Monday, September 16, 2013

Elephant's Trunk Flea Market

My sister and I have been planning a flea market adventure and today was the lucky day!
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-





More deer


Even cowboy saddles



Crocheted baby beanies-


Garden statues

Vintage jewelry from yesteryear


Lots of stained glass pieces-




Another deer!!


Old kayaks



Upholstery fabric by bolts-





Hand painted pic of our Brittany spaniel, Phoebee



Hand crafted bird houses





Loved this wood crate with branch handle-





Ewe- even stuffed skunks!




Humorous signs






Iron garden sculptures

African masks-

Oversize keys


Mermaids



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-

Claire