Monday, April 8, 2013

Flea Market



Saturday Early AM we went to the flea market to get a Grabber/Pickerupper (see asterisk above) which is what us  old people use to pick up things they drop, or reach the back of the shelf when our arms shrink and Bob is not home.

In our house it is used for tossing tennis balls for Jake

At Walmart one grabber is 10.00 at the flea market it is 3.00. The problem is, it is sold in a place that 90 percent of the items are a dollar and nothing is higher than 5.00.

Ankle and wrist wrap, tomato slicer, cute little strainers

We went to spend $3.00 we spent $14.00 and came home with all these Smokin Hot Deals, see photo at top of post if you don't believe me


While in the throes of MadSnapper Mania, I looked down at the kitchen floor and the floor that was mopped at 5:30 AM that same morning, was covered in sand. 

I Grabbed the broom and when I saw how much dog hair/sand  I swept up  only 6 hours after I cleaned the floor, I decided we need to get rid of the dog that sheds

Anybody want a 12 year old, 50 pound, blond hound that drops lots of blond hairs? 

eats and sleeps, barks loudly.. CHEAP! Real Cheap deal.

27 comments:

Inger said...

Thanks for the dog offer, but I have a Samoyed!!!! I love how much fun it was to read this post.

Deb said...

great finds....I hear you on the dog hair...Nolan doesn't shed...but all the rest of the do...

EG CameraGirl said...

Great deals, Sandra! Isn't amazing how much hair a dog can shed in such a short time?

GOOSE said...

The only thing that all that fur reveals is a much loved and happy dog. You can't put a price on something like that. At least that's what my MOM says. And you know what? she is right.
Blessings,
Goose

Cranberry Morning said...

You pyromaniac! lol
As for the dog deal, I could trade you a 124 pound GSD who sheds enough every couple days to make a lap dog! So don't come cryin' to me about dog hair. LOL And actually, Bridger is literally on his last legs, having two back legs that are iffy and now a front right leg that's causing him a lot of grief. And now he's willing to eat only raw hamburger and dog treats. He's even turning down chicken and rice (like real chicken and real rice - like the kind I feed my husband!) I doubt we'll have this dog much longer, for he's 12 and running down fast.

I've missed you! Your savings at the flea market sound like what happens to us. lol

Chatty Crone said...

I love what you got at the flea market - I have two grabbers and love them. Now I know you aren't going to give your sweet dog away. Lol - I have one of those too! Lol. I have one like that too! sandie

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Sandra
Try 5 cats, 3 of them long haired, everything is covered with a fine layer of grey. lol
Who cares, we love them all to bits.
I know you're not serious about the dog, he's your baby. lol
Briony
xx

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at all your 'deals'.

i sweep here every day - mud balls, sand, silt, dog hair, dog food crumbles. endless... and i love it.

SweetMarie said...

I'll take Baby! You can come visit her anytime! We don't live too far from you now. :) My Rambo sheds hair almost everyday that is enough for six puppies. lol I vacuum every day! And I wouldn't change a thing. :)

Susannah said...

Sorry.....you know I have enough cat hair now from really long haired Oliver!!!!!

Susannah

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is funny...I see the same sort of hair in my house everyday (never ending battle with cleaning it) but of course we love our hairy kids

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I could vacuum twice a day after the cats and it still wouldn't be enough. I could cheerfully give them all away some days!!

Rebecca said...

No thanks on the blood hound. I have a dog that sheds too. A hairy Pomeranian. I have to carry lint rollers with me because I find myself in the car covered in dog hair and I refuse to get out of the car like that!

I love a flea market. I just stopped and made some purchases at a thrift store today. Nothing I need of course.

photowannabe said...

Sandra, you make me smile.
Sorry about the dog hair and sand but it is an opportunity to use that dazzling blue dust pan!
Isn't it funny how the best intentions of $3.00 turns into the must haves for $14.00?
Been there and done that...
Have a great day (dusting and sweeping)
(:0)

S. Etole said...

I think Callie Kat would object and she sheds enough on her own. Those are such great little strainers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I need one of those crabbers. I'm okay with the ground but sometime use our tongs to get things out of the cabinets! I remember having dogs that shed and it drove me crazy.

Ann said...

Those are smokin hot deals and I would have probably spent more than that.
I remember when I had labs how much fur was always on the floor. Duke is a non shedding bread and I see very little hair on the floor. Of course he requires the expense of a groomer. I don't know which is worse

DawnTreader said...

I think I have enough work just picking up after myself, thankyou... :)

Miss Debbie said...

I"ll pass on the pooch! We had dogs for years and have rather enjoyed these years without the responsibility. You got some smokin' deals allright. My Hubby would love to have gone with you. He loves a bargain!! :-)

Rose said...

I bet no amount of money would by that blond dog!!!

Dee said...

I will trade you for two cats that shed and one is very grumpy and the other is hit and miss with the kitty litter lately...e-mail me LOL

Dee said...

I will trade you for two cats that shed and one is very grumpy and the other is hit and miss with the kitty litter lately...e-mail me LOL

Maple Lane said...

Love your flea market finds. I get really tired of pet hair/sand/litter too! I always have plenty to clean up!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hair, you call that hair. Try 2 inside cats, one indoor/outdoor, and two outdoor that visit indoors at least once a day. While I would love to have Baby I don't think she would be happy with all the kitties around. MOL!

I love flea markets! You got some great buys.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am generally not much of a flea market shopper,but you got some really good deals.maybe i need to rethink my way of doing things.

barbara l. hale said...

Got my own shedder, thanks... It's unbelievable how much pug there is floating under furniture around here.

LC said...

We only had small to medium-sized dogs in past and shedding wasn't a problem. After the last one passed away, Hubby decided travel without pet issues was in our future.

No traveling has slowed due to other family responsibilities. I hope the day will come for adopting a new canine friend from the shelter.