One of the things I love the most about living so close to Raleigh is that we have an excellent Flea Market that’s open pretty much all year! There are always lots of wonderful things to see, but my favorite vendor at the market is From the Heart Antiques, owned by Molly Walker. Her booth is inside the commercial building, and it is the best! Everything she has is just precious! I get most of my hankies from her. Miss Molly’s booth is packed full with all kinds of amazing things. She always has the greatest vintage glasses, some of them still with the carriers, like the feather tumbler set I couldn’t resist. She has a fantastic selection of sour cream glasses too! I love the selection of little ceramic animals, salt and pepper shakers, and vintage knick knacks. There is also a great collection of Hardy Boy’s books, hats, a purse or two, vintage tin trays and canisters, glass pictures, kitchen gadgets, and sewing ephemera. And occasionally she gets some fantastic linens and tablecloths. I love that there is always something new to see!
In my family we have a little flea market routine just about every weekend. We go for the hubby to get boiled peanuts, for Beau to get some socialization, and for me to go see Miss Molly’s booth. It’s our little flea market ritual. So, if you are ever in Raleigh be sure to stop by the Flea Market and visit Miss Molly’s booth in the commercial building. She’s there from 9am to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays. It’s not to be missed, one of my absolute favorite things here in Raleigh! You can get directions and flea market happenings at their website here. Miss Molly also has a booth in the Antiques at Gresham Lake, an antique mall on the other side of Raleigh. You can visit their website here.
Today we decided to take Beau to the Flea Market down in Raleigh. It was so beautiful outside, and there was a lot of vendors out, which is always great! I saw a lot of furniture I would love to have bought, but our budget doesn’t allow for bigger purchases for now. I did however find two awesome cutter tablecloths and an adorable 45 record case. Pretty great scores today, if I do say so myself!
Yesterday my hubby and I took Beau out to the Raleigh flea market. He LOVES the attention! And I love all the wonderful vintage items to browse through, especially the furniture, and dishes! This week we didn’t have a lot of time to spend, but I still managed to find some great stuff. Check em’ out:
Aren’t they all cute! And I spent less than $15. The hankies aren’t in the best shape, but they can be repurposed, the squirrel was just one of many super cute ceramic cuties that I saw, but I just couldn’t resist him, he had the cutest face! The thermos is still in super great shape. It’s hard to find them where the glass inside isn’t broken. My favorite though and the piece I spent the most on is the daisy print sour cream glass. I could spend the entire day at the flea market if I was by myself, but it is friendlier on the wallet to take the hubby with me. He’d never admit it, but I know he has a fun time too…
One of my absolute favorite things to do on the weekend is to go to the flea market in Raleigh. I love love love when I can score cute vintage finds, and today i’d say I did pretty well. I got all of these lovelies for less than $30(book-$7, hankies and bunny creamer-$15, deer, kitty, cat purfume bottle, and dog-$2.50.) My Mama Wanda would be proud!
So Many Colors To Love
bird Bookends Before
Most Recent Spray Paint Re-do's
Bird Bookends Being Sprayed White
Bird Bookends After 1
Bird Bookends Finished View 2
Bird Bookend in White and Frame in gloss Black
Jewelry Tree in Lavender
Fancy Frame in Aqua
Fabric Covered Corkboard with Yellow Frame
Oh spray paint, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. You come in so many colors, including my favorite hues of aqua, lime, and red. You are so easy to use. You are economical and a fabulous fix to any worn out flea market find. But most importantly you help me get my projects done fast. Without you, my world would be, well, not as colorful.