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July 12, 2010

~Under the Freeway~

I just love going to Sacramento Antique Faire...I call it Second Sunday because that's the only way I can remember when it is....This event is held each month and it's under the freeway...and you just never know what your find there...

Why just look at soon as I got there I ran into Dawn from a "Cottage State of Mind" Isn't she lovely...Now I knew she was going to be there but I didn't know until 6am I was going to be there...
Len had mentioned on Saturday night about going...But I kept saying it's so hot out and I can't handle this heat...But Len is one stubborn Indian and kept bugging me about if we leave early enough we could go...Now this is the man that don't get out of bed until 10 AM each day telling me if we leave EARLY!! ha ha!!

So off we went...Dawn was there with her soon to be Sister in-law Tracy...These 2 our also great junkin friends...We visited for about 20 minutes and then off we went our separate ways...Hey !! we were both on a mission to find the hidden treasure that lied under the freeway...

Len loved this old diving helmet...but at $1200.00 he just walked away

Sea shells and moss...Not my thing so I walked away...

I did love this sweet little rocking horse...I could just picture my new almost Great grand baby Landen James enjoying this...sighs

Loved these sweet chairs and they were only $15.00 with the flowers...Not bad at all...I wanted to bring one of them home...Until Len reminds me that I had a barn full of old chairs I still have not done a thing with...I could slap him silly when he does that ha ha!!

Loved this Baby bath tub...Sweet I could just picture this with flowers in it....

Love the Green canisters...Oh girls I need a Green kitchen now ha ha!!!

Love these old signs...the one that says Pine Grove that's where my Granddaughter lives...

Len!! Back away from the slot machines...Did I tell you this man loves old slot machines...He now has 15 of them...why can't he collect stamps or coins...I keep telling him with him being Native American I'm going to open a casino here and make some money if he don't stop with the slots...

Loved the old Edison horn...But I already have one...

Loved this dresser...but loved seeing Len in the mirror looking like a deer caught in the headlights...I can just tell he was happy this piece was sold...

Loved this sweet little pedal fire truck...

Beautiful old cream desk and chair...

Oh and this "Tiny Tears " doll just brought back so many fond memories to me...As this was the only doll I ever had as a kid and I just loved her to death....sighs! But she was $350.00 with the case and clothes...I think my mama bought mine for $10.00 back in 1951 and that was allot of money then...I can still remember how much I wanted this doll so when Santa Claus gave her to me I just cherished it...

Beautiful old stain glass windows...

Dress forms...I know allot of you gals love these things...The one looks like she had too much to drink and spilled it on herself...ha ha!!

Hope you enjoyed the under the Freeway today...and Yes I did get stuff...Now really you know I would not come home empty handed...ha ha!! As soon as I get it out of the 4 runner I will show it to you...I know , I know I said with my last purchase of the "Nuts and Bolt Cabinet" I had spend my Antique budget for the year but now I'm digging into my pedicure budget for the year ha ha!! Hey it works for me...Why I saved Len so much money yesterday I can buy cheap nail polish and do my own toes...

May all of you have a GREAT day...I have to get to Candace's house and help her now with cooking and laundry...She's getting so bored just sitting around and waiting for Landen James to be born...But we have been working on things for her upcoming baby shower in Aug...Thank you once again for all your prayers for her and Landen James...Your the best my friends...I really don't know what I would do without my support system in blog land...Can you love people that you have never met?? You bet you can!! Love ya Guys...

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


The Quintessential Magpie said...

There was some good loot there, Gloria! I loved seeing everything.

We have one of those fairs under the interstate, and I am thinking now I might ought to give it a whirl.

Loved that little bathtub. I can see it with cute flowers!

You are so pretty, and Len is a handsome man!


Sheila :-)

Lona said...

Wow Gloria! There really were some beauties there. I would not have been safe there at all.
I love the wicker pieces and a baby tub planter would be so great.
I remember my Tiny Tears doll too.Mine was worn out though so probably would not have been worth much now.I use to have a suit case full of homemade clothes for her. Ah, memories.

Dawn said...

That was so funny to run into you there yesterday when you told me you weren't going. And the timing was perfect. I couldn't believe we had both just got there and saw each other at the first booth! Some things are just meant to be!

I don't know how you got so many good photos running through like you did. You two finished the whole thing while we had just finished half. Glad you found us again. That Pepsi Len handed out really hit the spot.

Tell Candace we're all thinking of her and praying for her and Landen James!

~CC Catherine said...

Gloria, WOW ...you found some Super items! I need to fly out to Callie and check this out someday! I for one love those dress forms! Spectacular! :) ~CC Catherine

Sue said...

I'm finally home and getting slowly back to blogging. I have to go check and see what's up with Candace and the baby. The antique show looks fun, I might have had to bring home the wicker desk. I've always wanted one. Can't wait to see what you came home with!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Gloria, what great things they had!!! I was in Old Town Sacramento in April to visit my sister in law that lives in Shingle Springs. I so wish we would have been there for this fair! Love the dress forms! I want one for my sewing room!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how fun, I see lots of wonderful things. I can't wait to see what you got. I am still keeping Candice and Landen James in prayer. Take care of yourself. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

Thanks for the picture tour, Gloria! I missed it this month. I am going to Sac next weekend. My sisters got tickets to Little Big Town at the fair.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I remember Tiny Tears...thanks for the eye candy and the memories!!!

Unknown said...

Gloria, you just crack me up! You have the most fun sense of humor. I giggled at the comment about the dress form who looked like she had too much to drink. lol!

