I woke up yesterday morning not really feeling that great. I had gone to a friend's house for a Sex and the City girl's night and had a few too many Mojitos. Sunday morning was tough! But I promised myself that I would find this flea market, so after 2 cups of coffee and some Advil, off I went!
I was very disappointed when I made it there The threat of rain was great and when 3 teeny, tiny droplets fell, the vendors started closing down. Now I drove 20 miles and 30 minutes with a hangover! The nerve of these folks to pack up and leave!
As I proceeded to the exit, I recalled seeing a sign for an indoor flea market. As I started to drive in the direction I came, I did find the sign again (on the opposite side of the road; picture me stretching my neck and turning around to read the darn thing while I was DRIVING!!!!!) Soooo, I turned around and headed in that direction.
Lo and behold, there it was. I parked and went inside, much to my dismay... AGAIN!!! There were hardly any vendors there. I figured I'd take a quick walk just "to look". As I approached this one booth, I noticed some original German scrap that was just too pricey for me. But as I dug deeper into this woman's things, I found some real treasures!
Below are the following: a People's Home Journal from 1911 that I got for $1.00; a "Common Sense Reminder" ~the reminder with a conscience! (I swear that's what it says) also for $1.00; a Promiscuous Examples math notebook from 1889 for $2.00; and lastly a set of 5 tissue-paper paper cuts that were from 1940's. These were also hand dyed and were the most expensive at $10/5, but they are absolutely amazing.
Inside each item. I love the add for Macy's all the way on the right.
I thought I did fairly well considering my proximity to NYC. Any suggestions on how to adhere the paper cuts without making the ink bleed? Feel free to leave suggestions.