September 7, 2009


Summers end but Flea Markets run well into the fall season here in the Northeast. We have a wonderful time from April through mid-November visiting Todd Farm in Rowley, MA on Route 1A. It's a favorite of our weekend guests for interesting finds {nothing too fancy} and even the occasional contest to see who can discover the kitschiest item—of which there are many! But over our summers at Todd Farm, we've also found chic vintage rattan, bistro plates and bentwood chairs, collectible books and 1960s costume jewelry, numerous cruiser bikes, and even unusual paintings. My best find this Labor Day weekend was a Catherine Ogust dress in perfect condition for only $10. Just right after a washing and some afternoon sun {shown above with our dachshund Billy}. This award-winning Sunday Flea Market has been a New England tradition for over 37 years and features up to 240 vendors. Hours 5:00 am-3:00 pm. Pictures from the 2009 season:


  1. I absolutely love the collage of your finds!!If I had been there I would have stuffed the tourquoise bike in the back of my truck (if it has good tires) and the shells (if they weren't broken). Those green vintage knobs would make a piece creative!
    Thanks for making a great inspiring blog!

  2. Thanks Claudia... I loved that bike, too - but we have so many of them bought at this flea market already!!! Thank you for reading! ;) Barbara


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