Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Frugal Fun: A Flea Market Adventure

 Many people think that when I go to flea markets, I go crazy and buy everything in sight. But for me, especially when perusing a venue with high prices, I'm happy to walk away with photos that remind me of my adventure. Such was the case when I visited for the second time the market on Britanski Trg (British Square) in the capital city of Croatia -- Zagreb.

We were first attracted to this table filled with industrial looking fixtures, a globe and a German clock. The vendor wanted $80 for the time keeper, which was interesting but was battery-operated and not that old, so I knew finding items at this market within my thrifty budget would be a challenge.

When I marveled over this Eastern European chair, I dared not ask the price but imagined how wonderful it would look in the corner of my living room -- recovered and refinished, of course!

 And I couldn't help but chuckle over this rubber (yes, rubber!) chicken guarding the treasures in this display.

I almost inquired further about this crystal-filled, brass fixture, which was just under $100, but quickly decided that a picture would do.

And I had to really restrain myself from diving into a pile of lace that several ladies were rummaging through.

Some vendors attempted creative vignettes, such as this vintage, Marie Antoinette tin matched with other lady-like accessories.

And then, of course, there were unusual pieces I don't run into every day, such as this old Victrola horn. Tomorrow I'll show you how someone took a similar object and turned it into a spectacular focal piece.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. I love a good flea! Theres one in bowie, and I marvled at the thrift shops and fire sales on 2nd Ave in NY. Althought one of my few regrets in live was not buying a $40 Chandiliere out of the Plaza in 2005... I had no room or way to get it home, but it would of made one heck of a story!

  2. It's so fun to see how flea markets are done in other countries. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of this one. I have a sort of thing for Marie A. so I would have had to scoop up that neat tin.

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