Thursday, August 18, 2011

Another day another Flea Market.

While we were in Maine we also visited two flea markets we know about and enjoy in Searsport.  Below are pictures from both.  the first flea market has a name I am sure but don't know what it is.  We always called it the middle flea market because there was one on either side a bit farther up or down the road.

One of the little building featured books, lots and lots of books.  So I spent time in there.
 I like to find interesting bottle so these caught my eye.  However I am more in need of a couple of blue bottles for my bottle tree so didn't buy any of these.  I have to keep looking.
 In several places in Maine I have seen these glass garden ornaments.  They are probably easy to make if you have lots of old glass you don't use and some glue.  I have no idea what kind you should use. Click on the picture to see it better.

 And someday I am going to buy one of these old tractor seats to put in my garden.  I remember one of my grandfathers had one in the back yard of his house in Virginia.  I don't know why I didn't get this one.  I didn't even ask the price.  Probably won't be there when I go back again.

 
  

The second flea market is called the Hobby Horse.  It is also the one we call the "first one" cause it is the first one we come to.

We like to see the more typical Maine things like the buoys and such above and the Moose Antlers

Since I collect and make doll houses this one caught my eye.

 And I love to look through old boxes of junk like the two below.  One has great keys and bits of metal.
 And the next one is filled with knobs.  You just never know what you will find at these flea markets.

 

If you are wondering about what happened to the third market in Searsport, unfortunately it closed a few years ago.  We still think of it though and wish it was still there.


In the next few days I hope to have another market to show you. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

While we were recently in Maine we went to a huge antique barn we used to frequent when we lived up there.  Located just outside Ellsworth Maine on Route 1, it is called the Chicken Barn because it was once a huge Chicken Barn.  We did buy a few little things but mostly we just looked.  Here are a few of the things we saw.  Since I sell linens in my shop I am always interested in seeing what others have to sell and how much they are asking.

 Dish Towels and or Hand Towels
 Hankies and more hankies.
Pillowcases

I also saw a few other things of interest to me..................
 A cute child's rocker and a watering can.
A nice old dress.
And since this is Maine, some nice outdoor stuff.

I hoped you enjoyed your quick trip through the Chicken Barn.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

 Time for Tea Cup Tuesday............


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Today I went to a huge antique barn.  I will show pics of it later but in honor of Tea cup Tuesday here are three pictures of all the many teacups available.  I DID NOT buy any if you can believe it.  Just too many to choose from I suppose.  But it was surely fun to see them!  Click on the pictures and you can probably see them better!



Do you suppose you could find one you needed to buy?   Hope you enjoy!