Today my girlfriend Kendal & I drove out to the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, IL. St. Charles is located right outside of Chicago. I have never been to any flea markets ever and this was the BEST way to start my experience off!
This place is HUUUUUUGE! I swear, there must have been 500 vendors, at least. It was INSANE!
My future plans for this blog are to take pictures of colorful people I come across & give you a little story about them and what I loved about them. Today my only goal was to get to see everything in 5 hours so I did not do that. I did not bring my camera in with me only because I wanted to shop, not schlep! Next time, I'll be sure to manage both but for today here is what I got:
The first tent we went to had a lot of everything. It was insane!!!! The prices seemed pretty high for what they were, but hey... I'm new here! (oh btw, Kendal & I even talked about bargaining on the car ride there...) Two younger guys sat on coolers, waiting for the day to be over, when it just started. After about a half an hour of digging:
|Budweiser Ad $6|
|Kingsbury Ad $10|
|PBR (with child) Ad $10|
|Creepy baby picture $5|
|Old Chicago Beer Can $2|
The babies were priced at 3 for $1 or $60 for all of them... WAY too much! I wanted this really bad...
We then stopped and saw these old framed pictures from newspapers. He had tons of pin up girls & really knew about them. He wanted to tell me every name of the picture because they were really quirky and sassy titles. He was great!
|Pin-Up Girl for my kitchen collection & the 69 Cubbies for the office Total $10|
|Dinosaur teeth, poop & egg shells!!|
The last thing I ended up getting was a really dumb shot glass. My friend and I were talking earlier this morning about why I wanted to go today (which was to start a collection of random shit). He told me he collected shot glasses. I mean for $2, this gag gift was pretty nice!!!
|Shot Glass $2|
|"I SAY, JOLLY WHAT!"|
There was so much here! I could have bought a million more things, but I think this was safe.
Oh and by the way... On the way out I snagged me a jar-o-babies for $25!!!!!!!! =]
|Miss Kendal Jones... Sporting her fancy new fan!|
|We LOVED this display... Their stuff was way over priced though.|
|Do you really need this many books on how to do it? SHEESH.. Horn balls|
|Dinosaur sculpture. $200... in progress of getting a deal going with these guys. Mom may be buying me a dinosaur for my BIRFDAY!!|
|Super awesome chair! $???|
|Baby Gator purse... (sad!) $60 (did not buy!)|
Wanna see what Kendal got?
Till next time! <3