Whenever my girlfriend and I go on trips, we always make it a thing to visit the local flea markets or swap meets. She loves shopping and because of her, I've learned to enjoy it as well. She makes it fun.
When we were in Webster, FL, we hit up the Webster flea market. It was a lot of fun with a bunch of different vendors selling their wares. What makes it fun for us is we write up a scavenger hunt list ahead of time with really random objects on it and then set out as a team to find everything on the list. You should try it next time you go to one!
Entrance to the Webster flea market.
We had to find the creepiest doll we could... I think we did good.
“... we write up a scavenger hunt list ahead of time...”
Some of the flea market is outside.
We needed to find the most random comic book we could.
Some of the flea market is indoors.
We found an old postcard of the exact Webster flea market!
A friend of mine and her husband recently visited family in San Diego and they hit up the, apparently, famous swap meet: Kobey's swap meet. She sent me some photos while they were there and it looks crazy!
Artists & Fleas in Chelsea Market is a charming mock flea market in the upscale Chelsea Market. I say “mock” because this is not a real flea market whatsoever. In most flea markets you can find some great deals, but not here.
What exactly separates vintage from antique can be up for debate. Generally, vintage is somewhat old, but not as old as an antique. Of course your thoughts on what's vintage vs what's antique will likely differ depending on what age you are and what you grew up with.