Thursday, July 31, 2008

Flea Market Find...

This morning hubby made me go with him to pick up something he needed for work which was about 1 hour away even though we're suppose to be on vacation. Well, my son wanted to go too, so at 7am we were off. Hubby promised me if I went with him we would get breakfast out. You will never guess where hubby took me. Yep you guessed it the TA Truck Stop!!!! Yep I ate breakfast with a bunch of truckers. LOL. I'll tell you it was the best breakfast buffet I ever went too. There were eggs, french toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, anything you could ever want. After breakfast we continued on our way picked up what we needed from the manufacturer and came home.

When we got home hubby asked if I wanted to go to the flea market in Kidron, which they have every Thursday. It is also livestock auction day too. This is in the middle of Amish country. There wasn't a ton there to see, but oh the fresh fruits and veggies. You could smell the fresh peaches when you walked by the booths. It was awesome. So we continued on and I came across a booth that had a bunch of primitive stuff. I got to talking with the guy and he told me he had two houses full of primitive stuff and needed to downsize and that's why he had this stuff here. So, with my puppy dog eyes I asked hubby for this cabinet. He said if I could get it for cheaper than the price listed I could have it.

Well, here it is...

Sorry but the sun was coming in the window behind it.






You should have seen the weird looks I got from people carrying it to the car. The back of the cabinet is metal. If I decide to hang it I have no idea how we're going to do it. As of now I'm not quite sure where it's going to go, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Then I talked hubby into going to an antique store just up the road that I've never been too. They had some awesome stuff, but I didn't buy anything because I really need to sell some of my fall stuff first. There were crocks, and dry sinks, and all kinds of good stuff for decent prices. I'll have to go back later.

For those who are wondering I do not have an etsy shop just my website. Hopefully I will be adding some fall items to the website by the middle of August. One of the scarecrows I made was not bought by the shop owner so it will probably end up on there.
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17 comments:

Wendy said...

What a great cupboard can't wait to see what you do with it!!! And your breakfast sounds so good, now I'm really hungry...gotta go make supper so I can eat!!LOL have a great evening!!~Wendy

Kindra said...

Your cupboard is a great find!! I'm sure that booth was filled with some real goodies!

Can't wait to see your fall goodies on your website! I love your work!

KATHY OF SWEETHOME GARDENS said...

Wow! That is awesome...I just love it. I'm sure that just made your day.
Kathy

primsandtiques said...

What an amazing cupboard. I wish I could find a great find like that! Love it!

Laura

Linda said...

What a neat looking cubbie! I bet a drill will go through the metal - just need to find the right bit.

Enjoy the rest of vacation! hugs, Linda

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! Sounds like you had a pretty nice day! Love the little cupboard! You could always remove the metal back and add wood. It has so many possibilities! Lucky you! What a sweet hubby to get it for you. :)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a wonderful prim cupboard! The antique shop sounds great too!
Can't wait to see where and what you have in it.
*Rondell*

simple~needs said...

i seriously think you need to sell on etsy (and ebay if you like it too). AND on your blog.. you make great stuff mary!!
i like buying from the blogging gals, you really get to know them and know they are for real people. kinda like a little family. you could use your domain name , simply forward it to your blog , if you wanted to save some money on the ezshoppe.;)
just throwing some thoughts out there to ya,,
i love the cabinet! the back is metal? i bet you could use some kind of hooks with a bolt and washers on each side of it. i hope that makes sense.

Elise said...

That's the light shining down from Heaven!! Great find!!
Elise

Shirlee said...

Hmm, I'm not sure breakfas out would motivate me to get out of bed that early but going a flea market might. Glad you found something to come home with. :)

Prim Lover/Farmgirl Dreamer said...

I love it! I am jealous... I can never find good things like that unless I go to the country store, lucky you! How much did you pay for it? come on spill the beans... :-)

tumbleweed said...

What a great find-Love it!!
smiles,
Shayne Louree

This simple Life said...

What a great find!

It's hard to find great stuff like that. My county was only founded 100 yrs ago so it's relatively new. That means no great prims around here. Most antiques are brought in and that makes them pricey.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Ok Girls I spent $25.00. I know still a bit pricey but I had to have it. LOL.

Jo-Anne said...

OOOoo...love the little cabinet! I can just imagine all the fun stuff you saw in that booth.
Hurry and show us where you are going to put it!!
(I just want to see the rest of your house!)
oxox...
Jo-Anne

simple~needs said...

that cabinet was only 25.00?? hey, thats great !! i guessed 50.00. lol

Back in the Day said...

I love the cupboard! What a great find! I never come across anything like there here! Now I am jealous! lol