I have to take back what I said
Posted: May 26, 2014 Filed under: Flea market, Fun Finds, Vintage tablecloths, Vintage toys | Tags: chenille bedspread, Fire King, Flea market, Golden Nugget Flea Market, Guatemalan fabric, jadeite, jadite, vintage clothing, vintage suitcase, vintage tablecloths, yo-yo quilt
Yes, I have to take back what I said about the Golden Nugget Flea Market being on its last legs. On Memorial Day weekend it looked like a throwback to twenty years ago. Every single dealer table was taken. Parking was impossible. The place was buzzing with excitement.
I thought I was in a time warp. The flea market was incredible on Sunday.
Some amazing things were for sale.
This shouldn’t have been baking in the sun all day!
One young man had an entire booth filled with vintage kitchen toys. But I only took one snap.
Tiny jadeite on an adorable little cabinet. Don’t you love it?
A stack of vintage suitcases caught my eye.
The trend seems to be moving away from the older leather models to 60s and 70s color.
So did these ice cream parlor chairs fashioned from rebar.
Some welder had too much time on his hands.
And crates loaded with never-used Fire-King Golden Anniversary pieces. I’ve never understood why this pattern isn’t popular.
Three pieces for a dollar!?! If I were planning a fancy party (or reception) for 110 people I would have snapped these up.
But what really caught my eye was colorful fabrics.
Here’s just a glimpse. This entire booth was draped and heaped with amazing textiles from around the world. I wanted them all.
I saw at least half a dozen yo-yo quilts. Never seen a peacock chenille for real. I was afraid to ask prices.
So what did I buy? Tablecloths, of course! I’ll have to show them off separately in another post.
Four different fabrics, four different color families and I like them all.
And some bright florals.
I couldn’t resist taking home a bag made from recycled Guatemalan clothes. It wish I’d bought both of them!
And silly things for less than $5.
For only $3 I couldn’t resist this fishbowl filled with old Christmas ornaments and the paper party lanterns.
Hope your holiday weekend included some fun finds, too!