Treasure hunting at Milnerton Flea Market

The flea market trend has reached an all time high at the moment with a new one popping up in Cape Town almost every week. Very rarely is this advertised in any other way but by word of mouth and it is quite common, especially in the blogging community, to pop in at a market at least once a month.

I love markets because of the interaction you get with the stall holders and often the rare finds you discover in a good week. Since market stock isn’t bought in bulk there are often “one of a kind” items available and getting there early is your best bet before they are all sold out.

trains, milnerton, flea market, stall holders, market culture, best honey in Cape Town, photography equipment, rumtumtiggs, tami magnin, interesting factsAs I walked into the Milnerton Flee Market on Saturday I overheard a conversation about “who has the best honey” and the people who asked where directed to a small stall that can be found quite close to the entrance of the market. After a bit of browsing, I went to investigate and, when I said to the stall holder “ I’m not really a huge fan of honey” his response was “I don’t buy that for a second and let me convert you”. He claims to not have customers but “legal drug addicts” and after I had done some sampling, I could see why.trains, milnerton, flea market, stall holders, market culture, best honey in Cape Town, photography equipment, rumtumtiggs, tami magnin, interesting facts 

Another stall I came across was a man who offered camera cleaning and repairs and had cameras, lens and filters of all shapes and sizes. Since I have recently become part of the SLR club I will definitely be popping into his stall again sometime soon.

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My mission on Saturday was to find props and beautiful glassware was in abundance. I simply couldn’t resist. If you can guess what I bought from the pictures I took you will earn an honorable mention in my next post…which will be about “Death by Chocolate” cookies by the way 😉

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10 Comments

  1. Treasure Hunting at Milnerton Flea Market

    November 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

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  2. Baglady

    November 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    This is my favourite market, especially now in Summer. I guess you bought the honey and those blue bowls.

    1. rumtumtiggs

      November 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Yes Maida, I got quite a tan after just walking around for about 2 hours. It’s a lovely market and there are some weekends where there are tons of nice things. I came home from town late one Friday night and I was suprised to see cars lined up from 11pm the night before to be able to get a prime spot at the market the next morning. I actually had no idea how tough it was for those vendors. Imagine sleeping on the R27 just to get a good spot :(. Makes me want to go there more often to support such dedication xx. P.S. Hope JHB is going well for you this week and I look forward to meeting you in real life soon :)

  3. Sous Chef

    November 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    You bought the Chinese bowl for R7 and the cake stand.

    1. rumtumtiggs

      November 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Almost right Sue. Check my latest blog post to see what happened :) xx

  4. nina

    November 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    On my to-do-list, can’t believe I live just round the corner and have never been!!

    1. rumtumtiggs

      November 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve never been Nina. I imagine it’s because you are so busy and Saturday and Sunday mornings are the busiest for you. Hopefully you will have a window of peace and quiet soon and you’ll be able to go. Some weekends are definately better than others (like most flea markets) and this past weekend was a great one 😉 xx

  5. Ana le Roux

    November 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    That is also my favourite market for scrounging for props. Unfortunately my husband thinks it’s too much like shopping…if there is no food involved, he just quickly walks through the market. That is one of those markets that you need to spend time at as the goodies are always hiding somewhere out of site. Next time you need a prop shopper to go with , let me know. :)
    I think you bought the cake stand, the brown glasses, the two chinese bowls and of course loads of honey.
    PS. I love your new look site.

    1. rumtumtiggs

      November 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Hi Ana, thanks for your lovely comments. I will definately give you a shout when I go to the market next time. Won’t you please send you phone number to tamimagnin.tm@gmail.com so I can let you know? Well done on guessing correctly. You name gets a honourable mention in my latest post ;). P.S. I’m glad you like the new blog :) xx

  6. Death by Chocolate Cookies | Rumtumtiggs…

    November 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

    […] to my honorable mentions for those who successfully (more or less) guessed what I had bought in my previous post. Before I get to that though, to those who saw and guessed the cake stand, can I just confess that […]

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