Sunday, November 16, 2014

Come in No.5 your time's up!



One (there are many) of my worst nightmares is being stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel, especially if anyone sharing with me even thinks of breathing or making a movement. I've been there in the past, before 'the phobia' :) took hold.. a few minutes waiting for people to offload below seems like an eternity! Yesterday that wasn't a concern, Aimee and I were at the Claremont Showgrounds on a  mission, Christmas shopping at the Polka Dot Vintage Market held here three times a year..


A combination of vintage, craft and antiques, the latter being the part that excites me the most.. it's a bit hard to explain the feeling I get when in close proximity to 'old things en masse' :) and even though I don't collect as I used to, I just love to look and imagine! From old medals and uniforms to glass chandeliers and Royal Albert crockery it's easy to slip into another seemingly elegant era, a romantic notion I know.. just as they are now, times could be tough then also I'm sure. Hope you are enjoying your weekend, take care and stay safe.. 


34 comments:

  1. I'm sharing same phobia .And same love for this kind of market! So many thungs , so many stories beind, a place for imagination and pleasure for eyes !

    We're having one more (very) rainy week-end . No matter, much to do at home .
    Have a nice sunday !

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  2. Oh, yes! I, too, share the same phobia and love markets like this one!! How fun!! Wish I were there! And I hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

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  3. Well, here's where we depart. I would love to be stuck at the top of a ferris wheel! What a photo op that would be. But no, the only time I was ever stuck on a ride was "It's a small, small world" at DisneyWorld...for 45 minutes. And they played that tune non-stop for the whole time. So for me, the feeling of discomfort and nausea comes whenever I hear that tune.

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  4. I think I'm dealing with a shopping phobia. ;-)

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  5. Sure looks like an interesting place. I wonder are there any nice fountain pens, typewriters, or slide rules?

    Fear of that Ferris Wheel? That one has all the cars or gondolas enclosed! When I was younger I used to clmb all over them becuase I had to assebmle them as well as train for rescue. Yes they do stop at times. Generally a dead wheel can be 'walked' around. It is the ones that tip or jam that are problems. Nice thing is those problems only happen every century or so. Now, Go for a few rides!

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  6. My father was a voluntary fire-fighter and scared of heights. and I agree with Stuart, the view from the wheel would be worth the stop.

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  7. I am afraid of heights too but this wheel seems safe. I would love to walk around this bazaar!!! Actually i am dying for such bazaars!

    I bet you had a great time! Take care Grace!!!!!!!

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  8. It is still SATURDAY here up in the north of Europe:)
    Anyway, I would love to walk around at a place like this. Just looking, but perhaps finding something really nice that had to go in the hand luggage. I sometimes watch "Bargain Hunt" on BBC. Wish you a nice weekend!

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  9. It appears that the place was crowded, so lots of people share your enjoyment!

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  10. I came for the reflection contest, and I stumble on this cool flee market... You could have make a macro of the casque of the old uniform : that would have been quite a nice participation too, dear... ^^

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  11. That is a very nice looking, and safe, ferris wheel. It is good to look at old stuffs at markets, but I wonder to myself, who buys all this rubbish, especially oddments of crockery.

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  12. From the clarity at top, through the atmospherics, to the displays. . . . a crackerjack post, G!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  13. I would love to take a ride on that Ferris wheel!

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  14. I wold be in my glory at that antique show too, Grace. And I won't go up on Ferris wheel for anything!

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  15. It would be nice to be in Ferris wheel.
    And this market looks a great happening. Everything is vintage !!

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  16. I'll go. And then I'll spend all my money!

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  17. Lots of things to see at that show. Re Ferris wheels: They are for the young. When people grow up they should know better and keep both feet firmly planted on the ground!

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  18. Even though I would enjoy the view, I can't stand those rides,
    I'm afraid of heights. And I love such markets, can't go there
    anymore because I'm afraid of masses of people as well.
    Who knows what I'm afraid of next year :D
    Hope you had lots of fun there!

    ☼ Knipsa

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  19. I would love to have been at that market.

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  20. looks like my kind of place. I like to go antiquing too.

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  21. I won't ride a ferris wheel any more. I remember the last ride I took, with my kids, and we were hanging out in front while they unloaded riders lower down. My stomach was in my throat.

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  22. I looks huge, I could get lost in here...

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  23. I worked for the phone company many years ago and had to climb poles with climbing gaffs on my legs.
    The poles near railroads and Interstates were REALLY tall.
    I got used to climbing and lost my fear of Hights.
    But crawling under houses that wer close to the groung was hard for me.
    I imagined getting stuck underneath a burning house. Even now it raises my heart rate.

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  24. The market is enormous. Would be difficult for me to make decisions while surrounded by all those treasures. Bet you overbuy?!

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  25. I'd get excited here, but Elenka would be rollin' her eyes. Her cry would be, "No more junk!"

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  26. I'm petrified of Ferris Wheels, I won't ride anything in the fairs. Loads of people at the vintage Market, I remember going there once and there were lots of interesting things from the past, I just can't collect anything else....

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  27. I love your ferris wheel picture here! but have to admitted I'm not riding it anymore... for some strange reason hight give me too much anxiety. But I love to paint it and definatelly enjoy to look at!

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  28. I would be in heaven at a place like that. I have to limit myself when it comes to buying though, because I am running out of room in my house for collecting!

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  29. I have a HUGE fear of Ferris wheels. Heights are NOT for me. But I love the photo and I can appreciate that others like to ride them. I don't collect any more, either. In fact, we (my husband and I) are slowly selling off some of our threasures so someone else can enjoy (and dust) them. :))

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  30. I would have had a blast at this event. What fun to see all these treasures.

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  31. Guess the two of us will never ride the Ferris wheel together, huh, Grace? One last time I went with Niece and it was plain horrible! Never.again... Nice to look at, though!

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  32. Oh dear that is a great place to look around.No ferris wheel for me anymore, to wobly...

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  33. Shopping for old things?
    Do you wish to see my wardrobe...?

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  34. I would like to shop there, Grace...

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