Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stormville FleaMarket

I've been going to Stormville flea market  since middle school now and I think it is fair to say, after my experience on Sunday, that it is not like it use to be. I was very disappointed and will probably retire it from my summer junk searching adventures. With only one short row of antiques and a parallel row of terrible "newish" stuff, it didn't fill a quarter of the airplane field and lacked all treasures you used to be able to score there. I was able to go home, after about an hour, with a ship for $10 and a couple photos...
This little cardboard pine cone house is reminiscent of a few crafts I have worked on recently.

I love African masks—the workmanship that goes into one is pretty incredible.
This young lad was vigorously petting this bear head... until I snapped his photo. Then he ran away and I heard him say, "Daddy! That lady took my picture!" I pretended I didn't hear and kept walking... creep—me not Denis the Menace.
        
My Nana used to make funny people out of stockings. This old couple stuffed in a jar reminded me of her and Grandpa.

8 comments:

  1. Your flea market is a lot cooler than what's in my city... Love that mask..That ship is a keeper..

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  2. such memories...we used to go there all the time as kids with my parents, it was such a "big" adventure! i remember getting such fun stuff and at the very end stopping at the pickle guy on the way out!

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  3. I must start going to our local fleamarket again. I love the bear.

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  4. that ship is really awesome! Sorry it was a disappointment

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  5. The flea market we have near me is so ghetto. I don't think any of the merchants know what "African masks" are. :/

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  6. those showpieces are very nice. kids will love them. even house wives will also love them.

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  7. The pic of the ship is really great.

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