Adventures, Antiquing, Books, Success!

Flea Market!

Over the past few weeks I have been to a couple of flea markets and came home with a lot of cool stuff. We attended a market in Albany that was supposed to be Linn County’s largest flea market, and I found some great buys. We got to the market early so needed to stand in line in the cold. I was proud of myself in that I had bought a long, warm Banana Republic sweater at the consignment store for $8 and it works great to go to events like this. It is warm enough to stand in line outside, but cool enough to not get overheated inside!

At every flea market, estate sale, or antique mall we go to we always find some item that is the “theme” of the day. At the Albany flea market, we saw quite a few of these old safety razors. They were everywhere!

Old safety razor. This was from a booth with very reasonable prices.

Here are photos of the things I bought at the Albany flea market. I got this lamp , which Marnie very nicely carried out to the car for me. I also got a vintage Fisher Price Little People village and a bag of cars and people to go with it, a large number of Hardy Boys books for just $8.00, a big bag of letter magnets for when the grandbaby is old enough to put words together (there are enough magnets to have some at Baby’s house and some at Nana and Grandpa’s house!), some Tupperware from a booth that had so much vintage Tupperware I didn’t know what to do with myself, a beautiful hand-tied necklace made of rose quartz beads, and other things!

I can’t resist these lamps if they are a good price. It might soon become a problem…

The village was a really good deal! It has the two sides pictured. An arch with a traffic light attaches the two sides together, but it didn’t come with the arch. I will be looking for one of those for sure!

These were a pretty good deal.

$8 for all!

I loved these when I was a girl.

These scoops and spatulas are very hard to find, so I bought 2 of each. The cake taker top was just what I needed as well, and only $1!
Hand-tied rose quartz necklace – worth much more than $3!

After we were done at the Albany flea market, we decided to go downtown for lunch. We chose to eat at the Brick and Mortar restaurant, since we had eaten there before and I wanted breakfast for lunch. The restaurant was full and they have the technology to text you when your table is ready, so we went next door to Sniffany’s Pet Boutique to check it out. It’s a lot bigger inside than you can tell from the outside, and oh, what a selection of pet things they have! More for doggos than kitties, but we enjoyed looking at all the fun things and petting the shop cat.

These are doggie treats!

The shop cat. We didn’t get his name.

But then we saw these:

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And these:

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And THESE:

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We tried to have some fun with them, but we really got quite a case of the heebie-jeebies, and while I’m sure these chewies are great for dogs we both decided that we wouldn’t have them in the house! Ewwwwww…

What is that? Why, it’s a…hog snout. 😳😳

The restaurant texted shortly and we went in and sat down to get ready for our brunch. Thankfully looking at the doggo “treats” hadn’t ruined our appetite, and we both ordered our breakfast foods. I had my hashbrowns “mortar style”, with cheese and all sorts of other things, and they were delicious.

Marnie concentrates on the menu.

Here is my brunch.

After our meal we walked around downtown Albany for a little while. We searched for and finally found a clothing consignment store we were interested in and looked around in there. Then we walked back to the car (at least we got some steps in!) and came on home. All in all a profitable day! I’m so thankful that my bestie likes to come with me to these events!

Antiquing, Books, VIntage

Marketplace Haul

This last week on Facebook Marketplace I was looking for some books to use for decorating this Christmas, and while I didn’t find the Christmas decor I was looking for, as I was scrolling I found two postings I was interested in. The first was a lot of Hardy Boys books, old and newish, for $10. Now, I had seen this posting awhile back and the set was $30, and I had passed on it then even though it was a good deal, but now for $10 I couldn’t resist!

There are over 30 Hardy Boys books — 15 from the 1960s (reprinted more recently), two from the ’30s, a few from the ’90s, a few from the ’80s, and one from the 2000s. This is a grand addition to our collection — after all, someday I will have grandchildren and they will want me to read to them! (I will also probably want to read to them “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, like my grandma read to us when we were little girls.) When The Boy was little we read all the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books we had.

The other score I got was a lot of random books and old magazines for $20. The girl I bought them from said she didn’t want to just donate them, she knew someone out there would want them. The magazines are from the 1920s, ’30s, and 40s. I’m very interested to look through all of them! The ads are super fun πŸ™‚

A number of the books I don’t think are sellable on Etsy so I’m going to try to get the used bookstore to take them, there are some modern children’s books that I’m not that interested in and some other more modern weird books. You never know what they’ll take at the bookstore, though!

There is a dictionary mentioned in my last post that is almost 100 years old, and another old book, “Evangeline” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, that was published in 1895. It is a pretty book and in good condition for being 127 years old!

There are some music books and sheet music (hey, I have a ukulele!)

Some old kids’ school readers…

Kids’ school books.

…and a ton of old recipe books. In years past (and I suppose now as well, but not so much) companies who made kitchen appliances or who sold things like baking powder or other food-related products put out little recipe books that showed how to use the product the company sold. They include booklets from Pillsbury, Rumford (baking powder) and General Electric, among many, many others. I’m hoping I can sell many of them on Etsy, as I don’t need them here at home.

Many recipe booklets from the 1930s on to the ’70s.

When I went on FB Marketplace I was originally looking for some books in certain colors to decorate with, we are doing black/white (buffalo plaid) and blue. I found two blue books at the Great Junk Hunt last weekend and thought that would be good, but when I started looking through them I found that one of them was about eugenics, and I didn’t want that one! It went the way of all things. The other one, “The Master’s Violin”, seemed fine. Yesterday we went to the Farmhouse Show in Turner, Oregon, and all I bought were some books, and kettle corn for The Boy. I found a nice blue book, “Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates”, published in 1903. It is a very heavy book, and has shiny pages, which is unusual. It will look fine with the other blue book. I might see if I could find some black and white books as well.

Blue books.

The other books I bought yesterday were some kids’ mystery books Γ  la Nancy Drew, but featuring a girl called Judy Bolton. I hope the grandchildren enjoy being read to and reading as much as I did as a girl!