Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marie Antionette, Finds and FUN ~

Have you ever anticipated a day that you just know
is going to be filled with laughter and fun?
Your heart longs for that day and when it arrives
you are just as excited as a kid at Christmas.
Lucky me...
I had that kind of day yesterday~
My dearest friend Peggy and I had a wonderful day out
and I enjoyed it so much. We used to get together
quite often, but now not so much so it was
wonderful to be in her company
and just talk, laugh and enjoy the day!
We went to Shipshewana, Indiana to the big world wide renowned
flea market and auction. If you have never been
to this auction it is something to behold!
It starts promptly at 9 am
when they ring a loud bell and
Oh my...the fun begins.
There are several auctioneers that start right off
all at once. You can roam around and pick one group
for awhile and then go on to the next.
It is utter chaos , but oh so fun!!
We were at the auction for about four hours and this Marie box
is the item I purchased! I could not believe that
I actually got it for the price I did.
I thought it might go sky high.
Not very long afterwards
someone came up to me and wanted
to know what I paid for it. I told her
and she asked me if I would sell it.
It is good she wasn't around when I was bidding. lol
It has a glass top with the Marie photo underneath and when I opened the lid...~
I found these old letters. I can't wait to check them out ~
From the auction we went into the flea market to a few places
and I puchased this basket from Sweet Annies ~
Loved the uniqueness of appears
flat on the back in this photo, but it isn't.
It has a neat shape~
Back to the auction barn...after the man was all done
selling his items where I purchased my Marie box
there were a few items left that no one had bid on.
These teacups and saucers were in the pile.
I picked them up and were
looking them over and the kind gentleman
shoved them towards me and said,
"Just take them...please...take them! "
I thanked him profusely and scooped them up.
As if I didn't already have enough we went to
some of the shops uptown.
We were like giddy schoolgirls when we both decided to purchase
matching shirts. Well kinda matching. I bought this
Paris shirt
and my friend purchased a Italy shirt.
We also bought matching
neckscarves for the winter that are so beautiful!! {I will share them at a later time}
This beautiful vintage light also came home with me
...purchased it for a song too.
It needs a little cleaning and I need to have
hubby to actually get it working
and hang it up. I may turn it into a candleholder...
still trying to decide.

Thank you my dear friend PEGGY for a wonderful
fun filled day that I will always cherish!


Deanna said...

Sounds like a FUN day, Sandi! And I can so picture you and Peg giggling like school girls! :-D GORGEOUS finds...especially the teacups and the Paris shirt...



Lady Farmer said...

What a memorable day! I would love to go to something like that but there isn't anything around these parts. I will content myself with enjoying the wonderful treasures you acquired! And the day was made extra special going with a good friend!

June said...

Man Sandi...what fun that had to have been. You found the greatest stuff. Love that shirt! Shopping with friends is just so much fun. I usually shop alone, but once in awhile I get to take friends and it is always a good time.
Love the light fixture!

Marilyn said...

What a great day of finds for you!! I remember light fixtures like that in my Grandmothers house!!

Barb said...

Oh my.
talk about my bargain hunting.

How about if i spend the day with you??? (then you can some spend the day with me.) =0))

Love that the Marie box had letters in it. What a great surprise!!

And the old light... love it.

Just the thought of all those auctions going on at once thrills me.
I think i would be in my element!
Is there room to 'run' from one to another?? =0))

blessings and thanks for coming by.

barbara jean

Tracey said...

How nice you had such a lovely day with your sweet friend! You got some real treasure...all wonderful!!!

:) T

Irene said...

Oh I am so jealous, I wish I had a friend that would take the time to go with me to these fun events. My friends are all into contemporary stuff and my sisters well they just think it's junk. Too bad more for you and me.

Piney Rose said...

How fun - I wish I could have gone with you! Lovely things, all of them!

Karen said...

You did really good!! Don't ya love it there? We used to go every summer, they make the best food in the world IMHO!! Adore the teacups!

Shabby Kim said...

What a fun and exciting day for you Sandi. What a thrill it must have been to bring so many beautiful new treasures home with you. And those PINK teacup!!! They are just wonderful.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Such a pretty little box but what sounds the best to me is just hangin' with a friend! What a blessing!