Chesterton (Ind.) hosts a European Market every Saturday (8 am to 2 pm). It’s a fun assortment of creative artisans of jewelry, pies, art, clothing, breads, music, cheeses … long list! You’ll also find various farm stand vendors, jams, honey, flowers, and … well, you get the idea. Only a few antiques, such as first edition books which are always intriguing and jewelry made from vintage silverware, but still quite a pleasant way to jumpstart a Saturday. I wandered the market recently with three of my favorite young companions, who focused on food and jewelry (which just goes to show they have good taste).
It’s nigh on summer in the Midwest and that means more opportunities for Sunday morning flea market excursions, random road trips involving antique malls, estate sales, a yard sale if we must, perhaps a visit to a bustling farmer’s market or to an especially interesting (or cheap) resale shop.
‘Tis the collecting season in full swing and all that it really requires is a full tank of gas, a thermos of hot coffee, a camera for glorious sunrise shots over that foggy river and to capture those things you love but can’t buy, a friendly companion (though not required if your peeps can’t roll as early as you) and an insatiable curiosity about most things vintage, funky and fabulous.
Ready? I’ve got one foot out the door …