Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Booty Good

My booty as I called it was pretty good the other day.
Not shiny gold like a pirates booty
and not given away or stolen like
the term suggests.
Somethings were inexpensive and some..... well,
 maybe overpriced
compared to some of the acquisitions of bloggers out there.
Boy some of you out there really get some great deals.

This is the bulk of what I acquired.
Not bad for a few hours.

I have to tell you a quick story.
Our first stop was a booth where I saw a wire basket.
I politely asked him how much.
He said $35. So without saying anything or making any faces
( I swear )
 proceeded to put it back down.
He then said 30, then 25.
I still didn't like it that much. It was rather ordinary
and really thought it wasn't worth more then 15 but I wasn't going to even mention
what I thought it was worth.

He then yelled out to the crowd
"Tire kicker"
and pointed to me!!!
Everyone of course turned to look at him....
None of which were in his booth btw.
I never looked around to see if they were
 looking at me or at him.
I hoped that he embarrassed himself in their eyes.
Who knows? 

All I kept thinking was
Wow what a way to start the day.

Later when we were going by him Deanna heard him
doing it to someone else.
I wonder what kind of day HE had?

The good thing is that the shopping experience improved
immensely for the rest of the day.

I stuck to my usual colors of white and neutral tones.

A few simple tins

I don't really know why I liked these. They were mixed in with a pile of metal handles.
Some kind of marble piece that I can only think was from a fancy lamp or

various numbers....sorry Laura no 2's in the pile...I really looked.

These I just fell in love with. I wished she had more I would
have bought all she had.

Of course now a days this kind of bead work is often done in India.
Nice but not like these.
I could have swearn that I had 5 of these.
Oh well, it'll show up someday...
or not!

These oversized faucet handles I bought after seeing the
 ones Debra showed me she bought.
She wanted to use them as candle holders...
That Debra's so clever!

I hadn't bought an alabaster lamp in a long time.
This ones pretty small.
And metal wall candle holder

Crystals sold by the foot and also bought a small bolt of brown
toile fabric along with some gauzy white and tan bolt too.

New members of my ever expanding family.
George keeps telling me to stop buying these but
someone has to love and cherish them.

I can pretend that this baby girl might have worn these shoes
though they're not that old.

Ideal Baby Shoes from Danvers Mass.
 Danvers is right outside Salem Mass.
where we stayed a couple of time while visiting at Halloween time.
Always love seeing the "real witches" walking the streets.

Look at the size of that bouquet.
Someone next to me commented that she looked
just like their mothers wedding portrait.
I wondered if the shorter length was popular then?

My real score was this mesh bag!!!

Love Love Love it!
I now have 3.

Nothing fancy just a bait bucket.

Too bad I can't make a bag out of it

This gentleman looked like he'd make a fine fishermen.
Not in that fine suit though.

Nigella checking out the new members of the family.
She can sniff out the cat lovers.

She gave her approval,
that's good don't want any trouble!

Just got back from a day at the
I had thought that I presheduled this post but
I must not have clicked the publish button.
My smart phone was not so smart up in
Brimfield and I couldn't seem to get the post to
go up nor was I getting much phone reception either.
I'm going back up tomorrow and hope to run into
Debra and hopeful Laura too.

Have tons to show you.
I think I did really well on my one day already but
still have tons to see. New England Motel
field opened today and May's field tomorrow.

Can't wait.
This time I plan on getting to bed early
unlike the previous time.
Boy was I tired!!!!

early bird catches the worm!!!

except no worms for me just cool stuff!!!

Will catch up with you all soon,
I promise!




Carole, I just love your stuff! Sorry you had to be called a tirer kicker, just what was he saying!!!! He needs some manners! Hugs Mary said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this post and all of your fabulous treasures!!!!!!! I can read your posts over and over again:) The photos, the words, just awesome:) Get some sleep, as tomorrow is going to be another fun filled day - can't wait:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Olive Cooper said...

Carole, it all is unique, appealing and in your palette. I really like the watering can. hugs♥olive

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I just love your booty!
Hmm....that sounds a little strange.... usual we gravitate to the same stuff! LOVE those beaded rhinestone flowers....and very cool bait bucket.
Remind me to show you my mesh bag collection someday! So glad you and Deanna had fun!

sissie said...

I have never heard of someone being called a "tire kicker!" What a rude man.

I love all your bounty! Great stuff. You must have dug down deep to find some of those wonderful pieces.

Good job.


*The Beautiful Life* said...

Great haul!! Love it!!



time-worn interiors said...

Girl you did get some good stuff, oh I mean booty! Lol! Love it all! The marble balls are from a bunch of alabaster grapes! Probably broke off of a much larger bunch!
Have a great weekend!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Love all the treasures you got today ~ lovely to see Nigella checking out the old family photos and the numbers are fabulous.
How rude of that Man - don't think he would have had a very good day treating customers like that.

Hope that you are having a great week

Denise said...

