Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kam Swap Meet

Lately I've been into making fabric flowers for headbands like this and like this.  A few days ago I went to Fabric Mart and bought me some remnant fabric.  I coulda got away with spending only $13 except that there was this silk fabric that was soooo pretty that I ended spending an additional $7 for just the 1/2 yard of silk. 

I decided to go to Kam Swap Meet today to see if I could find some embellishments to go with the pieces that I plan to make.  I hadn't been to the swap meet in years, and today's overcast skies made it a very comfortable outing for me. I got there at around 7:30 and didn't leave until around 11:00.


I took kinda a lot of pictures so you'd get a feel of what the swap meet is like.  Most are shot from the hip as I didn't want to draw attention to myself . . . or get scoldings. 





The guy who was selling this sprayed people who stopped by his tent.  I loved the smell.  I walked closer and was tempted to buy some . . . until I saw the price . . . it was between $30 and $40 a bottle.  I quickly walked away.


I didn't understand this sign.

This guy was looking through some baseball cards.  He picked quite a few.  I didn't hang around to find out how much they cost.


I'm not too stylish myself, so maybe I shouldn't criticize, but is this not ugly?






A lot of the tents had Bath and Body stuff.  Wonder how they get um . . .











There were a lot of people just standing around under this lunch wagon's tent.  I wondered what was going on until a guy asked, "Are your BBQ sticks pau?"  The man answered, "Two more minutes but already got around 25 people before you waiting."

So of course I had to get a shot of the sticks.  They were $2 for one.

Me and my siblings used to get dirty linkins from my mom with hangers like this.





Here are a few of the stuff I got today.   I bought the lechon for $8.  I don't know how much a pound they were.  The guy said, "Which one you like?" and I pointed and he said, "$8."  It was maybe a pound.  This plate I got for 75 cents!!  Whata bargain yah!

This bowl was 50 cents.  The pearls (from a different seller) were also 50 cents. When I asked the guy who was selling the bowl, "How much?"  He said $1.  I'm thinking, how can I pay $1 for this small bowl when I just paid only 75 cents for a much larger, nicer plate. So I just nodded and put the bowl down.  He said, "Okay, okay 50 cents."  Boy, do I know how to bargain!

These cards were 25 cents each.  The matching stamp I got from a different seller.  It was 50 cents.

These two puzzles were $1 each.   I got the Rubik's cube 'cause I like prove to Leslie that I can solve it. 

These feathers I actually got from 3 separate sellers.  They were about $4 total.

This bracelet was $4.  Isn't it pretty?  I'm thinking of separating the panels and making something with them.

I think some drunk Millefiori glassmaker made these.  I still think it's pretty even though most of the flowers are misshapen. It was only $1 so I bought it.

I bought this for Leslie.  So cuuuuuute.  It was $10.

This string of beads was $4.

This one was 50 cents!!

I offered 25 cents for these and the guy said okay.

These earrings were missing the other side so I offered the lady 25 cents each for these too. 

These were going for $5.  One had a broken clasp, so I offered to buy the broken one for $2.50. The lady said I could have them both for $3 so I bought um.

Now, I wonder if I'm actually gonna make stuff with the things I bought or they're gonna end up taking up space in my just cleaned out closet.


K and S said...

I think you should invite your sisters over again to make stuff :)

Betty Townsend said...

You did very well!! Love the bowl and plate...cute cards and those beads are awesome! I've been on the lookout for small bowls like the one you got. You can glue a couple of small magnets on the bottom then put paper clips or sewing pins in them.

jalna said...

Hahaha, good idea Kat!

Betty, so the magnets keep the clips or pins IN the bowl?! Neat!

Kalin's Mommy said...

FYI the kool and fit really does work, Kalin's karate teacher swears by it! The lechon looked really good!

Leslie's pics said...

you didn't buy the baby Snoopy blanket?? hahaha...I'm gonna call the hoarders show on you soon...looks like you had fun. Oohhh...did you happen to notice how much the Kangen was selling for? I heard that it's buku expensive, like $4500 or something. Did you go by yourself??

oh yah, can't wait to see you solve the rubik's cube! :-)

jalna said...

Oh noooo Michele, it DOES work? But it's so expensive! The lechon was really, really good.

I did go by myself Les. And I didn't wanna ask about the Kangen and be stuck talking to somebody f-o-r-e-v-e-r. You're right about the hoarding . . . I can't believe I have another craft obsession thing going on AGAIN. I haven't had a chance to touch the cube yet. Hope I remember how to do um.

Anonymous said...

Looks like one fun outing...but Ive gotten myself in the same try to save money but end up buying every piece of "junk" that you see :)

Nippon Nin said...

This is very funny post. I love your sense of humor. You did great job on your purchases.

jalna said...

So cheap das why, Anon! I can't help myself. I neva even post all the "junk" I got. . . too shame.

jalna said...

Hahaha. Thanks Akemi!

SW said...

wow..I didn't even know the Kam Swap meet still exists..That's a lot of stuff to look at...and you managed some good finds! Very cool pics!!

jalna said...

Shun Wah, I know, I wasn't sure myself if they still held swap meets there, so my sister checked with a friend who lives in the area. The layout is a little different with more customer parking avaiable on the grounds.

Erick said...

Cool stuffs! Does the POG guy know they are pretty worthless?

jalna said...

Maybe he's waiting for a comeback, Erick.

Dd said... got some nice bought cards ?? What the ??

jalna said...

AHAHAHAHAHA!! The cards were only 25 cents each Didi!! Later I was thinking I shoulda bought more! So nuts.

Betty Townsend said...

LOL!! Didi...why would jalna buy cards when she can make them...good layouts so can copy them...25 cents is pretty cheap, can't hardly make them for that unless using scrap pieces...

jalna said...

I know Betty . . . soooo cheap!!