Thrifty Thursday: Flea Market Finds

October 30, 2014


We've had such a fantastic week weather wise. It's been 60-70's, sunny, and beautiful. Last Saturday we took a little drive up to Hartville, Ohio. It's less than a half hour away and well worth the drive if antiques and odd nick knacks are your thing.

I love the Hartville/ Green area. It's cozy, quiet, and full of history. The older homes and historic buildings just give me the warm fuzzies.

We went just to go. There was no intention of making a purchase other than we wanted to enjoy each other and the fabulous and rare October weather. But put this girl around a bunch of antiques and handmade goods and you can bet your bottom dollar I wont leave empty handed.




I saw these little figurines scatter among a table full of junk. Yes, there is a different between an antique and flat out junk. The tables full of beanie babies and "antique paintings" by artists you've never heard of begin to become over whelming and can distract you from the real treasures flea markets have to offer.
Joshua walked over and picked up the elephant, $3. I was totally willing to spend $3 on it. Our bathroom is done in an "African" theme and wooden pieces just give it an authentic African feel. Next to the wooden elephant was a matching giraffe, also $3, also perfect. The gentleman manning the table noticed us lurking and offered to sell them at $1 a piece! Needless to say I left with both for less than half of their marked price.


How do you feel about flea markets? 
What are some of your thrifty finds? 
xo kiki

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  1. I love your little elephant and giraffe... so cute! I think you can find some really great things at flea markets, however, normally among piles of junk. It requires some patience. Flea markets are a great way to spend lazy Sunday mornings/afternoons!

    -Natalie

    <a href="https://www.sprinkledwithpearls.blogspot.com>Sprinkled With Pearls</a>

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    1. Right, there's so much junk that people try and pass off as antiques!

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  2. I love vintage looking safari animals! Great finds :)
    -B
    heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

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  3. Look at your super cute scores!
    Happy Thursday, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thank you Ashley! Happy Friday Eve! (:

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  4. Those wooden animals are so cool. Such great finds!

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  5. Aww these are so cute :') I love the elephant x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  6. Those are amazing, how stunning! Great find

    whatsarahknows

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  7. indeed great finds! both of them are so beautiful!! kisses!

    www.fashionizein.com

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    1. I was quite pleased with them. Thank you! (:

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  8. Beautiful figurines!! Great buy.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  9. I really like these, you totally found some hidden gems at the flea market, Kiki! You're making me want to visit Hartville, OH as well as your super cool-sounding bathroom ;) Haha. I've actually not been to a ton of flea markets... supposedly there's a great one out here in Pasadena but I'm not great at finding diamonds in the rough, if you know what I mean. But you've given me some inspiration here so maybe I'll check one out soon :)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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    1. There's always a few great things in the pile of junk. I really pride myself of thrifting. Most of these things are someone's trash. Something that someone didn't find useful anymore. I enjoy giving not only home decor, but thrifted clothing new life as well! A huge message I want to relay is, that you dont have to be a millionaire to look good. (:

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  10. These are great finds! Flea markets usually drive me crazy but you can occasionally find some good unique things.
    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com


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    1. Heidi I agree. This one is mostly outside so everything was nice and spaced out. (:

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  11. These are great finds!! I never find even remotely cool stuff when i go! :)

    xo, Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  12. I absolutely love flea markets! Our bedside tables are from a flea market and I painted them and added new hardware! I actually have that giraffe haha I got it many years ago at world market! Such great finds!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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    1. That's fantastic! I love taking old things and restoring them for new decor! (:

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  13. love thrifting! i've found some of the best stuff that way.

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