Monday, July 5, 2010

We Went Junking

Summer Zinnia
"Summer Zinnia"
Yep…Me and the bestie! We made a whole day of it…an adventurous road trip. We set out on a mission to the Santuck Flea Market in Wetumpka, Al.  It was huge, but much to our disappointment it was not the type of flea market we were looking for. No old junk!!!! It was mostly cheap new stuff from China in boxes…anything from hand tools, rope, and plastic jewelry to bras. Yes I said bras…tons of them, new in clear packages! I found myself more interested in the baby goats, rabbits, ducks, chicks, and pot belly pigs!
They were too cute!
After walking around in the heat and sun for a good while and not buying one single thing, we decided to leave. After lunch we had a conversation with “Surely”…Becky’s GPS…asking her where thrift stores and such were in the area. Bingo! Wetumpka Flea Market was in the direction we were headed. It’s a large-inside-air-conditioned-flea-market! I was in heaven. Booth after booth of glorious junk! After making purchases of clamp lid glass jelly jars, books, old tins, and various other cool items, we were on our way to the next destination…Eastbrook Antiques and Flea Market. Now this place is huge and pricey!! Three levels of great shopping but our momentum was wearing down fast. With the purchase of only two items, an old Dr. Seuss book and a vintage syrup dispenser, we headed off again. This time it was a thrift store….found more small clamp lid jelly jars and books. They had an old Brownie movie camera that was in very good condition and actually worked, that I really would have loved to add to my collection, but I just could not bring myself to pay the $35.00 for it! My loss!
The next place on our list was closing in 10 minutes so we didn’t even go inside. But it’s on the list for next time! After a nice supper in Montgomery, we headed south again toward home, chatting all the way. All in all it was a fun day…
Of course a day spent with a friend is always good!

Last night I purchased these on E-Bay!
They are so stinking retro cute! I love them. I think I was obsessed with jelly this weekend!
Now if I could just find some jelly spoons…
We are having our 4th of July celebration today. My parents are coming over and the 4 of us will be doing the grilling thing…baby backs, chicken, seasoned potato halves, and corn all cooked on the grill. Cucumber salad, peas, and fresh slices of red tomatoes are among the extras with the red white and blue dessert to top it all off!

Holly and Richard are celebrating today since he had to be on duty all weekend! We are together in spirit though many miles separate us on this wonderful holiday.

Sweet Summertime
I hope each and everyone of you had a blessed weekend! 


Char said...

you were literally three blocks from where i live. i wish i had known!!! eastbrook and wetumpka are two of my favorite haunts. though i think eastbrook may be a bit overpriced depending on the booth.

but yeah...i never go to santuck either.

glad you had a great time.

Leann said...

Hmmm I don't like those kind of FM. I'm looking for junk, good old fashioned used junk, not new stuff.

Love the last photo!

Michelle said...

I get warm fuzzies everytime I look at your photos. They are just beautiful. Love the jars! Your day sounds perfect to me!

amelia said...

oh I love to go junking- I just passed my favorite place driving back into town yesterday and noticed they had closed, how tragic! love the jelly jars- now I am off to e-Bay

Sares said...

I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family today! The food sounds too yummy for words.
Your new jars you bought are lots of fun, love the lids! Have a great week Cora and Happy Independence!

Kathleen Grace said...

I haven't been junking in forever! It sounds like so much fun ( especially the air conditioned market, it's been 97 here the past few days!)
Your photos are just gorgeous Cora!
Hope you had a spectacular 4th:>)

Cathy said...

Your menu sounds great! Hope your holiday weekend was wonderful!!

Julie Harward said...

That sounds like fun, love the jelly jars and the dessert looks so wonderful! :D

Holly said...

Sounds like yall had a blast! Im in love with those jelly jars!!!! I know your BBQ was good like always!

Angie Berry said...

Sounds like you two had so much fun! I like that... "booth after booth of glorious junk!" Haha, that's awesome! I love the retro look of those jelly jars! Yes, they are so stinking cute!! What a wonderful patriotic dessert, looks so yummy! No better way to celebrate than spending time with family, I just love it!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Sounds like a fun day after all. I love those old clamp jars, too.

the primitive country bug said...

Glad you and Betsie still found some good junk shopping. Those little jelly jards are adorable!!!
It sounds like a fun day spent with a good friend.
You couldn't ask for anything better than that.
Blessins~ Birgit

Manda said...

Oooo... the jelly that will fill those jars have me drooling. It could possibly be from the darn cuteness of those little flower tops.

Anonymous said...

I had a good time junkin'! I miss the old days when we would load the car and go adventure hunting all day on Saturday's....probably doing more talking than anything. lol Though we can't do it as much these days I enjoy the times we can even more! Sure wish Holly could have gone with us. Maybe next time!

Love ya' friend,

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Cora~Hmmm, bras?!? Unless they were worn by granny Clampet it's not vintage in my book.
I think those retro jelly jars are adorably charming.
We've got slim vintage pickins around here and incredibly over priced.
I'm always on the hunt for no avail.

Sweet wishes,

Christina said...

cora!! those jars are too cute! did they have anymore??

Mama Holli said...

You took the words right out of my mouth! So stinkin cute!!!