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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Elephant's Trunk Flea

 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm so glad we got a chance to visit the Elephant's Trunk! My son David lives not far from the area in CT, and has been telling me about it for years. It was a perfect warm clear day. We wandered in mid-day and still had plenty to pick from. The prices, in general, were much better than my usual markets back home in Albuquerque. And of course I saw items rare to find in my region too. I snapped a few pics of my favorites. . . .
 
 
 








 
 






 

 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 





 
 
 


 Ceramic jardinier.
 
 
 

 
 A pair of nice big French mirrors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The buy of the day? David scored a pair of repro Walter von Nessen, Pattyn lamps. Something that's been on his bucket list for a long time. Originals are priced in the thousands. We bargained for about twenty-five percent off the asking price, and won! These are from LA and were used as props in a movie. We have to find out which one! Not what I would choose, perhaps, but they look sensational with his Modern Era decor!


 
 I found an antique matelasse cover ($20), blue transferware plates from France (seven for five dollars! really! --that can happen late in the day), and a few cabinet cards.
 
 Such a fun weekend!
Hope yours was too!
 
Jacqueline
 
 
 
 


22 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a fun place and awesome
shopping!

So happy for your both!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, looks like a great market. Quite a nice selection, sounds like you got some good stuff. What are you on a world tour?..Have fun and Happy Monday..Judy

ImSoVintage said...

Wow, what amazing things they had. I never find things like that at our flea markets.

Hugs,
Laura

Rebecca said...

This whole experience would have fit me "like a glove" - at least the parts you captured photographically! The white ironstone and white iron yard pieces are SO beautiful.

(I love the autumn colors in the background of that last picture, too.)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i would have filled a TRUCK! oh my....so many lovely tresors! anxious to see your matelasse coverlet, plates and cabinet cards!!! you really scored BIG! ;)

Custom Comforts said...

Love all the white ironstone and especially those red and white linens. Looks like a great show and it's obvious you had fun.
Cindy

Cynthia said...

I love this, all the photos are great. I love all the metal and those windows. I would've had a great time.

Cynthia

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my. i love the white ironstone teapots! Gorgeous!! It looks like a fun flea market and I'm glad you found some things to take home. Those modern lights remind me of the air raid sirens that used to be on light posts back in the 60's for some reason. ;)

AllyJo said...

I love it all. Thanks for sharing all the eye candy. Looks like a wonderful place to shop.

SizzleandZoom said...

I love the tea pots/coffee pots. You draw me in with your beautiful posts and I want to be where you are.

Vintage Gal said...

Wow ~ looks like it was full of treasures. Love the ironstone and the linens ~ looks like you had such fun ;-)

Do you love him Loretta said...

I want to go junking in the USA!!! We don't have enough good old stuff in Canada!

GinaBVictorian said...

Looks like a great place, I love outdoor flea markets. I'm sure I wouldn't have gone home empty handed.
Thanks for sharing. Come visit me sometime. Gina

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

so much to look out! I would have trouble deciding what to buy!

wendy said...

I'd be in heaven walking around there.
Those old Christmas balls are wonderful. Reminds me of all the intricate and beautiful ones my grandmother had. Then gave to my mom.
Hmmm...I wonder if I can talk her into giving them to me.

srpprcrftr said...

Oh boy I'd be spending the grocery money for the next year at that market. Groan. So much awesome stuff. I'd have a hard time choosing what I'd really have to have if I could go there.
We live in Western CO and I don't see nearly the good stuff I found when we lived in Western KY (Bowling Green area).
I get disgusted here, the prices are outrageous also. Even our local thrift store is getting too high for some of what they're offering now.
What few antique stores here aren't open that often and I've yet to see an outdoor market like the one you went to. We've been here for over 8 yrs. Feeling very antique/vintage deprived.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Looks like there were MANY things you LoVe!.!.! Those windows were amazing!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Haworth said...

Wonderful bargains, Jacqueline! (I love those small pink-floral teacups...) So glad you had good weather! It really was a good weekend here for being outdoors during the day. Take care!

Danielle said...

Oh wow! What a market! So many wonderful finds! How do you choose? I love the christmas orniments. I would have been all over those : )

Danielle xo

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What great finds Jaqueline.. I would love to visit one of those markets.
Your hubby must have been pleased with his lamps.. they are really cool.
All the photos are nice. I like the wrought iron work.
I have just found two very old burgular bars with a design.. i forgot i had.. i am going to re sand and paint them ..
wishing you a happy week
val

Carol said...

I've been dreaming of making it to the Elephant's Trunk for the last three years. Maybe next May.

Smiles,

Carol

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This is on my road trip list...thanks for sharing these great pictures!

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