Columbus flea market - again.....

Well, it's Thursday, so what did you expect? anywho, made the trek out there this morning on what turned out to be the most beautiful, sunny, yet crisp/but not cold, early Sept. day. it was so lovely i was in absolutely no hurry to leave the market. the air was so fresh and yet, it really wasn't very crowded, which was nice. usually crowds make me claustrophobic, so it was nice just to chill and take my time. In one booth, i started looking around in these garbage bags (which can either be really scary or a lovely surprise!) i ended up getting quite excited as i unearthed these EXQUISTE vintage nightgowns and slips - a passion of mine. i've been collecting them for many years with thoughts of doing things with them and started tie dying a few things early this summer if you remember. the workmanship that goes into vintage items never ceases to amaze me. you just do not find such detail these days - end of story! along with the to-die-for-lingerie and slips i found lovely lace & tatting. i also found 2 gorgeous/shabby chic/gypsy coverlets; so lightweight, yet soft and comfortable. At another table i found a beautiful, old birdcage that i decided would be the perfect home for the newest birds nest that i found yesterday in some wild, thorny rosebush across the street. we should take a cue from the birds as i found lots of plastic strips woven in and around the sticks - these guys know how to recycle! usually i do not have the energy to search through all the jewelry that is to be found at flea markets, but since it wasn't so crowded and i didn't have people all over me, i took the time to really look at what was out today. i found many religious medals, linked pearls (my favorite!), some shoe clips, medals, another doll (for the mystery project that requires lighting i've been working on). i think the most unique treasure i found today were these tiny little drawers (see 3rd collage) - they were from coffee grinders (now i wish i had ask him more about that....) - but picture grinding up your coffee and then retrieving it from those drawers. he had a bunch of them, but i think i got the best of the lot as some were damaged, etc. i picture maybe putting some of my necklaces in them? we'll see! I also ran into Kathe, from Summerhouse and her posse (her friend and a friend's daughter, if i got that correct.....) kathe and i, along with her daughter, joanna and one more gal i am to meet, are all going to Country Living Fair together. i saw kathe from behind looking at jewelry, but couldn't be certain it was her, so when she turned around and saw me, we both chuckled.




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