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Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Flea Market Finds
Saturday, August 5th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Jennifer Beyer!
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My daughter and I were having a coffee outside in the early morning the other day. During the summer, early mornings are the only times we have privacy for a chat because, you know, kids surround us all day long.

Anyway, we were talking and decided that this year is the first time we’re not eager to have school start so we have some peace. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed their company this summer. No huge blowouts. They’ve been so helpful in caring for the new chickens/ducks/geese, our horse, goats, and dogs. We didn’t take any big trips, but we did fill up the summer with visits to the theme park in Hot Springs, some nighttime concerts, movies, trips to the local water park, and of course, swimming in our own pool and movie/finger-food nights where we just nosh at home. It’s been an idyllic summer, actually. We’ll miss it once we’re in the hustle and bustle of getting them ready for school each day.

One thing I do look forward to doing more of once we’re “free” during the day is hitting the local flea market more often. I don’t ever do the grocery shopping. I don’t clothes shop—that’s what the Internet is for. The one place I do like to “noodle” around is the flea market. I love-love-love that my daughter has the same obsession.

We go with a thought toward adding to our “collections.” She collects ’70s/Mid-Century decor, plus vintage Pyrex. I currently hunt down vintage tins and vintage enamel bowls—especially those on the small side, 4″ to 6″ because they look wonderful, but I use them for organizing projects and storing art supplies. If I happen across a vintage ladies’ powder jar, I’m all over that, too.

I chose today’s image for the puzzle because that kind of display outside a junk shop would catch my eye for sure. I have a ton of vintage tins (mostly in better shape than these), but I’d root through everything, hoping to find hidden treasure.

So, for today’s challenge, solve the puzzle then tell me what sorts of items would catch your eye! Leave a comment for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

22 comments to “Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Flea Market Finds”

  1. Pansy Petal
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 9:40 am · Link

    Since my collection has pansies involved, anything with a pansy motif of some kind would draw me in. Other than that, I adore old furniture. My last house was completely furnished with vintage finds. And sometimes, it’s just fun to poke around and look.



  2. Taisha Demay
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 10:02 am · Link

    I think the tin can, would be the first thing, because growing up my mom used to collect them to put buttons and needles and thread in them. Then Iā€™d root around to find things like vintage suitcases or wooden boxes.



  3. Diane Sallans
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 10:41 am · Link

    I’ve got a box of tins that I’ve gathered thru the house – some were cookie tins (a couple with Winston Churchill on them), some round but flat that probably had candy, and my favorites that had tea (sent to my grandmother from her family in Ireland – they probably thought she couldn’t get decent tea in the US). I’m still trying to thin out the volume of stuff that has accumulated, so can’t allow myself to bring more in (except books, my weakness).



  4. cindy
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 11:36 am · Link

    My mom and I used to plan Saturday mornings for yard sales. Not for anything specific, but just to go look. One week where we used to vacation, we lucked into a whole neighborhood yard sale. I remember we bought a computer that had Windows 3.11 on it, so that gives you an idea of how long ago that was. When we would leave on Sunday morning, the local drive-in there had a flea market, so we always stopped. I used to have a list of missing baseball and other sports cards I was missing or books I was looking for. Books and cards were the biggest draw for me. It took hours, but we looked at everything. Those days are over as my mom died in 2009 and I don’t drive.
    Where I live, we have a bi-annual Fleatique and Fall-tique along the 3-mile stretch of the main street of my town and the adjoining one. There are also vendors and other events going on at the park and at our Aquatorium (stage built out on the river). They are always held the 1st Sat in June and October. I take my shopping cart out and sometimes go look. I do miss it…



  5. Colleen C.
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 12:16 pm · Link

    horse statues or pics



  6. Deb Brown
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Tea cups, vintage plates



  7. MARY ANN DEAN
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Anything with eagles on it or crosses



  8. flchen
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 3:21 pm · Link

    2:50

    I’m a little random about what might catch my eye. I do like tiny things, or things with cute animals on them, LOL. Sometimes I look for crafty things, like knitting needles or crochet hooks…



  9. Joy Boutwell
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Things that would catch my eyes is old knives, guns, tools, wildlife figurines and animals



  10. Carol Cox
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 4:40 pm · Link

    I LOVE OLD BOOKS! THAT IS A TRUE FIND FOR ME. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY TIMES I’VE READ ANIMAL FARM AND 1984 BUT THEY ARE MY FAVORITE READS.



  11. Beckie
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I love looking. I never know exactly what will catch my eye. Old tins/cans, teddy bears, gnomes, Christmas, art stuff, books, old music you name it. My eyes are all over. I used to love helping sort, prepare, set up/take down the Labor day boy scout sale. That was lots of fun, and I miss it .



  12. Mary McCoy
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 8:02 pm · Link

    Old books and Viewmaster reels



  13. Sara D
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Anchor Hocking Green Depression Glass Kitchen items and green handle depression era kitchen utensils. My mom used to collect Wade of England Tea Animals, and they also made Villages and San Francisco Painted Ladies Houses. Have all the houses but missing the Cable Car for the set. Made around 1970, still looking for it.



  14. BN
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 10:24 pm · Link

    books



  15. Mary Preston
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    · August 5th, 2023 at 10:38 pm · Link

    Books for me too. I also like to look through knitting patterns.



  16. Debra Guyette
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    · August 6th, 2023 at 6:19 am · Link

    I like anything with dragons on it. I also look for crystals, and crochet items.



  17. Wendy Vest
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    · August 6th, 2023 at 4:17 pm · Link

    I love goat, chicken and pig antiques. I also love old book shelves and hutches. I have found some beautiful and cheap crystals too. I also love animal stained glass lamps. I found a beautiful tulip lamp with a fairy sitting on a swing for $12 at a consignment store and a stained glass turtle for $2 at a yard sale.



  18. Jennifer Beyer
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    · August 6th, 2023 at 7:15 pm · Link

    I love shiny objects and glass cookware.



  19. Eileen Airey
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    · August 7th, 2023 at 5:59 pm · Link

    My health doesn’t allow me to do much of this anymore. How I miss it. I would look for puzzles, anything with panies, lighthouses or sandcastles. always books. It was just fun to look.



  20. Gail Siuba
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    · August 9th, 2023 at 10:09 pm · Link

    My time for the puzzle was 15.58.

    I like the old tins and it looks like there are a couple of movie projectors. It’s always fun to check out old(ish) things. Now, if I could find a tin of money that would be awesome. šŸ˜€



  21. Carol
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    · August 13th, 2023 at 9:44 am · Link

    I really like unique figurines. The more unique the better.



  22. Delilah
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    · August 19th, 2023 at 7:54 am · Link

    So many folks collect the most wonderful stuff. It’s all so personalized! Love it!

    The winner (chosen by a random number generator is…#18—Jennifer Beyer!



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