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.
As 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.
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.
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 😉