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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Small Town Snapshot Sunday #11

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Just outside of the big city on the road we drive most often is a 'speed bump' of a town called Clonmel.
It consists of a fairly large Catholic church with a nice large fellowship hall that hosts a variety of affairs. The rent on it is quite reasonable.
Across the road to the south is the coop that has a healthy business with the local farmers.
Then there's the one small store. It has not been open in a number of years. When I first moved out of the big city there was a bar and grill at this location.
The Pit Stop was just that for me with small children that would be hollering, "I gotta go!" when you're miles from nowhere. It was the only public bathroom for miles around. Now there's new life in the quiet little town, a weekend flea market has open up in the little store.
The Clonmel Pit Stop Flea Market
Stephanie L. Myers, Owner
I spent a while just wandering around inside and found items that were refurbished...
...and items left fully endowed with their own character.
Many gently used older pieces...
...some that look quite familiar to me personally.
Tin cans, bottles and jars all placed neatly and not overcrowded.
The commonplace items and the more unusual.
I really like these chairs, but I don't have anywhere to put them.
...and I really like this picnic basket too.
So many things. so little space in my home to collect.
Maybe I can work some decorative boxes into the shelves in the craft studio when I get it finished.
If you're out and about on a weekend around Wichita KS you might want to take a little drive out to Clonmel and check out all the wonderful bargains at the newly opened flea market.
7015 S. 183rd St W.
(K-42 Hwy & 183rd St. W)

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Wendy said...

What a great flea market. Love it!

JOE TODD said...

That does look like a pretty neat flea market

Moonshadow said...

Wendy & Joe - I had to restrain myself from purchasing a few items. I need to clean things out before I buy more. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff at the flea market/store. I love places like that. Remind me of my grandpa's farm, my great-grandmother's house, my dad and my childhood. Thanks!

Moonshadow said...

R & C - I know what you mean about the memories. I like going through historical museums for the same reason.

Jennifer said...

Lots of neat stuff! The next time we are going near Wichita I will have to try and remember this!

Moonshadow said...

Jen - the prices are really reasonable too!