Monday, April 25, 2011

Good Friday Flea.........

Friday, I got the spur of the moment urge to hit the road, so that's just what I did!  I headed to the Nashville flea market not knowing what  to expect considering it was Easter weekend.  Never fear, there were plenty of vendors and lots of shoppers!   Even though I didn't come home with a lot,  I found a fabulous old school map that is complete with the hanger and still rolls up perfectly and the best part is, that it's of Nashville and was only $20.00!  The other thing I got were 3 exit signs that were $5.00 each but since I got 3, he gave me all of them for $10.00!  I came home a very happy camper!  Below are my 2 purchases and some of the cool stuff that I sadly left behind for other happy shopper to take home!
First, I have to show you "Heart Attack Hill"! If you enter from the back of the flea, this is how you have to get there!

This is how it looks from the bottom looking up.  Not too bad you might think, but keep in mind,

This is looking down  once you've crawled your way to the top!  This view gives you a better perspective on just how treacherous the "HILL" really is!

Once you've had CPR and they've used the dreaded defibrillator to get your heart beating again,
let the shopping fun begin!

My exit signs,  love the red & black!

The colors in this map are wonderful, different shades of green cream and a berry red.  I have wanted one for ages and couldn't believe my luck!  My favorite junk man always comes through!

I really wanted this but restrained myself! It was only $30.00!
Only time will tell how sorry I'll be!

Now, on to the things I left for other happy shoppers!

(You are looking at the locks right, not the man candy in the background)!

More flea photos to come!

Till next time......


Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

My favorite thing to get lost in a good flea!!!! Jealy! xoxo

Angela said...

Love your finds. The map is so neat. Can't wait to see how you display it. I love the Nashville Flea Mrkt. We usually make it up a few times a year. Loved the old gate. WOuld love to have that piece. I heard they were trying to close the fairground down? Sure hope they don't. Love it when we can get away for the weekend. We usually stay in Franklin when we come up. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

OMG, girl do I need to come shake you or what!!! You left that horse weather vane, those antlers, those silver cups/urn things that I have been dying for? Did you do this post just to make me drool? Lol, I would climb any hill/mountain for some of this stuff. Is this flea market always this good? How often is it? I need to hit this market. Hubby and I are thinking about going to the world's longest yard sale this year, have you ever been? Can you imagine how much fun it will be to dig in other people's "junk"?

You go do what we talked about, and holler if ya need me. Seriously, you will love it!

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Great finds! I am going to Nashville next month and am going to have to find a way to go to that flea market.

Vicki said...

This looks like such a fun day! I loved the old gate and your map.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Hey, that looks like its worth the trip up the hill! Great stuff!

Holly said...

Wow! This looks like a lot of fun. I've been to the Nashville flea market several times. I am a new follower! My mom (Angela) sent me and I love your blog! Can't wait to read more.


What a nice flea market, i love the old door. And your school map i so fine.
Hawe a happy week

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

So much gorgeous ness in one place. I think I would have had to have regular first aid treatment from all the excitement!!! I love your maps. What are your plans for them? Aren't they perfect? What great finds.


Jill i Fyra Rum och Kök said...

Well, at least you know you've earned your shopping after that hill...

Absolutely lovely things, how I wish I could find things like that over here. That chair would have followed me home. :-)

Hope you'll have a nice Wednesday!

Sares said...

Looks like my kind of party, minus the heart attach hill! I think it would seriously deter me from buying anything heavy. No wait. It would not. I'd just move the car around to the other side! You managed to find some great stuff after you revived yourself so it was worth the trip!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So many goodies! How did you not take it all and make a run for it?!XOL