Please “like” Our Used Home on Facebook.I knew I had to make the trip when I saw that the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market, featured on HGTV’s Flea Market Flip, is just about three hours away.Due to its limited hours, we planned our trip to New Milford, CT the night before, knowing that it would only be open the next morning.My son picked the Rocky River Inn as our lodging after seeing a photo of a room on their website that he liked.A spacious and comfortable room with two queen beds.Early bird shopping at Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market begins at 5:45am on Sundays and costs $25 per person.At 7 a.m., you may get in for just $2.Our arrival time was sometime about 7:30.
There were several sellers offering a wide variety of goods.
In reality, this just represents a tiny fraction of the whole flea market.
In all honesty, I wasn’t able to snap many shots due to being too engrossed in the amazing sights around me.
What follows is a short selection of the items I actually remembered to photograph.
Look at the vintage Pepsi vending machine.
You have to manually wind up this record player.
A rusty, outmoded tricycle is shown here.
To my great surprise, my kid proved to be an expert negotiator.
Almost all of the cash he brought with him was quickly depleted.
He was on the lookout for baseball cards and ended up striking it rich.
There are 250 baseball cards in the large white box, and the asking price is $25.
The elderly guy received $20 from my kid.
There are some cards he purchased from other vendors that are still factory sealed.
A few of them even had chewing gum still inside of them.
My Miniature Schnauzer needed a new bed, so I set out to find an old suitcase I could convert into one.
I was able to track down one in excellent condition and the proper size.
To my surprise, there are even more baseball cards concealed inside the bag.
I also made the purchase of this wonderful lamp.
It has to be rewired and fixed up a little, but I was instantly smitten by its form and style.
Somehow, I came onto a copy of The Marine Corps: Their Story.
My husband’s Marine Corps collection would be incomplete without this.
And, yes, that really is all we purchased.
We were there for two hours total.
If I had 1) a bag to put my purchases in and 2) more time to look around the whole flea market, I’m certain that I would have made more purchases.
My kid was complaining when he ran out of money even though we had plenty of time to go around again.
Before heading back, we did make a little detour to a few local “picker” stores.
The Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market was so much fun that we’ve decided to make it an annual October event.
(My child requests this on a yearly basis.)
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