flea market finds

So on the first day of November I was ready to start thinking about the holiday season ahead ⇒ Thanksgiving & Christmas!
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I went to the Alameda antique points faire which happens on the 1st Sunday of every month.
And every month life seems to interfere and I haven’t been able to make it in a very long time.
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I went with somewhat of a mental wish list and all my finds were things that I want and|or have been thinking about for awhile.
There were so many great things; some reasonably priced and some not so much, which did NOT come home with me.
There was so much wonderful eye candy and fabulous inspiration!
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I found an old sled with some awesome patina.
Very little red left which is perfect for me.
I’ve been wanting one for awhile & I got it for a great price thanks to my cousin’s negotiating skills.
Can’t wait to use it on my Christmas porch decor.
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I also got these three grain sacks and I have some plans that I hope I can execute properly.
I’ll share when I’m done.
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The small Christmas tablecloth is for a specific purpose in the kitchen, which I’ll be happy to share once I deck the halls.
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I  pick up silver plate appetizer forks from the same vendor here & there.
I have about 30+ which are great when entertaining.
I wasn’t looking to add anymore right now but my aunt had asked my cousin to get some since she loves when I use them @ home.
Well, while digging around we found one with a monogrammed “M” and yup it had to come home with me.  Had.to.
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I have some projects ahead of me that I’m excited about and also a bit nervous that they come out how I hope.
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I’m also super excited to start crafting, baking and decorating for the holidays.
Happy Times!
sharing @:
the scoop @ stonegable
something to talk about @ karen’s up on the hill
inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
vintage inspiration party @ knick of time
what’s it wednesday @ ivy & elephants
fall into fall @ diy by design
wordless wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl
wow @ savvy southern style
treasure hunt thursday @ from my front porch to yours
home & garden @ a delightsome life
syc @ a daily cup of mrs. olson
home sweet home @ the charm of home
think & make thursday @ table & hearth
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
a morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique
friday’s five features @diy-vintage chic
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
sundays at home @ love of home
a bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
motivate me monday @ keeping it simple
show & share @ coastal charm
vintage charm party @ charm bracelet diva




  1. Donna Wilkes says:

    Love the grain sacks! The sled will look great in a holiday vignette.

  2. Love the sled! What a great find!

  3. Michele says:

    What wonderful finds!! I love them ALL!! Still kicking myself for the sled I passed up a couple years ago. What?!!

  4. Carol Cook says:

    I love your grain sacks and the sweet embroidery.

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Love your finds Mary Jo! I found a small sled a few months ago and can’t wait to pull it out. Love the tablecloth and yes, the monogrammed ‘m’ had to come home with you! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. thanks donna. the price for the grain sacks was great so i couldn’t pass them up. can’t wait to use them! xo- mj

  7. i’ve wanted one for a few years now & it was about 1/2 the price of what i thought it would cost me. plus i love how weathered it is. thnks for stopping by. xo- mj

  8. i know michele! it’s the worst. it haunts you forever. i’ve done it myself (probably most of us have). thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  9. thanks jann. i know, i’m excited to play w/ all my new toys. xo- mj

  10. AnnMarie says:

    Those grain sacks are so fabulous! And the sled is wonderful. I use mine from the 80’s on my front porch every year. So winter/holiday/festive!

  11. kathleen says:

    Great stuff, all of it, Mary Jo! I use an old sled every year for decoration, and I absolutely love grainsacks. Can’t wait to see what you do with them. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm! xoKathleen

  12. thanks annmarie. i set-up my holiday porch & it was great to have the sled. xo- mj

  13. thanks kathleen. so fun to have the sled this holiday season. xo- mj

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