I saw lots of neat things in those pictures I would love to have. Thanks for sharing the pictures!!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Gloria! How fun that you ran into Dawn there! I tell you I was shopping those pics! lol I love that little fire truck! And I am so glad that Candace and Landen James are doing well!! That's the best news! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow, Gloria...this looked like a fun day. I've never been to something like this. We would have to buy a truck! lol! I saw a lot of great things. I love the chairs with the flower pots built in...now you have an idea for that barn full of chairs.

How neat that you ran into a blog friend. She looks so nice. And you and Len look wonderful in your pictures. I can't wait to see what goodies you bought!

Big prayers and good thoughts going out to Candace and baby~to~be!


Melissa Miller said...

You look beautiful Gloria! I'm so happy to see you are feeling better. What a day you had shopping! Everything looks very unique. Love the gorgeous stained glass. *Smiles*

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Ooooh, lots of good stuff! I would love to go to something like that...but here, no, nothing! Glad things are going well for the baby and mommy....

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, what fun! How nice to meet Dawn and her sis in law! This looks like such a wonderful place and can't wait to see what you bought!
I know everyone is so excited about little sweetie pie boy! I know the shower will be wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I loved seeing all the wonderful old treasures there, so many gorgeous things.
Love the sweet rocking horse, the dress forms and the green canisters.
Lovely to see you and Len.
I will say a prayer for Candace and the baby.

Happy week, dear friend

Deborah said...

Hi Gloria, If I lived out there, I would go with you! I love going places like that!
Looks like so much fun. I loved all the same stuff you did!!!

onlymehere said...

What a fun place to be! I saw so many treasures.

Glad to hear Candace is hanging in there. It's rough to be on bed rest. Landon James will be here before you know it and then she'll be more than happy she did it so he could grow more.

Madeline's Album said...

Love all the photos. We used to live in Sacramento, and I was wondering just where this place under the freeway was. Glad you all had a good time. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Christie Hines said...

Oh Gloria...this antique fair under the freeway sure looks like my kinda fun! Everything is gorgeous...I love those chair planters and the picture with all of the reds....I can't wait to see what you came home with :) Thanks for sharing your pictures!
I know that you all are eagerly awaiting the Landen James to be born...I bet you all can hardly wait :)
Hope you have a happy week!
Big Hugs,

SmilingSally said...

The strangest thing, Gloria ... when your blog first opened, it was in a foreign language, and I could NOT translate it into English! Then, as I scrolled down ... WHAM! it turned into English. Twilight Zone!

My third grade teacher had a phonograph like the one you showed, so you've brought back another nice memory. Thanks!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That was fun! It's been ages since I've gone to a flea market. I loved seeing all that stuff. There were quite a few things I probably wouldn't have been able to resist!


bj said...

OMGOSH...I would LUV to go to a place like this with a pocket full of money!!
I saw about 15,001 things I would love! :))
Can't wait to see what all you bought. Girl, where do you PUT all these wonderful things you buy? You have a huge house, right? Poor little Sweet Nothings cottage is full to the brim....well...until I find another something or other that I just can't live without. :))
hugs, bj

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hello sweet Gloria!!!!
The"Tiny Tears" doll!!!!!!
I think that was mine!!!!!
I loved that doll too, carried her everywhere.
the wicker vanity set stole my heart too!
Your husband looks like a guy that knows how to have fun!
Thank you for your prayers and for checking in...priceless.
Have a wonderful week and keep on junkin...I loved it!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
Thank you for taking us under the freeway! It was almost like being there (only I get to stay inside with the air conditioner going full-blast!).

You showed us so many fun, interesting things. I loved what you said about moss and shells and moving on -- not your thing! I do that in antique malls. Some booths you can take a quick glance at in passing and know not to step inside (although what they have is probably exactly what the next customer is looking for).

Sweet story about the doll and your Mama. Your posts always tug at my heartstrings, Gloria. And make me laugh out loud!

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Warmest regards,

Beth said...

Gloria, I had fun at the Antique Faire - thanks for taking me along! Some great things there - I love the off white dresser. I had a Tiny Tears doll too. Hard to think of it selling for $350! This brought back some childhood memories. Thanks, Gloria!
Blessings, Beth

Gypsy Heart said...

Lots of treasures ~ and I know you had fun! Can't wait to see what you purchased.

Keeping Candace and the baby in my prayers!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Gloria Sweetie...
Boy did you ever see some great things under the freeway. Imagine that will you. I wish someone here in Phoenix would have a big flea market under the freeway like that?

I loved so many things. Tiny tears, what memories she was. The little fire truck my brother had one of those when we were kids. I loved ringing the bell ofcourse. Dinner time you all come in now.

I loved that cream colored old desk. I have the perfect place for that one. How beautiful it was.

I can't wait to see what you purchased. I am afraid I would have been digging into several funds at this flea market.

Thank you for taking me today sweet friend. I so enjoyed myself.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Nancy Rosalina said...

Oh Happy Day!!!!! I'm so glad you found me!!! I've missed you too!

Now Gloria, did you buy me that red checked chair...I'll send you my address....LOL ;) Oh I saw so many things...I would need a boat load of money if I went.

Much Love to You!!! Nancy

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love the pictures!
Thank you for sharing!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Hey Gloria!

LOTS of great finds there! I loved the tour! So fun to run into Dawn! I love you both! Looks like a wonderful day!
Stop by when you can.