Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Flea Market Finds

When I was in the Poconos last week, my family all went to a big outdoor flea market.

I don't usually buy anything, but we all love to look at the tons of crazy crap people are selling.

My sister started the idea of having a contest to see who could find the most insane item at a flea market. Of course, "insane" is one of those qualities that's hard to define, but I know it when I see it.

It's always hard to commit to buying something, since there might well be an even crazier thing at the next table. As soon as I saw it, I was pretty confident that my pick was a winner. (see below)

Anyway, halfway into the trip, I finally figured out that I should just start taking photos of the wackiest stuff.

After I saw this ridiculous fancy Ladycat, I started snapping pics:

It's definitely 'magical', but I can't imagine who would hang this plaque up in their home:

 I thought this totally 80's Body Rap toy was Vanilla Ice bad & totally hysterical:

Some guy in a scooter & his overly-enthusiastic son were tending a big tent of weapons.

This was their sales display:

This speaks for itself, a sorry bastard flushing himself down a toilet- "Goodbye Cruel World":

Finally, this may (or may not..) be me with my prize find... a breast-shaped creamer cup:

I was browsing the table & the nipple cup was turned backwards, apparently to protect the eyes of the youth. The guy working there looked me right in the eyes & slowly turned the cup around to face me. It was only $2, & I immediately told him "I'm buying it."

My brother-in-law was standing right behind me as this was happening, eating wasabi nuts. I turned to look at him, & he simply said, "Game Over."

As an artist, I have to say, it's actually a well-crafted ceramic piece! I can appreciate the artistry as much as the absurdity.

At the end of the week, I fulfilled my promise to drink beer out of it. I don't think I'll post that pic here, though...

1 comment:

Vanessa Smith said...

Selling in flea market is a great way to earn extra money, it is also a great way to raise funds for the community. If you are looking for merchandise that you could sell on on flea markets look for things in your house that you do not use or you could buy low priced wholesale merchandise from wholesale suppliers like they offer various items like clothing, jewelry, toys. etc