Would you belive that this Renoir painting was found in a Flea market??
"expected to be sold for $100, 000"
Whoa... but it all makes sense doesnt it?? Flea markets are full of lil known gems & treasures.
as a young child growing up in Singapore with allowances that was far too much, i learnt to visit the flea market.. going so far as to just ramdomly go on long walks just looking for some treasures... (after making sure, i had enough $ kept aside for food, snacks and the IMPT Cab fare) usually with a budget of just S$5.00 for shopping!!! (enough to buy at least 5-7 items!!, it was more than just Cheap- it was Ridiculous!!! Novels used to be start from .$0.50 (~ _~ )
* ~ on Cloud 9 ~ *
it seemed to me at aged 10, there was an alternative to shopping in Malls- an empty carpark transforms into a fair cum flea market every Sunday, my first entry to a Chruch compound was beacause of a sign with a big "GARAGE SALE" sign (bought 4 dwarfs all dressed in Christmas finery- am still on the lookout for the remaining 3 & Snow White), even going to animals shelters such as the SPCA looking for some sort of bargain. teeling myself- jus doing my share towards prevention of animal cruelty . ( T___T)
dozens of softs toys, toys, books, mis-matched musical boxes, shoes too large or clothes too small used to be bought for a megre amount and then.... only to be dumped back at home.
yes... i was far too young with little inclincations of house-keeping or even cleaning.
later on i went on Flea markets visits with my BFF in Jawakhel, Nepal ...learning how to dig for unique pieces of apperals from a minature mountain pile of what seems to be junk at first glance along the sidewalks..
.Super LOVE (*^_^*) shopping in New Delhi esp Sarojini Market & Lajpat Market too..
abruptly ending... coz i feel a sudden need to go shop... (^_^)
In the bylanes of Bengaluru, i found a shop that sells dirt cheap clothes!!