My home's purged and I'm about to drink some tea and take hundreds of photos. Definitely makes me I feel better about hitting up the flea market this weekend again! But no matter what, I'm always careful not to bring home too much or anything that costs too much. This is hard with the market can yield much goodness. Here are some things I left behind at the flea market the past couple of visits:
I pass a LOT of these pop culture goodie tables! I want it all, always! Thing is, it always costs too much. And I have enough to sell. And enough toys on display. I've been resisting toys unless they're the right price and extra special. Hoping to find a glass-front case to display them with my art supplies.
More pop culture, I'm a nineties kid and was raised with this show. Love it, never know they made a board game.
The dolls don't tempt me but I do enjoy seeing them grouped together like this. Nice assortment.
As potentially offensive as this is I always enjoy Blue Q merchandise. It's too colorful and kitschy not to love.
I used to enjoy putting eye patches and battle scars on My Little Ponies for fun juxtaposition. Having G.I.Joes and Transformers mount their candy colored steeds is always fun, too. Had to stop to take a photo, it's like a barrel of diabetes. So colorful.
I adore succulents, pretty awesome that they had them set up at the flea market. I've been wanting to do something like this with mod plants and fun props but they don't really sell around here.
And lots of fun salt and pepper shakers. Another case of something that doesn't sell well, people just don't use 'em any more. Not very practical, although cute to display in your kitchen.
Beautiful shot glasses! I love 'em! Again, not something that sells so well, though they always tempt me. I only bring home extra special ones.
Another shot of beguiling shot glasses. Guess my inner lush cannot resist.
This is from a vendor with very high-priced merchandise. I'll often see things I like but they are way out of my range of affordability.
I keep wanting these beautiful owl salt and pepper shakers but they're priced around $25.00. I like the beer bottles, too.
This Coca Cola cooler isn't vintage but it's appealing nonetheless, fun to have out for a party.
Books! How I love them! Love the retro art on these paper backs, forbade myself from digging deeper.
Love kitschy jelly jars and glasses like these. Rarely pick them up though, in this case they were really expensive.
I desperately wanted these robots! They were priced way too high and weren't in working order, it wouldn't make sense. They remind me of a robot fan in this exact retro 80s style that I still crave!
I love chalkboards but this Raggedy Ann was was a BIT too Raggedy. Would have been nice to put in the antique mall.
And a scary find for last, creepy clowns to haunt your nightmares! Nice book but I already have a couple of clown things to get online.
Not a find but I really appreciate this dealer's sign at the flea market. I always appreciate digging/mining/treasure themed branding with thrifting and vintage. So appropriate.
What have you been leaving behind at the thrifts and flea markets? Anything in this post that you'd be powerless to refuse?