Antiquing in Waggoner, Alma, Van Buren and Fort Smith

Antique 2On the way to and from Waggoner, OK,  last weekend I stopped and antiqued. I stopped and Alma on the way and shopped at the two big flea markets on both sides of I-40. When I got to Waggoner I stopped at several and didn’t have time to stop at two downtown. Oh, I went to one huge one on the way into Waggoner. It was really something to see. A huge building and there was NOTHING, I mean NOTHING he could have given me to take home. To have that much stuff and it all be either, ugly, rusty or old pop bottles, was something.  I went to the historic part of old  Van Buren and all five were gone. I didn’t find a one. So, I called a friend in Morrilton and they gave me the address of two flea markets, so I went there. Lots of fun!!! I found several goodies.  Some people think I buy weird, but you have to know why I buy. This trip I added to the whisk broom collection, the 1950’s little china animal collection, the miniature chair collection, pin cushion collection, petit point thimble collection, petit point hanky collection, artist holding a palette collection, the basket collection, my stainless flatware. crystal paper weight collection, beaded purse collection, china salt collection, cut crystal tooth pick collection, miniature crystal collection, bought a teacup to make a teacup garden, bought containers to make pin cushions, bought several Christmas presents. and several frames to paint pictures in. Might not make sense to you, but makes sense to me. LOL! I have a friend that always says, “If you take all that money and buy something really antique and good you’d not be wasting your money.” Well, each to his own. I enjoy my crap.Antiques 1 Antiques 3 Antiques 4 Antiques 5

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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One Response to Antiquing in Waggoner, Alma, Van Buren and Fort Smith

  1. That was a really good haul!!!!   Keep Junkin’  Karen

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