"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost..."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
I called John, my husband, for help.
"I am between the really big swirly ice cream cone and the iced tea stand. Can you find me?"
"What direction did you walk past the ice cream cone?"
In my silence he added, "North...south...east...west?"
"I just walked past it."
We were at the flea market extravaganza. Letting my curiosity lead me through the treasures, I was now lost in a labyrinth of 2,000 venders, no neat rows.
John and I met at the giant ice cream cone. He led me back to the car, the opposite direction I was headed, to unload my finds. After learning how to place a 'pin' on my Google map so I could find the car again, we were off to find more. John looking for 'useful' items and me looking for 'pretty things to take pictures of'.
I did find a few pretty things. :)
I found out I have a thing for old horse hair paint brushes, who knew. Old Seltzer bottles are a wonderful twist to a bottle collection, and I love how an old metal oil spout looks. Put them all together in an old metal milk carrier with a leather handle, add peonies from my yard...instant still life.
I also found something I have been patiently searching for...a vintage industrial pallet with metal legs...just the right color and price.
The pallet was too heavy to carry, so I went to find a porter. I let John know what I was doing, and he asked the million dollar question, "Can you find your way back to the pallet?"
I proudly answered, "Yes. From where I am, go right walking away from the giant ice cream cone, turn left at the pillows and right at the large metal bird sculptures. The vendor is in a red and white tent on the left."
I made it back to the pallet...and the car. :)
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