There really is nothing like the feeling of walking around a flea market on a beautiful sunny day. Especially when you have two great companions at your side! My hubs and my little Mars are the greatest "treasure hunting" buddies anyone could ask for!
The Mister and I are forever frequenting estate sales and flea markets, whenever we get a smidgen of free time. Its definitely a bit easier when its just the two of us, but that's not very often the situation. So, when we do bring little Mars along, we make it fun for her...playing eye spy, giving her a few bucks to put in her pockets and spend however she pleases, and calling it "treasure hunting" ((which it very much so is)) and seeing what kind of treasures each of us can discover.
On this particular day, Mars found and purchased some old cars, a plastic parrot on a hoop, and a lemonade. Pretty good finds if i do say so myself.
I however wasn't having such luck...UNTIL...we came across this one table and I hear my hubs say "Oooooo! You're going to want to see this!" ((by the way...did I mention how amazing he is?))
And...there it was...the one moment you wait for and you are so happy when it arrives...I had finally found MY table...the one that makes the whole trip worth it! Filled with vintage Fisher Price goodies (((a HUGE weakness for me))) and even a vintage Calico Critters ferry boat! ((the little fisherman with the sideburns is ADORABLE))
So, needless to say, I think I bought all of their toys and loaded Mars up in her wagon, with barely enough room for herself :::see pic above::: and i was a super happy camper!
I also picked up some amazing vintage Old Maid cards (another weakness) I'm a sucker for all the old illustrations. Super cute!
And...last but not least...I picked up this HUGE jar of local organic honey. *A very sweet old lady told me that if I take a tablespoon a day of LOCAL honey...it will cure my allergies. She said that it would take some time to kick in (6 months or so) but if you keep up with it, you shouldn't have allergy problems again. She said that she has been doing this for a while now and hasn't had allergies in over 7 years!* I'm willing to give it a go! I'll let you know around this time next year if it works!
*Have you had any good finds lately?*
**Or even some good home remedies like the honey?**
From all of us over here at Octopus Pie...
Happy Labor Day!