Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I took the afternoon off today and went to my first flea market of the season in Sparks, Kansas.  Now if you haven't heard of Sparks, KS you would not be alone.  When the market is not open (and it's only open two long weekends during the year), the town of Sparks has a population of 9.  

The flea market brings thousands of people to town and my mom and I were part of that crowd.  We had a great afternoon.  The weather was perfect and I was able to find a few fun things at very reasonable prices.

I was most interested in little items today and this is what I came home with.

Westclox Clock ($5.00)
Sentinel Alarm Clock ($2.00)
Small ironstone cup and saucer (75 cents)
Keys (25 cents apiece)
Locks ($1.00 apiece)
Rubber Stamps ($5.00 total)
19th Century Notebook ($1.00)
Vintage bottle ($1.00)
Small keyhole (free)
Hooks (3 for $1.00)
Carter pail for a friend whose last name is Carter ($10.00)
Not sure what to call this (10.00).  I was told this was used in an automotive garage to hold different sized belts for cars.  I'm thinking clothes/coat rack.
Big desk drawer ($5.00).  I'm going to use this as a shelf.
Vintage frame ($5.00)  This is going to get painted and used for a memo board.
White porcelain doorknobs ($2.00 apiece)
My mom didn't come home empty handed either.  She found some fabric for a great price.  She will probably be busy sewing aprons with it tomorrow.

I'm linking these vintage, thrifty finds with:
Debra @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
and 
Diann @ Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Enjoy your weekend.

Jane

50 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you do with all of it!

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  2. Jane, you did great I have one of those belt racks and I had no idea what it was used for~ you sure did find some real treasures! oxx, Diane

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  3. Fun trip! That alarm clock has me buzzing!!! (sorry). I just love fleas, so many fun things at great prices! Thanks for joining in for the party! xoxo Debra

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  4. Girl, my heart is going pitter-patter! The keys, locks, hooks, aaah!

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  5. Wow!! Those are some really fun finds and even more fun finding them for such bargain prices!!
    Michelle

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  6. I love all your treasures, and I can't wait to see your shelf!

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  7. Great things! I love the drawer and the door knobs the most!

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  8. Jane, looks like you had a successful afternoon. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. ~ Sarah

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  9. Wow - such great prices! I've been looking all over for some of those wire hooks. And that notebook for only $1... such inexpensive treasures!

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  10. Oh my gosh!! Sure beats anything I find at he flea market here!!

    I would have bought everyone of those pieces too!
    good shoppin' girl!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  11. You found some great things, Jane! I know you will do something wonderful with all the bits and pieces! I love those clocks!

    A population of 9? That must mean there is no McDonalds! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. You got a great haul there, Jane! Of course, I see some things that you've shown us in the past that you've used and found new uses for. This should keep you busy for awhile! : )

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  13. Great gobs of goodies - looks like you had a great time! Population, 9? We have little towns like that around here too, we call them "almost" ghost towns. Thanks for sharing your goodies - can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  14. Score! Looks like fun Jane..great deals too!

    Jan

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  15. You found some great pieces at really good prices. Stuff like that is so high around here. A place where they have keys for sale wants $3.00 a piece which is crazy to me. Door knobs go for over $10 around here and clocks have crazy prices usually over $20 or $30.

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  16. Looks like you had a great day Jane! Lovin' the keys:@)

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  17. If you covered my eyes, and didn't let me see whose blog this was, I'd still know it was you, because all of these great pieces are so JANE! Those clocks are wonderful additions to your collection, and I can't believe you got those beautiful keys and locks so cheaply. I bet you and Mom will be going back to that market!

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  18. Oh! We went to this last year I just said to hubby it is that time again.....He would rather go to Gold Rush next month.....Love Love your findings!

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  19. Wonderful finds, can't wait to see how you use them. I really like that frame.

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  20. Fabulous finds and at awesome prices!! Those clocks are great additions to your collection! Maybe this could be a road trip for me someday...I'll have to look it up on the map.

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  21. Awesome finds Jane! Those new clocks are great. Love the designs. And you found some great keys. Lots of fun things. I bet it was a blast visiting this flea market. Thanks for joining TTF. Have a great weekend!

