Thursday, May 16, 2013

Not Exactly Thrifting, But Treasures Anyway

When we headed out camping and fishing last weekend, I had no plans for shopping. When we went to Eureka Springs, I had still no plans for real shopping. But things popped up!
There are two flea markets before you get into Roaring River. We often stop at one or the other to poke around. This week we went to a nursery to see if there were any Mexican petunias in that part of Missouri. No such luck. But across the road, we checked out the flea market.

A nice bag of tractors for our grands for a song…a closed dollie for covering the summer pitchers of tea against flies and such on the deck…and then I saw Fiesta ware bowls. These are newer colors but pretty, and the price was reasonable. I have one covered casserole left from my Gran’s original Fiesta Ware. It was the late 1950’s and eating a meal at her house was such fun because each plate was a different shade of some primary color.

In Eureka Springs the next day, we parked in front of a store that was full of “stuff”. I never go in there as it is crowded with old pieces of glass or porcelain. The narrow store is so crowded you can hardly get down the aisles which means something can crash and break on your dime! But this day, there sat a Blue Willow egg cup in the front window. The lady talked a mile a minute about its worth, but she reduced to price a chunk to move it.

While many stores had gone out of business or changes products, there was a new hat store! An assortment of nice Panamas, straws, felts, and even silks. What caught my eye was an anti-cancer hat that I was familiar with. I have a couple and gave my mom one. They are soft, foldable, and are made in Canada with a fabric that repels harmful sun rays. This store had a whole new design I had never seen. Well, you know, I could not leave it there!


Susan said...

Oh Bookie, I'd say those were fine finds! Very nice.

And that hat is rather dashing on you!

Sounded like fun.

Glad you agreed to go camping as a good wife. I'm with you. I HATE camping. ha ha hahahaha

Well, I have to say I am so grateful for your being a faithful follower, too. Love your visits and comments. Susan

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Love the hat! It suits you. I LOVE hats but look awful in them. The best I can sport is a baseball cap out at the lake during the summer, but once I put it on I can't take it off . . . my hat hair is atrocious!

Our everyday dishware is Fiesta. We have the primary colors (dark blue, red, yellow and green). I love the mix up. It's fun. :)

Linda O'Connell said...

You do the most fun things. I love that hat, you look lovley, ready for tea or a day on the town.

Ames said...

I love a good find! Ans the hat is you girl!~Ames

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The blue willow egg cup would have def. caught my eye....It sounds like an interesting village to explore.

And if I looked as nice in a hat as you do, I'd have a few more :)

So sorry to hear about the weather uncertainty and potential (and REAL) destruction. It must be VERY difficult to go about your life with that all around you...