I almost named this post "I went to the Lucketts Spring Market AND survived the mud!"...Haha...It was a great time but was I ever glad that I had on my wellies! It had rained all night before, so the fields were complete muck. But, by the time that we arrived, the rain had slowed to an occasional mist and we were fine.
My friend Cindy & I show off our mud-splattered boots in the muck!
We really did have a great time and saw so much good stuff. I completely meant to take lots of pictures but once we started checking everything out, I completely got involved and forgot. That means that it was a good day, though :) We saw Miss Mustard Seed's booth, which was completely decimated -- barely anything left by midday Saturday -- good for her! I saw lots and lots of gorgeous ironstone, beautiful jewelry made of vintage pieces, a booth full of vintage fabric, lots of great industrial pieces, and the best chicken coop ever, called the "Coop De Ville":
The interior of the Coop De Ville (there was also an outdoor chicken coop attached):
I also caught up with Sue of Vintage Rescue, which is always fun. She gives me the inside scoop on the Virginia vintage dealing.
So, enough with the chitter-chatter, lady -- what did you get???
Not the best photo in the world, but here are my goodies, plus a bonus find from a thrift shop. I felt like I was buying at every other booth, but when I got it home, it doesn't seem like much. I could have spent more ;)
Whenever I see something that is red & vintage, I snap it up. This Kodak darkroom timer from the 1950s is already in the living room.
I picked up these old silver serving spoons for $1.50 each. They polished up nicely and even though they have some loss of silver in their bowls, I love them. The platter is a nice piece of English ironstone that I'll be selling in my Etsy store.
I got a charm bracelet for Christmas, so I've been on the lookout for charms. I picked up these three at an adorable booth -- 2 for my "home" states and the crown for my love of royalty.
For some unknown reason, I didn't get a close up picture of the bread pan that I got for my glass cabinet, but I feel like it's a good find. I love the embossed metal!
My friend also did well at the market -- she found an adorable bright yellow glider for her screened in porch. Success for all! And, as a bonus, I found the silver tray (pictured above) that I was looking for at a thrift shop on Friday night! It's the perfect size and shape for my plans AND it was $10! I polished it up yesterday afternoon, but looking at these pictures, I actually like it better slightly tarnished.
I'm really glad that we went yesterday, because I just read that the market was cancelled today because the fields are so bad that there is no place to park. Happily, I found out about a barn sale happening locally in a few weeks, plus the regular Arlington flea. I love this time of year!