Follow me on my pathtojunkentreasure as I hunt for treasures at flea markets, garage sales, rummage sales, thrift stores, estate sales and wherever I can find a treasure. I'll share my love of hammered aluminum, vintage Christmas, vintage jewelry, doilies and tablecloths, milk glass, garden items and other treasures. I'll also share some advice on my crafting projects, gardening and recycling items. Please join me on my pathtojunkentreasure!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rainy Day Flea Market and Gardening

What unbelievable mud at the Pecatonica Flea Market on Sunday.

Certain spots were really bad.  We were troopers and so were the wonderful dealers that were set up through all of it.  There were lots of good buys!  I found some really great metal pieces to use as planters.

We made many trips to the car, through the mud.  On our way out, we saw one car that was really stuck in the mud.  Nothing keeps a flea market junkie away from a flea market!

I only kept one purchase for myself.  (I got rid of three things in "my room" as my excuse to keep it).

This rusty green camper toy was too awesome to pass up.  My friend got a kick out of the doily under it.  Everything in my home has a doily.  I'll be changing them tomorrow to more of a blue color scheme to welcome in the summer.

After the Open House at Carriage House, I needed to restock and redesign my space.  I just wanted to show you some pictures of how cool I thought my space turned out.

And here's another one.  This is my favorite one so far.

I just started on Instagram so you can start to see my pictures there also under pathtojunkentreasure.

Today was the perfect morning to plant my vegetable garden. Ethan helped me.  We planted kohlrabi, tomatoes and hot peppers.  Simple selection but ones that we eat all the time.  This year we laid really thick landscape fabric to help keep the weeds under control.  It was so thick that we had a hard time sticking the tomato cages into the ground.

We spent around four hours on it.  I love the soreness that follows a good day of planting.  It means that I had a good time spending time with my hands in the dirt.  I hung a garden sign that has faded. I'm going to look for small metal letters that spell garden to replace the faded letters.

My iris have bloomed!

I love the contrast of the purple with the green.  They really stand out.  Most of my garden is limited to purple flowers.  I love that color combination in the garden.  I recently bought a hosta plant at a garden sale for $5.  Now is the perfect time to buy plants at garden sales or garden club sales because the prices are inexpensive.  I even bought an heirloom tomato plant at a sale last week that I planted today also.  There are lots of good plants to be found at sales.

The Cedarburg WI flea market is on Sunday.  I hope it doesn't rain!

Happy treasure hunting!

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