Bloggers unite at the Raleigh Flea Market..

It was a great day yesterday.
I awoke early with anticipation of meeting non other than Marian of Miss Mustard Seed.
I have followed her blog forever so getting to do what she does best- junking was going to be great.  Let me explain, I have always loved dirty, old, crusty, rusty, peeling painted objects that show potential.  It is hard to find kindred souls who like that - especially women. I have a best friend from Texas who does so I get a fix twice a year when she comes out but otherwise it is a lonely endeavor.
But I was sure we'd meet others with this trip.
So, after me holding up the group as I entered the wrong gate and was at the opposite end- we made introductions then hit the ground running looking for "treasures".

 It's a good thing that Kristen brought her rolling bag as she scored a wonderful old but heavy typewriter. 

Rie was a wonderfully nice person.  I enjoyed talking to her about her house and just life.  She bought this awesome wicker table - for only $50. It will look great with her house. 

 This is when Mekala caught up with us (the lovely one with vibrant red hair).  She had done some shopping before she found us- three huge but wonderful trunks.  She, I found out lives very close to me- Vass and is prior military too.  What a small world. 

Then we all went to SuzAnna's Antiques and the little shops with them.  We took a group photo - well some did.  So, I am borrowing Marian's. 

I enjoyed meeting all of these ladies.  And I hope we can get together and do it some more.  We all need to hit Clines and Gibson Mills together. 
From left to right:
My Mom- Carol, Rie, Marian, me, Fiquet, Kristen and Brittany.  Some girls had to leave early : Holly, Kim, Esther and Mekela. 

It was a great day.  Hope to do it again soon.



  1. WOW it looks like it would have been some great shopping!
    What a fun way to meet up with bloggers.

  2. That is so fun! I think I'm in need of an antique shopping fix too!

  3. Tracy, I'm so sorry we didn't get to truly meet and talk ;-(. I do hope we run into each other again soon!

    Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

  4. It was so fun! Can't wait to do it again sometime. It was so nice meeting you in "real life"!


  5. Hi, Just found your blog through Miss Mustard Seed. I am local to Raleigh and just loved reading about your adventures in shopping and wishing I could have meet you all. Can't wait to see more of your projects by following your blog!

  6. I am a new follower thanks to Kristen, Sophia's! Looks like soooo much fun!!!

  7. Yay! I see my best junkin' friend (Hollie) from Spokane, WA found you. She and her partner, Jennifer, put on two great antique shows a year up in the Northwest.

    I think I'm still pinching myself over Saturday...


  8. Hey Tammy,
    I really enjoyed meeting you on our outing to the flea market Saturday. I had such a nice time, just hated I had to leave early and miss the rest of the adventure. I looked at pics of Cline's, looks like a treasure hunt to me :D Hope to see you again sometime. Kim