Shop With Me: Antiques Flea Markets & This Week’s Song

Hello, my lovelies!!!

One of my favorite things about living in New England is that I am basically a short car ride from an antiques flea market at any time.  This means I am able to indulge in my favorite hobby all year round.

Over the last two weeks I have visited two indoor ones.  Although I did not purchase anything, I had a great time looking at all the treasures and basking in the memories so many of the items brought back to me.  Sometimes that means more to me than actually finding anything.  Also, looking at the displays inspires me to style my items in new ways.

I really enjoy looking at children’s items.  Whether it is toys or furniture, the simplicity of these items cannot be beat.  Like these Lincoln Logs.  I loved playing with these when I was a kid.  They were like our generation’s Legos.  It felt so empowering to create a one of a kind toy.

lincoln logs

Tiny desks are just adorable.   Perfect spot for a teddy bear and a tea cup.

childrens desk

I spent hours playing with all the Fisher Price Little People toys:  the farm, the bus and the airplane.  Raise your hand if you were one of the kids that put the people on your fingers to play with them like puppets.  Me, too.

little people plane

Despite my love for the Peanuts, I never had a Snoopy phone.   The colors and the scale of it just did not go with my style.  But I always love to look at it whenever I come across one.

snoopy phone

Enamelware is still one of my favorites, too.  I have a big oval tub similar to the one in the picture.  I use it to hold my wet, snowy boots in the winter to save my rugs.

enamel ware

I love this old butter churn.  I think it would make a great display for cookie cutters on top of a refrigerator or pantry cabinet.

butter churn

Old metal medical stools like this one are just so cool & versatile with endless styling purposes.  If the price on this one was not in the three digit range, it would have come home with me.

old medical stool

I have had a dream for decades to own my own jukebox.  I came close to buying one a couple of times when I owned my house, but practicality always won out.  But if I buy another house, I will have one……my sensible side be damned!!!  LOL

Wurlitzer jukebox

Now it’s time for the song of the week.  The first time I heard this tune on “Grey’s Anatomy” I was swooning.  The music, the lyrics, the vocal…….all beautiful and evocative.  Add to that a reminder to look inside yourself for a virtue is a song I must have in my life’s soundtrack.

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own.”

Snow Patrol:  “Chasing Cars

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing some things that I love with you   🙂

Until next time, happy digging!!!

 

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