Monday, August 15, 2011

Let's Go To Cimarron Flea Market!

Well friends, I found yet another flea market that was out of this world. If you travel along I44 between Springfield and Webb City Missouri take exit 29 and you will find Cimarron Flea Market. It doesn't look very big from the outside, but looks can be deceiving, it's pretty big. Not too big though, just right, you know how sometimes they can be a little overwhelming. I dragged the kiddies and my MIL along and spent the afternoon roaming the aisles. The weather today was just right, so that means it wasn't too hot to shop. Sometimes the flea markets aren't air conditioned and are just too hot to enjoy. It's no fun if you're ringing sweat!

What was interesting is, that as 'junky' (in a good way) as it was, the junk was pretty well organized. I mean, if you are looking for kerosene lamps, camp lanterns, decorative plates, lamps, scales (like pictured above), black panthers (not kidding), elephants, etc......there is an entire booth (sometimes more, sometimes less) dedicated to it. What struck me too while wandering the aisles, how many years did it take to establish such 'collections'!

They had lots of great mirrors

Snow shoes anyone? Would these be great for a lake house or what?

Great chandys too, I wanted to take this one home.
I'm pretty sure it was made out of resin, but it looked like carved wood, it would be a great piece for an entry or hall. So pretty.

Love that amber glass one on the right...

Lamps. Very cool.

Look at these license plates, it was crazy how many!

Logan taking a break in front of a fan, poor kid!

More lamps

I didn't photograph much of it, but this was a gold mine of skulls, mounted animals, antlers, and more. I even saw a mounted Caribou that was ginormous. I am often drawn to skulls like this because it reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe. Skulls were a source of inspiration for her during her years in New Mexico. So I admire these in an artistic manner, so to speak.

Keegan playing with an old "Colorburst 250" Polaroid camera (they had a camera section :). Cameras of yesterday.............

Cameras of today !:) We were having fun!
(When did that kid get taller than me?)

Some of the decorative plates

Brass and silver section.

I bought one of these brass leaf plates, I love the look of them. I hope I don't regret not getting both of them!

This cute fella came home with me too. Doesn't he remind you of the clockwork owl in The Clash of the Titans? Not the new one, the Hunky Harry Hamlin version.

Here was one shelf of the owl section...not quite the type I like though. ;)

Lots and lots of stuff!

I thought this was pretty cool, very 'Scooby Doo' know that episode The Ghost of Captain Cutler where the gang encounter the ghost of an old sea diver? OK, maybe not, but it was really neat. I could totally see it as a prop in a seafood restaurant.

I was seriously tempted by these chicken coops, especially after seeing what Heather did with hers, but I refrained.

Getting ready to leave, but I had to do a little more looking around out side, I just about wore everyone out! Except that little one, he has more energy than the bunny (you know which one I'm talking about).

Still outside. An entire basket of those glass insulator things.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed a litte tour of Cimarron Flea Market. Did you go thrifting this weekend? What did you score?

Just to let you know, the kids start school this week so I won't be around very much. Logan is starting kindergarten and Keegan is a freshman and I'm a little nervous about it all.Wish us luck!


  1. I just love these flea market posts!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. How cool! Reminds me of our indoor flea market we have locally. Although yours looks a lot more organized lol.

    Happy Monday!

  3. So fun..,nothing like a good flea market find!

  4. What a cool flea. I'm dying for a longhorn skull now. My Texas roots coming out and I'm longing for NM too.

    I just finally lucked up on some glass fishing floats in all my searching. Time to start getting stuff out around the house.

    Happy hunting (junk, not longhorns for their skulls).

  5. I would die for a place like this in California! I noticed right away your son being taller than you in that picture, it was funny that you said that... they grow up so fast.

  6. Thanks for the info. on the Cimarron Flea Market. It would be a little bit of a drive for me from K.C. but it definitely looks worth it!

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