While on a short trip to New York we stopped between the very small town of Arkville and the larger village of Margaretville, an area that had been devastated by last year’s hurricane Irene, at a regular flea market that meets every weekend in a large field.
Some folks set up actual stands and stalls while others just threw a blanket on the ground to show their wares.
To my mind most of the items were inconsequential and useless, not to mention overpriced.
I did see one display that I thought could be very decorative: air return grates. They were priced in the $20 to $30 range.
Then while passing through Downsville we were attracted by “Wood N Things,” an antiques store which has a large variety a fairly priced items.
Not everything in the store appeared to be antique.
The store was packed with both old and newish things. I’m sure some dealing could easily take place.
Some items were surely the real thing.
There was a room almost totally dedicated to printing memorabilia including large racks of printer’s letters. I was drawn to finding our initials. I found them but left them for the next seeker.
This old store had once been the town hardware emporium and so had a lot of tools, signs and cans to wade through.
We escaped without buying anything although we were tempted by a few things but hampered by the room available in the car and the promise I had made.
Have you made any discoveries? Old one? New one?