Not So Junky Jewelry

Saturday at the flea market I’d just finished hemming this coral jean skirt—it will be in my etsy shop, The Little Blue Trunk, later today—and I was making a flower out of the scraps. I wanted a button or bead to put in the center of it.


I wandered over to a friend’s space. Larry frequently buys estate sale leftovers and I knew he had about four tables filled with jewelry. I was hoping he had an orphaned earring or broken necklace of the right color and I could finagle a couple of beads from him. He’s a nice guy like that.

When I told him what I was after he pulled the leftover jewelry from under the table. As you can see, it’s a tangled mess and he said he wasn’t going to fool with it anymore.

Box of Jewelry on

I didn’t see exactly what I was looking for but I wanted to prowl through it some more so I asked what he wanted for all of it.

He shrugged.

He’d already made over $100 on the jewelry he had out and there was plenty left. I wasn’t surprised. He had it priced at 50 cents for earrings and bracelets and $1 or $2 for necklaces. Such a bargain.

“What ‘dya give me for it?” he asked.

I said I only had $4. It was obviously worth more than that, but he was tired of sorting jewelry so I was delighted when he said, “Bring me the four dollars and it’s yours.”

I’m still untangling, but I will start taking pictures as soon as I publish this and plan to have a “Vintage Jewelry” section in my Little Blue Trunk by tomorrow.

It will be September before the Flea Market is back in business, but in the meantime, I’ll be busy sewing and sorting and listing and selling online.

Follow me on facebook, and favorite my etsy store, so you can see what I find.

What are you looking for?


The Barn Continues to Fill Up

Here are more of the things you can find at Col. Dick’s Flea Market this weekend at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.


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Tomorrow, Friday morning, Col. Dick’s Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market will open for two days. The barn continues to fill up.

Cameras are frequently available and here’s a table with some of what you can get your hands on this weekend. Some look to be in great condition, others might be for display only, but they’re all fun to look at. I saw a movie camera and binocular case on the table too.

This dinette will brighten up any apartment or breakfast nook.

Green Dining Set at Col. Dick's on Historic Route 77

If you need extra chairs, here are a couple that will add charm to any space.


Wonder what time it is? Vintage time is the same as it is today after you plug it in.

If you like vintage kitchen stuff there is so much to browse through.

And what about this metal rocker for your porch. Don’t you just love it!


Here’s more randomness from the…

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July Flea Market Run Starts Friday

Check out what’s going on at the Flea Market this weekend. Such a fun place to find things to makeover.

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 There are some exciting things showing up in the barn at Col. Dick’s Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market this week.You can find it all at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds starting Friday, July 12 at 8am. Saturday morning check out the treasures in the barn and pick up your fresh produce at the farmer’s market before heading home.

With just a handful of trucks unloaded today there were still plenty of goodies to catch my eye, starting with this batch of kids stuff.


If you’re not in the market for kids stuff, you won’t be disappointed. There are chairs, side tables, serving carts, dressers, chests, and all sorts of assorted estate remnants to browse through. Plenty to use as is, and lots more ready for updating if that’s your style.

There was more funky junk, but I’ll save something for tomorrow. There are wrought iron pieces for the garden, a…

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June Flea Market Features

Here’s some of what I saw at the flea market a couple of weeks ago. In July I’ll try to get out there and post pictures in time for you to do some shopping if you see something you want.

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According to my computer, I took 84 pictures of different items at Col. Dick’s Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market in June. A lot of this stuff sold, but some of it might still be available at the next Flea Market July 12 and 13th at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman.

Don’t you just love this 1950s era Formica and chrome kitchen table? With the red and white top I’m sure it won’t be long before it finds a new home here in Norman. It was in really great shape.

In the lower left part of the picture you can see a darling little white wicker doll buggy. And I love the little  four-poster doll bed with turned spindles.


This red trunk needs some TLC, but I love it! It was standing on end and crowded with other items, so this was the best look I got. This would be…

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