My perfect day would definitely include wandering around a flea market.
Yeah…yard sales can be fun, but in my antique-store-filled town, there’s tons of competition…and way too much driving around in unfamiliar places. Sometimes thrift stores offer up unique finds…for a price…but the swap meet is definately this 53 year old’s idea of a good time!
Ours is actually located in the next little town, so the anticipation while driving there is priceless. Upon arrival, I am happy to park my car and leisurely stroll around, looking for whatever catches my fancy. I have three objectives in mind as I’m on the prowl:
*to find things for home decor, yard art, or for my personal collections
*to select interesting resale items for my antique booths
Over the years, I’ve found the darnedest things…and occasionally universal energy converges to put something unbelievably precious or sweet in my hands.
About a year ago I went to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet – a major thrill in the life of this thrift monger - and I spotted this lovely garden statue of the Santo Nino de Atocha. On its tag was written “Woman in Chair.” Shock and delight vied to get the upper hand in my mind, until I realized that this couldn’t be blasphemy if they knew not what that they had…