sometimes, nothing will do but that you must get out and shop... the thrill of the hunt ... undiscovered treasures.. stuff that might go unnoticed by another... does a body good .. i think..
so, this morning, rod and i hit the local flea market then a couple of sales on the way home.. our local flea market is on the grounds of an old drive-in movie theater - it was quite famous in it's day - the movie theater that is -
i don't know what year they stopped operating as a theater, but i remember coming here in the 70s when i was in high school - it had become pretty seedy then - lots of r rated movies - which were considered pretty risky back in the day - would probably seem laughable today - does anyone remember 'cindy & donna' ?
i absolutely love the architecture of this former theater and am drawn to its presence .. it is somewhat haunting the way it lurks over the parking lot ... at the base of this building is an insurance office and to the side is the office for the flea market... i didn't notice this time, but the last time i was there the former snack bar/restrooms was still in place - just the restrooms were open though.. the name of this flea market is 'treasure city' ..
they have stalls on the outside and also enclosed stalls that look like storage buildings - kind of cool and some cool stuff mixed in with the socks and dvds - found a copy of little women - perfect for the upcoming holidays -
rod can't resist a good deal - practicing his 'dressing down' trick .. that's where nothing you wear matches so it throws their eye off .. and dulls their concentration ...
seriously, here are a few tips we have for attending flea markets -
1. know where the car/truck is ..
2. never haggle if it's a good deal - if it's 50 cents and you know you can sell it for $10 - don't ask them to take 25 cents..
4. carry cash..
6. know where the bathrooms are ..
7. leave them laughing or smiling .. they will remember you.
i made a slideshow of the stuff we found over the weekend .. we did really good .. if there is something you see you like - email - the smaller stuff will most likely get listed in our etsy shop - loving etsy .. also check out some other etsy shops - including that red.neck chic and fiona & twig ..
and i am doing better, my blood pressure this morning was 151/83 with a heart rate of 66 - so it is coming down ..
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