What girl doesn't like a good deal? Today, I ventured out with the hubby to find me just that....and boy did I find myself some beauties!
If you've never gone Flea Marketing then for goodness sake do something about it! :) Get on that little electronic device of yours and find yourself some flea markets around your area. Don't be afraid to travel for a good flea market and if you find one that is a bit further than you would like to drive then just make a trip out of it. That's what the hubby and I did today.
TIPS FOR FLEA MARKETING ON A BUDGET!
Don't Forget the Moolah! - Make sure you take your cash with you before hand. You don't want to get there and find something amazing and then having to frantically look for an ATM.
Give Yourself a Budget! - There is no doubt that you will find lots of little things here and there which is why it's important to allow yourself a specific amount before you go there. Today I went with $50 and that was it. Once the money was gone the shopping was done.
Barter, Barter, Barter! - Flea markets were made for bartering so don't be afraid to do it! Also, don't just take the first deal you're given. You never know how low the vendor is willing to go!
Closing Deals! - Leave some money for an hour or so before the market is due to close. As vendors get ready to pack they will be more willing to make sweet deals with you.
Here are the beauties I found today. I can't wait to work on them and put them around mi casa! I got a total of 6 items for only $31. Yeap...money left to spare. The hubby was proud!
The husband says this is an ugly tray. OBVIOUSLY, he lacks vision. Good thing I can envision the beauty within! I plan on painting the inside tray with chalk paint and turn it into wall art.
I have to say, we don't really know what this is but we are calling it a "vintage water (or milk)-pitcher-can thingy". Whatever it is, we love it. We managed to get this one for $13 less than what the seller was asking for. Yes please!
ATLAS GLASS JAR
These vintage jars are getting popular out there. Some even go for quite a bit of moolah so I'm glad I only paid $1. The only regret I have is not buying the other one. Oh well...next time.
BRASS SIDE TABLES
This is my favorite find today. I've been looking for side tables for our guest room. As soon as I saw these I knew they were it. They need a little love, some cleaning but other than that they are in great condition. I specially love the detail on top of the trays and love the fact that the they fold and you could use just the trays if you want. Surprisingly, they are very sturdy. Now I gotta go buy some brass cleaner and get to work. Can't wait!
You can never have too many mirrors. Right? With a tag of only $3 I had to snatch this one. I believe It was screaming my name though the hubby says I was hearing things.