Do you have a place that makes you giddily happy? You can picture it so clearly; the exact set-up, people, sights, smells? For me, it's the What Cheer Flea Market. (http://www.whatcheerfleamarket.com/) This was my 3rd time going and I have fallen even more in love each time! My partners-in-crime are Sister and Chelsea. We kind of have a routine down, which is nice...makes navigating the throngs of treasure-hunters a bit easier. :)
We started our day in Pella at Jaarsma Bakery...
Next stop...What Cheer. But wait, what's that over there? Another antiques extravaganza? Not really, it was just a garage, filled with nominally cool objects...but I did come away with 2 frames and a mirror...I hear my spray paint cans a' callin. ;)
So we finally make it...shopping cart and all...
Aren't we just snazzy...and didn't have to be jealous of all those folks with carts...we had our own!
The flea market is full-up with characters...this guy was one of my faves!
Added a little "class" to the day with his tunes :)
G.I. Chelsea's here to stop anyone from getting in the way of our shopping!
I was so excited to eat these nummy nachos that some sweet church ladies had made! Little did I know there were a couple of hairs lurking in them when I took this pic. (Sorry if that grossed anyone out...)
After an experience like that I needed some humor...and here it was...
What's a lap robe you ask? Well, I'll tell you...it's a blanket. Great marketing, though, huh?!?
Last time here, we brought my brother-in-law's big ol' Ford truck...and ended up fitting our purchases in the cab...totally not needing the space of the truck bed. This time around was a different story...
I'm sure Chelsea's Nissan Murano has never seen so much stuff! There were tons of gawkers as we pushed and prodded to fit everything. And then, I got to ride with a milk jug b/w my legs the whole way home. It was worth it...what a day!
And a drum roll, please...here's what I picked up...
|Some sweet new kicks! ($20)|
|I have 2 more of these wall-hangy things that were my Grandma's. Those have been painted black and grace the wall in a basement bathroom. These will be painted too...but might have a more luxurious home. ;)|
|A couple of catch-all's for a dresser (only paid 1.50 for both!)|
|A whole mess of frames, metal, and a mirror. Hoping to transform most of this and use it as a base for an Etsy store! :)|
|Last, but not least, this blanket...I love it! It's the first bed linen I've bought for the guest room-redo...and I think it's a great jumping-off point! ($5)|
In all...a fabulous day!