(The very place for Mermaids!)
Another wonderful trip to the Bowie flea with Patricia and friend Jennifer this past weekend dear Readers! Although it was cold, Saturday was the first "warm" day we've had in a few weeks (a staggering 54 degrees!) They're weren't many vendors out, but as always there was treasure to be found. The cast iron mermaids on anchors in the picture above (there are eight of them) will soon be center pieces for the tables at our upcoming spring dance.
(Mermaid on a star fish)
I purchased this 9th mermaid for the "captains table" (buffet) of the dance! The decorations are going to be GREAT!
(The "ships" treasure!)
Haha can you tell I have Spring Break on my mind?! I bought the two planters to hold silverware and napkins on the buffet table we'll be using lots of blues and greens. The large blue pearlescent planter was $2.00 and the green shell planter was $1.50.
(Hors d'oeuvre tray.)
This silver tray was a steal for $1.00 and I will keep it at the Casablanca after the party.
The tiers of the tray fold so that the whole thing stores easier, pretty neat I thought!
(One of my FAVORITE finds this weekend!)
I stumbled over this beautiful turquoise and gold ash tray at one of the antique stores in Bowie. "The Red Barn II", I just love the gold and turquoise and I already have a spot for it on the coffee table in the living room.
(Vintage snuff glasses)Lastly we stopped at the Bowie church thrift shop, we call them "the church basement ladies" and we LOVE the CBL's! If you recall back in December I found a vintage toothbrush holder at the flea market, and later found the matching glass at a thrift store. I have always wanted a "reeded" rinse glass for the bathroom and I found the one above for $0.25! The "honeycomb" patterned glass on the right is actually an old container for snuff, but I liked the idea of having it for a rinse glass too, and for $0.10 how could I say no?! Especially when those snuff glasses tend to start at around $6.00 a piece!
You may have noticed the title of this post is "Bowie Flea- Episode 2" that is because dear Readers, we are going to try and complete the "flea market challenge" of going to Bowie every month for a year! We already have visits one and two down, now we just have 10 more months to go!
I bet we can do it!