What a creep that guy was. Probably didn't sell much with an attitude like that. You found some really great stuff. I swear, we just don't see such great things here. At any price! Kitty approved! Yep, it was some GREAT stuff!

oldgreymare said...


Oh how I wish I could go with you..though I might embarrass you with what I would have said to that guy...The nerve! I would have said....Hey buddy, *&^%4 and by the way ^%$%#$% and take your &^%$%# and *&^%$#. But i would have smiled sweetly while saying it just to confuse his muddled little pea brain....

When you guys flea, do you eat well also? That is always a major portion of our flea-ing in CA . Of course now that I'm trying to pare down I shouldn't be looking OR eating for that matter : (

I'll look forward to seeing what else you find tomorrow. Have a blast sweety.



the photos are sooooo pretty

Angela said...

Better than a pirate's booty!! In the south, your booty is your backside. That vender needed a swift kick to his booty!

The Feathered Nest said...

I just love, LOVE all of your goodies Carole!!! So many beautiful things you found ~ and the funny thing, I would have bought so much of it too! hugs and love, Dawn

June said...

I love all this gorgeous loot Carole. I really love the faucet handles! I love stuff like that. You have such an eye for the really good goods. I would have loved finding all of this too. Really great finds my friend.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What wonderful finds!! You have such a great eye for beautiful old things. I feel the same way about the old photos too. You found some great ones.

Gaby Bee said...

What a lovely blog you have! I was doing some blog hopping and found you.

WOW, fabulous stuff! I want to visit that flea market! Nothing makes me more thrilled than a good find and I want to tell you that I am thrilled to have found your blog. I will be back!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What kind of weird sales strategy is that? That guy must be nuts! I'm glad he didn't ruin your day.
Your treasures are awesome, Carole! You hit the jackpot! Over here it would take me more than one visit to a flea market to find such an amount of goodies. I love that basket and the bait bucket and I also would have bought the tins, the beaded flowers, the faucet handles etc. Can one ever have enough adopted ancestors?
Have fun again at the antique fair!
Hugs to you,

slommler said...

What wonderful treasures you have unearthed! Love that bait basket!!! And that man yelling "Tire kicker" was totally out of line and I am sure he had a bad day!! It is called "shopping" sir. Hunting for a good bargain! Buying only when you must have and the price is right. He had neither for you that day.
Can't wait to see your treasures you are unearthing today?!

erin said...

good booty, baby!

The French Bear said...

Carole, I love it all!!!! OMG those beautiful beaded flowers are so incredible!!! Love the bait basket, better then the wire one from crabby man, he is the one that missed out!!! The baby shoes are so sweet and that lamp!!! What wonderful booty!!!
Margaret B

MJ Ornaments said...

Wow Carole, I love all the booty you came up with! Take care, Martha

A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful treasures! Can't wait to see more!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Love all of your wonderful treasures!!! I wanted to thank you for joining us a follower. I would have been by sooner but my computer has been on the blink! I will join you as a follower as soon as my computer will allow me too, I'm still having some problems with it! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Faded Charm said...

Wow, you really scored. I bought a whole pile of old photos from a guy at the last flea market I went to also. they were all from the same family and had names written on the backs....kinda sad in a way that no one would want them anymore.

I'm sure you're glad Fall is on it's way.

Take care,


trash talk said...

I love how everything looks placed together...serendipity! Tot's right...those would have came from a cluster of grapes. Wouldn't that bait basket make a cool light fixture or maybe just to hold the worms for that early bird?
P.S. Thanks for the link to the PMblog. I checked it out but I won't be able to play along. We'll be gone to Warrenton during that time.

Rural Revival said...

Beautiful finds, just gorgeous and I love the treatment you did to the first photo. Delightful!

Be well ~Andrea~

Chrissy said...

Nice stash my it all!So did you get your parcel yet,I hope so!! Talk soon! x0

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Carole!!
I nearly missed this post. and all your wonderful booty!!! and it will be booty when I come over and nick it all... What do I love best??/ hmmm... the little child in the white dress.. or the silver flowers... or the photo of the bride.. or .. or . or... OH and the silver purse and the metal numbers.. and everything else.. hahahaha

So what on earth does Tire kicker mean??? testing the goods?... What a strange bloke he is.. can't be good for business...

Okey dokey... have a wonderful day!! xxx Julie

Red Door Home said...

You have quite the eye for pretty things. I think we could go shopping together. My favorite find was the beaded flowers.

Marcia from NEST said...

Can't believe we didn't run into each other. This was my favorite Brimfield in a long time. Your haul looks great, I'm drooling! Hey, let's rent a truck and drive to Marburger next year, Ha Ha!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Phwoar Carole what a treasure trove you brought home! My oh my, it's hard not to be jealous cause I love every single piece you found!Congratulations!
Your pictures are stunning and so is gorgeous Nigella!
Warmest wishes sends

Robyn said...

I love this post, you make me feel like I was there with you! FUN!

Evi said...

Carole, that man would have heard a few choice words from me and they would not have been "tire-kicker'.
Loved all the gooddies, but loved Nigella best.
Lots of hugs, Evi