I am not a pioneer woman. Sure, I can take an hour shopping outside in a flea market. But setting up shop at the same flea market, knowing the weather will not remain ideal is daunting. (Ideal for me is that thin area between 70-72 degrees).
The Rusty Chandelier has three parking lot sales per year and I decided to jump on board the June bandwagon, which was last Saturday. I have had a very crowded back porch, and do not have a lot of indoor booth space to put furniture in. I really needed to get rid of some stuff.
It wasn't a bad weather day. 85 degrees and sunny. But when you are sitting on blacktop --even with an EZ-UP tent-- it just is not for the faint of heart. (The faint of heart being ME.)
The crowd was very sparse all day -- probably owing to the fact that it wasn't raining for once.
Still I managed to make some money, visit with some fun people and get rid of some items. Some items I literally gave away, but the idea was to get rid of stuff.
Due to the fact that I do not like to sweat, I will not be participating in another flea market. But it did help me appreciate the vendors that I purchase from...
and the people who organize the flea markets. (Kate, pictured above with her son, did a great job organizing the event.)
Lastly, it certainly gave me fresh resolve to be selective in my purchases. Enough said.