Sunday, May 20, 2012
Got Up Early And Made My Way To The Belleville Flea Market This Morning. Status: Beautiful Day For A Flea.
It did get a little warm out today but not so much as to compare with the usual St. Louis mid summer super humid misery. Nope, it was just a taste of Summer. Speaking of taste, here's a little taste of the Belleville Flea Market!
The Belleville Flea Market is one of the St. Louis area's premier flea markets. It's unfortunate that
it's only open once a month and then on sorta random weekends defined only as the 3rd full
weekend of the month. It's kinda hard to remember when it's open! But it's worth a go when I
do! I managed to pick up a few choice goodies. Here's some stuff that I didn't bag up.
There were lots of great lamps at this booth out back but none had a price on it. I'm not always
in the mood to talk shop, haggle or even just gab with the sellers and untagged merchandise
irritates me so I don't always ask. Sometimes it's hard to even figure out WHO to ask. It's just
too much trouble at such an early hour (for me).
As usual, there was a wide variety of interesting items available in all sizes and price ranges.
Actually, I was surprised to see a vintage modern bedroom suite here. That might have been a
first for me. It wasn't too pricey either. I think the chest of drawers was $70 and the bed was $40.
Did ya notice that big Witco piece up there? I Sure Did! Oooh, I thought I had scored but good
...until I saw the $200 price tag. That gaves me a sad. Oh sure...it may well be worth that to a
proper collector, but I'm a CHEAP-O collector! And there some Georges Briard. I'd almost
want those metal cups...and the Tonka stuff seems to be gaining in collectability. A Corn Dog,
Funnel Cake and a Root Beer Float....breakfast of champions! The Belleville Flea Market is
still going strong Sunday morning, you should drop by and see if you can find anything good to
haul back to YOUR pad!