Tuesday, May 13, 2014

From the Flea Market

I went out to the yard sales on Saturday, it was a complete waste of time and gas, I had a list of about fourteen sales, a few I stopped at, some I just slowed down and looked, some of them, I didn't even slow down - you know how you can just tell if you need to get out!  Well, most of them were that way - needless, to say, I bought nothing.  

Sunday we took a drive over to the flea market - or as they call it "flee market" - I had in my mind to get the other Scotch brand Christmas tape that I left behind the last time I was there - success, no one bought it, it was still waiting for me..  and because the price wasn't marked, today it was only 25 cents!!  So, now I have three of these, I guess that's an official collection, isn't it??  

It's funny, when my husband and I look in a showcase, we see different things, he pointed these little figures out..  They're so ugly they're cute - hillybilly hedgehogs!  They were made in Korea, so we took them, two for $5, after researching them on line, I think we got a pretty nice deal.  There are a lot of these figures made by Peter Figuren.  What do you think?

And, that's all I bought.  But, of course, I have been thinking about something I saw, its been there the last few times I was at the flea market, but after posting it on Instagram, I think I was silly not to try and get it, if it's still there next time, I will offer less than $25, maybe they will sell it to me.  It's a beautiful pail and it's big,  the graphics are just so vibrant on it!!

I don't usually do a post of all Instagram pictures, but I am today, some of you have seen these already, you can follow me here, if you'd like!

Once again it's time to link up with Dawn at We Call it Junkin and Sir Thrift a Lot and his link up Thriftasaurus.  

Did you know that Diann and Linda have retired from Thrifty Things Friday?Melissa is taking over and she'll have her first link up this Friday, check out her blog - Melissa's Antiques and join in with your thrifty finds this week!  


  1. I totally understand why you keep thinking of that pail! The graphics are amazing, I hope it's still available to you when you go back. As for the price everything is negotiable.

  2. Cool tape. Does it still stick?? The pail is really something-- never saw one like that before. Those "critters" sure are different. Fun!

  3. Buy that pail - that's an order! Love the hedgehogs - they are so cute.

  4. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

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  5. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    That tin is just fabulous!!! Good luck, I hope you can get it for a price you are happy with. Great finds, I've never seen those figures before. Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party, so glad you did! Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  6. Yeah, you need to try and buy that pail!

    And thanks for the shout out! I hope it's a success! :)

  7. Jill, I love the old Scotch Christmas tape, too. I remember when I was a kid that I always begged my mom for the dispenser if it was out of tape. I was just drawn to those plaid metal things! You so need to buy that pail. I love it! Have a good week!