As usual, the first Saturday of every month is flea market time at the closest train station's parking lot, like five long blocks away from our home. I almost forgot that it was already the first Saturday of a new month, but my daughter was happy to remind me and give me good company.
We were kind of late and the weather was gorgeously HOT, some vendors were already departing :( But oh well, many more were still there.
After looking for a while I stopped at this particular vendor's place because he had lots of boxes full of stuff marked $0.50! Really? Fifty cents! Let's see what I can find.... is what I thought.
Sure enough these three silver bowls where scattered in those boxes. They looked like big rusted but majestic cereal bowls. Again, fifty cents ;) I got three because that's a good number for pictures an it's an odd number and blah blah blah.
Then in another box I found this shiny piece, it sure had to be a holder because of the hook, but I couldn't tell what was the sign? or letter?
When I turned it over, I liked it even more.....
Pottery Barn :)
Ha, I'm going to keep it, but let's see if I can find some more.
Yeah, it was in the next box...
The letter C
Of course stocking holders. It must read.... Christmas.
Two boxes down I found the letter A and I kept on looking at least for one more letter because we are four, our mantel needs at least four stockings.
All those boxes were getting pretty messed up. In the end I did find the final letter I wanted. They are heavy, perhaps I can cover the letters with something else. Total there: $4 including an old clear bottle I didn't take a picture of.
Then, turning around the corner I saw a chandelier. I was looking for something like this and there on the floor it was... My bedroom chandelier!
When I asked for the price, the lady said the $80 price had been slashed down to $50 and that was final. I counted all I had and no, I only had forty dollars flat. I offered her all I had and told her to check my bag and pockets :) That was all I had and I really wanted to have it. A bit hesitant because she had payed way more than that for it.... because they were real crystals.... because it was made in Italy (I even thought about my blogging friend Daniela at that moment :), finally she agreed to let it go.
My daughter wanted to continue looking around, but with no money left I simply wanted to just run out of there.
Once home I began taking pictures. I'm not crazy in love with those candlesticks, perhaps they can be painted.
But I love the little crystals...
And the bottom crystal ball.
After taking the photos I search for Pottery Barn Christmas stockings and I found and E-bay listing for my new set, the only problem:
I AM missing a letter... The letter E!
Let me tell you.....
I went back to find the missing E!
After all is just five blocks away. Well, they were already putting things back in their truck, I told them I finally found out it had to read PEACE, and I was missing another E.
I couldn't find it :(
They promised to look for it and save it for next month's market in case they find it.
I'm crossing my fingers so I can reunite the whole set next month.
Oh I didn't tell you. The whole set is listed on E-bay for $175.
Wish me good luck. ;)
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