I got the awesome old pine coffee table I had been thinking about since I saw it several months ago! And at a great deal, too. The dealer had it marked $395, but took a significantly lower offer, I guess because it had been there a while. I was so happy! And it fit fairly easily in my car...compared to many other comical crammings my junking buddies and I have done in the past. I'm sure other veteran shoppers can relate--where there is a will there is a way. If you love a piece, you can cram it in the vehicle!
The only other things I bought were a pretty platter off a $3 table outside, and an old photo. Somehow I didn't make it home with the post-it on the back of the photo that decscribed the time/place, but I'm pretty sure it said something about Christmas in Maryland, 1911. Some neat details, if you enlarge it and have a look. I am so intrigued by scenes like this. A different life.
The Route 66 Antique Mall is on Interstate 44 between Marshfield, Missouri and Lebanon, Missouri, a little farther away from Springfield than I remembered, but my sister Lindsay and son Macauley were troopers and made the trip with me. Lindsay is not a flea market shopper, but even she bought a big, red vintage L for herself and an A to give her friend Amber for taking care of Lindsay's dogs while they're away. Macauley bought some homemade candy. Wild Cherry.
Route 66 has more of a primitive/Americana look. My mother has been looking for an old pump to make into a fountain, so I took a picture of this one to show her.
One pretty booth had several old buttons, sewing stuff and baby clothes.