Thursday

Fleattitude finds!

4.25.13- 

  I love a good flea market.  Sometimes they are hard to find around these parts but I went to the BeST one last Saturday & can't wait to go back to the next one & the one after that.  
{Oh, yeah I will travel the distance it's that good!} 
Fleattitude takes place down in Pleasant Grove.  The next one is in June & trust me, I've already marked my calender. 
{It's my B-Day weekend & I think my present will be going to it for the day} 


My friend Tausha & I set off bright & early to check it out.  It was awesome!  We could have walked around & around for hours & never get tired of seeing lots of great stuff every time.  I also enjoyed running into lots of friends there too, love seeing people that make me smile.  Fun to chat, look around & admire all the treasures with many of them.  Shopping with friends is always more fun! 

So take a peek at all the goods I found that day.  
I was in heaven!  Love all the things I snagged up to bring home with me. 
Thought all the prices were great & such an amazing variety of all things vintage.  Oh, it made me so happy!  Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the wrong era because I love it all but then I'm glad I was born when I was so that I could appreciate all the old things more.  

You know I love a vintage pop bottle. This one is my first black one for my collection, my sweet friend bought it for me.  How nice is that?  Love friends that "get" you.  

-Will be so fun to put out around Halloween with some orange bottles- 
I just liked this tin.  Poinsettias have always remind me of my Grandma & this looks like something that she would have used back in the day.  I tucked it away in the Christmas boxes but can't wait to get it out this Holiday season. 

Vroom, Vroom!!  I've always wanted an old metal truck to use for displays & stuff.  When I saw this one I just had to drive it home with me.  Lucky for me the vendor had just marked the price down on it that day. {Cha-Ching!} 


How cool is that Coca-Cola crate I bought too!  Oh, I have some big plans for this beauty.  In fact I showed a sneak peek over on Instagram last night & so far it's my most popular pic I've ever posted!

Old stationary/office supplies always makes me smile.  I use them for tags, notes, recipe cards & just about everything. I great steal at only a $1. 

You've probably been noticing the backdrop in all of these pictures.  I haven't seen one of these in years!  I remember my Mom having one to cut fabric out on.  But I'm using it in its new life as a backdrop or a divider screen.  I've had so much fun using it already this week.  
{This too had just been marked down- Score!} 


Now to my next favorite thing.  If you follow me on Instagram {& I really think you should ;)search for mquigbee}  You saw how I used this old mechanics roller on Sunday night.  Actually, I don't know what the "official" name for it but as soon as I saw it I thought to myself, this would make a great table runner/island centerpiece.  Oh, I'm in LoVE!!  This is going to be one of those found treasure that I will use & love having around for years.  Thanks to my friend at Jenn at 3Dotters for selling it to me.  

Such a cool piece of oldness.  Love the worn details on it.  I'm sure it was used a ton back in the day. 
Next... this metal, expandable magazine or file folder rack.  I've been wanting one of these for a long time too.  
{By the way how cute is the cover of this months Country Living?  The stuff inside is just as good too!} 

I'm also a sucker for anything kitchen vintage & metal.  I don't know what I'll use these little molds for but at a $1 each they just had to come home with me.  



Just posting all these pictures brings me so much JoY!  Are you like me, do you love vintage stuff?  I'd love to hear from you.  Which of my goodies do you like the best?  

Have a great day! I'll be back soon {seems like I can't stop posting lately!}  to share one of my families favorite things to do together that ties in perfectly with this post.  Maybe you & your family enjoy it too. We'll see!

{M}

9 comments:

Adrienne Woods said...

SO many cool things. I wish we had gone!! I Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Tausha said...

Love that you posted your finds. I know that I have already seen them, but I love seeing them again! I am still super jealous over the truck! One day...one day!

blog n' tell said...

I am über jealous of your vintage toy truck....I have been on the lookout for one for a couple years now... You scored! I have seen some fun decor at christmas with toy trucks;) I am looking forward to the next fleattitude in June !! Thanks for sharing your fun finds...makes me excited for the next one!! Bring on summer;)

Rebecca Leigh Hall said...

Cute stuff. I love the truck and the new table runner! :) I wanna go next time with you and we'll have to hit all the usual Utah County spots and find the waffle truck. I love the new Country Living cover. I told Mom how cute it was.

Lolly Jane said...

Say what! I didn't hear about this flea market.... I would have ditched SNAP to go! Haha! Awesome finds, Melissa!! xoxoo

Mimi Sue said...

You found some great treasures! I must say I love the truck too. Mimi

Dru Beecher said...

It was so fun to see you last week. Thanks for your purchase and spreading the word about the next show. We will be there.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! Even on Facebook and I had a brain cramp. Glad you had fun shopping. The old mechanic roller thingie was called a "creeper" at least that was what they called them back in my day at the garage! I love your vintage stuff, to bad I threw most of it out seven years ago when I moved! Could have made a lot of money off of you.
Hugs,
Aunt Barb

Anonymous said...

The old mechanic thing is called a "creeper" at least that is what it was called when I worked at the garage!
Hugs,
Aunt Barb