04 June 2012

the portland flea









scenes from the portland flea, which was a couple of weeks ago (or more, I can't remember). truth: I am used to the giant, junky fleamarkets of the south and when I moved here to portland, I kept looking for something like that. a place where I could dig and get my hands dirty, a place I could really sink my junking teeth into. I'll tell you, I haven't exactly found it (not yet, anyway) but portland flea has been the next best thing. portland flea sort of scratched that itch for me and people, I am thankful.

(I've got a little more about the pdx flea over at poppytalk, hop on over if you like)

18 comments:

  1. lovely shots! a flea market sounds like the perfect spring activity. i have the same problem with thrift stores... i'm used to dirt cheap treasure troves in montana, but then i come to the east coast where everything is picked completely over and what's left is more expensive than it was originally. iy iy iy.

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    1. yep. that stinks. all the best thrift stores are in the small towns.

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  2. Love the mood in these. As a resident of LA via Florida, I hear you loud and clear on the flea market disappointment. I need that feeling of finding something that is a treasure to me, for a price that shows that its trash to someone else. That satisfaction is the joy of thrifting!

    www.christijay.com

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    1. thanks! and from what I hear, florida has a couple of really great fleamarkets. I feel your pain, lady.

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  3. Your photos make my hands itch to go flea marketing! Great photos.

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    1. hey thanks! here's hoping your hands will find their way to a fleamarket soon. :)

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  4. Thank you for the beautiful Portland Flea photos! I hear you about the satisfaction that comes with perusing the junky, well established flea markets of the south. Trying to keep that in mind as the Portland Flea grows. Don't want to over curate. Magic happens in a sea of junk!

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    1. my pleasure, kate! seriously, portland flea was such a joy to experience. I'm so, so glad you're doing it! behind you 100% and will be there every month!

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  5. jealous! it looks wonderful. :)

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  6. Love it! Pretty.

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  7. Andrea, I found a cool flea market near our house so when y'all come back this way, we'll have to go:)

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  8. oh my goodness yes! I would LOVE that.

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  9. Ever tried the Goodwill "Bins" ? That can be a treasure hunt but you definitely have to be willing to get your hands dirty...

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    1. yes! I LOVE THE BINS. gives new meaning to the words 'dirty hands'. :)

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