Flea Market Finds…

Last Saturday I went with a friend to a local farmers market in my hometown.  Renninger’s Market opened in 1955 selling locally grown produce, meat, and dairy products. Over the years it has evolved into a destination spot for antique collectors. The Farmers Market is open Fri & Sat year round. The Antiques and Flea Market are also open year round but only on Saturday’s.

Since it was my first excursion to the market, I made sure to clear my schedule, so I would have ample time to shop. This turned out to be a wise move, because the number of Antique dealers that were in the market was overwhelming.  I walked up and down the isles perusing rehabbed antique furniture, old transistor radios, vintage clothes, and costume jewelry. I could’ve spent hours searching the booths, but I was on a mission to find some great deals, and that’s exactly what I did.


Vintage Swarovski necklace with bracelet attached

Vintage Swarovski necklace with bracelet attached.

Flea Market find#1

Vintage Swarovski necklace priced at $80.

Close up of the bracelet attached to the necklace.

Close up of the bracelet attached to the necklace.


Flea Market Finds!

Flea Market Finds!

I’m an avid costume jewelry collector and, having worked for two high-end costume jewelry companies Kate Spade and Sorrelli jewelry, I knew that value of the piece. At first glance I thought it was a lavaliere necklace. But on further inspection I noticed it was a necklace and bracelet set. The pieces can be worn separately or together to create 2 different looks. So I offered $65 for the set, and the seller agreed. Score!!

Flea Market find#2

Classic trench...love!

Classic trench…love!

Vintage 1960/70’s trench coat (no brand label) in mint condition and priced at $25.00 at Trendy Pants Vintage.

This was a no-brainer. A classic trench with a feminine cut that resembles the one Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s…Yes Please!

Till next time!



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