Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Monday, LABOR DAY, September 3 – We went looking for bargains this morning at the Hartville Flea Market.
Hartville Flea Market sign
This is one of their busiest days of the year, so he picked up Marsha's brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Chris, at 7:30 am so we could beat the crowds.

Well we almost beat the crowds.
crowds at flea market

We had a ton of rain the past two days. Looks like someone has a sense of humor.

Established in 1939, the Hartville Flea Market (re-named the Hartville Market Place) has grown into a year-around shopping experience that you have to see to believe. The two-story facility combines the best of days gone by with all the amenities of a modern shopping center. It is air-conditioned and heated for year-around comfort. Among the more than 100 permanent dealers you can find anything from fresh meat, cheese and produce, home décor, clothing & accessories, jewelry, and much more.

Hartville Market Place

The outdoor Flea Market is a 12-acre bargain hunters' paradise. Enjoy shopping under two covered pavilions that can hold 200 vendors or stroll on the smooth blacktop area, which can hold and additional 800 vendors.

The fruits and vegetables were delicious looking.

We bought these HUGE red peppers. DE-LIC-IOUS!peppers

It seemed everyone was carrying some sort of flower.

No, Paul, we don't need a 100 lb. bag of potatoes.

The Market is open all year on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The three summer holidays are the busiest time to shop.

Need any scissors?

What about FIVE bras for $10? Now that is a deal, but we weren't buying.

These are the fanciest toilet bowl brush holders we have ever laid our eyes on.
toilet brushes

Guess this guy is celebrating Halloween a bit early.
Halloween car

We made several purchases each. Again, just trying to help out the local economy.

Sign for the day.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day.



  1. That was so decent of you to help the local economy.

  2. good of you to boost the economy!..the toilet brushes look interesting?

  3. Glad to know you are out there doing your part to help out the economy. Those tomatoes and peppers look wonderful.

  4. Five bras for $10.00? Now that's an uplifting bargain!

  5. First, a state fair, today a flea market...you folks are hitting my favorite places. ENJOY

  6. That looks like quite a market. Funny how we always find something we can't live without at those places!

  7. I like the idea of an air conditioned flea market:)

  8. With a huge flea market like that one I would have a hard time hauling Paulette out of there.

  9. Hi,

    Thanks so much for the info on the flea market. We loved the fancy toliet bowl brushes. Can you help me contact them? I can't find them anywhere!

    Thanks so much for your help!


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