Monday, August 15, 2011

Flea Market



On Saturday, Kyle and I drove across town to the South Drive-In Flea Market. It’s also the home of the only active drive-in movie theatre left in Columbus.


There were a few local farmers selling produce, as well. Kind of a staple at any open air market in Ohio. These vegetables were so pretty, too.


One of the old drive-in screens…



This man was nice enough to let me take his picture. Jeff, if you ever see this, thanks for making the flea market so memorable!



My favorite finds of the morning…




This comic issue is the same one that Kyle’s older brother, Orion, lost a long time ago. Orion passed away in 2005 and when Kyle saw this, he decided to buy it for Orion’s son, our nephew.


I bargained hard for an entire box of antique photographs. Here are some of my favorites…


These two guys are so handsome. And even though there are no names or dates, I can’t help thinking they’re brothers. Or maybe the same guy…What do you all think?


So crazy…I told Kyle when we got the market that the only thing I was definitely looking for was a pair of vintage brown cowboy boots. And the only pair of women’s boots in the entire flea market…my size. It was meant to be.


Kyle and I have recently fallen in love with the vinyl medium. While we were pawing through a stack of old LPs, the vendor told us he’d part with the entire BOX (about 25 or 30 albums) for $5. We couldn’t pass it up. Here are some of our favorites.


What about YOU? Anyone doing any thrifting lately?

love, elizabeth

PS: Thanks so much for all the birthday messages yesterday! They meant a lot to me.


Gentri said...

Wow. I wish we had awesome flea markets here. :P Those boots are so cute and I love those vintage photographs.

Karm said...

awe I missed your birthday?? ): well
hope that makes up for it... hehe
also I think those must be brother or it could also be the same person... now I'll be sitting her glancing back and forth at them and asking everyone down the hall what they think... I will update you on that ha
Those cowboy boots are awesome, they really are meant to be (:

jess | 4th + south said...

I LOVE all of this! And those cowboys boots?! So stinkin cute and amazing that they're in your size! That umbrella is so cute too. I love the print on the underside of it! Great post! :)

Jen said...

Those are some really great finds! Gotta love thrifting :)
Happy birthday yesterday <3

Alexandria said...

Those boots are magical. It was truly meant to be :) And I think those guys are brothers. In my expert opinion :)

Alana said...

We're *almost* birthday twins! Glad yours was great!

In Love with San Diego said...

Wow! Great finds. I love the antique photographs and the French pictures. Thrifting is so fun!

Sarahcastically said...

I don't know where this is coming from but I've really been wanting some cowboy boots lately too. I love the ones you bought.

annelise said...

How fierce is the expression on that guy's face in the photographs? He/They look intense but handsome as hell!

I wish Australia had good markets like this. I've never found anything that wasn't like a bunch of people had cleaned out their houses and were trying to sell all the crap.

Love the boots and I especially love how things turn out like they were just meant to be! Happy birthday for the other day.

Emily said...

Cute! Love it. :)

Meredith said...

I love the flea- I got some amazing "mad men" earrings there.

also you should admit your vintage photos to

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

Those boots are fantastic. I think those two guys in the pictures have to be related somehow, if they aren't the same guy! Love your thrifting!

Also, you're beautiful. Just thought I'd remind you. Great photo of you!

Sarah Jane said...

A girl after my own heart... you love thrifting and going to flea markets. I love it! I am the same way, went out to one this past weekend and picked up some serious goods! But those boots, ahh lucky girl. I just became your newest follower, I stumbled upon your blog this morning and I am really loving it! Looking forward to reading more!!

-Sarah from

my abc soup said...

Wow, that record collection is about a mimic of my mothers collection!

Great photos & blog.

Brittany @

Camylla Leonardi said...

I love flea markets!! Great finds!!

Courtney said...

This looks very cool, and your photos are amazing! I collect vintage photos. I even post some of them on my other blog:
I know it's a weird hobby, but I can't help it :)

Faith said...

those boots are fabulous! great find!

Simple Life Journey said...

Wow! Score! I have been going to garage sales lately. It makes me never want to pay full price for anything again. Love your vintage finds.

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