Made a trip to HD over the weekend, and they had some very pretty poinsettias for $3.99 ea., so 3 came home with me (sorry for bad picture). I suspect 2 of them will be going home with family this next weekend. I thought that was a good price, considering Kroger is asking $7.99 for the same size. One lost a branch, but put in a vase with water and it still looks good today.
Went to an estate sale on Saturday and bought this cross, angel pin and some eye pins to go in my jewelry supplies. Woman at the sale said the cross was made from the metal of a very old horse bridle. I was going to ask if she had more information about it, but when I got ready to check out, there was some kind of "drama" going on between her and someone else working the sale, and I was not interested in being around with that going on, so paid and left.
After a stop for lunch, went to the flea market and that is where I got the mercury dime from a coin dealer (above picture) that was made the year I was born, and it had been gold plated for $3. Will be working that into a piece of jewelry.
The aluminum religious medals (below), I bought from a vendor that had a lot of silver charms, lockets,vintage jewelry, but was pretty pricey. Also, the vendors (husband and wife), acted like they were mad at each other. (?) Won't waste my time typing out that story.
The vendors that I bought the "grab bags" from in September were there, but did not have any this time. Also, they seemed to have gone up on their prices since September.
The vendor I bought the tiny salt spoon and demitasse spoon from in September here , was there , and I had hoped to buy more of the salt spoons but she had sold all of them. :( She said it was getting harder to find them, especially at a reasonable price.
My Experience at the Flea market: Did a lot of looking, bought very little, listened to conversations between sellers and buyers, then watching the buyers walk away without buying.
More vendors than when I went in September, but just more with the imported "stuff", yet they appeared to be the ones selling. Very sad. :(
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Have a great week!
ETA: Did a little research on the cross - It is made out of horseshoe nails, not part of a bridle.