Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Treasure Hunting

This week-end is our area's annual giant flea market.
It advertises itself as being the
largest outdoor flea market in Canada ~
all I know is that it takes all day to go through it.

It sure is not Farm Chicks or Barn House ~
there will be no cute outfits or name tags ~
it will be comfortable shoes
and by the sounds of the forecast lots of water
as the humidity is suppose to

In past years there has been just as many junk tables
as there were treasures.

And I really mean junk ~
it is amazing what people will try to sell for a dollar!

I am going there with a purpose ~
I am looking for something from the past ~
of course!
I found one on eBay ~ but I am not willing to spend that much of my hard earned money on it!
It is just a can, but seeing it takes me back to my childhood ~
playing in the kitchen chamber at the farm.

And before you ask ~
I already looked last time I was there to see if there was
still one kicking around.

Mind you I did not scour every corner ~
but I am pretty sure they were all tossed.

I am taking my camera ~
so I plan to bring home more pictures than treasures.
But you never know what I might find...
as I now have a new eye for all my old stuff.

Did I tell you that I like
that it is called "vintage" now and not "antique"
does not sound nearly as stuffy....

What are your week-end plans?


Unknown said...

Ooooh that sounds wonderful.....wish I could come too! And if you see one of those candy tins, could ya get me one too please?! ;)

Have fun!

Chez Zizi said...

Love the can. I found something similar at Home Goods this year and have it in my kitchen. Lots of luck and bring back photos.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun. Hopefully it won't be too hot. Can't wait to see what you find.

Unknown said...

Ooooo sounds ALWAYS have to wade thru the junk to get to the treasures, part of the whole flea market experience. I think it makes the "find" seem so much cooler, that you managed to spot it amongst all the junk:)


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

You always go to such brilliant places....have a great time and we will await to see what treasures you bring home....p.s. I haven't forgotten that you tagged me, it will be my next post...I've been a bit busy catching up after my holiday. XXXX

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I love flea markets for that exact reason, you can always find some treasure!