Monday, July 10, 2017

How about a trip to the I-75 Flea Market!

When it's this hot, you have to get creative! We've enjoyed a lot of drives in the countryside so when I packed our picnic lunch, I didn't know where we might end up. 


I was SHOCKED when hubby drove into the I-75 Flea Market parking lot! We've never been to this one (I'm not sure my husband has EVER been to any flea market! haha).

It was fun to walk around and see all the neat things for sale.

Hubby took pics of the go cart race cars next to it and I turned around and took a pretty fence in the other direction.

Of course you can't go to the Flea Mkt without coming home with something quirky!


How's this for 'out of the ordinary'? 


 Look at the side...


 Open it up...


 and what do you have? 


A two sided clock! Both sides work independently. So I can set one for a different time zone if I want. Or put it somewhere so that you can see both sides on the same time!


The only other thing I bought was actually on my wish list! Handmade paper! (for the craft project I'm working on)


I got 2 books of handmade paper, different weights! YAY! 


 And guess what I spent for everything?

 $10 !!! 

You can't beat that for a fun morning at the Flea!

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44 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Makes me want to head to a flea market

Sam I Am...... said...

What great items you got and a great price too! I just posted about some Thrift Store and Goodwill finds I got last week! So fun! I love that clock and my daughter, the art teacher, loved your handmade paper find....of course!

DUTA said...

The two sided clock is indeed a good, out of the ordinary find. The flea market has surprises for everyone, especially for the regular visitor.

Snap said...

Now I want to go to the flea market. I giggled that your hubby took the pics of the go-carts and you got a fence in, too. Multi-tasking! The quirkier the find the better -- the clock is fun. The handmade paper that you found is lovely. $10 ... you were a cheap date! Happy Monday!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love flea markets! I have been to that one years ago.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sounds like a fun time. I enjoy walking around the flea markets. The two sided clock is neat, great find and buys! Happy Monday, Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Ann said...

Need to schedule a trip to a large market this fall--got a few things on my wish list. I adore the clock, one of a kind for sure.
Ann

Maggie Ann said...

Oh this is fun to see! Your clock is fabulous, I"ve never seen one like it. It reminds me of 'Flea Market Flip' I try to watch it most Friday mornings on HGTV. What fun and all for $10.!

Linda Walker said...

Awesome clock Diane! I would've scooped that right up too! Never seen a two sided one before! The paper is very neat also....what are you making with it?I want to go to the flea market!! :)

Have a great week!!!
xo
Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Flea markets are so much fun! Love that homemade paper but the red clock is AWESOME!! So much fun for $10!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Hubby and I occasionally hit a flea market. It's fun checking out some unusual finds. I love, love that red square clock. I definitely would of bought that myself. Great finds my friend.
Hugs,
Pat

Betsy Adams said...

My son in Texas wrote and said that with all of the HEAT there, they went to the movies yesterday!!!!! I wouldn't have thought to go to a Flea Market on a hot day --but apparently, you all had a good time.... Interesting clock (or should I says CLOCKS) for sure.....

Glad you got your handmade paper....

Hugs,
Betsy

Susie said...

Diane, I miss going to flea market and junking around. My feet just won't allow me that much walking any more. Don't you see the strangest things at times. Blessings, xoxo,
p.s. love the papers.

Sandy said...

The clock is very neat. Quite original. Always fun to look around at flea markets.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh, I'd love to visit this!

Vee said...

I love the quirky unique things one finds at a flea market. Your two-faced clock definitely qualifies!

Maggie said...

Great finds and such bargains! Out driving today I saw a huge sign for a flea market here in Orlando I wonder if it's the same one?
Having a great time here in the sunshine state even during the rain!
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a fun little stop for you! That clock is amazing! I love how it is two-sided, I've never seen a clock like that! And the handmade paper is beautiful too! Your scrapbook project will be fun to make with it :)

Red Rose Alley said...

This two-sided clock is delightful. It almost looks like an Alice in Wonderland clock, very whimsical. I love it. : )

~Sheri

Terri D said...

Where is this flea market on I-75? That clock is great!!

Cherdecor said...

Now if that clock doesn't take the cake!!! I never saw one before. It has been a long time since I have been to a flea market. Glad you had fun.

Angie said...

Diane - we don't have many flea markets in Montana, but we seem to have more thrift stores than we had in Ohio .... I love visiting them to look for 'lawn art' for our future home. I am really curious about the background behind the clock - makes me think of the Antiques Roadshow - maybe they could tell you the history and the value!!! Have a wonderful week!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love flea markets! You found some great treasures - the clock is so unusual. I would love that hand-made paper, too! xx Karen

Tomoko said...

Hello,Diana,
Wow...! such a lovely old clock! It is fun to see two faced clock, quite original, and I like to see the color and the paint has come off in places. Looking around flea markets is fun. The handmade paper you bought is so lovely.
Mostly in Japan, flea market is held in local temple gardens. Your clock reminds me of my late father-in-law's pretty clock I still keep, which has logo “made in occupied Japan” 1945-1950. It gives me something special feeling like yours.
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Arlene Grimm said...

You found a bargain Diana!! Love that clock.

Lorrie said...

A two-faced clock is something I've never seen or heard of. I wonder what its purpose was? It's a fun piece to have at home - you could decide what time it is on one side and just turn the clock when you wanted to. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the handmade paper.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What wonderful finds...is your hubby hooked on flea markets now? We have a few neighbors (at the Canal Cottage) who go to two a week every week!

BeachGypsy said...

well i love flea markets so I would've so enjoyed this adventure with you, my friend! That two sided clock thing is definetly something I've never seen before!!--have you researched it any? Very interesting.

Jeanie said...

Nice finds! That clock is fascinating. And I, too, am a sucker for beautiful handmade paper. Your find was wonderful!

Gina said...

Diane, what a strange little clock! I like it though. :-). Thank you for sharing your flea market adventure with us!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What an unusual and fun clock, Diane! I love its chippy vintage red color. The beautiful papers was a nice find, too. My daughter likes to do origami so I'm always on the lookout for pretty papers.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Handmade paper is gorgeous.
It's years since I've been to a flea market. perhaps I should have a trip. Have a great week :)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Diane, aww you two are always on fun adventures somewhere. I bet you had a lot of fun at the flea market. I love the clocks and the paper is pretty.
Enjoy the week.
Julie

Sylvia said...

Diane, I love the clock. One set for home and the other for family far away. I remember when I had family a couple of time zones away and always having to do the math as to what time it was there before I called. The quirkiness and color are terrific. Love handmade paper. Looking forward to a future post. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Carla from The River said...

Hey, I want the clock. Love, love, Love it.
I also like the paper.
Great finds and what a bargain!
Carla

Debby Ray said...

I absolutely love that crazy clock you found! My hubby and I love flea markets and yard sales. How fun to just pack a picnic lunch and set out for a drive to who knows where. So much fun! Hugs!

Mildred said...

Love things like this....so much fun!

Louise-Arden said...

The clock is just adorable, it's very Alice in Wonderlan like! I LOVE IT !

Rose said...

I love that clock...great finds for $10.

Karen Ann said...

My kind of day! and I love that clock!! That's a find.

Jeanna said...

I adore that two-sided clock!

Linda H said...

Flea markets are such fun, you never know what treasures you might find...

Tom said...

...what a neat clock!

Lowcarb team member said...

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit.
That clock does look fun ... and quirky!

All the best Jan