Friday, August 19, 2011


Hello everyone (who actually reads this),

Well today was wonderful.  Steven and I had plans to go hiking at Petit Jean Mountain, but we got majorly distracted with hole in the wall flea markets.  Here lately have been on the search for blue Mason vintage jars. We are planning on using them for our wedding.  Well today, we hit the jackpot.

These aren't mine, but I wanted to show a picture of what we found. I have about 50 more jars (haha)!  So we started looking at flea markets around petit jean mtn. and found this "antique magazine/newpaper" that shows all the locations of flea markets all over the state.  It was like the antique BIBLE.  It felt like it was pure gold in my hands.  I just knew we were going to find a million jars.  I bet we visited 15 different flea markets from Morilton to Russellville collecting jar by jar.  When we would spot a jar, a little (or sometimes big) squeal might escape from my mouth... I couldn't hold back my excitement!!  But the best part of the entire day was at the last flea market we went to.  If you look closely in the picture, each jar is labeled with a number.  The number tells you which group of people made the jars or (in later years) which machine mold made the jars.  So of course more numbers are more rare than others.  We have been on the look out for #13 for a while.  But as soon as we walked in that door, Steven grabbed a jar... looked at the bottom... AND..... IT WAS #13!!!!!! (BIG SQUEAL!!)  I think I even heard Steven squeal too! haha.  

So this brought me to my new hobby...  Hi, I'm Sara, and I am a flea market FOOL! Steven and I are going again tomorrow! I just love looking at all the old stuff. If I had more money I would have brought a lot more things home.  I can just feel the hoarder escaping out of me when I entered each flea market. Anyways,  I won't wait as long to post again.  I was trying to focus on summer school which I ended up with 3 A's and a B!  So I was quite pleased. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.