23 May 2011

dream finds

If you read my blog.....then you've heard me mention that Nebraska is not known for having flea markets. Being I was born and raised in California, every weekend was spent at some fantastic flea market....once we moved here.....basically....my flea market days were over. Now, I've come to find 2 flea markets here...yep that's right...a whopping 2! This weekend was the first one....and I have to say....I was beyond estatic to come home with these 2 finds....


an old pink farmtable!


now....I'm not usually a pink kinda girl....but this table is gorgeous....and you hardly ever see original pink painted farmtables....at least not here in corn country....and that may be why it's even more beautiful to me.

and here is my other find....a vintage french wine jug in it's original crate...can you believe this find! I almost fell over running to this thing. I had been looking for one forever....and I found it here....in the middle of cornstalks!


The sweet lady I bought this from said she found it full of wine in an old farmer's barn....she liked it...so he gave it to her free....the price she sold it to me.....$10.00.....gasp...right? If you look these up, they usually cost somewhere between $100 and $230 bucks....I paid $10.00....gasp...again!


These have to be 2 of my all-time favorite finds......eva!


Oh....and the pink farmtable wasn't even actually for sale....the guy had a bunch of stuff on it....treating her like she was some ugly ol' table. I saw a touch of pink under all the junk....and had to ask him if she was for sale....he said he wasn't planning on selling her....but that I could take her home with me for $60 bucks....I said....gett'er loaded.


Ahhhh....I love me a good flea market.....or even one that's not so good....but that you happen to find two of your dream finds.




59 comments:

  1. I can't believe they don't have flea markets in Nebraska... even we have flea markets here in Washington... nothing like some areas of the country but I really though Nebraska would be full of "good stuff"!

    ~Chris

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  2. Super jealous! That pink table is just the cutest thing and the wine jug is AMAZING! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

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  3. That farmhouse table could make ANYONE become a lover of pink! I'd say for not having any flea markets in Nebraska, you hit the jackpot!
    I would totally be happy with 2 markets a year if I found what you found - steals!
    XOX
    ps - I have a feeling that Mary will be super jealous!! ;)

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  4. Oh my, I am jealous too!! They are really fabulous finds!!!
    Hope you have a great week.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  5. aww bless her heart... that's some good pick'ns!! glad you were able to flea...it's sooo much fun! xoxo's nancy

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  6. Love, love, love both of your finds! I agree, you are one lucky girl!
    Cheryl

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  7. LOVE the pink table (and I'm not a pink person, either). We have a huge jar and use it as a penny jar...Come to Brimfield.

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  8. Luv your flea finds! My heart is going pitter~patter over the pink farm table! I found a beautiful pink chippy farmhouse door that would match perfect with your table (posted on my blog a few days ago)!...but of course you'll have to do a road trip to our barn sale this Fall to get it...(wink)

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  9. Good for you..what great finds,love the table! Love your new header too.....isn't fun to get new/old things!?!? xoxo

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  10. Love them and the price even better! How fun! I love flea markets.

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  11. Nossa!adorei ,tudo muito delicado,bjkas...

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  12. love the little pink farm table! Never hurts to ask if somethings for sale even if it's not priced ;0) Blessings, Katy

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  13. what amazing finds...it's so rare to actually stumble across a treasure for a song that it's all the sweeter when it does happen...love the table and jug!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  14. That pink table has fabulous written all over it!

    XO,
    Anne

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  15. Hi there!
    I'm constantly envious of the great flea markets in every area of the country but Nebraska...you'd think we'd have at least one!

    I love your finds, especially the pink table. It's a great color...I know you don't like to be too girly! :)

    Ready for another day trip?
    Sarah

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  16. What great finds! I love the pink table. I would be lost without flea markets or yard sales! Good job!
    Connie

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  17. I love love love that pink farm table. Wow.

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  18. im not a pink person either but that table is so darn cute.. love it

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  19. Wow! I can't imagine a state without flea markets. LOL. I'm so glad you found these great finds! :) I love the farm table! Here in Ohio, there is a flea market at every corner. Quite literally. :)

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  20. No way, no way!!!!! Oh my word 10 bucks for the wine jug....I Am so jealous!!!!!! That must be the most perfect find and your table is perfect and I love the oink too....it's a keeper!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  21. I can just imagine you running for that jug, Andrea, passing that table, getting whiplash as your eyes lock on it as you run by.....lol! You must'ave been doin' the happy dance when you got home! How fun for you! I'm headed to my first Flea the end of June. Yeah, here in MI they don't have too many either. I will be going to one in June, July and August for sure though!

