Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm a slacker

At least I have something of an excuse for not posting last week - I had a booth at the Bedford Library Bazaar last Saturday. I probably should have written about that, but trust me, you didn't miss much.

The vendors were pretty scattered, and when it started raining, they scattered even more. I think by 10:30 or so, there may have been a dozen vendors still going. I sold one picture, of a spider to a kid that is That Age, who I knew would enjoy the gross factor.

Weekend before last we went to Main St. Arts Festival, and the Urban Street Bazaar in Dallas. On the way to the Urban Street Bazaar we passed by a neighborhood garage sale that we had to check out.

One of the houses had a magic 8-ball for sale. Bob came up with the question - "Is it worth going to garage sales?" to which the 8-ball answered... "Don't count on it"

Which is actually good advice, if you think about it. Especially since I'm not constitutionally capable of getting up at oh-dark-thirty to hit the garage sales before the pros do. However, the very next garage sale we hit, I got two photography light stands for $8, which is like 1/4 the price of one bought new. So you may not get rich garage-sale hopping, but you might just find something useful, eh?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A couple of things you could make with stuff from the thrift store

Pastry display dish:

Grocery Bag

Of course, the second one could probably be made with that stash of gimme t-shirts we all seem to have.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cheap thrills alert

If you live in or near the Grapevine/Colleyville area, Market Street* has selected roses for a dollar a stem.


*Not Central Market or World Market

Public Disclosure: I don't work for Market Street, but my husband does. If you go there in the evening, look for Bob in the gourmet cheese section.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The things I find when writing for this blog

While finding links for today's entry, I ran across this: Weatherford public auctions Want to buy a fire hydrant? How about a low-rider Mercedes?

Last Saturday we went to the Weatherford Trade Days. This happens on the weekend before the first Monday of the month, if you'd like to go. I've only been to two other flea markets in recent memory - the one in the Will Rogers complex (which is almost all antiques), and Trader's Village in Grand Prairie. Trader's Village disappointed me, because so much of it is small established stores with new merchandise. Weatherford is much more what I expected - a motley collection of resellers, people cleaning out their garage, handmade products, and festival food. And lots of people selling used books. If Bob had had his druthers, we would have spent the whole afternoon with him reading bits out of various books.

Several people were selling plants and saplings. I really need to brush up on my Shakespeare - at least one family looked like they were taking Birnam Wood to Dunsinane and I could not think of the quote when I needed it.

I got halfway through the day before finding out that my camera wasn't working. So no pictures of redneck art. :-( We did buy this book:

Is that a desert or a satanic ritual?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's the beginning of free outdoor activity season!

Starting tonight at the Old Bedford School is Twilight Thursdays - live music every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 PM. Tonight's offering is King Creole, which (from the description on their website), sounds like a live version of KLUV.

This will go through the end of May, then start again in September.

Better yet, next week is the Main St. Arts Festival. This is the 25th anniversary, and I remember going to the first one when I was still working at Tandy Center.

OK, I feel old now.