Every weekend at the Raleigh Fair grounds they have a flea market. This past weekend Little Miss Whimsy and I decided to go there to hunt for a chair for her desk. We had something very specific in mind!
Flea markets are always an adventure! Look at these wonderful frames. Oh let the imagination fly! I am already working on a project involving a large ornate frame. Even so I was tempted by these!
This flea is inside and outside. There is so much to explore!
This is just a glimpse of some of the silver pieces and sets we saw. Those are always hard to walk away from!
Here it is my favorite find of the day. There were two matching ones both painted gray. Oh man I wanted these.......badly. I could imagine them on either side of my four poster bed as an unexpexted twist. I even wondered if I should sell my existing side board in my formal dining room and place these in there! I could strip them and refinish them or paint them a color that would compliment the room. I must admit I love the gray but it would not work in my home!
A common feature in pieces like this the top "drawer" actually pulls out as a serving tray. These were usually found in pieces from the 1940's.
The manufacturer was Morganton. In the end I had to leave these for the next buyer as I simply had no place to put them......much to my dismay. I am still dreaming of them two days later!
Those weren't the only great furniture pieces to be found............
Need Oars? These would be fantastic in a beach home or nautical themed boys room!
More drool ......
This vendor has the most beautiful beads and gems.
Our purchase of the day. It was in pretty bad shape which is just what we wanted. Lower price and ready to be made over! I will be featuring this on an upcoming Monday.
The Raleigh Flea Market ....an entertaining way to spend a morning or afternoon!