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A Trip to the Flea Market

Brandon had a vacation day today so we took off to the  Hartville Flea Market.  The weather was supposed to clear up  but it sprinkled the whole time we were there.  There weren’t too many vendors there and the ones that were there were very busy covering and uncovering their items.  We did manage to score a couple good buy there.

First, I bought this Star Wars Naboo StarFighter for Dane…..IMG_9537

It is die cast and I can’t go wrong picking up anything Star Wars for him.  When we got home I noticed it was missing the tip off the left side engine.  I didn’t notice that when I bought it so I must have lost it while walking around the flea market.  I will have to find a fix for it.

The next find was this Vintage Candy Jar.IMG_9531

It looks pretty good next to my red clock on the counter!   I will have to find some yummy candy to fill it with.

Then for the ultimate deal of the day….free keys and a free lock……can’t beat free!IMG_9536

I’m not sure what I will do with the keys but Brandon already found a use for the lock, that is why it’s not in the picture.

When we left there and it was just before noon and a little bit too early for lunch.  We decided to go to the Antiques Mall on the way home.  We looked around for a while and Brandon found this gumball machine.IMG_9545

We already had two or three different kinds of gumball machines around our house but the price on this one we couldn’t pass it up.  Now I will have to clean it up, fill it up and find it a home!

It was a really nice day of bargain hunting.  I am looking forward to going back to Hartville when the weather cooperates and there are more venders. We always seem to find interesting things there even when there are not too many vendors.

I am just happy that it is unofficially the beginning of summer!  Have a great holiday weekend!

Off To The Zoo

Dane and I went to my parent’s last Tuesday and from there we went to the Erie Zoo.  We  have never been there before and didn’t know what to expect.  I was really impressed.  It is a small zoo but it is very nice.  I enjoyed the variety of animals.   They had these Sand Cats……

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

I haven’t seen sand cats at any other zoo.  My pictures of them are a bit blurry because they do not stay still for more than a second!

They have Meerkats….

Meerkat

Meerkat

Then they had this cute baby monkey with these super long arms!…..

Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey

They have orangutans like most zoos but I was impressed with the one.  She was chewing gum and she can even blow bubbles!  How neat is that!  I took a video but can’t upload it :-(

They have a nice carousel …….  Dane and his grandma rode and I took pictures.

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

There is a small train that takes you to an area you can’t get to by walking where they had deer, big horn sheep…..train

We had a very nice visit at the Erie zoo.  I think we will go again sometime in the future.

Our Trip To The Burton Antiques Fair

This past Saturday we went to the Burton Antique Fair at the Geauga County Fair Grounds.  We have never gone to this show before and thought we’d go see what it is all about.IMG_6555

There were lots of sellers with really nice antiques.  The only downfall to the day was the heat.  Around here we consider ourselves blessed when it gets hot but this was oppressive humid hot.  Other than that we had a really good time.  Dane wasn’t to keen on going but he even managed to have a good time.

When we arrived there was a band of Pirates singing and dancing…..IMG_6516What they have to do with the Antiques Fair, I don’t know?  But Dane found them quite amusing.

We made our way around the fair grounds and here are just a few of the things that caught our eye…

A Find!

A Find!

Awesome Mobiloil Sign

Awesome Mobiloil Sign

Vintage Fire Truck

Vintage Fire Truck

Box of Neat Old Cars

Box of Neat Old Cars

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers

Cool Esso Mailbox

Cool Esso Mailbox

Beautiful Stained Glass Window

Beautiful Stained Glass Window

A Wienermobile

A Wienermobile

The Men With Their Purchases

The Men With Their Purchases

The Marx Sportster car really got a lot of attention when from people when we walked around.  A few people asked where we got it and how much we paid for it.  We don’t know too much about it , we just liked it.  The Little Kings sign just reminds us of younger years………And no.  We didn’t buy the Wienermobile.

Ebay Update

I have re-listed some items on Ebay.  They are up on Sunday……

Halloween Skull Mantle Clock

Vintage Inspired Halloween Bowl

The Bat Wing Mantle Clock III

The Skull Mantle Clock,

The Vintage Inspired Halloween Bowl….

And the Bat Wing Mantle Clock….

I have been busy getting things done outside before the snow starts flying.   We have had wonderful weather for the past couple of weeks but the cooler weather is coming next week.  I will be getting as much done as I can outside this week and next week when the cool weather arrives I will be painting my projects that are waiting……