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!


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!



  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!

  2. I love the yellow necklace! Gorgeous!

  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.

  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!