Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Meeting my first Blogging Buddy in The Flesh at Elkhorn.
 The pretty Jan from "Gracie's Cottage”.  I look beat from
the plane trip and getting lost driving to my hotel plus
getting up mega early to get first crack at all that cool stuff.

Tom from “American Pickers”  selling at
Elkhorn.  Wow...I was blown away and
couldn’t believe my eyes.

Everyone’s favorite hippie

 Tom was unbelievably funny on the show
and comes across like a true gentle 60’s soul.  I thought
people like him didn’t exist anymore.
I was so proud he was from Wisconsin.

I wish they had a female version of A.P.
Two women in search of the finds.  Heck yeah,
we can compete with the dudes and instead of all
the motorcycle stuff we’d be digging out the old dresses,
and hats and jewelry, the chippy dressers and chairs..

Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  I plan my trip back home around this flea market.
And now, through blogging, I actually know some of the
dealers and follow them.  It just adds more enjoyment
to the trip and makes you feel part of it all.

This would fly out of my booth at Wertz Brothers...
but a shipping nightmare.

I wish I could have brought this baby home...
You need to see the beautiful varnish crazing up close
to appreciate this piece.  It was a beautiful quarter-sawn oak
with amazing hardware.   I love workhorse pieces like this.

Wisconsin memories

Came real close to buying this but what a
hassle it would have been to pack and ship it.

Cedarburg, Wisconsin Maxwell Street Flea Market has been a favorite of mine
since the early 1980’s...

  I love these old Edwardian leather purses

so much...

So I bought all three.

This one’s a keeper for my own stash.

  Pricey but fab.   Did I want it...oh yeah.

What’s my dream trip for this year?    One word....Roundtop.
 I Want to go real bad so I’m putting it out there to the Universe... I would love to take a big trunk,
load that baby up with the loot, meet a lot of bloggers there,
 party down with them and have a first hand taste of Texas hospitality.


jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh what glorious fun! I wish I was there, think we would have had to rent a car and drive home so we could snatch up all that goodness.

Gracie's Cottage said...

That was a fun day! Isn't Tom the best? He lives just a couple miles from here and has sales at his place occasionally.
You'll have to come back this summer.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lots of treasures at that flea market!

PK Studios said...

Looks like fun.... I miss antiquing! But, it can be frustrating when you are SO far from home.... I must come down to Wertz Brothers soon!

koralee said...

What FUN!!! I have not done this for a while...you have me missing it. Hugs my friend

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Had never seen Leather Edwardian purses before..they are just beautiful. SO love the one you are keeping for your own.
Looked like a lot of fun for you.
Yes, I vote for a female AP..that would be great..what a "gigg" that would be. OH MY !!!


Chris said...

Looks like you had some real fun~~! You are a hunter-gatherer...I think all of that stuff would have intimidated me. :-) You sound so enthusiastic about finding treasures. Keep sharing gal!

julie miller said...

Isn't Elkhorn great!! I try to make it to the 1st sale in May and count down the days beforehand!! There are so many great shows and fleas out there that I want to visit ~ Round Top and Junk Bonanza in MN being on top of the list!! Glad you could make it back to WI to visit your faves! Happy junkin'~ Julie

miss*R said...

I love that cross!!!!!

Midwest to Midlands said...

Good to see some pics from the Midwest and what treasures at the market. Hope you get to Roundtop!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

im totally diggin those old bikes. i could use one here... well in the spring :)
great stuff
~laura xx


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