Sunday at the Irvine Flea Market

What a beautiful day we are having here in Southern California!  I woke up early (4:30am as usual) but I was feeling a little achy so I got up and put a load of laundry in the washer and went back to bed.  I fell asleep and finally got up around 8.  Too late to get to the early service at Church, but not too late to get to the Irvine Flea Market.  God knows I love Him, right? :)
I don't know if it was because it was such a beautiful day or that I didn't get there until later than usual, but whoa, it was crowded!  I had to drive around a few times to get a parking space . . .
Finally made it in . . .
Oooooooooh, I saw LOTS of things I wanted, but because I was by myself, I didn't have anyone to talk me into getting it all *smiles*.


I bought some books to do more of the "coverless" book binding thing (see previous blog post), but when I got this 1942 Mixer's Manual home and started looking through it, I just couldn't tear the covers off.  And look what I found inside the book.  A handwritten notebook page with some cocktail punch recipes and a wine label . . .
And look at the names of some of the drinks inside the book . . .
And I guess this drink - Morning Cocktail is ok to have in the morning?  THAT would sure get you going (or not!) . . . 
The book was given to Mary Jane's husband (or boyfriend or ?) in 1948.   It reads "Happy Pouring, Honey" . . .
Here are the other books that DID get their covers torn off.  The books with the potted roses on top.  And yes, that's a little cocktail I whipped up when I returned home this evening *hee hee* . . .
Here are the other items I picked up . . .
Some old wheels, a whisk, 2 bobbins and a towel stand.  I bought the whisk because I thought it would be cool to dip in paint and make designs on canvas.
Here's a close up of the wheels.  I know that one day I'm going to find the "perfect" table I can put these on! . . .
And here's a closer look at my cocktail glass.  I picked 2 of these up at a garage sale last weekend.  They look kinda 1950's to me.  What do you think?  Anyway, turns out the lady I bought them from is a vendor at the Jamestown Flea Market in Old Town Tustin, so I saw her the next day as well.  Small world!  
I'm back home now finishing the laundry, thinking about working on another shadowbox sample, thinking about ironing clothes for work this week and thinking I'll get off this computer and just go back outside and take in some more of this beautiful California sunshine! *big smiles*

10 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

LOove the look of the flea market it looks right up my alley
Jen

Sue said...

I love fleas! You never know what treasures you may find. I love your idea of using the whisk as a paint tool. Unless those glasses are repros, I would say they are 50s and very cool!

Hugs!

Linda said...

Looks like you have a fun day!! Enjoy your books!

Linda

Fabric Art said...

Sherry thanks for your nice commment on my book, so many wonderful treasures you found on the fleamarket, love the coverless book bundles you have made.
Anni

paperqueen said...

What a great day you had....and I can't (for once) be jealous of your S. Cal. weather....we hit 90 yesterday!
Eileen

Lori said...

What great finds! Sorry, sunny here in Ill and 70, can't complain here either! lol

Pat said...

Hey, looks like you had fun, love the glasses from last weekend, they do look 50ish to me too.

Don Madden said...

good finds!

Nancy Lynn said...

I love reading about your flea market finds. You found some great items. Have fun with them.

Angie said...

You certainly had fun at the market. I like the torn off cover set up with the plants ...works so well.