Post preview: I want you to see all of the photos that I took from the Dog Days Flea Market. If you scroll through the entire post, you’ll see the following vintage photos: phone, phonograph, pink and white Arvin FM radio, kerosene lanterns, milk glass, wooden cabinet, crackled doll, Suzy Homemaker toy oven, Coca-Cola tray, Volkswagon Beetle, and toy clowns in a toy theater.
On Labor Day, I went for a drive just to get out of the house for awhile. The wonderful fall-like weather has been unusual for early September, but it is perfect! By the time I got to the Tennessee state line, I remembered that they were having the Dog Days Flea Market in Ardmore, Tennessee. I changed directions and headed toward Ardmore.
So when I got down the winding hillside, I learned that I needed $2 to park at Dog Days.
I hadn’t brought any real money.
But I did manage to find 8 quarters in my coin purse.
I was set.
The flea market had some really great stuff like old lanterns, vintage toys, iron skillets and stuff, rusty signs… The good stuff like on HGTV’s Flea Market Flip. On this day, the flea market wasn’t too crowded. I was told that most of the hoards came through yesterday, which was great! It’s hard to do much browsing when you constantly have to say, “‘Scuse me, ‘scuse me.”
I saw some reasonably-price cast iron skillets (woohoo!!!) but the owners couldn’t take checks. So, I moved on. I bought a lime green bowl (a Fiestaware knock-off) for $.68–the rest of the money in my coin purse.
A man ahead of me had a bass fish wallhanging that he’d bought. (Now, I wonder why that guy needs that?!?)
Would you make something fabulous from this old wooden cabinet or leave it as-is? Send me a comment in the blank, below and let me know what you think. We bloggers l-o-v-e feedback!
I talked with a lady yesterday who told me this was the Easy-Bake Oven of her generation: