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Flea Market Finds & Open Contests!
Monday, February 27th, 2023

It’s Monday. I have an appointment with the doctor regarding my hand. I’m hoping he’ll say I don’t have to wear the splint anymore. I still get twinges when I turn my hand a certain way or hold something heavy (a full coffee cup!). Maybe he’ll tell me I can take it off when I type. That would be enough to make me very, very happy.

I mentioned before that my dd and I went to the flea market with two of the kids last Saturday. Thought I’d share a couple of our found “treasures.” This first one is a ceramic cup from Germany dating back to the 90s. No real value here, but we collect this sort of thing and use them. I have a very nice set of pottery dishes I bought when I was stationed there, so it’s a nostalgic treasure for us both.

Then there’s this mustachioed man.

My daughter collects vintage Pyrex and has joined all kinds of online Pyrex groups. Some of the avid collectors decorate their display cabinets with vintage ceramic figurines. She found this man-with-a-moustache cup, and when she Googled it, she discovered it’s highly collectable. It’s called something like the “gay moustache man.” A cookie jar of this pattern sold for over $300, so she thinks the 2 bucks she paid was well-spent, and doesn’t he look cute in the cabinet?

My best find was an antique book with yellowed pages and illustrations. Something about a boy who goes on a journey to become a knight. The pages are falling out of it and are very brittle, so I won’t feel the least bit guilty about tearing them out for collaging. I also found a Japanese divided bowl with a pretty, ornate cover. I figure I will use it on my beading table to store something. Just because it’s a workspace doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. (Not that it is now. It’s a junky mess!)

Anyways, it’s Monday. Time to get my butt in gear. I have tons to accomplish! Do you have a lot on your plate to accomplish, too?

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7 comments to “Flea Market Finds & Open Contests!”

  1. Laura
    · February 27th, 2023 at 9:59 am · Link

    I do t have a ton of stuff to do today. I had to go into town to the Pharmacy to pick up my grandson’s medicine then drop him off at school. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some salads too. We’re suppose to get freezing rain today so I wanted to get all this stuff done early.

    Delilah I would really like to see a picture of the Japanese divided bowl you mentioned. I’m always looking for that sort of thing.

    If you could post it on your Facebook page I’ll see it there.

  2. Diane Sallans
    · February 27th, 2023 at 11:56 am · Link

    Taxes! And I’m washing & cleaning up my Barbies so I can pass them on to my great-nieces. I have a Tammy & Pepper dolls too that my neighbor had given me. They’ve been boxed up for a lot of years since my niece last played with them.

  3. Cindy
    · February 27th, 2023 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I always have a lot to do. So much so, my to-do lists have to-do lists. After 26 years in my last job, I was laid off. I wanted to retire, so this was a blessing. However, after my mom died in 2009, there was only me at home. With a 2.5 to a 3 hour a day commute, By the time I got home, it was long enough to eat, check mail, check email, do a few chores and go to bed. The last 4 years were 6-day a week since some OT was mandtory. Now, I need to slowly undo all the neglect.

  4. Beverly
    · February 27th, 2023 at 12:36 pm · Link

    The only things I’m up to today are making cabbage rolls in the crockpot for our supper today..& babysitting my Grandson. And taking a nap with him in my recliner like we do whenever he’s here for the day. I’m hoping you get good news about the hand.

  5. Colleen C.
    · February 27th, 2023 at 12:39 pm · Link

    I have a list of things I plan to do today…

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · March 1st, 2023 at 3:26 am · Link

    I’ve just returned from Coastal Magic book convention so I have tons of email to catch up on. I was gone for 6 days and didn’t let myself spend time on email even though I took my computer with me. LOL

    I hope you get to start using your hand more. I’ve got another week before I see the doctor about my foot to see if I can stop wearing the boot. I did really well at Coastal Magic and I did a lot of walking and standing.

    I love living vicariously through you and your flea market finds. I stopped going because I just don’t have room for all of the “treasures” that I would find and want to keep.

  7. Delilah
    · March 10th, 2023 at 8:49 am · Link

    Thanks to you all for commenting! I posted the picture of the Japanese divided bowl on FB. Susan, I hope you had a smashing time at the conference!

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