Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Maxwell Flea Market In Cedarburg, WI

As you know
if you read my blog daily
MyHero and I went to
Milwaukee to visit
our daughter, her hubby
and BabyE.

After breakfast
she asked me if I would
like to go to a flea market
in Cedarsburg, WI.
and Daddy and Papa
could stay home
 while BabyE napped.
My Hero groaned,
he sighed,
he W-H-I-N-E-D...
"I wanted to go home early".
Too bad-so sad-
It is too late to be early now anyway.
"Well, then...can you only be an hour"?Huh?  What?
"Can you only be an hour and a half"?What? What did you say?
Sure!  No problem..

Mimi and I were out of the gate
before BabyE had even
warmed his crib sheet up.

Cedarburg. oh Cedarburg!
I kind of forget how beautiful
you are between visits.
I used to come more often...
and now I remember why.
You are a town full of history..
and wonderful houses..
like this one...
and this one...

and covered bridges..

Maxwells Flea Market..


Tons of stuff...Lots and lots of stuff..
From old handmade toys..
To collections of milk glass...
To this heart-stopping little treasure.
My heart did a big old flip-flop..
Oh that is just the right size for
SweetCheeks and Company
I moaned.
Look!  Look at that price! $4.00?
Can you read, you idiot?
It is $400.00!
I think she meant Idiot in the nicest way.
When are adult children allowed to
call their parents idiots?
Okay-she didn't SAY it but
she was thinking it.
She did say..
It says..
Pfffttt...didn't want it anyway..
what would I do with that
stinking old thing with no seat?
We also saw fields of flowers...
Sadly, before we had gone
more than 500 yards it started to rain.
Vendors started closing up..
I started to cry...
although with the rain you
couldn't really tell I was crying...
We hit the last place by the gate.
I had not purchased anything...
What was that?
Ahhhh...a beautiful hydrangea...
Marked down for fast sale...
I'll take it! I sighed.
It'll look perfect in my yard,
said Mimi...
And so it will.
After all what are Mothers for?

Now tomorrow,
if you are very, very good
and promise not to pinch
your children,
tomorrow then..
I will tell you about
the lady that
You will love her-
I promise!
your photo name


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

LOL Diana!
So funny! But now I am jealous!!!! I love Cedarburg, and I love flea-markets like that!
I want to go now.
HUgs friend,

Tete said...

Loved it! How early did he want to be home, anyway? Drive all that way for a quick breakfast and then scram. Now, I'm t hinking idiot...did I say that?
Oh well, so sorry it rained your shopping out! Funny about the price tag! They should have marked it better! Large print for elders...just saying I need it, too.
I am always asking the guys how much is it? If the tag is too small, I can't read it without my glasses that are always left on the desk.
They get really annoyed in the dollar tree at that question...I sometimes forget where I am....I keep telling them it's just the beginning.
Brain farts happen more often now.
Well- have a great day and can't wait to see the lady who makes kids clothes.
Hugs- Tete

Jettie said...

Rain, boooo!
I love flea markets, I'm usually the one who walks and looks and ends up with a book or a door knob...

Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Patty said...

Sounds like you had a good time! And I don't blame you for passing up the wicker. Did you tell the laby that you could get a brand new one - with a seat - for a lot less? *LOL* Just kidding. I know antiques hold their value. We must be priceless by now.

Anonymous said...

I love that wicker piece,, too bad abou the price,, doubt she sells it,,We don't ahve Flea Markets here like that,, they do in Toronto or Ottawa,, wish we had them here,, have the best day and I'mlooking forward to your next post.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Guess your Hero got his wish for you to come back after a couple hours since it rained! He is pretty sneaky!

Looks like a great place and too bad it had to rain!

Thank you for your support this weekend. I sure needed a friend! Just to let you know...the engine is wasted on the truck. Looking at our options now. Sniff, sniff...

At The Picket Fence said...

What a lovely town! And some fantastic treasures but, oh my, $400 for that wicker bench! Did it have some gold hidden in it somewhere? LOL! This post made me miss shopping with my mom...and not just because she will buy me something now and then. :-)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love flea markets but that price of $400 for the loveseat with no seat? Ridiculous! Too bad it started raining and you didn't get to stay longer. I am looking forward to an antique show this coming weekend. Hope that the weather is good. I am in the mood to find a bargain.


Julie Harward said...

I want the little swan rocking cute! Sounds like a good time! :D

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diana,
I think I better head up there--I see a bunch of stuff I need for my store! lol What a great post!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Your hero is one great guy!
Thanks for letting us browse!

Kathleen said...

What a darling town! I love flea markets too!

Cat & Cricket said...

Ha! you always bring a smile to my face!!!
So loving all that milk glass though!
Have a wonderful week!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, it looked like a good one, love flea markets! Also loved the house with the blue door♥

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like you had fun. I'm thinking she really want to keep that wicker for herself. Since it won't sell, she can take it back home without guilt.