The weather was perfect and we were excited!!
I picked her up at 7am and we were on our way- her fabulous navigational skills carried us through- lol
The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is located in New Milford, Ct. It was started back in 1976 and its only open on Sundays- it's described as a Mecca for antiques, tools, household wares, crafters, collectible a and many more vendors. Unlike many antique shops, this markets boasts a family friendly atmosphere- old friends sit beside one another welcoming newbies with a friendly hello while others sits by their wares strumming guitars singing their tunes- relaxed and welcoming best describe the surroundings.
Early birds ( between 5:45-7) get in for $20 but after 7am- price is $2, so we figured after 7 gave us more $ to spend there!! www.etflea.com
It was an hour away but definitely worth the ride- I didn't end up making a lot of purchases but the eye candy was scrumptious!!
Here's a birds eye view of just some of the goodies I spied-
A pick up truck would have been handy too!
Herbs, mums, a display of beautiful fruits, veggies, cheese and hard meats
Iron grates galore-
I spied that woven bee skep and it came home with me
This cute older man made all the furniture he was selling- the craftsmanship was exquisite and he was a proud artisan who loved to chat with all-
This stand restored older pieces - pricey but magnificent-
These metal stands were all over- very cute
This hotel key holder caught my eye-
Lots of handmade furniture
Lots of stuffed animals, too!
These coca cola bins were aplenty
Barn wood wall hangings-
Suitcases piled to the sky-
Wooden Santos figures
This suitcase was covered in license plates and was catching a lot of attention!
Many hand painted pieces with a Pennsylvania Dutch flair-
Shutters and iron gates in all shapes and sizes-
Lots of metal pieces- I knew I should have scooped this up!
Large tin letters
Old fashioned drying racks
Vintage furs and suede-
Tables of mounted rams horns-
Beads in plethora-
Iron obelisks were in demand-
Even cowboy saddles
Crocheted baby beanies-
Vintage jewelry from yesteryear
Lots of stained glass pieces-
Hand crafted bird houses
Iron garden sculptures
Vintage tin boxes
Hand painted sinks
The weather was gorgeous and this is a big time operation, but I can't forget the food trucks-
These mini donuts, made to order, melt in your mouth- don't miss them!
What a splendid day for a sisterly adventure- planning our next one soon!
Take care, gotta fly-