Sunday, October 5, 2008

...((SIGH))


We're back home, unpacked, and tired...
The journey to & fro went smoothly ...
The weekend was kicked off with a celebration of my Mom's 75th Birthday...
(My Great Aunt's homemade Carrot Cake recipe YUM!!!... made once a year - usually for our Wedding Anniversary - Yes. We had carrot cake at our wedding!!)
The scenerey was spectacular as usual, the weather cooperated with only sporatic 'misting' that didn't even require us to 'think' about finding cover!
The 'Warrensburg Bag' did a super job & passed the performance test with flying colors...
(Overheard comment "Did you see her bag? I LIKE that"... okay, I admit the comment came from an 'old lady' and I'm sure she was thinking up new nursing home craft projects!)

I did manage to maintain 'some' control in my purchases... (My parents rode up with us... 4people + clothes/food/coolers/sleeping bags for a weekend + 1 Chevy Blazer = NOT a lot of room for purchases!!)

Some of the highlights included: 36 vintage hankies ($2), Marimekko pink/orange circle Skirt, vintage enamel flower pins, soldering irons (Dad's Christmas stocking goodies!), retro mugs, pink pyrex, yellow pfaltzgraff, a couple of pieces of Bennington Pottery, vintage BC cookbook (.50¢)...

It was a smaller group this year... usually a couple of my 'college crew' join us (they had work/domestic obligations and couldn't make it ); my youngest niece is away at college, and my nephew was only able to come up for the day. The 'absent usuals' were missed!

With our group having such varied interest levels in 'stuff' , we have two separate vehicles which go into town. The first leaves at 7am... for the die-hards, a later vehicle departs about 11am , and then there are those that prefer to stay at the Lake and avoid the chaos!!

Check out this photo - There is just something WRONG about a Vict. Secret 'PINK' booth at a FleaMarket!!

DH and I are in the 7am group, but, I have to admit, once we get to W-burg, we don't generally see each other again until noon! He likes the Main Street, I prefer the back roads. This year HE had all of the scores (for ME!!). I didn't purchase a single piece of Haeger or a Sweater Clip! Check out what he managed to grab during the morning hours...................

1 HAEGER ashtray and ELEVEN sweater clips!! Isn't this NASSAU souvenir clip with the enamel fish Great!?!!

Mid afternoon, after one vehicle had already headed back to the lake, we were starting to loose energy, and getting a 'bit' more selective about which sales we exerted any energy for. DH & I overheard this comment made by one guy to another, while walking a sidewalk on a side street and it made us laugh... "Once you're used to the sales, and get good at them, you can tell just by looking at them if they are worth checking out!". We decided that we must be 'getting good at them' - HA, HA!!!

...and now it is time to recouperate from a busy weekend!!

(my niece's dog - Maggie - who joined us at the Lake this weekend. She stayed with the 'Lake crew', but was plenty exhauseted anyways!!)

3 comments:

Shara said...

Beautiful Fall colors! Our leaves have a faint hint of yellow. It's coming......

You must have the best husband EVER to find and buy all those sweater clips. What a guy!

I brought some things home last week in plastic bags and I thought of you and your bags. I had a couple solid black bags and a cuple solid red bags. You're officially a bag lady to me! ;o)

onevintagephoto said...

Great photos! What a fun weekend!

T.F. Torrey said...

Great pictures! Awesome colors! (Except VS Pink, which really is wrong at a swap meet.)