Saturday, 12 December 2009

At the Flea-Market




It has been a little while since my last visit to the flea-market. There is only one flea-market local to me that I know of, Tynemouth Flea-market. It is set in a Victorian Metro station and is on every Saturday and Sunday morning, I prefer the sellers on a Saturday.

So of course I started the day as I usually do with a cup of coffee and a cake, in this case a Toffee Nut Latte and Daim Cake from Mister...Woods Cafe. And then on I went to the flea-market to see what treasure I could unearth.

Today, I invite you to join me. You don't even need to leave the comfort of your warm and cosy homes. I will take you round the stalls to view all of the little nick-nacks on offer. This is what I love most about flea-markets. Not only do you find things that you never knew you needed but I just love how everything is thrown together in a hapazard manner and you really do not know what you will find.



































So... did you see anything you liked? Were there any of these treasures you would have bought? I think my favourite item was the clock in the second picture but I was amazed at the price - £850!!! This is the most expensive item I have ever seen at this market. And the candlesticks to match I definitely would have bought too if I had an open-ended budget.

What did I buy, I hear you ask. I like to buy things that catch my eye, I worry about what I will use them for or where I will put them later. Also, I don't like to spend much money, I like to set myself little budgets of only a few pounds - it defeats the purpose otherwise!

A light-as-a-feather purple glass apple; a miniature pink car (which I like to think may belong to Penelope Pitstop) - both of these bartered to 50p each; and a set of six glasses for £2. Now I was looking for some wine glasses but I have to say I'm not sure if these are drinking glasses or desert dishes. Any ideas? I think they will be used as drinking glasses regardless!





26 comments:

  1. Ah,that's really nice..! I wish we had more flea markets in my country (there is ony a huge one!)

    Your blog is really nice!! :)

    CU!

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  2. I love flea markets. Ohh I would love to go to one in Europe. I would have definitely bought a few things you took pictures of. Where I live they don't do as many flea markets as they used too. That lil purple apple is so cute.

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  3. I've been dying to go there for the longest time but everytime we're in the area there is always so many other things to do.

    Now you've made me want to go even more x

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  4. I wish I could find things like that at the flea markets and estate sales that I go to.

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  5. I wish we had flea markets around here!

    Cute purchases, I think the glass could be used for either, although the straight sides make me lean towards desserts.

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  6. I would have purchased the patinaed candelabra in the 7th pic

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  7. I love that miniature car... yes it could have been Penelope's car. So you are familiar with the Wacky Races? I thought I am the only one here who knew about that show.

    I love your flea market finds...I would have bought a lot of those things you showed here.

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  8. I am a huge fan of flea market. Why big designers will take all the money ? Let these shopkeepers earn something. Delhi is full of flea markets. And thanks a lot for leaving a comment on my blog.

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  9. Thanks for taking me with you. I enjoyed it so much. Love the items you bought. For me those glasses more look like dessert glasses but I would use them for drinking as well...Great finds.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, cheers: Evi

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  10. Ooh that looks like a great market! Most of the ones near me are very touristy and overpriced (the curse of living in London I guess) but you can still get some bargains if you look carefully. THe best markets I've been to were definitely in Italy.

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  11. Oh that coffee/hot chocolate(?) looks so delicious... my mouth watered when I saw that first picture!

    That flea market looks awesome as well - love the look of the green retro telephone and that cupcake stand :) I wish we had one near here... I can't think if we have anything similar in my area!

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com)

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  12. I love going to fleamarkets. We have a couple nice ones over here, but than again I do like to sleep inn on weekends as well!
    :)

    I like the glass bowls!

    Have a lovely sunday.

    S*

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  13. I must have that cupcake holder/display thing for my future dreamy coffee shop...*daydreams away*

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  14. I've never been but will definitely plan a visit soon, it looks great and it sounds like there are some bargains to be found - can't believe the price of that clock though! I like the little black photo frame and I'd definitely have bought a cupcake!

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  15. Oh what lovely lovely photos. They make me long for a day at the flea market.

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  16. THANK YOU so much for this beautiful wondering! It was like travelling through time, I really enjoyed it - your pictures are just... perfect!

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  17. That's some lovely finds! And yes, that clock should be sold in an antique store and not on a flea market...

    I would have asked for a price of the brown and the cream colored telephone, the sewing (?) magazine ans for your glasses, too. :)

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  18. That cake looks so delicous..And I love the pictures from the flea market!!

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  19. Wow! I like all the pictures, I wish I was there.

    Thanks you for sharing all those beautiful things with us ;)

    Saludos,
    Clau!

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  20. How delightful! love that little glass apple you bought.

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  21. thanks for another lovely tour. what a wonderful flea market! yes, there were many things that caught my eye, like those retro phones, the clocks, various hats and coats, too.

    your metallic apple is quite a find! so is the car and glasses. i think they would make great dessert cups.

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  22. Why can't we have fabulous spots like that in my town? Sigh. Looks like an amazing time!

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  23. how fun!! looks like there are many treasures waiting to be taken home:)

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  24. Flea markets are often really nice!
    You can find real treasures!!!

    I love the cupcakes photo & the black retro phone :)

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  25. oh wow i think next time i'm in london i will deffinately have to check out this flea-market! the glasses look divine, and such a bargain for only £2! x

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