Can you believe there are no "Flea Markets" close to where I live? Arggg! I know! All the good ones are further up north and just a bit too far to get to as often as I would like :-( However we do have plenty of "Swap Meets".
Some may argue that they are technically the same thing. However, the swap meets here are nothing like the flea markets up north. The swap meets here have much more of the newer stuff and less of the shabby chic, vintagey stuff that I love so much. Which I guess is why I haven't been to one in a long, long time...Until a couple of weekends ago.
Our daughter had been wanting to go to one for a while now and ask if we would go, so we decided to make a day out of it...And boy am I happy we did. This is what I found...
This little cutie was spotted my by hubby...He knows me oh so well...Love the birdies...Only $3.00.
Then I spotted this...
Cute little garden flag with birdies on it...Yay! Only $1.00. It was brand new, still in the package.
And then we came across a vendor that was selling all her jewelry at 50 cents a piece.
Can you believe this gorgeous rhinestone bow brooch was only 50 cents?
And I couldn't resist this beautiful cuff bracelet...It had a je ne sais quoi about it. I Love it! And then of course I found my beautiful Dia de los Muertos calavera from my previous post there too...
Needless to say I am totally reconsidering Le Swap Meets now. Can't wait to go again.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today. I always enjoy your company and sweet comments.
Won't you come in and see what I've done to our petite cottage for Halloween?
Oh, don't be scared...It's not a real skull...Hee, hee, hee.
It's a traditional "calavera" (skull) very popular in Mexico during El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on.I found this one at the Swap Meet this past weekend...Isn't it pretty? Can I even say that about a skull? Hee, hee, hee. Look at the pretty little bird design on it. When I showed it to my hubby he said, "You would find a skull with birds on it." He knows how much I love little birdies...:-)
The mantel got a little Halloween makeover too.
Kinda spooky huh? Actually I just stopped dusting for a couple of days and there you have it...cobwebs and spookiness...Hee, hee, hee.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you come again soon. Have a spooktacular day everyone!.
I must admit...I've fallen a bit behind. I barely just decorated our petite porch for autumn...Guess pretty soon I'll have to add the Halloween stuff too, but it the mean time here is a little peek at this years Petite Autumn Porch...
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today. I always enjoy your company.
First, I guess I should begin by explaining what a R.A.T is...It's a cute little acronym my hubby, daughter and I came up with for RoadsideAcquisitionTreasures. Those awesome little treasures that some people seem to believe are trash and abandon at the curbside...If you're wondering why we went with R.A.T instead of C.A.T (Curbside Acquisition Treasure) which is a bit cuter, well it's because I tend to spot these treasures while my hubby is driving and when I yell C.A.T my hubby thinks it's a real one crossing the street... Rats are less common. Hee, hee, hee. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you my newest R.A.T.
It never ceases to amaze me what people throw out... I cannot wait to get started on it's transformation. What do you think?