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Would you consider yourself a Flea Market Fanatic or Swap Meet Maniac if in every state you visited you had to seek out one?  

I wouldn’t but I love finding them in my state as well as others that I visit.  The first discovery was in 1976, the year we moved from New Rochelle, NY to Dover, DE and it was Spence’s Bazaar.  As a family we bought and then sold every Tuesday and Friday during the summer.  Buying fresh vegetables, clothing, jewelry, books, and games at a Flea Market was awesome and cheap!  Making money selling at a Flea Market was also awesome, however, my first experience wasn’t so positive.  I sold several cases of 1950’s and ’60’s Barbie Dolls with clothing and accessories to a women for $5.00 – I didn’t know, but she knew that she had ripped me off!

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Tayair and I were there in September (here)

In college during the 80’s I discovered Cowtown Flea Market across the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pilesgrove, New Jersey.  It was the place to go for sneakers, knock off designer bags, tight Sergio Valente and Jordache jeans as well as items you needed for your dorm room before heading back to campus.  As a matter of fact hubby and I had our second date there, shopping then eating sausage sandwiches at the counter was where I fell in love with him, a man after my thrify heart!  I’ve also gone to some fantastic Swap Meets in California, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

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Even while vacationing in Florida we always dedicate one day to visiting Flea Markets and Swap Meets.  Malik looks for watches and has a pretty nice collection, when he was younger it was model cars of which he has a large collection.  Hubby would seek out new ties for work, me shoes and purses, and Tayair T-shirts.  During President Obama’s run in 2008 we must have purchased a dozen different styles of campaign T-Shirts.

In the ’90’s, and during our early years of marriage we would rent space at New Castle Farmers Market.  Selling surplus household items as well as those tight jeans and barely-there club dresses with hubby practically giving those away – lol!  Now as a couple we go for fresh veggies, vitamins and herbal teas, boy how times have changed!

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Now it’s Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown, where for $15 you can rent 3 parking spaces on the 1st Saturday of the month beginning in April to September.  Last weekend I made almost $200 – “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”!

Dutch Country Farmers Markethttp://dutchcountryfarmersmarket.com/Trash or TreasuresMiddletown, DE Water TowerFlea MarketDesigner Inspired Purse - sold for $5.00

Are  you a Flea Market Fanatic or Swap Meet Maniac?

 If so, where do you go and what was your best find?

Top Ten Flea Markets in America

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Believe it or not we got snow flakes this morning, it was nothing major just some spritzing, but I do hope it was the last for the season.  I feel sorry for hubby because the year after the big snow storm of 2010, he used his credit card to purchase a snow blower from Sears…it’s been sitting in the garage collecting dust as he continued to pay the high interest charges!

Thursday's Bling

It took me a little longer to dress this morning because what was forecast on Sunday changed and it was too cold for my dress.  I ended up grabbing this two-tone skirt and polka dot top then added a little bling to jazz it up.  I didn’t wear hubby’s watch to work just used it for the pictures, definitely too much.

Avon and Citi Trends Watches

White Watch – Avon // Black Watch – CitiTrends

Fashion after FiftyThe grass is getting greener – next week is Spring – please no more snow!

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Are you a minimalist when it comes to jewelry or do you like to Bling Bling?

Goodwill topSkirt – closet staple // Polka Dot Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Belt and Pumps – Ross

Linking up with Katherines Corner – join in to meet a new blogger.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Living in New York in the ’80’s, I was always invited to “Purse Parties” and in addition to getting “designer inspired” bags on the low, it was a fun way to spend time with girlfriends.  Advance ahead to 2012, and once again I am being invited to “Purse Parties”, this time via Facebook but still an opportunity to get “designer inspired” bags and accessories on the low and spending fun time with girlfriends.

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Michael Kors Inspired

If you would like to make a purchase or host a bag party to get a discount, please contact Tiffany, ” The Bag Lady” at Badesttiff@yahoo.com ~ 302-218-7938

Sunny Sunday heading to the Shore…sike…heading to the grocery shore. I am no longer a shore or beach person as we call it here in Delaware. Driving for hours to lay on hot sand surrounded by a lot of people is no longer my cup of tea. Now if that beach is covered in white sand and deep blue water in the Carribbean I might change my mind…naw!

During my high school and college years I spent practically every weekend down at Rehoboth Beach, DE. My cousin Belinda and I would lay out from sun up to sun down covered in baby oil. My beloved Belinda is resting in heaven after being taken by Melenoma cancer at the age of 29, in 1993. To this day, just the thought of laying out in the sun with no protection all day on the beach is cause for major anxiety. I like to hang by the pool but now I am covered in a high SPF spray or lotion.

Maxi Dress – Rainbow Shops// Sandals – nyandcompany// Watches- Avon // Ring – Flea Market vendor// Bracelet – Rainbow Shops// Earrings – jewelry box// Purse – Closet staple

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