Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What's Hot, What's Not

After my recent visit to the flea market, I took notes on what I saw people leaving with and what seemed to be selling in general. Here's what I saw in baskets, on dollies and under arms.

This sign received so much attention and was snapped up right after I took the photo.

Industrial- Wire locker baskets, stools, signage, dress forms, small metal file drawers and large carts sold as entertainment centers.

This draftsman stool is similar to the ones that seemed popular that day.

Mid-Century Modern Home Furnishings

Vintage suitcases from the 40's to the 60's: From the striped to floral to the mod orange & pink.

Vintage clothing...probably THE most popular selling item with the 18-30 year olds.

Farm Primitives- Tractor seats, Tools & sun shape disks and gears. The creative ones will take their parts and may come up with something like this!

Also saw lots of architectural pieces, wooden crates, boxes and printer drawers being sold.

I love this printer drawer turned jewelry display.

Bird cages, vintage colored glass bottles, vintage jewelry and unusual lucite chandeliers...all the rage.

What people seemed to be passing by- Depression glassware, pretty china, dishes, figurines, linens and newly painted furniture.

Funny how things that were once popular are now passed over but that's the way it's always been I guess. It also seemed that there were many more younger shoppers out...or am I just getting old? Don't answer that! These younger buyers seemed to be drawn to what Mom might have had used in the 60's & 70's..not what their Grandmother had in the 40's-50's. Although I did see 2 young men buying a primitive folding washstand that didn't even have the galvanized tubs. I think I overheard some talk about turning it into a coffee table. You would have thought they found gold they were so excited! I remember a few years ago, no one would look twice at one in an antique mall. I also remember previewing an estate sale 10 years ago at a home that was completely furnished with 1950-60 furniture. I left without purchasing a thing because it wasn't what I was looking for. I would give anything to turn back the clock on that one! I think they even left the plastic on one of the sofas.

My next post will be my flea market purchases.

So if you are a collector or seller, what are you on the lookout for?

1 comment:

Mélanie A. said...

LOVE YOUR POST . Actually I came to your blog thanks to a comment you left at Corey's blog and you made me laugh