Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flea Market This Sunday

There is a big flea market in Portland this Sunday, May 30th from 0900-300pm. It is advertised on Craigslist with over 175 tables, inside and outside. It sounds like they have alittle bit of everything! Antiques, collectibles, tools, fishing gear, jewelry, coins, ect. I have decided to join in on the fun as a dealer, and check this place out! Sue of "BirdSong" from our "Vintage Gathering" crew will also be there selling her stuff too. Her and I will have our tables inside, because lately the weather has been so crazy! However, this week-end sounds like it's going to finally be nice and sunny. We are both marking some stuff down, cuz we want to have fresh things for our next Vintage Gathering Sale. I guess breakfast is even served inside the lodge! Sounds like a one stop shopping center. The address is 5401 N Lombard-2 miles off I-5 Exit 305B.
Most everything I own has come from a flea market, thrift shop, estate or yard sale. That is how I choose to decorate my house. I have always decorated my house with my thrifty finds. When I was first married, alot of years ago, I shopped like this because I had too. We were a young family on a shoe string budget. To this day, my daughter loves to shop for clothes at the thrift and consignment stores. However, she still loves Nordstroms on occasion!
See that curvy wrought iron chair on the left? I found two of those at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena. My hubby and I took a road trip a few years ago to see what a big California flea market is all about. That was an extremely fun trip! That flea market is huge! They have anything, and everything! It is just fun to look.

I will never part with my curvy wrought iron chairs from California. Every time I look at them I smile, and remember our fun trip to the big flea market. I don't put cushions on them, cuz they are too beautiful to be covered up.

I also came home with this little wrought iron beauty from the same flea market. She just sits at the end of the bed and looks pretty.

I went to an Estate sale a few weeks ago, ran by the gentleman's daughter. Her dad had very good taste. And believe it or not there were a few things with the Goodwill bin stickers still attached. Of course I bought those things! Her prices were very, very reasonable, as she just wanted to be done with it all. I got some really nice and unusual things, but I'm bummed I found this sale on day two. Anyway, on the side of the yard was piles of stuff she was going to just throw away. I can't tell you how many times I have found good stuff in the throw-away pile! Of course I had to look! I found a rusty 1910 license plate, and this precious little shabby book, "Gift of Prayer". Well, I put my large stash, and two free things in the car and went home. A week later I was busy getting ready for our first Vintage Gathering flea market, and I opened this little book to price it, and this is what I read, "O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me." Oh, my gosh! This book is talking to me! Thank you Lord for speaking to me from this shabby little book, that was just sitting out in the rain! Of course, it is a keeper now!
Hope to see you on Sunday and join me for another adventure at the flea market! You never know what you're gonna find!


  1. Sounds like a fun flea:) Isn't the Lord good in how He gives us what we need in perfect timing!

  2. Love your story...see you Sunday!

  3. Have a great sale, I will be gone, it sure sounds like fun. Hugs Florence

  4. Wonder if I can play hookie this Sunday and come see you! Looks like a LOT of fun! Sell lots so you can buy more lol. Karen

  5. Hope your sale was great! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't think we've met but I sure hope we do! I do know Shirley, and will have to stop by, I didn't know she had a blog! I'm so glad I found you!