June 24, 2013

Flea Market Finds

You may remember one of the highlights in taking a camping trip to Hayward, Wisconsin is our yearly stop at their amazing Flea Market.  It's held every Monday from Memorial Day until Labor Day and I look forward to it all year long.

I always find amazing items and the prices are very good.  This year it didn't seem like I purchased much but every single item was a personal "score" for me.

Normally, I like tuck my finds into existing displays around my house but my poor neglected garden is calling out for attention.  Instead, I grouped everything together on my coffee table for a quick photo shoot in order to share with you my finds and then get myself out into the garden.

As you can see, I found some great items.  

Including this adorable set of cow salt and pepper shakers!
Normally I'd pass up items like these since I feel they are a little too cutesy for me.
But I couldn't for some reason walk away from this set.

Black enamel ware is always welcomed in my home along with mason jars.  I was so happy to find such a large one.

I adore vintage postcards and every once in a while I come across one that makes me gasp - - like this one.

A set of ten mini, red book quickly jumped into my market bag.
I pasted up a similar set last year and regretted it.

Always on the look out for embroidered linen, I was pleased to find two new items to add to my collection.

I can never pass up a pretty white plate either!

It seems it was the year of "mini's" this year at the flea market.  I picked up a handful of delightful items that I adore.  Two mini bird flashcards, two packages of white buttons, a milk cap with a delightful red cow (will look wonderful in my kitchen) and finally a vintage photo of a farmhouse to add to my collection.

I forgot to take photos of the items I bought for outside.   Two metal buckets, a vintage garden rake and a pretty blue pulley.

So you see, the Hayward Flea Market never disappoints.

Have a wonderful day,



  1. Hi Robin, I love all your finds; what fun to go to that flea market. I am always amazed at how reasonable the prices are when you leave the Western States. Love the enamelware and also the Mason Jar.
    Thanks for sharing; happy gardening!

  2. Robin- What great finds! I even like the little cow S&P shakers- usually not my thing either. I also LOVE those little red books....what are they? xo Diana

  3. You found some great little treasures! I love the little cow salt and pepper and the enamel kettle, that is a great find!
    I also love embroidered items, I was at a garage sale Saturday that had a LOT of embroidered items, I passed them up for lack of funds, but there were several that wanted to come home with me and be used on my screened porch.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. You've scored some great loot, Robin! I agree those cow shakers would have been hard to leave behind. The enamel pot reminds me of one my Oma had many moons ago. Such classic design.

  5. Wow! What a catch!
    Fleamarkets rule.
    (unless they are too crowded and you have to push)

    I especially like your cows and the two birdies on the cards (I really am a sucker for animals)Embroidery also is my thing.


  6. I love all of your finds, Robin...minis are good...easier to find space!

  7. Hi Robin,
    I loved all of your finds, I have the same red books, love them, but I am missing one of the ten volumes and I am always looking for it! Our little cabin in the woods is near Hayward, and I never knew they had a flea market on Mondays. I'll be there next week and I hope I can check it out.
    You got some fun finds!


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