Flea-ing in the Sunshine State!February 4th, 2010 in blog
Hi everybody. I've been missing in action lately - so, now it's time to try and get caught up - lots of new members and great projects to look at.
I'm on vacation in sunny Florida - well, it's been a bit cloudy and cool, but on this particular day - the sun was shining and we were hitting a flea market - it doesn't get much better!
On Wednesdays, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds (in Deland), they hold a flea and farmers' market that is simply wonderful. Vendors arrive early (the show starts about daybreak and goes till noon...or so) - and there's a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and a whole lot of great antiquing/junking to do! A lot is sold straight out of the back of a truck or trunk, and there are great deals to be found (especially if you're wandering around as vendors are packing up...you know they don't want to take it all home!).
One of my favorite stops is pictured in the first few photos - Cindy Cross, from New York, travels a bit to sell her wares - vintage, antique and junkers' stuff galore! I bought some vintage fabric and a few buttons, and then I asked permission to take some pics to share with all of you. (Thanks Cindy!) I saw project possibilities on every table - wheels, typewriter keys, fabric, hardware, old photos, etc..... It reminded me of some of the great junk I saw while at Oronoco last year! Cindy also sells in her home state, and sets up at the Extravaganza at Renninger's Flea Market at Mt. Dora (another one of my favorite stops) - so, if you're in the area she'd love to meet ya!!
My friend, Robin, and I filled my little cart to its limit, and more... As we passed one space, the guy saw us loaded down (with the cart, AND a big box of silver, AND trying to "manhandle" an antique tea cart at the same time - I guess you could call it multi-tasking?), and commented about us being power shoppers (I guess we were/are). After we unloaded, we did another quick walk-thru...just in case we missed something!
After we finished there, we stopped in downtown Deland with our husbands, had lunch - and the guys headed to the race track, and we headed to some antique shops...the fun just doesn't end!
I took pictures of my finds, and will post on that soon too - so stay tuned, and I'll show you what I'm going to try to fit in our car!
Take care, Kathy
For directions, etc. to the fairgrounds, go to: http://www.volusiacountyfair.com/
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