First stop: Small little booth…$3 sign caught my eye…wait it’s tote bags…hand-made tote bags…recycled from T-shirt tote bags…$3!!! Picked up a cute little tote for my 11 year old goddaughter…can’t show you because I haven’t given it to her yet…
Make several more stops to look at mirrors, food, jewelry, candles, well the list is too long! Second buy:(I’m in the green shirt) Nothing was tagged which is usually a no! for me…pet peeve I guess…but this older lady was so sweet and her booth was vintage feminine that I couldn’t help myself! I say how much…she says $6…I say OK (it’s early & I love it) she say's I’ll take $5 – SOLD!!
I think this will make an adorable apron!
I wouldn’t be me without buying plants if I see them…We also decided at that point that although the stroller is wonderful for toting items…it’s slowing down our ability to hunt! (it was very crowded.) Plant guy mentions what a brilliant idea the stroller is and I say we thought so, but really wish we could stash it…he offers to keep it at his booth with my new planter & boxwood. SCORE!!! Cool basket only $9!!!
It was warming up outside, so we decided to head out there…
Then I waited in line to see what ‘Bert’ wanted for my treasures. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears…did he say $2?? SOLD AGAIN!!
Yes…all 3 of these…$2!!!
He says ‘how many in the box?
I say ‘about a baker’s dozen.’
He says ‘$2 a jar’
I say ‘no thanks’
He says ‘$20’
I say ‘$15’
He says ‘$18’
Next we head into another building…just inside the door…my sister says “oohh…I love this basket!”I say ‘that’s pretty’ in a half-hearted sister way…and we walk across the aisle…now I say “I love this basket!”
No further comment needed…
Next up…I found some great cotton rag rug style woven placemat
She finds a really great picnic basket – only $7!!!
She’s lucky she saw it first…and I know if it hadn’t had a bright pink flower on it…she wouldn’t have looked twice!! She has a shabby chic side dying to come out!!!
We made a few other purchases…asking each place to hold our items until the end of the day…at 4pm we executed our ingenious plan…headed back to the stroller…
and began our rounds of picking up our goodies!! We finished 25 minutes before closing…just enough time to sneak in to the last building and although many of the vendors were closed or closing we hunted down two of our best finds: Click on this flower to read about why I L-O-ve it!! (and what we did with the kid who is supposed to be IN the stroller!!!)
This “French Shopping Cart” scored at half price!!!! Now she just has to find a way to hook it on the back of her groovy pink scooter!!
We were the very LAST people to leave Kane County’s opening day…and couldn’t have been happier!!!
Are you a hunter?? Are you ready for open season???
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