Monday, June 3, 2013

Flea Marketing

Hello, friends.

I'm not a frequent visitor to flea markets but last weekend we went to one with Leo and Andi.  This huge flea market takes place a number of times during the year on an airfield in Stormville, New York.  It's about an hour and a half north of me so it's not too far.  Due to the large crowd it draws, Leo suggested we get there early.  So, we got up very early at 5:15 am and were out the door by 6 am.  We picked up Caterina and then continued upstate.  We broke up the drive by meeting Andi and Leo at their house about an hour north and then we followed them to Stormville.

The flea market is divided into sections and it even has a food court.  One can find almost anything  as there are vendors selling a variety of things.  We saw booths selling all sorts of things like antiques, furniture, socks, clothing, leather goods including bikers' gear, coffee, bird feeders, lawn ornaments, plants and veggies, incense, hair care products, kitchen supplies and lots of other stuff.  There was even a guy selling insect eating pitcher plants.

It was chilly but sunny day.  There was a good breeze too which warranted jackets.  I even wore a pair of knit gloves but it felt good to be outside walking around.

Here are Andi and Leo.   They were kind to bring bagels and juice for breakfast which we enjoyed once we got there.
I had Jim stand on the picnic table bench and take a few shots in either direction.  This was taken around 9 am so there weren't too many people there yet.  When we left it was packed and the car line to get in the entrance was backed up for miles in both directions.   It was a good thing we listened to Leo and got there early. 

This was the view to the left of where we sat to eat breakfast.
The vehicles you see belong to the vendors.
My mother-in-law and her boyfriend were vendors, too.  He makes wooden lawn ornaments and other cute things.  Thank goodness I had their spot number which made it easier to find them.
  Here are Logan, Jim and Caterina.
I bought a few things that day.  I found a vendor selling trimmings for a dollar so I bought some cute little fabric flowers and embellies that I can scrap or even use in my Project Life layouts.  I also bought some ribbon.  My favorite find of the day was a pretty blue bird feeder that now hangs from a shepherd's hook outside my house. 

After we left the flea market, we went back to their house where we had a great lunch.  After Leo did the fish rubbing that I mentioned in the previous blog post, he, Jim and the kids went fishing while Andi and I enjoyed some girl time.

When we finally got home that evening, I saw a couple of flies buzzing around my trash cans.  I made the joke that we should have bought that pitcher plant. 

It was a long day but as always, whenever we are with Leo and Andi, we have a great time.

Thanks for reading.  Here's hoping you find some bargains of your own.  


luv46kdz said...

I haven't been to a flea market in ages! Looks like it was a good day :)

Staci said...

Looks like fun! TFS!