Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
This particular weekend was their Villa Rendezvous...
a fur trapping era re-enactment thingie....
This is our third year here...
This year, there were lots of cute doggies hanging out with the 1800's era fur trappers and the 2000's era flea market dealers too...
THOSE weren't the cute doggies! Duh.
THESE are the cute doggies....
I bought a boat!
Too small. DUH.
Does this boat,
or does it not, look spooky!!??
(Scroll back up and look at it. Spooky, yes????)
the flea market was fun this year.
More interesting stuff.
I wanted to buy that good looking guy in the lower right hand corner, but I already have one just like him at home. And work.
There was all kinds of stuff there...tent after tent..but not too huge where it takes ALL DAY to get through everything.
Shutters and trays and plants and pails and bikes and tools and just plain old weird stuff was abundant.
Does anyone need a cute green cupboard dry sink thing?
Or gas and oil signs?
Well, after purchasing a few things and grabbing some lunch,
we walked through the fur trading re-enactment area...
We saw lots of hanging furs...
There were Native
you will discover that several pictures you thought you were taking were actually VIDEOS,
hence those big black strips around those still pictures above. *sigh* Whatever.
Not a fur in sight. Just bright, shiny HANDMADE glass beads!!
Besides glass beads, they sold beautiful colored glass frames...
And bright, shiny Christmas ornaments!
Crap, isn't it time for Christmas yet??!!
Well, we finally left Lucky Park after blowing a wad of money.
(HEY! that's a lot to SOME of us :)
This stand has been here for 100 years.
The line is long all the time when they're open. They are definitely a beloved institution in this town.
Look at this retro sports shop right next to it!
A lot of stores have closed in historic downtown here.
This boat shop is still operating though,
with lots of shiny boats inside!
Well, after rounding out the day with a quick trip over to Marquette to visit our favorite store...the old Marquette Hardware Store...
We failed miserably.
Okay kids, thanks so much for reading today's post.
It took me fo-ever to write!!!
I appreciate it!
I seriously can't wait to show you the craptastic and some cool stuff we bought at this flea market!!
Okay, so have a good Thursday ya'll!!!
Talk at ya soon!!!
P.S. Just so ya know...probably a million typos in this post...my apologies :) My proofreader is on vacation. HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!
See ya next time!