I am so sorry this post has taken so long. My accident has pushed things back hard, and I haven't been motivated to do much. That was really depressing when I thought back on how much fun I had been having making this project more of a reality each time I left the house.
Now, I don't want to use my accident as a crutch but I hope you guys can be forgiving that my stories aren't as lively as they normally are. Writing months later because of an accident is hopefully a viable excuse. Don't worry!! It won't happen again.
Mount Dora has been on my list for a very long time. Just based on their website I knew that this would be an epic trip. It seemed like this would be the market that I had been fantasizing about... And it was!
My neighbor Anita and I left Savannah, Georgia very early Saturday morning... Oh I'd say around 4 a.m. Yeah, to go to a flea market. I KNOW! IT WAS AMAZING. By the time we checked into a hotel, briefly filled our bellies with snacks and coffee, I couldn't stand the anticipation anymore. Renningers was becoming this magical fairy-tale place in my mind and I couldn't wait to meet the kings and queens of Mount Dora!!!
The first couple I met made me feel right at home.
|Herb & Karen Brandt: Stone Crest, FL|
Jackie Pelchat: Lake County, FL
|I purchased two of these little medallion things for $5 total. They used to have hooks and were used as coat hangers, but I had other intentions for them!|
Manuel Vargas: Orlando, FL
I am normally not one to buy records, but I have been wanting to melt some records into bowls for a while. You can imagine my excitement when I came across some with great art work. This is what I destroyed. *Please don't be offended!
Not sure if yall know this but your girl, Urban Flea Marketer LOVES HER SOME SPICY FOOD. EVERY MEAL SPICY. IF IT'S HOT, I AM ALLLLLLLLLLLL OVER THAT!
Ron Schwab: Mt. Dora, FL
|Umm.. Yes. Yes, he is a total badass.|
|Something about lava, or molten something...|
Now this is where my day starts to get a little fuzzy. I am running on hours of no sleep, over caffeinated (poor Anita had to listen to blab all friggen day!!! Love ya Anita!!), sensory overload, and all trying to get some "work" done. So for now... you get to look at pretty pictures. Maybe I will comment here and there. <3 xo
|Bug Coasters: $5|
|iPhone-ography at its finest|
|As Paula would say, "Put a little South in Your mouth."|
|Potassium Bichromate is used in several alternative photography processes!|
There was adorable shop inside the barn that had lots of country flair. This place reminded me of all the cute little hometown stores I get to stop in at on the road.
|It was nice to find dry plates in such good condition. Too bad the images were boring and not worth the buy.|
|You know your girl loves her some bugs!!!|
|This is for all of my crazy cat ladies out there!|
|One of my favorite color pallets- total flea market!|
|So cute and cozy! Makes me want to move in!|
|As a printmaker myself I am pretty sure the artist (or assistants) hand tore all of the pages for this fabulous book.|
|I am pretty sure the artist printed each page herself. Still doing research.|
|Gotta love rusty old signage!|
|CUMMON! LET'S GO OUTSIDE!!!!|
|Cow Skull $25|
|I am planning to embellish this with something crazy! I'll update when I figure it out =]|
Now one of the most interesting characters I met in Mount Dora was Louis.
|Louis Massa: Mount Dora, FL|
|No big deal- just a semi-truck. FILLED WITH FUN!!!|
|Fun Fact: American Pickers actually sent him a letter, wanting to meet up with him when the show first started. He ignored the letter. *He just recently found it!|
|First time finding letter press stuff in the south!!|
You know you're in the south when...
|Letter press tray handle: $12|
|Cutting Board: $1|
|Oh, no big deal... Just a giant saw blade on a table. (Yeah, I NEED this!)|
|If I go back and that cat is still there, IT'S MINE BABY!|
|Fresh Flea Market Fish!!!!|
|Vintage Camera Orgasm!|
|Since I love bugs... Anita may have little feet, BUT THIS WAS HUGE.|
|My first time finding a blood transfusion kit. Should have snagged it!|
|Coke Crate: $10|