Flea Market Mornings. Emily's Life.

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I am still trying to wrap my brain around working for myself.  Things that used to be a total indulgence now count as work--blogging, cooking, taking pictures of Tasha and Ian, Instagramming, Pinterest--it's all marketing! So when my sister-in-love/law Elizabeth asked if I wanted to join her at the Muskegon Flea Market on Wednesday morning, I had to remind myself that good stuff could come from them.  I've been looking for more blankets for my photo shoots and a couple of film cameras to supplement my digital collection--thus, off to the market we went.  What a FUN day this way! And we got so much rad stuff! We also made a pretty serious plan to check out the Allegan County Flea Market this coming Sunday as well. It's HUGE and we are getting there nice and early.  And there may have been talk of renting a truck to carry all our stuff, but that's just crazy. Or is it....

Dutch oven:  Light blue cast iron dutch oven was the first little lady I spotted when we walked in.  I bargained the seller down to $25 plus a cast iron skillet to boot. 

Cast Iron Skillet: Yesssss. I've been meaning to buy one for so long and here we go! She's in the oven getting seasoned as I type! 

Coleman Thermos/Picnic Pack: $8.  Are you kidding me?! 2 of these full size thermoses AND a cute carrying case?  In Chicago just one of these would have been at least $12.  Boom. Bought. Planning a picnic on Saturday. 

Matchbooks:  I love matches and matchbooks.  These were from the Muskegon Hotel and Cocktail Lounge (now long gone).  $.50 each? Can't go wrong. 

Brownie and (working) flash!:  Sure, Brownie's are a dime a dozen, but isn't she so cute?? And the glass is not cracked.  And she's cute.  $5? Sold. 

Cow Skull:  I've been searching for a skull for a long time...I mean, haven't we all?  This little gentleman was a bargain basement deal at $5 and it's in great shape! Will hang him proudly next to the door to the Grand Haven cottage and then next to the Airstream door. 

Pamphlets about Life:  Allie, my sister in law, is about to go off to college (in a year, yes, but it feels soon) and this pamphlet is about if kids should go to college--from 1967.  It seemed awesome.  I also got a pamphlet about how to be the best person you can be and a vintage map of Michigan winter wonderland ski areas.  $3 for all.  

Isle Royal Patch:  From the state park with wolves living on it?  $.50? Done and done.  

 

9 Steps to Personal Progress? Yes, please. 

9 Steps to Personal Progress? Yes, please. 

I shot this with a hood that apparently wanted to make it really "hoodie"--too lazy to edit it tonight. 

I shot this with a hood that apparently wanted to make it really "hoodie"--too lazy to edit it tonight. 

Baby Brownie!

Baby Brownie!

Hellllllo, Sally!

Hellllllo, Sally!