Sunday, July 22, 2012

Raleigh Flea Market

I love a good flea market, but they are not easy to find in our area.  We have really great ones in Ohio, but have had to search high and low here on the east coast of North Carolina.  I found one in Raleigh that looked intriguing, so we checked it out.

We pulled up and I couldn't hold my excitement, I mean it does take up the majority of the state fairgrounds!  This picture does not do it justice.


Saw these cute little vintage glasses.


Unfortunately (?) this cat statue did not make the cut today.


Loved these vintage Canasta cards!


Brad found a little pit stop.


A giant ice cream cone.


Saw this cute retro cake carrier.


PYREX MECCA!! (all to expensive for my blood...I can find better bargains around here.)


Brad always checks out the records to find gems for our collection.  He ran across this one and had to show me.  I didn't even realize they made the soundtrack into a record! Lol.


Oh my.  All sorts of sour cream glasses.  It was time to break down and start a collection.


Found a bead store!


And on the other side of the building...more outside booths!


This guy had two huge trailers filled with these really cool cast iron pieces.



Overall, we had a great day!  We decided we will definitely need to come back!  As for our finds, Brad found this cool 50's Ohio glass.  It has Akron marked on the map.  I found this sour cream glass and have decided to start my collection.  I think they will look adorable with our Fiesta ware!



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34 comments:

  1. COOL STUFF!!!! Love the Pyrex picture.

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    The Joyful Thrifter

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  2. Crikey that really IS Pyrex mecca! I could see many a pilgrimmage being made to that stall! :-)

    Jem xXx

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  3. I agree; seeing all the Pyrex together is really cool! Makes me long to start a collection (which is something I DO NOT NEED!) :) The cast iron was really amazing, too.

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    1. I know. I love a mix of pyrex together. Trust me, it is easy to start collecting! :)

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  4. I adore the sour cream glasses. That's almost a little too international for little New Zealand. Over here the printed glasses were either peanut butter (yum) or meat paste (ew yuck!!)

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    1. Thanks! The peanut butter glasses sound interesting! From what I am learning, sour cream glasses are hard to come by here too, because there were no local dairies. The lady I bought it from said she bought it in Pennsylvania.

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  5. I just love flea markets, and you have found some really great treasures. I really love the sour cream glasses. I have found a few pieces of Pyrex, but never a mecca like you came across. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sundays' Best - you've helped to make it a great party!

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    1. I seem to find lots of pyrex...I am like a pyrex magnet! (a good problem to have!)

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  6. Wow - so many goodies in one place! Love the glasses.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  7. I love all those glasses! I'd have snapped them up pronto! XO.

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    1. Believe me, I did! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Seems like I always used to see vintage glasses in our local thrift stores, but now none since I decided I'd like to start a collection! The ones you found are really sweet.

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    1. Sour cream glasses have gotten a lot more expensive and harder to come by since Martha Stewart featured them in her magazine. I see more vintage glasses at flea markets and antique stores than I do at thrift stores. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. OOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!! Trying hard not to collect Pyrex as it's still quite plentiful here in the op shops and I fear it could take over my house! It does look great together though, doesn't it.......

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  10. I love these places! It looks like it was a really fun day! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week! I hope you are having a terrific day!

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    1. Thank you! We had a ball!

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  11. cute!!!!! love Flea markets. we go to one in Florida on old 41 in N. ft Myers.It's an old outdoor Theatre. we used to come here it was a working Theatre they are going by the wayside more and more.I will try to go to the Hartville market on the way to Florida or back.We live in Indiana. Shipshewana In.used to be that way but is mostly new stuff now except for the auction barn.Thanks for the tip!!!
    Debbie Kelly http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find the flea market and you like it as much as I do!!

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  12. Awe, that Love Is glass is quite cute.
    Whenever I had a dry Pyrex spell, I wouldn't mind splurging on a beautiful piece for myself, but I've been drowning in Pyrex lately... so probably not going to buy something special until winter. :)

    Seems like a fun Flea.

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    1. Drowning in pyrex sounds great! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Wow what a place..Pyrex Mecca alright and that trailer full of iron is incredible. Imagine it' s history!

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    1. The cast iron was very cool! I should have talked to the vendor to see where it all came from. He was really busy, though! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Holy Moly! That's a lot of Pyrex! Those cast iron pieces caught my eye. So pretty! I've never heard of a sour cream glass before. They are cute though!

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    1. Thank you! It was a very fun flea market...we will be going back! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. The pyrex picture is swoon-worthy! I collect polka dot sour cream glasses, and used to be able to pick them up for pennies, but alas, they've become popular!

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    1. They have become popular thanks to Martha Stewart! She knows her stuff! Thanks for stopping by...I will have my eye out for some polka dot sour cream glasses!!

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  16. Gah! I have GOT to get to the flea market at the fairgrounds!!! I keep hearing awesome things about it. I only live about 90 min. away in Greensboro and have never been. I saw several things in your pictures that appealed to me.

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    1. It is worth the trip! This is one we will keep on going to!

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  17. That looks like so much fun!!

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  18. I would DIE to come across that much Pyrex in one spot! And the trailers filled with Cast Iron things? That's sooo awesome! What a fun Flea Market!

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