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Monday, May 23, 2011

To market, to market

The Field of Gold at the Lucketts Spring Market

I received a postcard a few weeks ago informing me of the Lucketts Spring Market that would be taking place the weekend of the 21st and 22nd; I planned to go and check it out on Sunday with Sammy in tow, especially as I had some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket.  The weather was gorgeous for a day spent outside--upper 70s with some clouds and a nice breeze.  I packed Sammy a lunch, slathered on the sunscreen and headed on our way.  We arrived to find row after row of tents and booths filled with all sorts of eye candy.

Open for business

"Everything my wife cooks is delicious"

A patriotic display

I'll be honest--the booths were overwhelmingly geared towards an aesthetic more suited to decorators than my personal taste (a lot of burlap-upholstered things and newly-painted/fabricated finishes).  But don't worry--I didn't go home empty-handed:

Vintage Alaska Hostess Ice Cream Freezer with original box

I am now the proud owner of a vintage, never-been-used, four-quart ice cream maker (it came with the original box and recipe booklet).  I'm actually pretty excited to try my hand at making my own ice cream; my friend Kate makes her own from time to time and has always maintained that it's more fun than work, so maybe making our own ice cream will become an enjoyable summer family tradition.  Also, it's in my color.  There was no way it wasn't coming home with me.

Vintage mama cat and kittens lawn ornaments

Sammy and Sandy have some serious competition in the cute department now that this mama cat and her kittens are in the house.  I honestly don't know what it is about vintage lawn ornaments/anthropomorphic animals, but I simply can not get enough of them.  I actually squealed out loud when I saw them.  So much for my poker face when it comes to negotiating prices.

Detail of vintage Dominion table-top fan

And last but not least is a vintage 1960s table top fan in my color and in working condition!  This is important, because I actually own another table top fan in my color that "works," as in, it starts, sputters and then dies; it's basically a really interesting-looking paperweight at this point.  This one will be going in my bedroom where I will likely spend countless hours perfecting my Darth Vader impression while talking into its spinning blades.


11 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

That looks like my kinda day for sure! Love the ice cream maker. We're going to buy one soon too...but electric. No churning for us!

Joy said...

that ice ceram maker is so cool! i lvoe mine! it's just an attachment onto my mixer but i love it!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh how I would LOVE to go there! How fun- I would surely get lost in it all for several hours.

Sarbear said...

I LOVE all of your finds. That looks like such a great market. Also, it seems your color and mine are the same. I highly approve. ;)

Cedar said...

Great photos and finds! I never have the patience to look through it all. Good luck with your Darth Vader impersonations.

Sarah said...

You are going to love homemade ice cream - I don't think there is anything more delicious in the world than your own fresh strawberry ice cream!

Becky said...

Great shots--I really felt like I was there (and I wish I was!). Thanks for coming over to see my photos!

Tara said...

What a great little place, loving your ice cream maker, the color is fabulous!!!

Carrie said...

I love the photos! Great job capturing the fun of the market! Makes me wish I could have been there. Excellent finds by the way I hope you enjoy them for many years

Veronica Lee said...

How fun! Wish we had a market like that here! Love your pics as always, L!

Happy Monday!

Courtney said...

Oh, I love going to places like this! Great shots!

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