We took advantage of the cooler temps this weekend and made the trip over to "The Big Show" - the enormous flea market in Canton, Texas. First time we've been since early summer when it got too hot for decent folks to walk about without bursting into flames.
Great weekend for it, even if the crowds were there in full force. Everyone seemed to have the same idea that we did. We got there early in the morning though, so it wasn't too bad parking.
I picked up this antique Arvin heater.
I've looked at these before, but never pulled the trigger. I love the design, with its Art Deco stepped exterior and chromed grill. Reminds me of a robot head... or maybe a medieval jousting helmet :) The heater still works, but the switch is broken. The unit stays on whenever plugged in and won't shut off. Should be an easy fix, once I decide what color I want to paint it.
Best part was the price: $1.00!
My Wife bought a couple of interesting old jars - which is her flea market addiction. She also pick up an antique wooden typeset tray. In the early days of printing, when you had to manually set type in a printing press, they used these trays to hold the printing block that were inked to make the images and text on paper. We hung it on the wall of her craft area, and she's using it to store/display ink stamps that she uses in her crafts and scrap booking.
All in all, a great day. Next weekend is the smaller, but still productive, Trade Day in Bowie. If all goes well and the weather cooperates we'll hit that one next.
So much junk.... so little time!