Flea Markets are fascinating places to visit. I found this sign and had a chat with the vendor. She was adamant that the sign would disappear if the caveat was not added. That is the charm and the fun of the Flea Market. All kinds of people, all kinds of merchandise, all kinds of prices and lots of fun. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, as I take you to the largest Flea Market in SC. The Flea Market opens at 4:00 a.m. and flashlights are recommended for shopping until the sun comes up. We arrived about 7:00 a.m. as the market started to fill-up.
There are lots of live critters at the Flea Market. Farmers sell laying hens and roosters and ducks. We saw parakeets, rabbits and puppies. I spoke with Cecil a local farmer about his hens and learned that you can go to a special market to purchase hens for resale. It sounded like he just made a couple of dollars on each hen he sold. Roosters were a bit more expensive. Being a city girl, I am fascinated by the acquisition and pricing structure for animals and plants.
There are almost always kittens at the Flea Market. These had a large sign proclaiming them Free kittens. I really wanted one home but they would have to find another home today.
Lots of produce is available at reasonable prices. Some of it is local and today you could see that the peaches were starting to come in at local farms. Love the colors that are in each booth. You also can buy all sorts of plants at reasonable prices.
We ended up buying some great eggs from Cecil for $2.50 a dozen. Can’t wait to try them. They are from his own laying hens.
This gentleman was looking for a new fishing rod and, of course, there was a vendor who could fill that request.
Everything from gramophones, old style bicycles, the Millennium Falcon, a popcorn machine, teacups, antiques, and folk art are all available at the Flea Market.
In addition to the eggs we purchased a pestle with a sea horse on the handle in a nice wood, a new Bella Grace Magazine for $3 instead of $20. and cotton picks for $1 a pick. We could have purchased so much more but were more interested in the people than the items.
After leaving the Flea Market we stopped in the closest little town for a great breakfast. All in all a great morning and we were home by 11:00 a.m.