Wednesday, January 25, 2012
FLEA MARKET FINDS
Saturday I went to Renningers flea market and hit the mother lode of bargains. When I first arrived I walked down one of the rows and they were selling all kinds of stuff but not my kind and then I looked down and there was this huge container full of linens, fabrics, etc. It said $20.00 Lot. I started to look thru it and started to think this is going to be great. I casually asked her if she would take $15.00 and she said sure right off. I asked her to hold it for me and I would come back.
Well I went on looking and then saw a Lloyd Flanders indoor/outdoor white wicker chair. I stopped and looked and thought that is LF and I think matches my 2 rocking chairs which I paid a horrible price for but 12 years or so later they still look great. The man said I think she wants to get rid of it and only wants 10-20$. Well "she" came out of the van and said 10.00. I grabbed it and took it right back to my van. Sunday I took a spray bottle of 2/3 water and 1/3 bleach and took it outside and sprayed it. The dirt just rolled off and then I hosed it down. Today Harv gave the legs a coat of paint and it looks like new. It is part of the same set my rockers came from.
Back to the bin - when it was time to leave I went to where I thought I had bought the stuff and couldn't find it. I was in a panic and then thought just go aisle by aisle until you see something familiar. Well I did recognize another large bin like the other with padlocks on the end and asked the older man if I had left something there with a lady. He yelled down to Deborah a couple of tents down and she said yes it is here. I told her I did not want the bin and she said well you don't get that anyway. She had stuffed it all into 3 large white plastic bags. I went home, made lunch then took over the table in the sunroom. I started pulling stuff out and laying it in piles, lace doiles, scarves, fabric (3 yards of gold dupioni) and a wedding dress. It as very pale yellow (not yellowed) and covered in a gorgeous lace over the skirt and front and back. 50 covered buttons going down the back of the dress. It was the fabric, and interlining and lining. I could not believe this.
Since Sat. I have been washing, bleaching, bizing, ironing, etc and picking lace from the dress. It looked easy until I started and then I found it had been machined on all over the top of the lace pieces so it is slow going. Will show you the lace when I get it all off. Also all the other stuff in the next post.