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  22. You must have had a big cart with you to carry all your great finds..or a good friend to help carry it.
    You have a good eye for "stuff".

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  23. love all of your finds...exactly the kinds of things I would bring home as well!

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  24. Now I cannot wait to see what you do with all these individual pieces, because I know it will be something that leaves me stunned!
    Brenda

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  25. Hi Jane, sounds like you and your mom had the perfect kinda day. Your vision for all these bits and bobs is just so awe inspiring. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  26. Wow! You found some great stuff! I think the keys are my favorite, no wait, the bottle, no wait, the frame, no wiat....well, you get the idea.
    Tammy

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  27. Looks like some great finds! I think this is some place I need to hit!!

    Have a great weekend.

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  28. ooooo, the best treasures ever!

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  29. Hi Jane! What great finds, I can't wait to see what your plans are with all of them! Have a fabulous weekend! t. xoxo

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  30. You got some great stuff! How fun! Got some creative fun ahead of you.
    Happy Day!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  31. LOVE those clocks!!!
    Can't wait so see your talent come alive with each find.

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  32. Fun finds...I can't wait for summer when I can get out to the Flea Markets too! Probably lucky we don't live near eachother...we'd be grabbing for the same stuff :) Laurel

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  33. What great scores! I love those keys...the engraving is great!

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  34. Oh my goodness. I just wrote you a day or two ago and said I wish you lived closer to me because you inspire me so....then I read today's post. For 18 years I lived in Hiawatha KS which is just west of "Sparks". I went to that flea market every year...twice a year...by myself, as all my friends thought I was crazy to go "through all that junk." Ha! You need to drive just a few miles north and go to the same flea market, at White Cloud KS. It is actually a little bigger than Sparks (by about 50 people, ha!). But really, you will find great things there too. I have been gone for almost three years and have not been back to the flea market since I left. I guess it's a good thing. We would be fighting over the same things! Small world, huh? Lori L

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  35. Hi Jane,
    I just love to see your "fab finds"...you just amaze me with your creative treasures.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  36. Great finds, Jane. Now I can hardly wait to see what amazing things you make with them! Your blog is still my very favorite. I love everything you bought...great prices too!
    Cheryl

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  37. Looks like you hit the jackpot Jane!
    Love the old notebook and the frame!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  38. OMG--pure eye candy--I just want to go flea-marketing so bad this weekend. Love all your finds--those hooks, keys and "stampers" are just awesome! Have a great weekend. Patty

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  39. Love all the Stuff, More of a Flame than Sparks, hahaha, sorry, couldn't resist~ can't wait to see what you do with your Treasures, You always have such Unique Ideas. I must say I am very jealous seeing things from Fleas Markets & such, still weeks or even at least a month away for ME!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Cheryl

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  40. I grew up in Kansas and have never heard of Sparks. I lived in Wichita. Great finds. I love the stamps, hooks, and the numbers on the Sentinel Clock. The keys are pretty cool too.

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  41. Love all your goodies. Sounds like you and your Mom had a perfect day together! :)

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  42. I manage to miss this every year... Is the next one Labor Day weekend or some other odd time? I was thinking the spring sale was NEXT weekend and was hoping to go this year!!! Maybe next time.

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  43. You found some great stuff!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Wow...I love everything! So great you could share such a fun day with your mom!

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  45. i love how you already know what you are going to do with stuff....i just buy it, then figure it out later ! (oh..and i have that westclox clock..keep telling you..thank God we dont shop the same markets!)

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  46. Those are awesome finds Jane, and I know that clever brain of yours will make them all awesome...that one frame looks like an OSU Block O!!!

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  47. I loved your blog. You do nice works.
    Kisses

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  48. I live in the southeast corner of Nebraska and Sparks is just 30 mins. away. I go to Sparks Flea twice a year. Have done so for the past 20 years. Loved all the things you found. Did you make it back to Sparks this year?

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  49. what a score u made at the flea mkt! i wish i could find some vintage suitcases, but its been years since i have seen any around here. :(

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