Monday, March 03, 2014

The Flea Market @ the Alemany Farmer's Market


One of the tv shows I enjoy watching is ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on PBS. It is where ordinary people bring their antiques to be appraised by credible and recognized appraisers. They would find out whether what they have is a treasure or trash.

To be honest, I fantasize myself going to flea markets and picking a little knick knack to find out later on that this little impulse buy is worth a child's college education. Such is the way my delusion works, so just humour me.

Thus when we were in the city for a niece's birthday party, we didn't go straight home when the party ended early. We decided to check out what's at the Sunday flea market at the Alemany Farmer's Market. It's only recently that I found out that the same spot of the farmer's market on Saturday becomes a flea market on Sundays.


The market was not crowded. Probably the lateness of the hour, but I noted that some sellers were only starting their set-up. I don't know the operating hours for the flea market.


There's almost everything for everybody. I saw tables of old dental instruments.


Unlike on Saturday farmer's market, I only saw one food truck/stall selling snacks on that day.


This is either a mazagine rocker, or a baby's crib. It caught my fancy, but not enough to ask for the price. I noticed that the prices were on the high side.


And this is the piece de resistance in my opinion. It is elaborately carved, in good condition on simple ocular inspection, and just beautiful. The folded wood on the top unfolds into a cheese table, or some sort of a carving table.

OUR WORLD TUESDAY.

10 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. I have never been to a flea market but I am sure there are a lot of hidden treasures.

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  2. Great photos of various 'wares' for sale and magnificent blue sky ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  3. That last piece does look impressive, I bet it wasn't cheap.

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  4. That looks like a fun flea market to browse around in.

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  5. This sure looks like a great place to shop.

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  6. Looks fun :)The last piece was impressing!

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  7. You and I are on the same page, Maria: I would have made a bee-line to that chest! And now I DO wonder what it cost???

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  8. Looks like a super place to look for unusual items.

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  9. Hi! Nice captures. I like the last photo. The furniture looks very valuable.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. So did you buy some? hehehe I did once try the flea market here but didn't explore much and I would love to go back and check if there are hidden treasures hehehe, the last picture looks interesting, love the carving.

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