Monday, May 23, 2011

A Weekend of Fairs and Fleas

I mean flea markets of course! It is that time of year when there is something fun happening every weekend. My weekend centered around soaking up all that the Trenton Ave Arts Festival and the Punk Rock Flea Market here in Philadelphia had to offer. It definitely felt like summer with a reprieve from all of this rain we have been having. Unfortunately, the sunshine did not continue into this week because today turned out to be rainy as well. I guess we will see what the rest of the week offers. Until more sunshine appears, I will just think back on my time spent out and about this weekend.

Picture perfect strawberries from Greensgrow Farms who had a booth set up at the festival. They were beautiful and delicious. The perfect art fair treat.

A print that was designed specifically with the Trenton Ave Arts Fest in mind by one of the printers from BYO Print Studio in Fishtown. At their both if you gave them $5 you could pull your own print from a variety of blocks they had pre-made for you! Inexpensive art that you can have a hand in making? Who can say no to that?

I bought these two handmade ceramic buttons from Miss Millie Ceramics. I thought they had a beautiful texture and color. I can't wait to figure out a project to use them on.

Earrings from Bijoux By Allison. I could not resist their bright colors and patterns. Very sweet and summery. Even her packaging is bright and fun, I heartily approve!

After an afternoon of excitement and some small purchases at the Trenton Avenue Fest I was thoroughly exhausted and almost decided against going to the Punk Rock Flea Market the next day. I was glad I ended up going though. I feel like I always find something good that was just waiting for me to find it. Like this milkglass cream and sugar set!

Aren't they lovely? I saved both of them from the depths of a flea market table for $1. Something so dainty and pretty deserves to have a new chance at being used again. I think they will make lovely pin cushions don't you?

I had to stop at the Yard Sale Press booth and use their $1 print vending machine. You know the sticker vending machines that some drugs stores, pizza places, bowling alleys, etc have in their lobbies? Well Yard Sale Press has one, and it is awesome. For $1 in quarters you can have your very own mini print. This is the one I ended up with. If I had more change I probably would have tried a couple more times because I think some of the prints would look great as a set. I guess I will just have to try my luck again next time I see them. For now this cat and dog print will keep me laughing though.

Hopefully next weekend is just as beautiful so that I can enjoy more time walking around craft fairs and flea markets. I suppose I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself seeing as it is only Monday and I am sure the rest of the week has some good weather and fun activities left in it still.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Ah, I love markets like that! Those strawberries look delicious, too. I look forward to seeing what you make out of your market finds! :)