Saturday’s Flea Marketing
Before I headed to Los Angeles for some work, I found myself with a day off and decided to spend it doing what I miss the most: rummaging through flea markets, antique stores and junk shops in Pennsylvania.
So, I rented an SUV (I know…but how else will I carry my stuff home?) and headed to Adamstown, PA for a few hours of sleuthing.
Above is a shot a giant warehouse full of nothing but amazing old wood piece: mantels, old bars, windows, tables, chairs…you name it! I thought I had discovered some out-of-the-way store that no one else really knew about, but I was wrong. Here's how I knew:
Hold for Ralph Lauren!
I was really on the hunt for an old bed for the new house, so I resisted temptation to buy up pieces that I liked. I really liked this old wooden chair with the wide unusual back. It just needs to be reupholstered (a nice hemp fabric would be cool).
At another store down the road, I found this antique cello or bass case in the back room. How cool is this? It had a lot of intricate stitch work and real wear and tear (which added to its charm). I have no idea what I could use this for, but I had to take a photo. How do you even price something like this?
Not everything is an antique. This Ball canning jar has been repurposed into a chicken waterer. Fill up the jar, insert the metal dish, and invert. It trickles out fresh water for chickens. I thought about getting this for the birds at the house, but I think I'll make my own.
And I loved these antique marble planters from France! Small is $65 and large is a bit more. How on Earth can you tell which is small and large? They look the same to me!