and not to my liking all that much. However, I still like to go and walk around.
Let me show you my finds!
These are my new "thingies". I just love them. The one on the left is a combination of finds. The granite drain board I found a few months back at a home sale. I paid $10.00 for this hard to find item, and have been looking for a vintage drying rack to go with it. I found this off white one at Canton Trade Days, paid $5.00 for it. I really wanted a green or a black one to go with my granite drain board, but this one was in good shape and will do until I happen upon what I am really looking for.
Now this red jewel is just to die for...well, to die for if you like odd things and they just so happen to be red! On Sunday morning, Steve, Jeff and I went to a local flea market in Ft. Worth and oh, what fun that was. I had no idea that there were so many treasures to be had under one roof....man, they were having to drag me out of that place.
I spotted this rack in a ladies booth. She was preoccupied trying to sell a man a painting for a $200.00 sticker price. He was offering $150.00 and they just kept haggling back and forth. I stood there at least a good 10 minutes, because I wanted this rack and wanted to know the price. Steve and Jeff had long walked off, saying they would meet me in the truck and to hurry up....can you imagine...hurry up???
The lady saw me, but was so sure she was going to sell that ridiculous painting, she ignored me. Now, most times I would have just walked off and said I would just keep my money, but not this time, I WANTED THIS.
Finally, she looked up at me rather annoyed, and I was able to ask how much the rack was....She answered in a rather huffy voice, "A Buck." I know she just wanted to get rid of me, so she could try and con this man out of his money and sell that dumb painting. Anyway, I am here to tell you I could not get my dollar out of my purse fast enough.
When I walked off, I just chuckled to myself, because to be honest, I was going to pay up to $20.00 for this red rack, because I wanted it so much. Maybe she should have paid me a bit more attention...and I am willing to bet she packed up that old ugly painting and hauled it back home.
This is why I wanted that cute little red rack so much....perfect for displaying my vintage platters and plates.
Don't you think these look so cute on this rack? I purchased this restaurant ware cup for $1.00 the same day. I love the red flowers, I am thinking about turning this into a cute pincushion for my sewing room. What do you think?
I purchased this great looking platter the same day too. I paid $4.00 for this one and I just love the blue flowers. I love that fact that the edges are a little rough and spotted, that tells me at one time this was well loved.....just adds charm to the platter.
Now this little gem is a beautiful restaurant ware plate made by Shenango China. It was in the bottom of a box marked .50 cents. I grabbed this right up and had Steve pay the lady quick before she changed her mind.
Let me tell you about a lesson learned on this day....when we arrived at the flea and the very first booth I ventured in had a set of 4 divided restaurant ware plates. These were just beautiful and so different from any I had ever seen before. They had green flowers in the design and I fell in love with these plates. Now, like all restaurant ware dishes, these were heavy. I asked the lady how much they were and she said $10.00 for all of them. I told her I would be back in a bit, I did not want to carry the heavy plates around as I had just got there. Well in less than an hour, would you believe someone had purchased the plates and when I got ready to leave, they were gone....I was just sick....and I can assure you I will NEVER not buy something again even if it is too heavy to carry around. In fact, I am still sick over it...let's just not talk about my misfortune with the plates, OK? Just forget I even mentioned it.
Here is another look at my mismatched drain board and dryer rack.
They may not match perfectly, but I do love the way they display the dishes. I have plans for these racks just as soon as I finish reorganizing and de-cluttering some areas of my home. I can not wait to get to that point......hopefully, by the end of the summer!
That is my recap of my vintage treasure hunting last weekend. Not only did I find a great new way to display my vintage dishes, but I learned a hard lesson on waiting to buy something you really want. Oh...and Fitty....I so thought about you while I was there.
One man was selling SETS of vintage china....and I wanted one set so much....$35.00 for the entire complete set of pink rose dishes....I let my husband talk me out of it...."like I really needed those!", he said. Well, I have had that in my mind all week, and I am sure on Saturday, bright and early...I will find myself back at the local flea looking for more dishes my family says I don't need.
I wonder if there is a help group for people like me.....VDA....Vintage Dishes Anonymous....I can just hear myself now...."Hello, My name is Suzanne and I am addicted to Vintage Dishes." AND "I don't want your help to overcome that addiction!" Ha Ha.
Have a great week!!
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