I do believe I was supposed to have a picture of the flea market cart that will be raffled off at 2:30ish on Saturday afternoon. A picture was just not in the cards today! Instead, close your eyes and envision a black wire cart w/ ultra-precision wheels, luxurious rubber-grip bar...ok, ok, this is what it's all about - if your name is drawn from the galvanized bucket (have to be present to win) you get a great flea market cart (thank you Kay at Barntiques) to stash all of your flea market finds; a very cool and urban canvas # pillow w/ typewriter key tag to curl up w/ in the back of your pick up when your flea buddy has to go back for just one more find; a pretty prairie bouquet in a classic old canning jar; and a stash of great decorating books and magazines!
Our flea market vendors are set...10 of them...really talented and sweet people. And even though the old shop has schlepped through this week without a pinch of air conditioning, my heating & cooling guy says it will be ready to go on Saturday! My week of gathering was not hampered a bit by the numerous meetings w/ various mechanics who had never, ever seen a blower motor like the one in my furnace...no, not a bit. The hampering crept in more of the homemaking/good mothering skills...timely meals, washed dishes or clothes, swept floor, uncluttered porch, bathed children...not-so-much!
Thankfully, I've left a nice chunk of work yet to be done on Friday...but we'll be ready! If the crowd is as large as the last flea market (June 25th) and the rain holds off, we will be checking out in the kitchen of the shop as well as outside. There are fun places to be checked out on Saturday (and we'll have fliers to 'em all), but we want you to return for the BIG drawing as well as one last swoop through the vendors and shop. Then stay if you can...JB Knacker will slowly shut down by 3ish...we'll pull up a chair, open some cheap wine or crappy beer and enjoy a good small town car & tractor show...would love to have you by the old place!