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Friday, May 17, 2019

A Berlin Flea

This  is no time for slacking - there are treasures waiting out there - so get that cup of coffee and get going! The subway stop is right out there.

It was a long subway ride and outside of any touristy neighborhoods and it was COLD (trust me) and rainy but oh! it was totally worth it. And so much fun.

Alwas a good sign when things are casually tossed out on the table and not all fancied up...

Seeing all these cool old negatives made me wish I still had my darkroom.

Bring it on -- paper ephemera -- my favorite.

Vintage tins

I only bought ONE!

But I did get quite a few vintage postcards. I look for beautiful cursive writing and great cancellations on the backs.

Oh boy. Yes, boxes and albums of postage stamps. Kind of daunting to go through....

This flea market had quite a lot of food trucks -- and beer trucks -- but I have to say I've never seen a  Country Potatoes truck before.

You could get potato pancakes and wurst very cheap and it was delicious.

Do I speak German, you ask? Sadly, no. But I speak flea market -- I always bring a little notebook and pencil for the seller to write down the price and for me to bargain. Everybody bargained -- and, with a good attitude and friendly smile you will go far.

After freezing for a couple of hours we voted for cake. Wouldn't you?

And I could write about my experiences at the flea market -- and what I got -- in my travel journal that evening.
Are you wondering what treasures I found?
I'll show you next time.
Now I've got to think of projects to use them in. No hoarding. If I buy it, I've got to use it.

One thing I love about traveling is all the art material I have when I get home. I am always inspired to make things! ACT's, books, collages, zines.....and that is just what I've been doing.

Thanks for coming along with me to the flea market.
It was fun, wasn't it?



  1. Really interesting, thanks for taking me along. ;o)

  2. I was swooning. There is no way I would have left with only one stamp. And those postage stamps were out of this world. This was an amazing flea market. The coffee and cake were just the icing (so to speak).

    1. It really was a terrific flea market -- but then all the European ones seem to be amazing. I was practicing restraint (about the stamps).

  3. I stopped by from Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. Wow, You have me drooling. Not just for cake but for the wonderful flea market.

    1. Well, hello! Thanks so much for stopping by and glad you enjoyed the post.

  4. Pamela I have only one word to say (repeatedly) drool, drool, drool (with a yummy added in for foodie pics lol). I appreciate your pacing yourself as I know you visited several flea markets but I have to say I would have had to pay for extra luggage if left to my own devices to purchase so much unique ephemera :) (not that I need more). Looking forward to seeing how you use it all. Cheers!

    1. Jewels -- you are funny! I know what you mean -- I may not need more ephemera either but i just cannot resist it. But my suitcases wasn't even overweight - ok, one pound but they let it go. My carry-on was heavy but happily the airline didn't weigh it......

  5. Omgosh! How much fun!! even if it was cold and rainy!! I can't believe you only bought one stamp!! Saving up for the next one? heehee You have more self control than I would! And good for you that you are using it up as you go! I am such a hoarder and trying to break free from that, but alas,not just yet! LOL
    Looking forward to your next post!
    Jackie ")

    1. Hoarding? Nooooooo we are collectors! And having so much fun doing it....



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