And another one of the city of love ;-)

Eco Shopping: Fleemarket Finds

When I was a kid, I didn’t like fleemarkets because I didn’t like the thought of using things that had been used by strangers before. A bit ironicle considering that I always loved staying in Hotels, where practically everything is used by new strangers every day.
While still being a bit hesistant when it comes to second hand clothes, I completely changed my mind about “used stuff” and fleemarkets. They are so much fun and it almost feels like a treasure hunt! What I love about them is that you can find unique things nobody else has (no trend or IKEA kind of mass production). It can be a very cheap way to spice up your accessoire collection, kitchen closet or interior decoration – I love mixing old and modern. And the best is, it’s so eco friendly! Buying second hand does not only save the energy that is needed to produce (and transport etc) new products, it also comes without packaging and means less waste in the world period. It’s a win-win and I love win-wins! ;-)

Sometimes it can be hard to spot little treasures, especially when they are surrounded by things that are not your taste at all. What I do is imagining single items in a different surrounding (like my room) or a simple white surface. That way it’s easier to see the “potential” in an item. But in the end it’s of course always a matter of taste.

Today I want to show you some of the things I spotted on a fleemarket that I visited the other day. One of them I actually bought….

This cup was so pretty in pink....

This cup was so pretty in pink….

On this fleemarket they also had a beautiful stand with herbs...

On this fleemarket they also had a beautiful stand with herbs…

 

... and other pretty plants

… and other pretty plants

If I didn't have a enough lamps allready, this  cute lamp would have been a nice choice!

If I didn’t have a enough lamps allready, this cute lamp would have looked nice on my desk!

Old London travel guide. So cool!

Old London travel guide. So cool!

And another one of the city of love ;-)

And another one of the city of love ;-)

Fill with sugar and you have a unique little sugar pot for your kitchen.....

Fill with sugar and you have a unique little sugar pot for your kitchen…..

Had to also post a pic of this little fleemarket visitor ;-)

Had to also post a pic of this little fleemarket visitor ;-)

Loved these!

Loved these!

For my imaginary country house...

For my imaginary country house…

Always wanted to buy a little heart locket... this one I had to buy.

Always wanted to buy a little heart locket… this one I had to get.

 

4 Comments

  • Eva

    03.10.2011 at 11:42 Reply

    Another very good idea!:) Lovely pics! There is something exciting about oldie-new born stuff. It is called creativity!

    Kisses,
    Eva

    • Greenderella

      03.10.2011 at 19:52 Reply

      So true! And creativity is good for the soul….
      Kisses back! :-)

  • Noury

    15.10.2011 at 10:30 Reply

    You’re right! When we think of it, it’s yet another form of recycling. Speaking of recycling, I came across this video that shows that we can do better for plastic. An industrial solution is available !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD07GkmM2fc

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