Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Giant Roosters and More!

Miss M and I recently went on a little adventure that included what is the largest one-day antique/flea market I have ever seen. It's a fundraiser for the local symphony that was started over 40 years ago and gets bigger every year. With over 300 vendors and high temperatures, Miss M and I maybe saw about half of the booths before we decided we were hot and tired!
I didn't get a picture, but one of our most favorite things to browse was a booth with several boxes and albums of postcards. It was a mix of old newer, some with messages that had actually been mailed. One dated back to 1911! The handwriting was faded and difficult to read. Another one from 1943 was written to a soldier back home on the farm from the war. The sender wrote about the heat but "I know you must be thankful and happy to be working in the fields instead of marching somewhere."
 Really fun yard art made from recycled metals - we bought this cute little puppy from the booth.

I have never seen a fire hydrant open like this except on Sesame Street when I was a kid. Miss M was all too happy to pose for a few shots while she cooled off a bit.
Cooling OFF!!

We bought some much needed cold drinks from this fire truck-turned-food truck. They will come to birthday parties - wouldn't that be fun?

We snagged a few Christmas gifts for some folks and I selected a set of bird S&P shakers for my collection. I don't know how old they are exactly, but they are stamped "Japan" on the bottom so I know that means certainly not new! Most of the ones I inherited from my Grandmommie were stamped Japan and they were purchased in the earlier days of her marriage, before my mom and aunts were born. We were hot and tired but already want to go again next year!

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