I visited the Santa Fe flea market today. It's held every weekend throughout the summer, but I never visit because it's an hour away from me, and has only a smattering of antiques. But it is not without local color. Visitors from all over come to check it out, and it's a relaxed way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Like any fleamarket anywhere, you never know what you might find.
But unlike a lot of places, this is the landscape you'll find.
When I was a girl it was common to see these water bags hanging on cars traveling the desert highways.
Western gear and art dominates the market. I think there's a niche for Cabin & Cottage Vintage Home and Garden! Here's a sample of the wares.
Pots from Mata Ortiz en Santa Fe.
Not much of this.
Booth # 17
This tiny shaker is the one thing I brought home. Too cute to leave behind.
Victorian lace lampshade.
No longer living.
I had the Dreamsicle, but it wasn't as good as I remembered. All in all it was a beautiful day and a fun outing. July and August are supposed to be the peak times for this market. I almost can't imagine how hot it will be by then!
Hasta la vista!
Ciao! for now!