My sister in law texted me Friday afternoon wondering if I’d be interested in some girlie time over the weekend. She wanted to go to the flea market, did I want to join her? Did Thing 1 want to join us? Did Baby K want to join us?
Thing 1 quickly said Baby K didn’t want to join us. In doing her best to keep Baby K safe, Thing 1 hasn’t taken her out of their house or our house but to go to the doctor the week after her birthday in April, and for the trip from GA to VA in July.
YBW asked which flea market before reminding me that “We’re decluttering”. Then he volunteered to look after the baby while we were gone. So between her daddy and Papa, Baby K was in high cotton and didn’t really care that her mama and Birdie weren’t home.
Meanwhile, I’ve pretty much ‘decluttered’ all my personal things so I went on with a clean conscience.
Shen-Valley Flea Market was a bit disappointing. We were later on in the day and most vendors already cleaned up and left, of the few remaining, most were cleaning up. To be perfectly honest though, it was disappointing. Thing 1 found some great crystals, other than that it was mostly junk.
But that’s OK because we stopped at the flea market at Warren County Fairgrounds on our way to Shen-Valley.
While we sifted through many unnecessary things, we did find treasure!
I sent this photo to Thing 2 with the words: I kind of think you need it. Do you?
Her response: I kinda need it if you haven’t left yet.
When I went back to get it, I noticed something interesting.
Now I (really really really) hope she’ll start using Ken McClure as her pseudonym.
Thing 1 found a seven inch iron skillet in excellent condition. My sister in law is into antique jewelry and found a beautiful peridot(?) ring for a little bit of nothing.
A bag of wooden spools for Baby K.
You know, as an ECE I’m all about open ended toys. She already plays with antique French bobbins and wooden spools, so these just added to her play.
And then I found this!
At first, I couldn’t justify buying it because I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. But the more I looked at it, and touched it, the more I knew I wanted it. So, I haggled with the guy and got a price that pleased me.
It is currently sitting on the antique singer sewing machine we use as an end table, but I don’t think it’ll take long for me to discover its perfect use.
I did a little research and I’m happy to report I got this spool box for a steal!
I now know interesting things about Clark Thread Company, like they created a new way to spin cotton into thread when silk stopped coming into Scotland from France because of Napoleon. They called this ‘our new thread’ and the O.N.T (as seen on the box) was born.
How cool is that!?! I got a super cool (cotton) spool cabinet and a history lesson! It doesn’t get much more Roby than that!
We even stopped at Naked Mountain Winery on our way home.
It was lovely to have a girlie adventure day!
We’re going to make it a more regular sort of thing and all the guys expressed interest, so our next adventure will be co-ed.
I’ve spent so much time in lock down. So much time focused on the two houses, and getting things ready to have my daughter’s family here. I forgot how much fun it is to just spend a day doing spontaneously random things.
We need more shoot days. More flea market days. More spending the day in the park days.
I feel a bit like Belle…
Even if it’s just toodle-pipping around the flea market.