Mar 30, 2010

Venice Flea Market

This past weekend, my husband and I took a trip to Venice Italy..... we went during the week, and the flea markets in the area all seem to fall on Sundays. I was bummed I wouldn't be able to hit one while visiting... and then one day we were walking back to the hotel, and look what we found.....

It was a small but great antique market!


So, here are some pictures, I thought I would share with you, If you ever get a chance to visit Italy, look up local markets, there are some great treasures to be found!



While visiting, I was hoping to find a murano glass necklace to remember our trip by, but all the stores we went to, nothing stood out.. We came upon this table with a small pile of vintage jewelery, I thought I had found the perfect necklace, and with a history! It was the beautiful green on you can see in this photo... I walked away to "think" about it, and well... I couldn't stop thinking about it, so we went back.... =)

The lady told me that it was a vintage 1950's hand made Murano Glass, and that it would be 50 euros.. Then she pulled out a bright yellow one from behind the table, and said this was harder to find.. the yellow was just my color! she then pulled out a book, and showed me it was an original...


and here are it is in the book....

well, I decided it was the perfect token to remember our weekend together, complete with a history and best yet.... from a market! My kind of souvanier!











Flea Market's aren't just for gals.... There were more men then ladies at this one!


Linens....Lace....






This was the largest piece of furniture there, perfect for the traveler!



I almost bought this set of candle holders...


small hand painted trunk..

LinkThis was a purse I saw in a shop window...made me think of my dear friend Diane over at
Sweet European Dreams , D- isn't this so cute?

Mercatino Dei Miracoli - Flea market
Check out the surrounding Markets here in Northen Italy
Markets in Turin, Milan, Albay Italy


What Markets have you visited lately??? I would love to hear about them!


Chow!

4 comments:

  1. oh my goodness...this was an AMAZING market! I'm in love with the necklace you chose - those beads are WAY better than the newer ones in stores. And of course I love the purse - big and chunky w/lots of color. I SO wish I could hit these markets...stateside markets have either been boring or EXPENSIVE, and that's no fun for a frugal mama!

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  2. I love the yellow necklace! Gorgeous!

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  3. I am green with envy that you can pop over to Venice for the weekend. Hubby & I were married in Venice 19 years ago. What a beautiful place! I love your new necklace.

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  4. Did you guys fly or drive there? I am still in surreal disbelief that we can go places like that, girl!! Wow, this market was amazing!!! Great finds! How much was that purse?? I like!!

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About The Market Junkie

Welcome. My Name is Angela... AKA The Market Junkie.

I am a stay at home home school mama of 3, and this is my hobby. Family comes first, then my love of markets and second hand fun! I love visiting the markets in Europe. I love to refinish old pieces and re-purpose them. Living in the Rheinland Pfalz area- my posts reflect the distance to markets and shops from the Kaiserslautern area.

I enjoy the adventure, and hope that you will come along with me! 10 years in Germany, and lovin' it!