Thursday, June 21, 2012

Love Letters In The Sand

Not long ago, at an outdoor flea market, I found this large stack of old love letters, most of them dating back to the 1940's.
I was happy to find them, of course, but what grabbed my attention was the seller.
He had a very unique way of displaying his treasures.

Most of us bloggers really believe in staging.
Some of you take pictures as good as any you will ever see in a magazine.

And I've always believed staging helps to sell your product.

This letter was "thrown" in with the rest of them. hee hee

This is where I found my pile of love letters.
They were "thrown"in the sand along with all of the other stuff he had for sale.

He just threw stuff out of his car onto the ground and people were shopping like crazy.
I had to stand in line to even ask for a price.

Some of the stuff was junk but a lot of it was pretty good.
He was busy answering questions, throwing out more stuff, taking money, etc.
Then I had to stand in line again to pay for stuff.

In all my years of shopping at flea markets I have never seen anything like this.
He was for sure the crowd favorite.
Even with all the tromping I didn't see anything get broken.

It didn't take long for him to sell all of his stuff.
After I paid for my love letters, I just stood there and watched the crowd.
It was amazing, I must say.
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  1. What a fabulous and unique find! These pictures are making me want to go flea marketing! Guess I am "junkie" needing a "thrifting fix"!

  2. Hi Connie,
    Love old love letters, especially the way you have yours diplayed with the photographs. You have some great ideas and a very lovely blog. Sorry you had trouble linking. Please try again. I'm your new follower, thanks so much for coming to the party!

  3. Was that Webster? I think I saw him and just walked by because of how he displayed his stuff. Boy was I wrong!! I would love to find letters like that. Great find!
    Have a great weekend my friend~hugs~SueBee

    1. Hi Sue, Yes that was Webster. I went back to him about three times hee hee...Connie

  4. Nice find! I probably wouldn't have stopped and look what I would have missed out on! I'll try to remember this next time I'm about to walk by a similar "display" of treasures.

  5. What a crazy sale and yet it sounds so exciting and thrilling at the same time. The love letters are such a romantic find.

  6. Lovely to have. I don't think I could ever sell them if I had them.


  7. I like the way you have displayed them much better. Seems a little sad to throw someone's love letters on the ground. I'm glad you rescued them! :)

  8. Pickers like to pick! That's what I always say. In my recent post about Garage Sale Tips, I talk about how some people prefer picking through a pile of crap over looking at beautifully staged items. I think it's because you feel like you've found a treasure when you have to pick through a pile of stuff. I love that you bought the love letters. How romantic!

  9. Those love letters were a great find. I probably would have missed out because I hate picking through piles of stuff. Thanks for visiting me!

  10. Very interesting story and the picture drew me right in :)

    Your site looks very interesting .. I have marked it to my favorites so that I can come back and visit :)

  11. Wow! That's a weird yet interesting story. I think it would've been fun to watch! I love old letters, too!

  12. Love the love letters! What a strange sale. . .although I see a few things I would have bought!

  13. The love letters are gorgeous, and I love how you've displayed them! Definitely a treasure.

    The yard/garage sales around these parts look just like that ;)

  14. What a wonderful find in those old love letters! I am so glad that they are in a home that will cherish them. They are so personal, they need to be treasured! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!


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