Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rogers' Rocks

As I mentioned last post, when we were on our road trip we went to Rogers' Flea Market in Rogers, OH. If you are ever in the area (Eastern/Northeastern Ohio) you MUST go to this flea market. It is only open on Fridays, but it is huge I tell you. Great vendors, very reasonable prices, Amish baked goods, fresh from the farm produce. It's awesome.
At the first booth, Dirty's dad got me (and himself) a Steelers hat. I was very grateful for it. I put it on right away and it saved my face from getting a sun burn while walking around the market for the next 5 hours. Yeah, it is that big.

{Zip it! Zip it good}

I stopped at the zipper guy and picked up 20 metal zippers in assorted colors for $10. And as he told me 6 times, you can't get zippers like that for $5 a piece, let alone 10 for $5.

{Are you joking me?}

Dirty's dad and his girlfriend, Phyllis, get the liberty to go to the market frequently so they kind of zoom through it. Dirty and I were always lagging behind looking at everything. On one of the many occasions that they were way ahead of us Phyllis spotted a box of fabric under a table and pointed it out to Dirty's dad who asked how much it was. By the time we got there he was pulling the box out saying, "Gimme $3. You just bought this." Dirty handed over the cash and we were half way down the aisle before I realized what happened. All that stuff in the picture was in that box. Eight sets of purse handles and 43 pieces of fabric ranging from fat quarters to 3 full yard cuts. There are quilting cottons, tapestries, corduroy, satin, polyester and home dec weights. I am a little overwhelmed with all the possibilities.

{More for the stash}

On top of all that, Phyllis gave me all these fabrics, too. She is getting ready to move and needs to clean out her basement. Last time we were there she gave me 4 big bags of yarn. This time it's fabric. Each of these is between 2 and 2-1/2 yard cuts. My head is spinning.

At Rogers' we also got a cool vintage aluminum double basin wash tub that "works with your automatic washer" according to the label on the back. That had to stay there since we couldn't fit it in the car.

{Cookies or cake?}

$3 seemed to be the magic price tag. This super cool mixer was negotiated down to $3, too. It works like a dream and looks like the Enterprise from Star Trek. I would love to have a whole kitchen of killer appliances like this.

What are some of your best thrift store/flea market'garage sale scores?


1 comment:

Zonnah said...

Grats on the loot!