September 18, 2009

"Flea-ing" from a big storm.

The Ocean Grove Flea Market was a bit of a wash out on Saturday. There was a weather issue on Friday...and by "weather issue" I mean I was waiting for for Margaret Hamilton to fly by on a bicycle. In our time at the shore house it was by far the worst storm we've seen. Trees down, tents' roofs flapping in the wind, water reaching the boardwalk, Maggie cowering under the table -- the whole shebang. But I do have to say, the most magnificent skies appeared before and after the storm.


But back to the flea-ing...Due to the weather a lot of the vendors didn't make the trip, and those who did set-up on the late side since the morning was all soggy.

We were expecting guests so I only did a quick late morning run through, also reminding myself that I should be saving my money for a big road trip I have in the works with Jean Martha. I only spent $10, and that's including the money I spent on an ice tea in a container the size of my head.

Believe it or not I've had a tough time finding a yard stick for my little sewing projects, so when I saw a stack of vintage ones for $3 each I grabbed the one with the sassiest typography. It's hard to get a good shot of a yard stick, so here's a little peek:


I also picked up two transferware egg cups ($5 for the pair). Not because I plan on making myself a fancy brunch any time soon, but because I wanted something to collect the bits and bobs gathering in my bathroom vanity. They're perfect!


(Design Sponge also just did a little feature on egg cups, using them as succulent planters. Click over to have a look-see.)

There are a couple of flea markets nearby this Saturday: The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society one, wisely postponed from last week due to aforementioned floods and pestilence, and one in Allaire Village. I'm heading to Allaire where my vintage sugar sack connection is setting up shop (she bailed on Ocean Grove). I've never been to a flea there so I'm looking forward.

Any good fleas in your neck of the woods?

13 comments:

Frau said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love the ideas with the egg cups I'm on the hunt for some. Have a wonderful weekend.

stacilynfeldman said...

i LOVE the fleas at allaire... especially the early fall one, they usually have some great shopping for halloween costume pieces. have a great time!

i'm heading out to the dc big flea this weekend - wish me luck - i'm on a hunt for candlewick hob nail...!

Joyce said...

I love the egg cups! Have a golden weekend my friend. xoxo

PS How are you feeling?

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I will let you know how the Highlands flea turns out. Those who know how much you love to eat eggs are laughing, you know. They were a wonderful find and what a unique use you have put them to. Have a wonderful weekend.
♥, Susan

Purple Flowers said...

So good to see you my friend! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Renovation Therapy said...

I love egg cups but never buy them because I don't regularly eat hard boiled eggs. Storage? Zoinks! Perfect, love it.

Road trip? LOL

I better pack my water wings...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Laura
Have a wonderful weekend flea marketing -- I know you'll snag soem great goodiea! :-)

Weef! said...

Love the egg cups! Hurrah for Spode! BTW, thanks for the tip on Allaire-- I'm excited that they have one in early October too!

Sue said...

dAUGHTER JUST SENT ME THE INFO ON THE FLEA MAREKT AT ALLAIRE....WE WILL BE UP FOR BIRTHDAY WEEKEND SO I'M EXICTED ABOUT GOING....THE LAST TIME WE WERE AT AND WE WENT TO LBI A HUGE STORM KICKED UP OUT OF NO WHERE....NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT...HER AND THE BOSS LOCKED ME OUT OF THE CAR NEAR THE WARF SHOPPING AREA WHERE I STEPPED OUT FOR JUST A MINUTE TO GET A SWEATSHIRT.....I ALSO MENTIONED I WANTED FUDGE....RUNNING BACK TO THE CAR GETTING SOAKED TO MY UNDERWEAR I SEE THEM YELLING AT ME...
"GO GET THE FUDGE...GET THE FUDGE"
THEY FIGURED I WAS ALREADY WET...SO I GOT THE FUDGE...IT WAS VERY GOOD...

Tina said...

Wow, once again, you did fabulous with your finds. Those little egg cups are just sweet and I like your use for them.
T

Maureen said...

Love those egg cups....

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Ms. Laura, looks like you have been having some fun at the flea markets. Good for you! Thank you as always for stopping by to see me.

j.cro said...

Please let me know if you're definitely going to the Allair Flea - I think M has to work and I would love to join you - as long as I'm not surfing.

It was great to see you and Mr. Shorehouse Friday night!!
xoxo