Readers, as many of you know, once a year the apartment complex where I live (made up of ten high rise apartment buildings) holds its annual flea market -- basically a big, junky swap meet. The quality can vary, but some things are certain: you'll find tons of "As seen on TV" appliances (and their ilk). This year was no different.
Remember "Perfect Pancake?" (Me either)
How about a "Digital Coin Counting Money Jar" tagged a "perfect solution for her." (Math is hard.)
This needs no introduction:
This flea market is also rich in "collectible" dolls people apparently can't wait to dump. Barbie as Dorothy!
Vintage repro "Poodle Parade" Barbie!
Then there are the boxes and boxes of books, VHS tapes, DVDs, cassette tapes -- every format for every possible shopper!
Finally, women's shoes, women's shoes and more women's shoes. And bags -- lots of bags (Michael bought himself one, actually).
A few other notables seen today:
Eyelashes! (I resisted.)
Coffee makers -- I think there are more of those than anything else.
Holly Hobbie dress!
As you've probably noticed, very little of this stuff is truly old and most of it is just one step from the landfill. Like I said, it's pretty junky.
Here's my take -- all for $5.
Plush rabbit head/dog toy.
Some DVDs to get me through the hot weekend:
And look who we saw riding through Chelsea today. Can anyone name him?
Friends, I hope you're all staying cool and sewing productively.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!