Monday, July 4, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I bought a rusty, crusty old tool box from flea market vendor.  As I paid him I noticed this leaning against a table...
"What maps did Dad have in there?", I asked. 
"Don't know.  We never looked."
I took a quick peek in the corner of the tube and couldn't really tell much of anything. I was, of course intrigued as I do love me some maps and globes (I mean how many times have I shown you all my multiple globes?! I already had a neat metal bank globe in my bag from another vendor).
I asked the price.  I loved the answer and we popped the tube in our giant IKEA bag and continued shopping.
Once home we unrolled Dad's Maps and found these...

There were four U.S. Navy nautical maps inside.  They are big.  They are lovely.  They're date stamped from the 20's and 30's.  I'm ever so happy I picked them up.  And in another bit of junque karma, two of them just happen to show Cuba.
Apparently the Cuban junque gods were smiling on me this weekend.  My husband's mother came to the United States from Cuba not long after Castro took over.  In a nod to his heritage I have spent many years looking for a neat map of Cuba to hang in the house so you can imagine my joy at the sheer luck of finding two.  We'll pick one to frame and sell the others.  An absolutely perfect afternoon at the flea market!
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8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful find! I love the look of old maps! Much more interesting then the GPS we all seem to use now. hugs, Linda

Pam said...

Wow. Cool maps. I love a good flea market. I totally missed out on all that sort of stuff this weekend though. Stayed close to home with the kiddo all weekend.

Sue said...

How fun to have found a bargain AND something you were looking for, Carrie! You must share your favorite haunts with me- You always find the coolest of things. :-)
~ Sue

Honey at 2805 said...

What a really neat you found for your hubby!

Ninny said...

YES! Great discovery!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Don't you just love surprises like that?!?! Congrats!!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

What a great find. I love junk karma. I will try to get to Burlington to see your awesome display!

Linda said...

I just love when you find something with special meaning to you! Great find!