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Sooooo Much More Interesting Than Brand New!*!*!

Monday, March 5, 2012

First of the Season ~ KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET - Illinois...

Sleeting Snow... COLD Temperatures... Wind...
  Not the best conditions for opening day at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, Illinois!!!  HOWEVER ~ it most certainly did not keep ShoPPers away - IT WAS JUST MOBBED!*!*!

All Us "Die-Hard" ShoPPers Battled the Elements...
It was just miserable walking in between the "5" Buildings filled with dealers...
There were a "handful" of CRaZy OutSide Vendors!!! ~ or should I say BRAVE???

OMG!*!*!  This FaB FiNd found me "Weak-In-The-Knees"...
This piece is soooooo Anthro!!!
Late 1800's Brass Frame with ornate floral motif applique...  
The AwEsoMe Tin Center has The BeSt-Ever Natural Time-Worn Rusty Patina!!!
I'll be HANGING THIS ONE - On-The-Wall, accented by
  CHaNdeLier- B*L*I*N*G, ~ dripping with prisms!*!*!

 You can't be everywhere at once...
Such was the case here...  Sad-To-Say, the RED SOLD DOT got there before me...
I'm just "vamping" over this one!*!*!

 I just loved these...

 It was such a pleasure to run into these 3 Creative Ladies!*!*!
EVERYONE was bundled up for The Hunt!!!

 Lot's of SPRING InSpiRAtion could be seen...
I even met a few NEW VENDORS...

 This was just a Killer-Piece!*!*!

I had to wait quite a while to snap a pic in Rosemary's Booth ~ it was so mobbed with people that you couldn't see her stuff!!!

I ShoPPed the Market BOTH Saturday & Sunday...  ~ and was glad I did!*!*!  I'm always so CraZed on the First Day...  I ran into sooooo many of YOU who read my Blog - but had little time to Chit-Chat - being FOCUSED ON-THE-HUNT...  SUNDAY was much more relaxed - taking my time - talking to vendors...  I even netted a few special finds that were still there to be had...

**The Crunch Is On - For Me**
Come Shop-My-SHaBBies
This UpComing Weekend
Grayslake Antique/Flea Market
March 10th & 11th
(visit my sidebar for details...)
Hope to SEE you there!*!*!
This will be my LAST SHOW AT GRAYSLAKE TILL September...
**Check my SideBar/Mark-Your-Calendar, to SEE Where I'll Be NEXT**



  1. It was great to see you Jeanine. You sneak! LOL When did you snap that pic of me? I'm glad you took a photo of the brass frame you told me about. I can see why you were weak in the knees. It's a beauty.

  2. What beautiful chippy items and that brass frame is large and in charge isn't it?

  3. Jeanine, you scored big time on that one. What a great idea to shop the second day, giving you time to stroll, enjoy and catch up with people you know. Good for you!

  4. Thanks for posting a pic of my booth, Jeanine!Great to see you! Smart to shop both days, I know i brought more the next day to fill in what sold! Jen Rippinger FrEsH ViNtAgE

  5. sorry I missed it!! have a great time this weekend...
    that wire thing you took a picture of - wow! - that is so cool....

  6. Hi there,
    I've been thinking about you too!!
    I've been busy re-vamping my shop on
    Etsy. You know when you have inspiration
    you have to run with it!! Or, you'll loose
    it. Ha, Ha!! Also, LizlovesVintage is now
    on Facebook! Look me up!
    Looks like you've been a busy Girl too.
    I wish I could do your thing. Looks like a good time even if it's work related. Great eye candy.
    Have a great week,
    xxx Liz

  7. Great to see all the goodies Jeanine - I admire those die-hard vendors and shoppers,(y-o-u!), that don't let the weather slow them down!



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