Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday afternoon, I took two Cowpokes and Grandma T to the Larry's Old Time Trade Days. Only once a month, they have this huge flea market. I had never been to it. I had a bunch of projects that I want to do and I had a few things in mind that I really wanted to get. Here is a map of the place. We covered the area where the red line is. I didn't even know there was all that other stuff. I don't know how I missed it. But Grandma T was ready to sit down. She couldn't believe that I had Cowpokette in her sling and Little Cowpoke in the stroller and all our bags on the stroller, plus my purse and diaper bag, and I still wanted to keep going!! I told her I am used to having one more kids to watch, so this was nothing!! There were rows and rows of tents. So much stuff to look through. I was so excited. And I know I missed a lot. I want to go back next month and start at the other end. And hopefully I can leave my kids with their Dad. Piles of old metal stuff! Lots of wheels and old tractor seats!! I didn't know what to get first. Tables full of more stuff. This vendor was one of my favorites. You could get some old ammo boxes. I know the boys would love those, to put their Army men in. I should have gotten one. Next time. I found an old window for another project I want to do!! My sister showed me an idea of how to paint a sign on the window. I found the perfect window and I am going to do it!! Then there was this fantastic metal sculpture place. These were so much fun. There was this fun Mexican guy selling them. He was yelling, "I am selling them to you for the same price I get them for in Mexico!!" Then he told me that the fun little tractor was 150 dollars. Cute yes? But I was not about to pay 150 bucks for it. And then I asked him if that was 150 pesos? He just looked at me like I was stupid. Well.....I had to ask. He did say it was for the same price in Mexico. But he did have a bunch of cool stuff. I think I need some of those in my yard. Aren't they fun?? But they were expensive. He had other metal wall hanging things and such. But I didn't even walk over and look at them. I would have loved to, but I didn't see them until we were driving out! I am telling you, I missed a lot of stuff. Here is all of Grandma T's and my loot. Grandma T got the turtle pin cousin and the knife holder with three knives. I got the rest. I love the huge ceramic jug. I am going to put all my wooden spoons in it. And the metal fork and spoon are going to hang on my wall. Then I found that box, for one dollar!! I was so excited. I am going to use it as a shelf in my room. And you know you can't go to a flea market with kids, with out buying some super cheap, noise making toys. They loved them. Those loud airplanes. But it made them happy. These things made me happy. Those star hooks, I am going to put them up in the boys' bathroom for towel hooks. They were a buch each. And behind those is my soap dish. The horse shoe next to that has an old rake hooked to it. I am going to hang that in the boys' bathroom for them to put their wash cloths on. If you roll the wash cloths they fit right into the rake. And there is that super cool water pump. I asked Mr. Cowboy if he would make me a small water fountain into a huge wooden barrel. He just looked at me like I was crazy. But I said please, and he smiled and agreed. I found three bottles. One for each of my kids. I am going to clean them up and then put their pictures in them. So they will become picture "frames" for my pictures. Those bottles were fifty cents. I found these fun clips. I got them for fifty cents. I am going to use them for my chicken wire or for another project I want to do in the kids' hallway. A way to display their art work. I should have bought more, sigh....... And I found another super cheap mason jar! I can't wait to get all my projects going. But first Mr. Cowboy needs to build me my huge picture frame for on the wall. We had a lot of fun. I could have stayed a bit longer, but both kids were sleeping and Grandma T was about ready to fall over. I can't wait to go back.