Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bet you thought I forgot...

Nope I am just working at my second job once again. I took a bit of a reprieve in the month of March for some schooling for work. I am now back at it working one day a week for a 10 hour shift. I am here as I type this and just realized I forgot to take some pictures of things I wanted to show you. Grrrr...Anyway, so one less day a week to clean... oh darn... LOL since I'm working again.


I did go to the flea market on Friday with Steve. It was threatening rain so Steve didn't have to go do some roofing work for his parents. He and I spent some much needed time to ourselves. We normally include my kids in on everything. I am not complaining because what guy, who has never been married, much less have kids, would want to spend time with my kids and do so much with them. Anyway, for those who live near me we went to the Hartville Flea market. Not much there with the exception of a prim shop on the second floor. Oh my!!!!!!!!!! Sorry didn't take pics but she had a ton of awesome stuff. I was good and only bought a Judy Condon book I don't have yet...





I also bought two of these candle holders, which are already part of a new item Steve and I built over the weekend. I will show you that tomorrow.



We finished there and off we went to the Pine Cone Gift Shoppe near Canton. This is a newer shop I found, but didn't buy anything there.

Then I had heard of another shop I had never been to. Towpath Treasures on Erie St between Massillon and Canal Fulton (for my Northeast Ohio ladies). Woot Woot she has tons of good stuff!!!!! I went a little crazy there. LOL. Anyway, the owner is such a nice lady and stood there and talked with Steve and I for awhile and told us to bring in some of our items and she'd be happy to sell them. I told her about your overwhelming response to my America signs. So who knows what Steve and I might make up try to sell and see where it goes.

Back to what I got...

Isn't this a great checkerboard for $6.50??? I actually like the green though it's not as bright as in the picture.



I also got this great candle mold. Yea it's a repro... yea it's not old as I'd like, but for $13.95 I couldn't pass it up and if I need to work some prim magic on it then it's worth it. haha it's on my dirty table with a whole buncha stuff all over it. I haven't put it where I want it yet. LOL.



Then this great little runner... it looks purple in the picture, but it's not...



I also got a candle that was suppose to smell like Strawberries, but it's not very strong at all. That makes me mad when you smell the candle in the jar and it smells awesome and when you get it home and light it you can't smell it at all. Even Steve said he couldn't smell it. I also bought another wood bowl... imagine that and I forgot to take a picture. I will do so tomorrow and show you that in tomorrow's post.

We stopped at a few other prim shops in Canal Fulton, but I figured I had already spent enough and it was almost time for the kids to get home from school. We beat the rain home by about 15 minutes. I still have another new shop to go to this week hopefully in Smithville. Which by the way Steve has already been to since he was working in that town. He went on his lunch hour and text me from the shop. He's so mean!!!! LOL It's so nice having so many shops within an hour of where I live. I go by myself now (since I don't go with my ex-MIL so much anymore) just to look around and get ideas and relax.

Again, I want to thank all of you for the response to my selling blog. I am trying to clear off the table of painting and get out the sewing machine. I know many of you are waiting for me to make some bonnets to put on there. LOL. It doesn't take long once I get started. It's just the starting part.

It's home tonight after my shift to get some things packed and ready to ship. Ladies with the last batch of America signs I will ship on Wednesday due to working today at the last minute. Sorry for the delay.
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4 comments:

AMBPrimitives said...

Wow you found some really nice things!!!!! Lovin that runner.Wishing you a great day.Hugs Maria

janet said...

You found some nice items..I have been to Hartville and have bought many things from the primitive shop on the second floor..When there next time go eat at Hartville Kitchen,excellent pulled pork sandwiches and their pies are all homemade..They also have a flea market down the road once a week..It used to be on Thursdays but not sure of the day now.. I haven't been to the fleas market for a couple years..

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I am so happy that you have Steve in your life now Mary. He seems like a fun guy to have around!!

Great treasures you took home! And best wishes with your selling blog. I know you will do well!!

Christine said...

My sister and I made it up to Hartville on a Saturday last summer-it's an hour or so? from me. I know EXACTLY what upstairs shop you mentioned! And yes, I would have taken almost every piece home with me if I could afford it! You got some great stuff! The outdoor flea market part was nice, but we have a MUCH MUCH bigger one only 20 minutes away from here on Fridays down in Rogers. Around here, we call it the 'Rogers Mall' lol. I grew up 10 minutes away from it, so I've been going all my life. It's gotten soooo much bigger over the years, and now tons of people come down from Boardman and Youngstown to it. Where the prices used to be fabulous, now you have to look a bit harder to find the really good deals on antiques and older stuff. But there is a ton of stuff to look through! If you haven't already been, and you have a Friday to waste and feel like a little road trip, email me and I can give you directions so you and Steve can check it out. I know of a back way in that is much less congested :-)