| 1970 Miller Studio Chalkware, $8 for the pair |
The fall season is always marked by a few things for me. The leaves changing colors, brisk temperatures, and the Midland Flea Market. Although held three times a year, I make the two hour drive but once a year for the September show. There's something about strolling around a bunch of old stuff when the temps drop. In the future, I might consider checking out the spring show, but the fall show will always be my favorite.
| three bakelite bracelets, $45 |
Every year my haul seems to get smaller and smaller. Part of that is because I have really fine tuned what I buy to keep for myself and part of it is because I am out on the hunt more now that I sell vintage full time, so I find more stuff throughout the year. The longer I do this, the less stuff I buy it seems. This is good for both my pocketbook and my storage.
I couldn't pass up those cute chalkware pieces -- which I collect -- or the bakelite bracelets, a steal at $15 each! I don't have a ton of carved/decorative pieces, so these were a welcome addition to my collection. The wedge bracelets seem to somewhat rare and I think they will be fun to wear together or alone.
| vintage bottle brush candy cane, $8 |
I don't buy a lot of vintage Christmas items much anymore. I have amassed a nice size collection and only add to it when I spot really amazing pieces. I am a sucker for anything vintage bottle brush and was excited to score this one for less than $10.
The market seemed to be a bit larger than the past two year, which was a welcome sight. It's good to see it picking back up again, as this is truly one of my most favorite vintage shopping attractions a year.