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Ching’s First Flea Market Experience

Posted on April 20, 2009 by under Life, Things to Do.    

“Why are you going to the flea market? We don’t need any fleas.”

Jan and I went to the Mid-America Market flea market at the Kansas Coliseum (Pavilion I) yesterday. It was so much fun and way more walking than I expected. There were rows upon rows of vendors as far as the eye could see. It was like going to 100 yard sales all in one place. There were new things, old things, odd things, cool things and just everything. They were selling things I didn’t even know existed. Each vendor had something unique to offer. I was completely astounded. I could have easily spent my entire credit limit. Good thing most of the vendors didn’t take credit cards. Also, Brian made me promise not to buy anything. Except, I did find something I just had to buy. I bought him a little gag gift for his birthday from the flea market.

Here are some of the pictures I took…
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I have no idea why Brian hates going to flea markets. I got my first taste and I’m hooked. I can see why people find the neatest treasures at these events. I found one such treasure and to my surprise it wasn’t something, it was someone.

#5/100 Stephanie McAdam

I met Stephanie McAdam, a jewelry designer who specializes in personalized, stamped necklaces. I couldn’t get enough of her stuff so I asked for her business card and immediately looked up her Etsy store upon arriving home. Her necklaces make the perfect gifts. I actually ordered a couple of necklaces for myself. I hope to get them on Friday. I’m so excited! (I technically didn’t buy them at the flea market so I’m still abiding by his rules.)

Stephanie and I have been communicating by email about my order and she has been a wealth of information. I have to say that her pre-sales customer service is A-plus! She has been really helpful and has answered my non-order-related questions also, like my curiosity about selling at the flea market and stuff. I’m actually thinking that maybe Brian and I should sell our wares at the flea market, too. Maybe a year from now, when we have some more inventory. LOL.

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    Stephanie  on April 21, 2009

    You are too sweet! It was great meeting you and to be honest a bit shocking. I didn’t know what to think when you asked to take my picture, but you seemed nice so (even though I hate having my picture taken) I thought it would be OK. I appreciate your kind words and the fact that you like my work. Also, thanks for mentioning me on your awesome blog!!!!

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    Ching  on April 21, 2009

    I would have linked to your blog also, but I didn’t know the URL. 🙂

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