Last Sunday, little a and I spent a glorious day at the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Ct., celebrating the second anniversary of Big A, Little A! This flea market is huge and chock-full of vendors with antiques, collectibles, plants, flowers, foods, etc., and last week it was totally bursting with shoppers. A mad house, really, but oh so much fun!!
As I browse, I’m distracted by the endless objects that transport me back to my childhood and make me wish that I had saved everything. (Sweet nostalgia.) But, as I peruse the aisles, I pay closest attention to little handmade trinkets and sparkling crystal jewelry. This year, I was thrilled to find two crocheted hot pads. Here’s the first:
Am I REALLY going to make handkerchiefs? Uhhhhh…..highly unlikely, but that didn’t stop me from buying this one, too:
Now, this is the best. It is a book of knitted and crocheted ties, dated 1921. I’m guessing that either men’s ties were not too easy to come by back then (or they were way too expensive), or some women just had a little too much time on their hands. In any respect, I can only hope that the men for whom these ties were crafted showed their genuine appreciation by lavishing their ladies with diamonds. (let’s just say that’s what my husband would have needed to do if he expected to sport one of these!)
Little a, however, scored big-time with one extraordinary purchase. My initial reaction was, WHAT??, but I admit that I supported the purchase and helped lug it to the car while onlookers stared in confusion. She has promised me that she will photograph it and share it with you, so I’ll say nothing more.
Nope. Not a word!