Honestly, who wants to go into mall the last weekend before Christmas? Unless of course it is an Antique mall.
I actually snuck out early this morning and did something I have never done before. I hit the December Nashville Flea Market. It was a crisp and cold, sunny and beautiful morning. I had no business killing time at the flea, I have a long pre Christmas "to do" list and a very messy house that needs my attention. But, I just wanted to go. I will end up getting up extra early tomorrow morning to get the last of my house work done, but I think it was worth it.
There was less than half the number of vendors that you usually see, and I noticed that a lot of people were charging more than usual for things like Jadeite, trying to price gouge desperate people out shopping for the collector on their list I suppose. But I ended up walking away with a couple fun treasures at good prices.
This green bottle caught my eye right away. It has the most beautiful bubbles caught in the glass and is made by "The Standard Bottling Co" Milwaukee Wis. My mom is originally from Milwaukee and I spent a lot of time there as a kid so I thought it was a fun find I could not pass up. I spent 8.00 on it, a lot for me on a bottle, but I really liked it. Then I got home, did a quick check on Ebay and found the exact same bottle listed for 35.00. Um, wow, I guess I got a good deal this one!
Yet another tray, I have several, but can never seem to pass up a pretty one if it is in good shape at a good price.
I finally found the Pyrex creamer for a price I was willing to pay! I got both pieces for 5.00 But then got home and compared it to the sugar bowl I have, the creamer is actually red. The one I need is pink. Oh well. The search continues.
I love this milk glass sugar shaker! My kids are cinnamon sugar addicts so this will be our new cinnamon sugar shaker.
As soon as I got home from the flea, I put on a pot of my "magic broth" everyone has been sick in my office the last couple weeks, everything from stomach bugs to bad colds with bronchitis, to the flu. I have neither the time or the desire to be sick so I have been washing my hands constantly and drinking my broth and orange juice. That with my immunity oils and maybe I will be able to stay healthy. If my team does not start getting better soon, I may ban them all from my cubicle!
On my way home from the flea, I also stopped and picked up some pretty winter berries for my vintage Milwaukee bottle.
I love how it looks!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!