Monday, February 10, 2014

Bowie Flea- Episode 2

(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. 
ALSO found at "The Red Barn II" two little Miller Studio chalkware mermaids for $2.00! (It was the weekend for Mermaids!) They need a little TLC to be pristine again, but that's a chore I will gladly take on. I cant believe my luck finding Miller Studio fish one month and then mermaids in a different booth the next!
Patricia found this big pink print table cloth for $3.00, she always hunts them out then talks herself out of buying them by saying "But, I don't have a table to put them on" which is her secret way of telling me she wants me to buy it.  So now she has a new pink cloth to put on our table just in time for Valentines!
 (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!
I was quite thrilled when Patricia showed me the little Franciscan Sugar bowl (it's missing its lid) it was marked $4.00 but the sweet little church basement ladies let me have it for $1.00. The little green planter will find some job holding something in the kitchen. I love the green leafy pattern on it, its so tiny and small, but it will find a home.

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!



Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I love all the mermaid hooks, and you got some great ceramics too! I grew up surrounded by some salt-of-the-earth country ladies whose Baptist upbringing led them to believe that smoking cigarettes was one of the worst things a woman could do...but they loved their Garrett snuff, which originally came in brown bottles but later came in glasses like those. I've drunk many a glass of orange juice and Kool-Aid out of them!

ThrifterSisters said...

I love the flea market! The two that I like to visit only run through the middle of June then take a break until mid September. It's a bummer that I don't have a flea to go to in the Summer but hopefully I'll be keeping myself busy with estate sales instead. Those cast iron mermaids are the best! There are so many possibilities. And never, ever pass up a vintage tablecloth at a price like that! Even if you decide you don't want or need it, they fetch a pretty penny on eBay.

Have am awesome week,


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh I can see the theme coming together already! Such great oceany colors! I love the mermaids of course. Great finds. And it will be fun to keep up with your next 10 visits to the flea!
Erica :)

Vonlipi said...

Love your finds!I can't wait for the warm weather to arrive so we can go to the fleas!