Weekend Flea Market

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This weekend we went to the Ocean Grove giant spring flea market that they have every year here in NJ.  I look forward to it all year long.  They sell a variety of things, I mostly go for the antiques.  Vendors come from all over NJ and some from PA.  Ocean Grove is a quaint, quiet little Jersey Shore beach town.  They have a wide open area of about 2 blocks directly across from the beachfront where they host this event.  Many of the locals also set up yard sales on this day, so its a combination town wide yard sale and flea market.

This year was the most crowded I’ve seen it yet. I’ve been going for about 3 or 4 years now.

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I was looking for a 3-drawer chest for my daughter’s room and came across this, which I loved, but it was sold already.  This was refurbished with some unique drawer pulls.  They used garden hose knobs and garage door hardware, so creative.

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There was one stand that was filled with beautifully colored sea glass (the pictures don’t do it justice) and chalkboards with frames made of driftwood.

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I also thought these wheels from boardwalk games (is there a name for these?) were cool, I picture these in a boy’s room decorated with red, white and blue.

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One stand was selling these metal wine bottle holders, in a variety of forms from cats to clowns.  Again, the picture doesn’t do it justice.  These are all cell phone pics.  New blogger, not used to bringing a camera everywhere yet.

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Another stand had a variety of real animal hides (not a fan, I prefer the faux).  And this headdress on a creepy mannequin head.

 

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Here are some pictures of the beautiful homes surrounding the flea market area.  It’s really such a charming town.

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After a few hours of shopping, we walked the boardwalk and checked out the beach.  It was our first time to the shore this year.

 

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Then we sat for a while to breathe in the salt air.  The first picture of my husband John is before lunch and the second is after.  Whoever said a way to mans heart is through his stomach must have known John.  😉

 

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I didn’t buy anything this year.  Everything I wanted was either over priced or already sold.  But here are a few treasures from years past.  I love the garden obelisk I found the first year I went. I carried that thing about 12 blocks to my car.  I have blueberries planted in the pot, in case you’re wondering.

 

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And last year I picked up a burlap sack and framed it.

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All in all we had a nice family day out (our girls went too) and beautiful weather all weekend.

What is your favorite, can’t-miss flea market?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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