A couple weekends ago I was lucky enough to have childcare on the weekend (thanks to an in-laws visit!) What did this mama do with her free time, you ask? I took a trip to the flea market..alone :).
I have gone to flea markets before and had a blast (i.e. my trip to GA with my dear friend Erin where I scored a vintage soap dispenser and set of pyrex bowls for a song.) However, I’ve been underwhelmed by my local flea market. I’d never found anything I wanted. Things seemed too expensive, like they’d already been marked up from flea market prices. And I felt there was too much to take in and hunt through. Add to that a huge location, blistering heat, and a kid in toe…like I said, underwhelmed.
I was hoping, however, that this time alone would be different. I really REALLY hoped my past experiences had been colored by having a
difficult and impatient toddler with me and alone I’d hunt for deals more effectively and have more fun.
I did find some things I loved and didn’t need…
(Don’t worry hubby, I didn’t buy any of these fun extras :).)
However, I didn’t find anything I was looking for at a reasonable price…
- NO small table for bathroom storage
- NO wire baskets for storing office craft supplies
- NO vintage Coke bottle boxes for paint brush storage
AND the only thing I did find for a good price I didn’t pull the trigger on because it was only sort of want I was looking for. Plus, I didn’t want to carry it the huge distance to my car. It looked a bit like this…
I was really hoping to find this…
*Sigh* I came away feeling a bit discouraged and longing for a small out-of-the-way flea market experience like the one I’d had in the GA mountains. Maybe Erin will humor me when we take our next mountain trip and hunt down a market or two with me ;).