Monday, June 11, 2007

Weekend Review

It was the sperm Donor's weekend to keep my grandson (I call him this because he is a dead beat dad and I refuse to acknowledge this man as daddy instead calling him a sperm Donor) so my daughter and I took advantage of the time and went shopping. We headed to a a nearby town which has a great outdoor flea market. We had not been yet this year and we looked forward to finding some bargains. The first one came almost as soon as we got out of the car. At the first table I found these darling little fairies for just fifty cents each.

I scooped them up and we went into the first little shop. There I found a table just the right size to use for a new altar table. I had been wanting one for awhile but didn't want to pay the high price for a new one. At just twelve dollars this was a bargain. Look how cute it looks with the cloth my daughter found me for three dollars (she had bought it at a thrift store the day before)

I have several altars around the house. Most are on a shelf so I decided to make this one my elemental altar. Each item on it represents a direction
North =Earth The large crystal
South = Fire The candle
East = Air my wand, blown glass with a crystal on the end and bought at a festival I attended about three years ago.
West = Water A bottle of water that was gathered under the full moon by a friend of mine that passed away about a year and a half ago and gave to me as a gift. She put three small crystals in the water.
I put the little witch in the center because I really love her and she was made by my blog friend Carrie's mom.
I also got an old print of the Mona Lisa from the same shop, and a hearth broom (I forgot to photograph)
On to the next shop brought wonderful treasures. The owner was going out of business and offered us anything we could fit into a bag for ONE DOLLAR a bag. My daughter and I quickly filled five bags. We got an assortment of things including these

My daughter also got some nice glass serving dishes and bowls.
I got a bag of books

And we got some toys for my grandson.

Here are the photos of everything we got.

You'd think with all of that stuff we would have been happy, but we also went to a couple of thrift stores and found all of this:

Both of these are tablecloths. I love the Halloween one.

I love the carvings. They are done in real wood. My husband said they remind him of the trees from the forest in the Wizard of Oz.
Well as you can see I had a great time.
It's back to work tomorrow where I will stay for the next seven days until time for my next day off. Two of those days will be till 10 pm. Yuck!

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Anonymous 2 witches blog - Mama Kelly said...

OOOOO i just love all your new treasures. I used to do the flea market thing way back when ... I haven't gone to one in years now.

Mama Kelly

June 12, 2007 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Can't beat fifty cent each for those fairies.
I haven't been to flew market in years. There one south of Sandpoint in Sagal.
That witch that is sitting on pumpkin I have that ceramic mold.

I haven't yet receive your physical address for the summer scavenger hunt could you please e-mail it to me.

June 12, 2007 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

You know everytime I see her pretty little face, I light up!

I'm so glad that you are still enjoying the witch. It makes me happy to see that.

You got some really cool stuff.

June 12, 2007 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger "Early Bird" said...

Wow...what a deal you got on those cute little fairies!
Your kitty is so cute with those little green eyes!

June 12, 2007 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I love the Kitty with the carvings!!!!

June 12, 2007 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Cece said...

Wow! You guys really made out with some goods, huh? I haven't been to a flea market in years!

June 12, 2007 at 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are some great finds. And the cat...super cute and very realistic, LOL ;)

June 12, 2007 at 10:56 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

Ooh I love those tree carvings! And I see the Mona Lisa Goddess there above. :)

June 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Meow said...

Wow, you sure picked up some wonderful treasures. Flea markets and thrift shops are great places ... I love them !!
Take care, Meow

June 15, 2007 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Wow! I love your new traesures!

June 24, 2007 at 11:39 PM  

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