    FABULOUS finds, though, sweetie! Wow! That table on your porch is just addoooooorable!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  22. Oh wow!!!! What a fabulous find:):) I love the pink table too!!! So cute:)

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  23. I love that pink farm table Andrea!!
    I am so loving pink right now too!!
    The wine jug in that crate is so nice too!
    You had a great day, and Im thrilled for you!!
    Enjoy sweetie!! xo

    Deborah xoxo

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  24. the pink farm table looks perfect on the porch. that is a great find.

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  25. They're great!..and Nebraska prices sure beat California prices, right?

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  26. I love your pink table! It looks great on the porch!

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  27. I want that table!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM a pink person and my heart fluttered a little when I saw her!
    And ten dollars for that jug! whooo hooo!
    There are NO flea markets near me. NONE. Sobbing quietly....
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  28. OMG!! Love that pink farm table, what a fantastic find! There is a Flea Market that happens 4 times a year here in my part of Michigan, and the first time is on Memorial day; haven't been to it for a couple of years, but we are planning to go this time and I CAN'T WAIT :) Can't wait to see what treasures I can find!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  29. You lucked out, girl! What great finds, indeed :) I don't think I could have passed up the pink farm table! It looks great on your porch!
    And the wine jug, it's awesome too!

    I know what you mean about "slim pickins" when it comes to flea markets. Here in Louisiana, NONE! So, I go to Canton, Texas :)
    Blessings
    Becky C

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  30. Aw, you're making me miss Nebraska! Awesome finds!

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  31. These are crazy awesome finds girl!!!! Hey, I'll give ya 65 for the table!!! lol!

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  32. What great finds, and you didn't need to come to California to get them!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  33. Ahhhhh, flea markets are so fun! How great that you found a few to attend. I love your new pink table! It's so sweet!

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  34. Good heavens, those are some great finds. I would've went crazy for that jug too!

    ~tricia

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  35. Loll is RIGHT!! I am sooooo jealous. Now just how the heck am I going to sneak away with the table AND the gray chairs when I come visit!

    I'm going to try to call you tomorrow. Its been c-r-a-z-y around here!

    I should have given you the list of what I was looking for at the flea market!

    W.T.

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  36. Isn't it great to cross something off your wish list?!!

    Beautiful finds!!

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  37. I've noticed flea markets are hard to find around here too! I too almost tripped over your jug at Venice. What an amazing deal. Looks like you found some treasures. Love the pink farm table.
    ~Heidi

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  38. Owwww....that pink table...is so so nice !! ship it over to Holland please please......haahahhah!!...lovely day...xxx..

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  39. I would of been sad if you would of passed up the PINK farm table. I love pink! I would of loaded her up too..
    Great finds even if it's only a couple times a year that you get a chance to go!
    xo,Gail
    casualloveselegance

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  40. Wowsa yowsa!!! Awesome finds! I'm happy for you and a little envious at the same time. I love both the table and the wine jug. What a great story about that wine jug. Good job!!!

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  41. i gasped when i saw the pink farm table! it is just so lovely, what a find. i had never seen a french wine jug before, but that is very cool...love it too!!

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  42. AWESOME finds Andrea! I would've grabbed those too in a heartbeat! :) And you know what? Your new header photo is GOOOORRRRGEOUS!!!!!

    Take care sweets!

    Hugs,
    Lara

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  43. love when that happens! love your finds!! susan

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  44. ADVENTURE... hahaha! I wonder if that is the word V would use describing being married to me... hahahahahahahah!!!!! I am sure it depends on the day! hahaahhahah!
    Thank you for your comment!
    Hugs!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  45. That table is amazing ...who needs flea markets...you are doing just fine!

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  46. OMG you hit jackpot!
    Love both these finds - drawn to the pink table (found myself wondering which piece of furniture i could paint pink!)
    lovely sharing
    fee ♥

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  47. Those amazing finds make up for a lack of flea markets in your area, Andrea. Super fabulous! I have to say that that I am completely swooning over your gorgeous pink farmtable...!

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  48. Hello,
    this table is beautiful, it has perfect color! Are you looking forward to this weekend-another flea market?:)I know how you fell because Czech republic has too no flea markets.It´s very sad.
    Have a nice days full of finds Vlaďka

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  49. I'd call that the find of the century ... my new book title
    lol

    love love love that bottle/crate

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  50. Such great finds Andrea!! Have a great weekend!

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  51. Great finds! I'm in Nebraska also--tell me where the fleas are! (I just sent you an e-mail.)

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  52. Great finds! I adore that pink table!!!
    Michelle

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  53. Those are some super great finds! I really like that pink table out on your porch.

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  54. Headed to the Rose Bowl Flea Market this weekend! I'm trying to contain my excitement! It's my once a year treat to myself.

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  55. If you have a minute, I would love for you to stop by and take a look at my new farmtable that I am in love with...all seven feet of it.

    http://kinserhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/farmhouse-table.html

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