Mr. Major and I set off early this last February morning in search of a Flea Market I had discovered online. Our destination was The Market of Marion, and it is located in Bellview Florida about 100 miles north from our home. The drive up was wonderful with plenty of beautiful rolling hills and colorful trees- I couldn't help but take a few snap shots.
...and before I knew it we had arrived.
I had originally planned to take a few snap shots for you all to see but I was so excited and overwhelmed by everything this wonderful market had to offer that I completely forgot! It took us nearly three hours to walk the entire thing and while it didn't have as many antiques as I would have liked to see, but it was definitely one of the better markets I have been to thus far.
We had picked up a few small things here and there, but hadn't found anything to write home about. It wasn't until we stumbled upon the last row of vendors that I was totally delighted by what I found.
I know your thinking, eh? Whats so exciting about that? But I couldn't help but be inspired by this shoe lamp I caught wind of on Poetic Home .
I maanged to snag another great find in this vintage gold mirror for just 15 bucks! While the mirror itself isn't original, the frame is in wonderful shape.
But. I nearly lost my mind when I came across a piece I have been on the hunt for, for nearly a year and a half. It was definitely love at first type.
Isn't she lovely? Don't let her cleanliness fool you- shes nearly 76 years old! I spoke with the vendor who said it had belonged to his grandmother and had been stored in her attic for nearly its entire life. The case that it sits in is in almost as good a shape as this ... beauty. I managed to snag it for 50 dollars... a small price to pay for such a wonderful find.
And Before we knew it the day was coming to a close, so we headed home, tired but happy. Hoping you all had a wonderfully relaxing Sunday.