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….