Flea Market Finds: May

2 Jun
Lots of sunshine and lots of great pickin'!

Lots of sunshine and lots of great pickin’!

May is one of the best months to visit the Nashville flea market…there are tons of vendors and the weather is usually good. All of the sheds were full…no matter what you like to search for, it was definitely at the flea this month. IMG_1964 I’m a fan of vintage Pyrex, and I was impressed with these advertising pieces we came across in Wilson Hall. A vendor brought them from Huntsville. IMG_1961 Also check out that huge set of Akro Agate children’s dishes…you know I loved it! IMG_1962 Aren’t those amazing? I have never run across vintage store display pieces for Pyrex. The Mister wanted me to buy them for the booth but the price was very high for cardboard signage. They would be a beautiful accent to the display of a serious collector, though! I’m pretty much a very casual hobby collector where Pyrex is concerned but I love a good display of vintage Pyrex. And you can find one of the best in town in Shed 5–The Mule Barn. IMG_1974 Sharon Smith is the owner of Dish-N-That and specializes in Pyrex and coordinated glassware sets. She’s at the flea market most months (I think she may skip January/February) with an amazing display of Pyrex. Sharon is the lady to talk to if you are looking for a hard-to-find piece in the more popular collector colors of vintage Pyrex. Her prices are similar to what you will find in local antique stores but she only stocks pieces in really nice shape. I love to see what she brings, and it’s always beautifully displayed according to color. IMG_1968IMG_1966 Definitely swing by Shed 5 when you are at the flea…great stuff! IMG_1973 This gorgeous pink 1950’s era outfit would have coordinated well with all the pink Pyrex I found, but as usual, it was too tiny in the waist for me. I did bring home a few treasures, including this jadite perfume bottle.

The shakers are in the photo to give perspective so you will have an idea of the size of the perfume bottle...

The shakers are in the photo to give perspective so you will have an idea of the size of the perfume bottle…

Isn’t this cute? I had never found one before although I had seen them photographed in a jadite collector’s guide. So, it had to come home with me! IMG_1955 Never a lack of “cool stuff” at the flea…I’ll be back next month! What about you…are you finding great flea market or estate sale deals now that the season is in full swing? Tell me about your favorite find in the comments. I’d love to hear about what you are collecting.
Mrs. T


2 Responses to “Flea Market Finds: May”

  1. CAM June 2, 2015 at 2:55 am #

    I love to read about your flea market visits! For some reason I haven’t been able to get there for quite a while, seems like something is going on or either I forget. Think I’ll put a reminder in my phone for next one. We bought some really nice perennials there the year we moved to Nashville. We even found some really nice replacement handles for our garden tools. I love all the vintage architectural pieces. There’s certainly something for everyone there!!!

  2. Shirley Turcotte June 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Enjoy reading your BLOG and seeing all the 50″s items. Never have I seen so much Pyrex; it never seems to wear out or go out of style. Brings back so many great memories.

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