Hello blog friends! I’m sorry I’ve been absent for so long. Things have been busy!! I think that one of my New Years resolutions for 2015 will be a “blog journal” – full of ideas, and a TIMELINE that I can stick to. That will hopefully keep me more organized and will make sure I post more regularly. 🙂
Last Thursday I had my friend, Andrea, from back home (the town I grew up in) drive up to the base to visit me. Even though the weather was somewhat awful, and some of the highways were closed due to snow squalls, she braved the storm. She said it really wasn’t all that bad, and visibility was clear, so, I’m happy she persevered! Andrea brought her little one along and we had a great visit. She got to see where we we’ve been living, before we leave this house and get posted out in March.
She stayed over Thursday to Friday. We had a big of a girls night (Matt goes to bed early these days, and we’re night owls usually!) and of course, tea was had. Cup after cup 🙂 . Andrea introduced me to one of her favourite DIY shows, “Flea Market Flip“. It is AWESOME. So this, naturally, got us talking about home renos, DIY projects, and second hand stores. Eventually we decided that we should track down a flea market that we could hunt through. It was a little tricky finding a place that was open on a Friday, and not only weekends, but with a little Google power we found the winner!
The Grand River flea market. The greatest in Southern Ontario. Now, as much as I love vintage finds and antiques, I have NEVER been to an actual flea market before. I have to say, I have been missing out!
Even Kobayne, Ang’s baby boy, LOVED what he saw! 😉
The military paraphernalia was so cool to see, especially now that my hubby is in the Canadian Forces and wears a similar uniform. Crazy to see THAT MUCH stuff that had been in WWII.
The antique firefighter stuff was also SO cool. Matt just got his badge, and so I took a picture of these vintage ones to show him and compare how much they differed through the years. The answer is not too much, aside from nowadays you can get colour on them. Seeing it all sparked an idea for a graduation gift for him when he’s completed his training in March. He does appreciate the odd antique item, and I know he thinks old fire extinguishers are awesome. I saw one priced for $60 as opposed to some of the ones I saw on Ebay for like, $300! He wants one that looks like this – copper with a touch of brass. The one here was just a teensy bit too rusty for my liking, so I plan to check out a couple more flea markets before Spring!
I hope you can appreciate the beauty and history behind flea markets finds. Happy treasure hunting!