With that in mind, I have some Spring-like bargains to show you. A few weeks ago I showed you these cute Easter egg dishes that I got (Here is that post).
When I was at the indoor flea market a couple of weeks ago, I found some more cute Easter egg dishes. These were brand new, sealed and still in the box.
The box included two of each color.
They have little flowers painted inside them and a little raised bunny in the bottom of each.
I got the set of 6 dishes for $2.75. When I was taking pictures and got them out of the box to show y'all, I flipped them over and apparently they were from a Hallmark Store and selling for $4.99 each!
We went to the indoor flea market on a Sunday, late in the afternoon. Now this important because the flea market is closed on Mondays and Tuesday. A lot of people who are selling come in and rent the booth just for the weekends. So, for the folks that just sell on the weekend, Sunday night is basically "Get rid of as much as we can so we don't have to pack it all up and take it home" time. This is my second favorite thing about this flea market (first is the 'Everything on this table is .25 cents').
I have been going to the flea market about every two weeks now. I am starting to recognize the regular sellers. At the same time I can kind of tell the ones that are just there for the weekend. About an hour before closing, I head to those sellers.
I picked up a couple of things at two of these "weekend" sellers. I have to say, that most of these sellers have nothing I am interested in (electronic gadgets, motorcycle stuff, knives, you get the picture).
As I was walking past one booth which was filled with biker stuff, I just happen to glance at one of his tables. I wish I would have had a camera because it was just so funny. Here he has all these chained leather wallets, Harley belt buckets, Harley lighters, money clips, patches etc. and in the back of his table are these two candle holders.
One pink and one golden glass candle holders! LOL Apparently he saw me staring at them and smiling. I just thought it was so funny that they were on this table. He looks at me and say, "Yeah, I know. they were left at my place my my Ex. I figured I would just bring them here and maybe someone would want them. But, nobody did." LOL Then he says to me, "You want them? They're yours. Just take them!" Okay dokey!
As I was walking away with these two candle holders I heard the guy tell his buddy, "Now I can tell her I couldn't even sell her precious S#@&! I had to f@#&$%# GIVE it away!" So, that is the story behind how I got these two pretty glass candle holders for free. LOL
Then I stopped at my last vendor of the day. He had some pretty things but, they were out of my budget. I saw this pretty yellow flower candle holder. I don't normally buy these kinds of candle holders but, I think Spring Fever had it's tight grip on me at the moment and I stopped and picked it up and looked at it. Of course the vendor jumped up from his chair and started spewing all this "history' of the candle holder at me.
While he was talking, my phone rang. It was Troy and he was ready to leave. so, I set the flower back down and started to walk away.
The vendor yells to me that he is willing to go half off the marked price of $5.00. I really was pretty tired by this point and my back was aching from walking so much on concrete floors. I just smiled and started to walk off again.
He yells, "How about $1.50?" Troy was waiting and I said no I had to get going. He then yells, "C'mon lady! It's the end of the day. how about .50 cents?"
I was actually starting to get a little irritated at this guy. I said, "I'll give you a quarter for it." He just looked at me so, I turned back around and started walking out. He yelled, "Fine! A quarter!".
To be honest, I would have paid the $1.50 but, he was starting to get on my nerves.
So, that was my thrifting adventure day at the flea market. Join me again for future episodes of "The Flea Market Saga"!
Oh, I almost forgot. If you go to Big Lots, check out their clearance area. I know not all stores carry everything and these may all be gone but, it was a really good bargain. I got several different color place mats for only .25 cents each. I have tons of place mats that have a print to them so, I really needed some just plain solid color mats. I saw these and they were marked .50 cents each. Which I thought was a pretty good deal. But, when I got to the register, they rang up at .25 cents each! Woohoo!! So, I grabbed two of each of the colors they had.
Sorry the colors don't show up very good. I got black, light aqua blue, royal blue, lime green, eggplant purple and lavender. They also had red, forest green and beige (I have all those colors).
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Show and Tell Fridays with our lovely hostess Cindy at "My Romantic Home"
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