It's so good to be back in weather where I'm not melting anymore. We had a good time, but it was very very hot, and for the most part rainy--but none of these factors stopped me from doing some serious shopping.
This is what we saw for miles and miles--these clusters of flea markets jam-packed with soooo much good stuff--it was overwhelming.
I'll show you some of the best that I found--
....vintage items from the past that have been forgotten---I always want to rescue them--especially the photos--who gives away their family photos anyway??
...more fun "rusty gold" items--I'm a sucker for old hardware--I have pounds of it--enough to last me for 2 lifetimes...
....and look at these large spools and bobbins---I've never seen a booth like this....he had every size and shape of spools and bobbins that you could imagine--I wonder if I'll ever see this booth again...
.....and please help me.....I can't stay away from children's blocks.....I Love them!!
There's more....lots more....but these items were my most favorite.
They're all put away now--I'm becoming very organized with storing everything, which I'm really proud of. These are my art supplies and tools for helping me make pieces like these--
I mix the old and the new to make these fun little shadowboxes....and they all started out like this--
These 6 x 6 gallery canvases flipped over to become the shadowboxes that you see.
And before I leave--I also wanted to show you where we went in Nashville--no flea markets, but other very cool places--
For you American Picker fans--this is Antique Archaeology--Mike and Frank's second store that they opened up in Nashville, and yes--you're seeing this right--a line to get in--the place was too crowded, so we had to wait about 20 minutes. I saw some of the actual items that they picked on the program--very fun place!!
The Hermitage Place (aka Andrew Jackson's plantation) Photography wasn't allowed inside--too bad, because it was beautiful, and 95% of the home's furnishings were authentic, right down to the wallpaper on the walls.
...and finally a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry--Loved this!!---What a great history to this place!
Tennessee is a beautiful place to visit, and we had a fun time.....and the Highway 127 sale was just icing on the cake!