You probably know by now that I am a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Things like Craigslist, flea markets, thrift stores, and antique malls. One of my favorite haunts is the Wentzville Flea Market and since I won’t be close after my move this weekend I decided I had to hit it up yesterday.
I’m usually on sensory overload with all of the treasures to be found, but pickings were a little slim, so I had to dig deep. Very deep.
I enjoyed these lovely Nacho Libre inspired wrestling masks.
I found a solid brass sun dial – $3.
The seller must have thought it was a tough sale because he was going on a tangent about it being a limited edition Hunger Games collection piece, but clearly it was straight out of The Bombay Company circa 1993.
A full set of Deco style gold flatware with the a case – $10.
Another mini urn for my growing mini urn collection – $7.
Good finds, but I was feeling a little deflated. I usually hit the mother load at Wentzvillle Flea.
As I was pulling off, I drove past a portly looking fellow walking back to his car. We was minding his own business sportin a Nascar T-Shirt and smoking a cigarette. But what was he carrying? A pair of brass, Ibex head bookends. I pulled up next to him and told him him I was admiring his brass from afar and wanted to know how much he paid for my beloved Ibex bookends. He proudly held them up and claimed – $1!
I have thrifting turrets syndrome, and immediately shouted out – I’ll give you $20 bucks for em!
And that’s how you shop the Wentzville Flea Market LIKE A BOSS.