Besides craft fairs, summertime means flea markets, and Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club has some really smart tips for getting the most out of shopping flea markets.
Watch her nicely constructed video on You Tube [1:35] -- whether you're heading to Brimfield or the Brooklyn Flea you'll glean some good ideas, and Jennifer's delivery will cheer you!
Y'know, flea markets and craft fairs seem to have a certain compatibility. I think it's rooted in the indie spirit they share, a sensibility rooted in the desire to bypass mainstream consumerism.
I know if I needed, say, a new kitchen table, I'd want one hand-crafted by a favorite artisan or designer. Short of that, I'd want to find one second-hand. This could mean buying it at a flea market or antique shop, begging an elder relative for it, or even finding it on the sidewalk and taking it in.
The LAST thing I'd want to do is go the commercial route. (Unless it involves fabric. Couches, mattresses -- they gotta be new!)
I think a lot of us feel this way about things.
In any event, I should come up with my tips about shopping craft fairs... Stay tuned for that...
[Link to 5 Quick Flea Market Tips]