Chris, the kids and I drove into Lancaster County, PA this morning for the Landisville Annual Labor Day Flea Market and town-wide yard sales. It was our first time there, and we will definitely go again next year. The sky was overcast, so it kept many of the regular vendors away. I imagine that it would have been twice as big if the weather was better.
I spent $35 for everything in this post. That ledger (circa 1901) was only three bucks and the aluminum clamp-on work light was two bucks...which is why I wish this sale was every weekend, and not once a year.
This is my favorite find: the green utensil box with the white painted diamond decoration.
The two sets of flashcards in the first photo were from a big box of 1950s and 60s learning aids that came from an old school. These were all in that big box:
There are cardboard letters, wooden letters and felt letters...
...even flocked letters. And shapes and animals:
They are made of cardboard. One side is orange, and the other side is white with green flocking. I wonder if these would stick to my fabric corkboards?
I love the simple design and colors on these rulers. They were made in England and are called 'Apex Learner's Measure".
I was excited to open one of the little boxes and find this set of seven magnifying glasses with navy blue grosgrain ribbons.
GIANT SIZE Alphabet Poster Flash Cards (11" by 14"):
These would look so cute hanging up around a vintage-style nursery.
Here's a box of Ideal Dial-A-Face flashcards and wheels with different facial expressions. I guess the students had to match the appropriate expression with the blank faces on each card.
This card freaked me out a little. Is he planning to strangle that sweet girl?
And then I was even more freaked out when I found this face on the wheel!
I had to re-read the box to make sure it wasn't some kind of learning aid for kids in juvy. Maybe they should have called it Dial-A-Mugshot.
I will be selling these vintage finds and much more at the Brandywine View Fall Fling Tent Sale next weekend (Sept 10 & 11th). If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi. There are lots of fun events going on that weekend, like the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival and Chadds Ford Days. It will be worth the drive!
And if you are still debating whether or not you should come, did you see that Brandywine View was included in the Flea Market Style Magazine's list of Best Antiques Malls in PA?! You don't want to miss this sale!