Fun Day At The Flea Market



I Just Love The Flea Market


So Sunday was a fun day at the flea market.

The traffic and the crowd was crazy busy.

I had not been to the flea market in quite awhile.

It is held weekly at the NC State Fairgrounds.

They have indoor vendors as well as outdoor vendors.

Many have been there for years peddling their wares.

I just love it!




The Fun Is In The Hunt


The fun of the flea market is the hunt, as much as the find.

I always have specific things that I am looking for.

Jadeite is always big on the list, as well as vintage brass.

Brass fell out of favor a long time ago, especially newer brass.

The newer brass tends to be lightweight, and poorly made.

Whereas vintage brass is heavy and the detail is so much more pronounced.

But no matter the age, I still love my cricket boxes. I have posted about them here.

Jadeite is hard to find and has become very collectable, and expensive when you can find it.

Produced between 1945 and 1975, it was made by Anchor Hocking and labeled Fire King.

When I find some I feel like I have struck gold 🙂




Other Goodies I Found


It was definitely a good day at the flea market.

I found quite a few things I didn’t know I was looking for.

Being in the process of totally redecorating our den, I found a great side table that will eventually be used in that room.

I also found an old oak frame that used to house a mirror and I plan on making a chalkboard with it for the kitchen.

A nice vintage cast iron floor lamp. The lamp has been spray painted a gold/bronze color so I don’t know if I will keep it that way, or restore it to the original finish.





And The Find Of The Day !!


And my find of the day… a silver plated bowl full of costume jewelry for my granddaughters !

They will have so much fun playing dress up, and having beautiful jewels to wear.

I look forward to seeing their faces when they find all these treasures.



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  1. Jann Olson | 7th Mar 17

    I love jadite as well. Last year my sil, who lives in NC bought me 6 plates at a flea. I wonder if it was the same one? I’ve never seen any here. I did just find a batter bowl and a few sweet dessert dishes. Love the hunt as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • Leigh | 10th Mar 17

      Thanks Jann. I hate that jadeite has gotten so expensive. I have looked on ebay for plates to finish out my collection but they are just too much. Hopefully the large flea market in April will have some…you never know where you will find it. Have a great weekend.

  2. Diana | 3rd Mar 17

    Great finds Leigh! I especially love the frame–gorgeous–and the lamp, too. We’d love it if you linked up this (and any other vintage) post at our Vintage Charm party, Thursdays at 8 am. Hope to see you there!

    • Leigh | 6th Mar 17

      Thanks Diana, And I will be sure to check out your Vintage Charm Party !

  3. Lorri | 27th Feb 17

    “I found quite a few things I didn’t know I was looking for.” Oh I love this line. It sums up my thrifting philosophy perfectly. It looks like you scored some great treasures.

    • Leigh | 28th Feb 17

      Thanks Lorri. I did find some great stuff. I am working on turning the frame into a chalkboard for grocery lists in the kitchen. Then I hope to turn my attention to the side table. It drives my husband crazy but I just love finding others peoples castaways ! Hope you are having a great week.

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