May Flea Market Finds

Sunday afternoon, my friends Alyse and Brittany came up for lunch and the Nashville Flea Market. The excursion was a great success.

We were standing in the Creative Arts Building arguing about who had the longest arms to take the picture.  Someone overheard us, was amused, and offered to take the picture for us.

And, without further ado, here are my finds:

I found the Boston Cooking School Cookbook on Friday morning before work.  The vendor wasn’t there, but the man in the next booth (an acquaintance of mine) offered to take the money for her. The dilemma? It was marked $6 and I wanted to pay $5.  “Oh, that’s all right,” he said. “I think she’ll be fine with it — if she’s not, I’ll cover it for you.” Aren’t people wonderful? He also sold me that very large, very fine jar. For $2.

The basil plant takes the place of the two that I killed when we moved. Hopefully it will survive.

The two smaller jars, the thermometer, and the coke bottles were all in a “fill a bag for $1” deal.  Brittany and Alyse and I stuffed all our finds into the bag, and each paid a third. So those cost me about seven cents each.

I thought this thermometer would be a fun little Christmas decoration.  I think the glass broke while it was in the bag, but it was only seven cents, so I’ll survive. I think.

I bought this from one of my people — the plating is almost all worn off, but check out the handle!! And he sold it for a dollar, so I’m not going to quibble. I just liked it.

Who can tell me what originally came in this jar? (Hint — it wasn’t cream cheese.)

I had been looking for some fun napkin rings since Jonathan and I got married. At $3 for a 19th Century piece, I thought the price was right.

So I bought a second one, too.

This is not a flea market find (although we did get attacked by them a couple times at the flea market). I hate them.  But it does make working more colorful, to see customers running screaming through the parking lot. Anyway…..

And I’ve saved the best for last.  These were $4 and $5, and I’m in love.  They’re both 19th Century hat pins — I saw the E and had to have it, and the bird was just precious.

So this ends the May flea market report!  And if you’ve never been, I hope I’ve convinced you to try it. It’s always an adventure, and it’s the highlight of my month.

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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3 Responses to May Flea Market Finds

  1. Tiffany says:

    I think the label on that jar looks like the coloration of Miracle Whip. But I don’t know how long that’s been around or if it ever came in a glass jar. Also the letters don’t say Miracle Whip. ha

  2. Jenny says:

    Tiffany, that’s what I thought. What it actually said was “Miracle Whip Salad Dressing,” so what you can see is the end of “Whip” and “Dressing.” 🙂

  3. I had so much fun with you and Alyse! And, I’m very proud of my too adorable copies of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. 🙂 P.S., I think your hatpins are my favorite of your finds! 🙂

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