We hosted our first French Flea Market of the summer this last Saturday, and I’m still reeling from all the fun. There were soooo many great finds, from some fabulous furniture pieces, to iron chandies, cool benches, beautiful hand-crafted pillows, fun and funky handbags, on and on. Oh, and a lemonade/patisserie stand with the most delicious goodies. We’ve been doing this for years, you know, and it just gets better and better.
There are certain darling display pieces we have in our shops that customers are always wanting. “WHERE did you get that?” they ask with longing. Well, I got it at one of Pomegranate’s famous flea markets. Yes, I too, get to shop with our vendors at the flea markets, and I play by the rules. I don’t start early or get preferential treatment, I pay the asking price, and I just go around and have fun. That’s all you have to do: show up just as things start, run around like crazy, and please don’t think about where something will go! If you like it and the price seems fair, get out that little wad of cash you have stashed in your pocket, and just do it. Then head over for a nice leisurely lunch at McKay’s Cottage, outside of course. Then dash back to the flea market for a quick look at last minute additions and bargains, as lots of vendors will replenish stock as things sell.
Here are a few pictures of the event. Not to torture you, but to get you wound up for the next one (Saturday, August 25, from 10-4). Oh well, I guess the pictures are all going to show up at the top of the page, and some are sideways. Anybody know how to work this thing? To stay informed of the latest Pomegranate events and specials, please join our email list by sending a note with your name and email address to Jantiques@bendcable.com.