I mentioned that I had to go to the DMV to renew my driver’s license on Saturday and then was headed to the Bizarre Market.  First, there was the horror that is the DMV.  Can someone help me figure out their numbering system?  It involves letters and numbers.  At first I thought that the letters meant what you were there for, but then as I started watching the people, I realized that was not the case.  I think it is something to throw you off on how long you are waiting.  I will end my DMV comments by telling you that in all the pictures that I have had on my driver’s license in my life this is, BY FAR, the most horrendous.  I am not sure what was going on that day, but in my picture it appears I have hives on my face.  So I look very blotchy.  As any of my friends can attest I am not blotchy at all.  In fact I have very good skin.  So surely it was a little parting gift from the DMV. 

DSC00956_0 Now on to happier things.  After I left the DMV I spied a sign for an estate sale.  It was on my way to the market and I had some extra time, so I thought I would check it out.  At the sale I spied a box of old quilts and blankets marked all for $1.00.  I didn’t want all of them, but I did want this quilt top.  It is a crazy quilt embroidered throughout.  I gladly gave the lady in charge $1.00 for it and let her keep the rest of the box.  The sale had been going on for 3 hours by the time I got there, so thank you to all the others that didn’t dig through the box before me.  Now, I need to locate someone to quilt and bind it for me.  I bought a 1950 tourist guide book of NY city and a vintage brooch each for 25 cents.  I believe the brooch might be a gold one and am in the process of cleaning off the years of crud to check for the markings. 

Next I was on to the Bizarre Market.  It truly lived up to its name.  There were a lot of indie crafters there as well as some students unloading their stuff for cash.  I did find a few treasures there.

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I found 3 sets of music flash cards from 1949-1954.  They have some great images on them and will be great to create with. 

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DSC00965_0 I found this wrap around skirt that is reversible.  I will use it for the fabric. 

 

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I bought this bicycle necklace from Shrink This who had a booth there. Also, I found this ceramic pendant on a leather cord.  The discs are bowl shaped and it feels good on the skin. 

Saturday was a very good day!