Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kentucky and Tennessee Flea Markets

Hello Everyone!  We had a wonderful visit with our son even though it was for just a few days.  Most of our time was spent with him and we also managed to visit a couple of flea markets.  One was in Kentucky and the other was in Tennessee.  


Both of these flea markets were warehouses full of antiques and collectibles. 

Pictured below are just some of the things that came home with me. 


Crocks, an old medicine bottle, a demijohn…..


……mason ball jars, a red 1930’s lunch pail/bucket, vintage ice hook/tongs and a coca cola crate.


I love how worn this crate is. 


I also purchased some vintage kitchen utensils, an old coffee grinder, a cedar wood dipper and an enamel coffee pot. 


I have been looking for an antique sad iron and for $8, it came home with me along with two wooden spools. 


An enamel chamber pot with the lid.  I have already placed this in the powder room and it’s looks cute in there.


This was my husband’s purchase….a copper ash bucket with ceramic handles. 


I’m thinking that maybe I’ll use this one as a flower pot since we already have an ash bucket by the wood stove.

There’s still a few more things that I haven’t taken pictures of yet. I’ll save them for another day. 

Now, I need to get busy and re-accessorize with my new treasures.

As always, thanks for your visit and your sweet comments.  They always make my day! 


Linking this post to:

Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesday

Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

Coastal Charms for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Knick of Time for Vintage Style Link Party

From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday


  1. Hello Gail! I'm drooling over all your goodies! Love the lunch pail, coca cola crate, kitchen utensils, Heck...I Love it all! thanks for sharing!!


  2. OMG Gail! Look at all you racked up on lady. I love shopping places like that. Ya just never know what you are going to find if anything. You hit the jack pot!:)

  3. Gail,
    glad to hear you had a good visit with your son and got to do some shopping too! You got some great things, how fun is it to find things you've been looking for! The lunch pail, the crate, everything, fabulous1

  4. Wow Gail you scored. I can't wait for the weather to turn nicer here
    and then out come the old vehicles and off we go antiquing.

  5. Those are some great finds, Gail. Especially the ones you been looking for.

  6. Gail,
    You sure did get some wonderful THRIFTY treasures...hop over and share them at my party today. Happy Easter my friend!!


  7. Gail, what fun. Love the red lunch pail. hugs, olive

  8. Oh gosh, you could get lost in that one place, Gail! I love big places like this and having more to look at! Glad you had a nice visit and came home with some treasures.

  9. Definitely looks like my kind of place! And what great finds! And visits with sons is always a good thing! So glad you had such a great time :)

    Lou Cinda

  10. Seems like you had a wonderful time! I had a coca cola crate and sold it a while ago, darn! I do have the jugs thought but they are in the basement.lol I'll be waiting to see what you do with all your great finds!

  11. I know I would love to stop in at these places on our way to or from Disney in the fall! You found some very cool things!

  12. Great finds! I have many of those same items in my collections. visiting from Knick of Time.

  13. I think my fav is the enameled pot. So for a big antique mall did you think the prices were good?


  14. Clearly I live in the wrong part of the country. What amazing finds. I love the chamber pot. I keep extra rolls of toilet paper in mine. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.


  15. Wow! What a great thing to do while traveling! I can't imagine getting my sweetie to go with me - he hates it - maybe though, I mean here at home, he says he hates it and follows me in saying - "I need to keep you focused!" Guess who always finds a great buy? Yep, he sure does while keeping me focused!!!

    Gotta love em!

  16. Great finds! I never get to any big flea markets, just antique and consignment stores. How were the prices?

  17. You got a great haul! I am looking forward to seeing how you decorate with everything!

  18. We love the same things! I would have gotten them all too....great finds! Love the red pail. Can't wait to see the rest. I'm off to follow you. Your followers list is gone but I know how to do it. :)

  19. Oh mercy...It is a good thing I can't reach in through the computer!! I love all your finds..in fact, I have some of the same things...but, terrible...I want more!! I just love old vintage items...makes my heart sing!!

  20. Few things thrill me quite as much as a flea market sign! Enjoy your finds.

  21. Looks like a fun day spent shopping. Love going to flea markets like that. Your scored some nice things too.

  22. Wow, I'm so far away..I would love to go to something like this. YOu found so many wonderful things. Yay. I can't wait to see how you will decorate with all of them.
    Have a wonderful Easter.

  23. How fun! My favorite is the red lunch pail -- red is my favorite color so those things always catch my eye but just as a vintage piece, it's so cute! The chamber pot -- fantastic!

  24. Sounds like you had a great time. What fabulous finds!
    Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

  25. Hi Gail,

    How sweet to get to spend sometime visiting your son. I think you scored really well on all your flea market treasures.

    Happy Easter!


  26. Such wonderful treasures!

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  27. Gail these are lovely treasures. I wish we had flea markets like this in the Bahamas. Happy Easter!

  28. oh my! we have identical tastes!!! I have a couple crates like that, love enamel ware and old graters, ohhhh I think we should go flea-ing together, it might be a race to see who gets what! Love love love your finds!

  29. Great finds! I love the turquoise jars, I can't find those here in Canada and the demijohn is wonderful, too! As well as the coca-cola crate.
    Hugs, Cindy


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