Saturday, June 30, 2012

In Seach of a Flea (Market that is!)

 (This is Betsy). Today, Mom and I took a little adventure trip to the hill country (of Texas) to a small town called Center Point (big rivals to my high school of D'Hanis ISD). We were on a quest to check out a new flea market we had been told about and even contemplated participating in. It was their first show and one of the vendors even posted on Craigslist to advertise (good move!).

When we got to the town I turned the opposite direction not knowing the town, on Hwy 27 and per chance, found a little flea market going on at some storage units.

  This is where I found this cool dolly (hand truck).  Based on what I could find out online about it, it's probably from the 30's or 40's and in good shape and VERY heavy.

About 20 vendors were set up there, some with some cool vintage and antique items, but Mom needed a "pit stop" so we left them for another time.  One vendor said they are open every weekend, so I feel it would be worth another trip to shop again. Check them out if you're in the neighborhood or looking for a nice drive in the hill country.

Of course, I didn't think to take any pictures of the flea market or town, but that's par for the course for this NON photographer! I did find this picture online of one of the cool old buildings in their old downtown area.

We did find the Flea Market that we had made the trip for, at the opposite end of the town still on Hwy 27.  This was their very first time to be open, so there were not a lot of vendors or shoppers when we got there around 1:30 pm.  I didn't see a name for this even but was told by one of the people in charge that they plan to be open one weekend a month on Saturday and Sunday.  Elaine knows the owners and had been told by them that at least to start they were offering very cheap rates on a space.  Something like $10 for a 10 x 10 space (but don't hold me to that!).

There I bought a battenberg lace tablecloth and a wisk broom and 2 shoe brushes. I don't know why, but I love the look of old brooms and brushes.

This is what we almost bought for my brother's man cave:
One of the vendors had closed a restaurant and they had LOTS of restaurant equipment and supplies for fantastic prices.  This cool bar was only $45 but sadly, it would not fit in our car so we had to pass.
They are open tomorrow also, so if you want to check them out, I thought the prices were very cheap  er.. low.. like garage sale low!  The only thing is, there were only about 10 vendors so you might want to wait until next time.  According to some vendors I spoke to, they are still trying to determine which weekend next month they will have it.

I hope they succeed because I admire anyone who is brave enough to start a venture like this in today's economy.  Plus it's another fun place for us junkers to explore if you live in our area!


  1. Thanks for sharing Betsy. Good job on the blog and the finds. Love the "treasures".

  2. I love to find new places to shop. I love old whisk brooms and brushes too, they sell well in my booth, so I guess we are not the only ones who like them


  3. Hmmm, I'll probably make the trip tomorrow then. Looks great!

  4. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Yes we are new and in need of some more vendors. Our next sale will be July 28-29 from 9-4. Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and see us. Since yesterday was such a success, we plan to bring in more items and increase our advertising. We welcome your input and appreciate your business.

    Kim Metcalf

  5. My friend Anne said you're located in Center Point.
    Could it be?

    I live in CP.
    Actually a bit outside on Hwy. 27 towards Kerrville.
    We are the ranch with the cream colored house that sits about three hundred yards back and we have a white fence at the entrance with pink bicycles.

    I would love to know where you're located and your hours so that I can stop by!

    Jan Vermillion Thomason

  6. Sounds like a cool place to check out. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great week.

  7. Wow, the bar is really really cool.

  8. What a fun "hunt"....a fea market is the best quest!