Monday, April 20, 2015

Good weather means a visit to the FleaMarket!!

Last week was good weather so spent time doing yard work and generally enjoying doing things OUTDOORS.....    And since the weather finally cooperated, we were able to go to our favorite flea market.  We filled the van with all of the goodies we found.  It was such a pleasure to get back there again. Now hoping for another good Wednesday soon so we can go again.  

I was looking for things for my shop of course but also trying to find lots of tea things.  Don't always buy them but like to take pictures to share with you.  I found quite a few....  and be sure to come back next week to see the "miniature" things I found.  It was a good day all around.

First though to share a few other things.  Here is a picture of some of the Daffodils in one of my garden areas.  I showed them earlier when they were just popping up.  Now they are in BLOOM.  I have the more traditional in several other garden spots too.
These are not the traditional daffodils but I don't remember what they are called.  I looked on line at the MANY various types and saw several that looked like these.  No matter... I really like them.

And here are some of the more traditional looking daffodils in another garden area.   As they begin to fade I plan to plant some pansies.

While at the flea market I bought a couple of hanging baskets.  I will show them in next weeks post.
And I hope to find more plants to put in my other gardens.  But.... I still have to do some more "winter mess clean-up.

                      Here are some of the tea things I saw in my trip to the flea market..............

One vendor, who sells tea had a good idea.  You could make up your "own" selection.  Not having to buy a whole box so you could try things out.  I liked that.  I bought a couple of new ones (to me) to try out.

I found this line up of tea pots at another table.  They weren't really old, nor were they the kind I usually like so wasn't tempted. I went by her table just before we left for the day and she only had one left.  That was good for her!

I found this floral tea pot and the green one after it at a couple of different tables.  Both were pretty I thought.

And the next two tea pots were new for sale in a "gift shop" area in  one of the buildings.  Pretty.

                So if you had needed a new or fairly new tea pot you would have been in luck!

I saw quite a few cups and saucers which surprised me.  I usually only find a couple at this particular flea market.  This first cup and saucer were part of a set of 6.  I might have been tempted if it had been a single.

And here are a couple of groupings I found on different tables.

                         I was tempted by this pretty violet tea cup but have several already.

 And finally I saw these tea type things at the same table where the lady had the lineup of tea pots.

I did buy some tea things at this sale but you will have to come back next week to see what I found.  They were mostly all "miniatures" for my collection.

I hope you are enjoying a cup of tea today......

             Here are the tea parties I will be joining this week.  Hope you will visit them too.

Remember, these may not be available every week so check to be sure.


Ruth W said...

Lots of fun things. I am always looking for teapots and tea things, as I love them. I liked the 2 "new" teapots best. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Such pretty flowers in your garden. You saw a lot of neat treasures at the flea market. I bet you had a fun day. Look forward to your sharing what you purchased on another post. Have a great week.

Snap said...

You found a lot fun tea things at the flea market. I think "the hunt" is so much fun! Happy Tea Day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing your daffodils in your garden, Beth. What fun tea things you found at the flea market. I like the idea of making your own selection of tea to try.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: That sale would have been hard for me to resist. Love all those wonderful tea pots. It is so much fun to see what is out there. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

Bernideen said...

it looks like some good stuff at the Flea Market.......depending on the prices of course. Your flowers are certainly wonderful. Hope you have a great week.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Seems like a really great flea market. So wonderful to see all of the different teapots. I would have a hard time controlling myself (and my wallet) there. Look forward to seeing what you bought next week.

Margie said...

Love the idea of mixing and matching individual teabags! It was fun to see all the tea-related items at the flea market. Can't wait to see what you ended up getting!

Kim said...

Love the pretty redwork picture at the beginning. Is that one of your acquisitions? How lovely Old Man Sun is out shining his beams on your li'l corner of the world, kissing your happy daffodils. Wish I could go to a flea market with you, Beth. Though it is probably a good thing I can't, as I would take too many pretties home with me. Another post filled with oodles of loveliness and fun. I do love them all....but that set of six teacups and saucers is particularly lovely. The cups are such a delightful shape! Have a lovely week, Beth!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh such pretty flowers - I love all kinds of daffodils. Mine are just about done blooming and it always makes me sad when they are gone - but then the next flowers come on and I'm happy again.

Oh that line of teapots - I would have been so tempted to buy most of them - and the little green on - ohhh pretty. I sure enjoyed your trip to the flea market.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Look at all that loveliness! I likely would've been in trouble! :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

So much fun to see all the pretty tea things. I love the shape of the one cup, that came in a set of six. Gorgeous!
The daffodils are such a happy sign of spring!

doodles n daydreams said...

You sure found some pretty items at the market including the teapots. Nice hunting.


Karen said...

Hi Beth,
What fun to visit the flea market! I would definitely have been tempted by the teapots. Especially the chintz looking one. I am also trying to be more selective about buying new teacups but quite often I get home and wish that I had splurged. Teacups give me joy! Happy Tea Day! Karen

Miss Kathy said...

Hi Beth! Great photos sharing your flea adventure. I am trying not to be temped these days--no more room to store things! But, as I collect, I am trying to make quality buys and trade out what is of lesser quality--or not so much a favorite. I enjoyed scrolling through and was too delighted with your crinoline lady post. She transports me! Innocence. And, a cuppa tea.
P.S. I see you are moving right along with your reading challenge. Wish I could say the same. I did well in January, but it has been a wash ever since. Epic fail.

Jann Olson said...

Can't wait till I can buy hanging baskets. Probably by next week. Sounds like a fun place to be! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.