Saturday, August 20, 2011

KANE CTY. FLEA MARKET











The first weekend of the month there is a gigantic flea market held at the cty. fairgrounds in St. Charles, IL. It is open Sat. afternoons and all day Sunday. We usually go out on Sat. afternoons. St. Charles is a lovely town on the Fox River and Harv loads up his fishing gear plus a new magazine to read in the shade and first he drops me off at the flea market then he goes over to the river about a mile away. We both have our phones on so after about 3 hrs. we connect and I tell him if I am ready to leave or when I want to leave.

The first weekend in August we went for the first time this year and I had a wonderful time plus found some things I really liked. There are people from all adjoining states who come in to sell their goods. They even have nurseries there selling bushes, etc. I bought a gorgeous pink rosebush to replace one in front that did not survive the winter and also he had a couple of miniature hostas which I have been in love with the last couple of years. One came home with me but I haven't planted it yet. Still in the pot but doing well.

I found a women's high top lace up shoe. It needed cleaning and white shoe polish which I will do when I take it to Florida. I tried cleaning it and the leather was so soft it was almost taking the leather off. Like doeskin gloves. I also found a shelf with an old mirror on the front of it. She had a pair of them and I was going to buy the pair but a lady had come up just as I was looking and asking the price
of the pair. This lady said she wanted only one and the women would only sell them as a pair. The other gal said would I buy the pair and she would buy one from me. I felt bad for her so did that. I hope when I get to Florida I won't be regretting my decision but it was my good deed for the weekend.
I can't remember now all what I bought but will post the pics from that day and see what comes up. I had forgotten about the beautiful piece of tatting that I found. It deserves to be put in a frame also like the fan from Florida. I will see if my daughter would like it for that.
I also found a couple of great old pics, a pretty cup & saucer, a large green canning jar (I have a lot of the green pint ones but this is the big quart size) and some doilys, etc. The terrarium is going to be painted white and a plant put inside it. It came with its own tin liner so no problem about watering. Well I think that is about all except for little bits and things. All in all it was a great day.

9 comments:

Pat Winter said...

Wonderful loot! I would have chosen the same things.
Hugs,Pat

Maggi said...

Great finds. I particularly like the tatting and the boot.

Susan Elliott said...

You have such a good eye for treasures...That mirror shelf is my fave!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I always enjoy seeing what you find at the latest flea market! It's nice that Harv is happy to take you and then go an do his own 'thing'. Jack is like that too...only he usually sticks with me and has fun people watching.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I LOVE the boot...so shabby and victorian...all at the same time!
Rene

Gina E. said...

What a fun place to browse! You have found the interesting stuff as always :-)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

looks like you found some wonderful treasures! Love them all!

Jillayne said...

Lovely treasures Freda, just lovely. I understand what you mean about the shelf, but how kind of you to do that!
The tatting is wonderful as well and would look beautiful framed - good for you for rescuing it!

Linda said...

Great choices...I would have loved to have been there too! The tatting would look wonderful framed....