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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Flea Market

Here are the promised pics of my recent trip to Shipshewana, largest flea market of the Midwest, in the heart of Amish Country.
Well, it was huge and quite interesting and also a bit disappointing, because many stalls displayed items you can purchase in a Discount Store or were pure junk.
But I got to meet my friends that I have not seen in so many years and got to spend the day with them. 
We already made plans to meet again next year.

Now there is also the world's longest yard sale, which stretches 690 miles from Michigan to Alabama and gets featured each year on the HGTV channel. But when you read the reviews, lots of junk there, too.

But I guess it is all the hunt to find that special piece you did not know you were looking for and that makes it all worth your while.
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I am looking forward to reading a book that was recommended to me by one of our Instructors.
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Have a great week ahead!


  1. Hi Heidi

    I loved looking at your photos and glad that you enjoyed meeting your friends and isn't it nice to have a meetup fixed for next year?!

    I hope that you will find your new book a good read.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    Fiona x

  2. Hi Heidi,
    thanks for visiting my blog.
    Beautiful photos !
    Have a good week.


  3. Heidi, I hope you will let me know what you thought about "Cutting for Stone". Bonnie

  4. Hallo Heidi,
    ich freue mich das du mich gefunden und besucht hast.
    Danke für deinen Kommentar.
    Dein Blog gefällt mir auch sehrund ich war nicht zum letzten mal hier.
    Lieben Gruß

  5. Hallo Heidi,

    herzlichen Dank für Deine Zeilen und den Gruß, ich freue mich sehr, dass Du mich gefunden hast ! Jetzt wollt ich gerade fragen, wo denn dieser herrliche riesige Markt zu finden ist, und hab gelesen, dass Du überm Teich, quasi im Asyl lebst :-)

    Is doch ein wenig wiet, sonst wär ich doch glatt vorbei gekommen !

    Ich lese mich gleich ein wenig weiter bei Dir ein und winke aus der alten Heimat !

    Eve und die Hundebande

  6. Hello Heidi,
    Oh my gosh.. i get all excited when I read these sort of posts.
    We dont have flea markets here.. Well, there is one every now and again in the city of Lisbon.
    I spied some things there i like..
    what is the saying" another man's trash is another man's treasure"
    Great that you caught up with old friends. That must have felt good!
    Cannot believe the length of the flea markets..
    thank you Heidi.

  7. I came to take a look at your blog and became your follower. I have been to the Amish area also, funny diving to past. Here, in yuor blog I might see some other traces / ‘memories’ of the time when I lived in Ohio. I should read a book in English, remember the language better ... Have a nice week!

  8. Liebe Heidi, ich mag Flohmärkte sehr auch wenn nicht alles Antik ist, findet man immer wieder ein Schnäppchen. Danke sehr für die schönen Fotos.

    Herzlicher Gruss

  9. oh my gosh, I like the look of this, so many interesting and beautiful things, thankyou for visiting , I came right back to see and follow you!Its wonderful to meet you!

  10. I'd love to visit such a flea market. We don't get them often here. I imagine the joy one must feel when they manage to find a "diamond" amongst the junk!
    Happy week!

  11. So many treasure! Love the thrill of the hunt.
    Greetings from a wintery Warsaw.

  12. Este é meu sonho, conhecer um mercado de pulgas. Que coisas lindas , ha se eu morasse perto ia fazer umas compras.
    Obrigada por compartilhar.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

  13. Oh I love flea market! In the 1 and 3 pict are some cute finding!



  14. Hello Heidi!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Now i visiting you blog first time and i coming again. See you! Keittäjä from Finland

  15. How lucky are you to go to a flea market like that, I saw so many things I would love to buy :). Thank you for adding me and visiting my blog. LBF x

  16. It looks a nice area to visit and it is always nice to catch up with friends as spend time with them. Regards, Nessie

  17. It looks like at least some of the booths had neat stuff. I've passed by Shipshewana, but never actually visited there.

  18. Hallo Heidi
    Ich liebe Flohmärkte über alles, ich habe da schon mach ein Schnäppchen gefunden....
    Tolle Bilder zeigst du hier,herrlich !!!
    Herzlich grüsst dich

  19. Quante belle cose, adoro andare per negozi e mercatini!! un abbraccio...ciao

  20. Oh I absolutely love places like this. I see so many interesting things. Must have been so much fun browsing through it all. I have heard of the world larges yard sale before. What a dream to have an empty house and go there just to hunt for treasure to fill it. Wishing you wonderful week.


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