All this talk of digging for treasure has inspired yet another shopping expedition through one of my favorite flea markets—the D.C. Big Flea in Chantilly, Virginia—and I hope you'll join me!
Here's a sneak peak at all the fun we had the first time around.
Michelle from My Notting Hill was there, and here's what she had to say: A trip with Eddie to the flea market is a lesson in how to see things with new eyes: vintage broaches become framed art; dowdy furniture becomes hip and unique; and that brocade dress is a now a fab pillow. I walked away with tips on what to look for, what to avoid and a wealth of information on how to clean, restore and care for my finds. Plus, I had an absolute blast!
Meg from Pigtown Design came shopping with us, too! For months, I'd been wanting to join Eddie and Jaithan at the flea market, so when I heard they'd be at the D.C. Big Flea about 50 miles from me, I instantly made a reservation! I thought I knew my way around a flea market, but Eddie has a way of spotting a treasure that you'd otherwise never notice. Then he tells you what it is, how it was used and several ways to repurpose it for a new use. We learned what the good things were, which ones would increase their value, and which things to pass by without a second look. Eddie made the whole trip seem like a huge adventure and everyone had such a wonderful time!
And finally, here's why two-time participant Anne Statland keeps coming back for more!
For anyone interested in scouring flea markets, sign up with Eddie and Jaithan for a fun and informative adventure! I've thoroughly enjoyed the two flea markets I've gone to with them—one in D.C. and the other in New York and have even signed up again for the D.C. Big Flea in September! Eddie has a great eye for items that are well-worn but salvageable and generously shares those ideas with market goers. It's a lot of fun and great bargains can be found. When Jaithan puts out the word in your area of the country, run—don't walk—and sign up to join them for a great experience!
We'll be at the D.C. Big Flea on Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 am. Tickets are $50 per person. Space is limited, so email Jaithan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for reservations. Hope to see you in Chantilly, everyone!