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Easter fleas!

April 2, 2013

This weekend it was Easter-in case you missed it.

And what does everyone do to celebrate the occasion?

Pile off to the nearest Giant Flea Market of course….!

I had my doubts whether or not I could pull it off. Hubby and the Smalls were keen on some kind of Easter Egg Hunt at a National Trust property, and for a while I contemplated a pocket full of mini-eggs with a hole in and casually ‘dropping’ eggs along the path as we walking around, but I decided against this.
I got slightly concerned in the car, when BigSmall asked where we were going, and on being told, replied “oh no, but that’s BORING” Words that strike fear into the heart of every parent.

BUT then I played a blinder (even if I do say so myself) and came up with the genius idea of a Treasure Hunt!

We put our heads together and compiled a list of things we thought we might find at the Flea Market. Amongst other things it contained:

teddy; doll’s pram; doll’s house; stuffed owl; stags head with antlers; pack of playing cards; teeny tiny toy car; big enormous toy car; ride on vehicle; a round picture; a diamond shaped picture (BigSmall’s idea); a child’s desk and chair

And we had a ball!

I LOVE the flea market (needless to say), and I think I may have converted BigSmall. Hubby was slightly bemused by the whole thing I think, and SmallSmall was a little bored, but we actually had a really lovely day.

Here are some of the lovely things we saw:

One of several globes we saw for sale

One of several globes we saw for sale

Top hats!

Top hats!

Gorgeous collection of old cameras

Gorgeous collection of old cameras

A slightly bizarre, life sized wicker motorbike...

A slightly bizarre, life sized wicker motorbike…

BigSmall found somewhere for a little rest

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And I think this was his favourite find of the day

We didn't buy it-it was £125!!

We didn’t buy it-it was £125!!

I could have spent a small fortune. As it was I did make a few little purchases, but you’ll have to wait until next time to find out what….

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  • Reply Hattie April 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I love the car! But wow, £125! Flea markets have moved on since I last went!

    • Reply Jen April 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      I have been to this one a few times, but not to any others, so have little to compare it to. It does seem to be code for Vintage/retro stuff, and with price tags to match. The odd bargain still to be had though!

  • Reply nicola baird April 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

    that’s such a lovely idea – must have a go doing it. nicola http://homemadekids.wordpress.com

    • Reply Jen April 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Nicola-it was actually a really lovely day out (once I got BigSmall on board!)

  • Reply gailey2013 April 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Looks lot of fun loved the chopper bike. We go bath carboot and love it,. Not been to flea market though.

    • Reply Jen April 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Flea market is kind of like a posh car boot! More vintage stuff and the price tag to match most of the time… Is good fun though 🙂

  • Reply knittymummy April 3, 2013 at 8:38 am

    You bought the wicker bike didn’t you – I mean how could you possibly resist?

    • Reply Jen April 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

      You’ll have to wait and see…!

  • Reply Hazel April 3, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I’m sure the life sized wicker motorbike was one of your purchases- perfect for the living room!!
    Sounds like a great day.

    • Reply Jen April 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

      We had fun! You’ll have to wait for tonight’s post to find out if I bought the bike..

  • Reply Nat April 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I love markets so much, one of my favourite things to do! I look forward to seeing what you purchased 😀

    • Reply Jen April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Stay tuned…!

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