I spent last weekend in Manhattan. It was a great trip and while I was there, I took out time Sunday morning to visit an indoor/outdoor flea market on the Upper West side. This market had everything from vintage furs, jewelry, art, rugs, and furniture to fresh, locally made soaps, lotions, and food! Here’s how the setup outside looks.
The market is held on public school property. Here’s a glimpse of the indoor setup.
At a booth selling hand made African art, I found a hot pink JuJu hat for $175. I also saw them at Scott’s Antique Market here a few month’s ago but they were selling for $300.
There was a booth that put together ‘time capsules’ with old artifacts from the past. This is definitely an idea you can borrow for projects of your own using shadow boxes (Ikea has inexpensive ones) and any meaningful items you already have.
These chairs were my absolute favorite! They are fabulously redone by the Divine Chair company (for more info click here).
What inspiration! These chairs have such great color and pattern combinations! Did you spot that yellow Ikat fabric chair with a pink frame? I used that same combination (pink & yellow) when I made my pushpin jewelry corkboard. You could use the same color combinations on a chair of your own or another crafty project.
I only ended up purchasing one thing, a silver necklace, but it was definitely fun to be on the hunt. Have you been to a flea market lately? Any good finds?
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