What a great day at the flea market in Sparks, KS! Beth and I found so many goodies, but most of what I got was project material.
I was surprised at the end of the day, how many of my purchases were "supplies" for making it all into collage art or scrap booking.
These 1930s prescriptions were a couple dollars for "a handful"
That booth also had bundles of never used, but old, velvet millinery leaves.
And GEESH, do you think I got enough old hats and seam binding ribbons????? There were about 80 packets in the bag of ribbons, for $15. And the hats ranged from $1 to $4 each, and have wonderful flowers to pluck off and use in projects!!
And isn't this a pretty book? All the pages are lovely, and so was the price, $1.
The photos were 5 for $1, so I got about 25 of those.
The large card in my favorite shade of blue was $1, but is a bit ragged. And the velvet bow was a dollar too.
Throughout the day, I scooped up lots of sparkly rhinestone bits of jewelry for $1 each.
Sparks is a unique place to go, I don't even know how to begin to describe it, that town is a puzzle to me.
I can't imagine that anyone actually lives there. All the homes, barns, and businesses look like they have been turned into shops that are open twice a year for the flea.
We shared an order of biscuits and gravy at Bubbles Cafe for breakfast. I don't think Sparks is notable for its food, but they weren't bad.
We ran into a blog friend, Carol was there too. It was good to meet her, she will be at Silver Bella this November and we will be seeing her again then.
I have to wonder what the town looks like after everyone packs up and leaves? A ghost town? I really HOPE no one lives there, that would be kind of sad, the place is pretty run down. But it sure makes for a great flea market, and I am already counting the days till spring and it is open again!