A few weeks ago I noticed that Jäähalli Fleamarket was still active. I used to go there every weekend more than ten years ago. I don’t know if they’ve been there the whole time or not, but it doesn’t really matter. So week ago I took hubby with me, and we went to see if it’s any good.
And it was! Well, not really good, but pretty ok. Lot of sellers, but the set up was a bit confusing. We had to walk back and forth to see everything. And occationally we ended up on the wrong side of the tables. Like we were among the sellers, and that was a bit confusing ;).
The first The first time, I got this pink car and exercise bike for my dolls. I love them! Especially the car. It’s missing a windshield, but I was wondering if a glass shop (window glasses kind of place) could make me one out of acrylic. Hubby got himself a purse ;). I’d say it was a good trip, not compared to some of the greatest fleamarket days, but overall it was worth the trip.
I love fleamarkets, btw. Most of all, I like the weird and unusual stuff they have. Or might have. I guess it’s the chance of finding something special that’s most thrilling. And on top of that it’s a lot more ecologically friendly than buying a new things from the store. And a lot cheaper, too! Well, not always. Sometimes the seller doesn’t realize that they are at fleamarket — they seem to think they are at antique store or that they are selling stuff that’s somehow pimped to be even more expensive than the exact same thing at Ikea… I hate that.
Most of the time I look for toys. And I know pretty well, just by looking at the seller and her/his merchandize, if it’s going to be ridiculously overprized. Eight euros for a messy-haired barbie? No thanks. Five euros for new-generation My Little Pony? No thanks.
It’s kind of funny how I’m at my strictest at fleamarkets. Sometimes when I’m having “too much fun” on ebay, I try to think about whether I’d be willing to pay the same amount of money on something similar at a fleamarket. And the answer is always no. Like 20 to 25 euros for Blythe-sized typewriter. No effing way! And on ebay that wasn’t a consideration at all.
Kind of funny.
Anyway, yesterday we went there again. There was some of the same sellers as last week, which to me is always a sign to avoid them. “Professionals” who are there to make money, not to get rid of their unwanted things. This time I wasn’t that lucky with toys. I got something, but nothing worth mentioning. But I got some clothes! I usually don’t look for clothes that actively. I don’t have any kind of problem with second hand clothes, not at all. But I don’t like to go through of piles after piles of clothing. But this time there were few tables that said small clothes, so I got interested. I got something black — I have no idea what it would be called. Kind of like a dress and cardigan mix. Also got bright green top from the same person. I think I paid 2,50 euros for those. 🙂 A few meters further, a white top with french bulldog on it was on display. To me it looked really expensive. I was trying to keep myself from getting too interested. But I really liked it. I couldn’t find the size tag, and the seller wasn’t sure. And it looked like you’d had to have big breasts to fill it. And to be honest, I even asked if that was the case. And she said no. Then I asked for the price. Fifty cents!! Whoa!! As you can see —-> it wasn’t too expensive 😉 That’s a very special treat, since I’m really photo-shy. I even asked hubby to take a headless pic of me, but as always, he didn’t listen and did whatever he wanted ;).
Thanks to that top, I was really happy with the trip.
Last summer I had probably one of the best days at a fleamarket. I rode my bike (alone, hubby didn’t want to ride almost 20 K’s to the other side of the city – lazy ass bastard!) through the city, to Hietsu Fleamarket. Within a few lovely (actually it’s quite annoying place with all the masses of people) found all this –> Sindy kitchen units!!! Sindy arm chair!! Beauty, Barbie’s dog!! My Little Pony trinket box!!! Super great! And I managed to get it all home piled on top of my bike.
I hope your weekend was filled with great finds, too!