Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Family and Flea Market Find

Hello, all my bloggy friends here in blogger land! How have you all been? I'll have to say, it's CONTINUED to be another hot and dry week here in the Midwest. We haven't gotten rain in several weeks and the weather will be hotter than ever, as the week continues. . .see news article here.  So I guess I will be in one of two places this week, either the lake or an air-conditioned building!!!

The past few days have been quite relaxing, though. We had relatives visiting from Pennsylvania and we all hung out at my aunt and uncle's lake cottage up north.
 Above: Swimming to keep cool.
Below: My son and his girlfriend, kayaking.
Above: My aunt and uncle, cousins, and their kids
Below: My Pennsylvania cousins.
After some time of relaxing, swimming, boating, eating, and chatting we decided to all go to the 
which is only about a 10 minute drive away.
Our caravan of 3 vehicles, parked and prepared to enter the flea market. What an adventure!!
Here, we were coordinating groups and getting each others phone numbers, in case we got lost int this GIANT event.
 The flea market was EXTREMELY crowded, as it has been every year!!
Below: Just one of the hundreds of tents, full of goods for sale.
 
Here is the Vendor Directory
It would literally take ALL day to walk every isle and see every vendor.
I can only handle being there for a few hours. It can be quite overwhelming! But there are lots of unique ideas and creative crafts, as well as great deals.
(Go here to see a map of the Flea Market) Each square is a booth.

Of course, I was on the lookout for teapots and teacups. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I promised myself that I would only get 1 thing, since I didn't want extra stuff to take home. I found this adorable blue rose teacup and saucer for $8.00.

 There are no markings on the bottom of either one, the cup or the saucer.
 I have a teapot with blue roses that my mother gave me years ago, but didn't have a matching teacup. The teapot has been boxed in storage because we are in the process of moving, but looking at photos, I think the color and design are the same.
A photo of my teapot is below.

Ann
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb
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25 comments:

  1. Good morning Ann,
    How nice to spend time with your relatives and go to a flea market! Your new teacup looks like a perfect match to your pretty teapot! How lovely!! If I may make a suggestion: you should turn off the Word Verification thingy, and you will get lots more comments. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time and have a delightful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you, Sandi. I had it turned off on my other blog page and assumed it was here, also. But, not so!!! So nice to hear from you again, friend! May you also have a wonderful day!

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  2. Awe...the teacup and teapot are adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I had lots of fun trying to find it. So glad you stopped over to my blog!

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  3. your tea cup and saucer is delicious

    I would love to attend that huge of a flea market

    I just purchased some tea cups at a goodwill in St Louis and have one on my post now about my PINK chair I painted

    Janice

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    1. Very cool! Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment! I also stopping over and saw your teacup at your blog. Very pretty!!

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  4. Oh my goodness I wish I could have come along on this fun adventure. The teacup and saucer are lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop today xo

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    1. Thanks! It would have been so much fun having you come along! thanks for hosting your blog party!

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  5. Stopping by from Katherine's. I think that's the sweetest blue flowered tea cup. I love yard sales and thrift shops. Some days you get some great finds.

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    1. I agree, Patrice! There are some real unique things and I love a great deal!

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  6. That looks like a great time! What a pretty tea set!

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  7. Here's to summer and lakes, and flea markets and family-- does it get any sweeter?

    Aloha,
    Following ya now from the Favorite Things Hop. We're riding the wave of life at localsugarhawaii.com one little adventure at a time and I'd love it if you'd join us for the sweet ride. And this Saturday we'll be peeking in to another sweet blogger's beach bag and launching our SUMMER Beach BAG Give away... I hope you'll join us.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Just stopped over at your blog and LOVE it!! Thanks for stopping by, Nicole. I really do love summertime!!!

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  8. Hi,

    I saw your cup on The Brambleberry Cottage and had to stop by as I have just this second added to the party a DIY vintage cake stand using old china like this. I love gorgeous old fine china and have a lovely mismatched collection of floral china and love to bring it out when I have girlfriends around for morning tea. It's so much more elegant than a mug.

    Hope you get a chance to look at my post on DIY Vintage Cake Stand.

    Lee ☺

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    1. Hi, Lee. I stopped over and found your adorable cup and saucer, with roses and gold filigree! What a great idea to use to make a cake stand! So glad you could stop by my blog and leave your sweet comment!

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  9. Hi Ann, it looks like you're having a lot of fun at the lake. Lucky you! The teacup and saucer are lovely. So rewarding to find "just the right thing" at a flea market. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comment. And for following. So sorry it's taken me this long to return the favor. God bless.

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    1. No problem, Nancy! So glad you stopped by...wishing you also a blessed day!!

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  10. Hi Ann, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hey, Chris! I am also following your blog, too! I love it that you are living in Canada, as I have Canadian roots on my father's side. I also think it's cool that you are originally from Wales...I don't know much about the country, but I do know it's part of the UK. Your blog looked intriguing, also! Looking forward to staying connected thru our blogs!

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  11. What a wonderful time you must have had! I'd have loved that sale! You chose the perfect teacup! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. Oh, thank you Ruth! I love linking up at your blog hop. I get to meet and read about so many other bloggers! Thanks for dropping in!

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  12. Hello Ann,
    Your day out looks fab! I would love to go there too. But just like you, I would only want to be there a little while, especially if it is hot!
    It has been super hot here...for a while, and we are hoping for a break.
    Your new tea cup is beautiful in blue! Blue roses are alway stunning...and it really does match your tea pot. How lucky is that!
    Hugs,
    And keep cool : )
    Terri

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  13. Hi Ann, I left a comment, but I don't think it saved it. If so, sorry if you have two. It looks like you are having alot of fun trying to stay cool. Hanging out at a Lake House sounds like my kind of fun! Especially with family. I love your cousins flouncy white hat. Your teacup and saucer is darling. How great that it matches your teapot. Can't wait to see it displayed in your home. Best of luck with the move. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Oh my Ann - just gorgeous - love the colors and the pattern! It has been hot here - I think the majority of the country is under a heat wave! What a fantastic place to visit - so much to see! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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