Flea People Doing Flea Things

The beautiful people and the treasures they found last Sunday at Fall Flea:IMG_1085IMG_1082

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‘Twas the perfect ending to our outdoor flea season. Thanks for being there. And many thanks to our esteemed flea-tographer, Nathan Ward, for this awesome account of the day. Find more of his work here <3

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What You WON’T, But What You WILL

With Fall Flea on tap Sunday at Seventh Son, the timing’s perfect to get to this order of business: So, what exactly is the difference between your traditional flea market and one of Columbus Flea’s open-air expos?

Now, the standard flea market is a beautiful thing in its own right: pay a few bucks, set up a card table or just fling open your van doors and get down to the selling of whatever wares you grabbed on the way out of the house that morning. We love that kind of scene as much as the next person on the hunt for buried treasure.

A “curated” flea market on the other hand—Columbus Flea, for example—features sellers selected by a jury of their peers. Used goods—records, furniture, T-shirts, household goods—are the cream of the secondhand crop. New goods—clothing, jewelry, and more—are original pieces made by locals. The treasure, if you will, is front and center.

But maybe it’s easier to show you in photos what you won’t and will see Sunday at Fall Flea.

First: what you won’t see:

Boxes of never-go-stale cereal.

A quartet of tires.

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A flipfone flask.

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Floor mats.

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Power tools.

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A roving gang of weed eaters.

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This library of bootleg videotapes.

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Whatever the hell these are.

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A sad-ass oscillating fan.

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Boxes of bathroom supplies.

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This empty propane tank and this cheapo vacuum:

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Boxes of patches from mall cop jackets:

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Ok. So, what will you find this weekend at a Columbus Flea?

All manner of goods sold by vendors who create their own one-of-a-kind wares, as well as those adept at sniffing out the best of the best of the second-hand and then curating it for your shopping pleasure.

Stuff like:

1820 House Candle Company

419 Trading Company:

Aaron Troyer’s art

Abandoned’s wares and photos (like this print from the Old Crow distillery):

Bedlam Vintage

Crime Cats, the children’s book by Wolfgang Parker

Dear Deer fine art

Edel Vintage

EG Mobile Thrift

Elizabeth’s Records

Eva Ball’s drawings, sculptures, and paintings

FWD Furnishings

Gabsandreese

Ghetto Vintage

Gina’s Jewelry & Collectibles

Hannah Hoffman’s jewelry

Haus of Heathers

Hello Ellis

Homage

Honest Carry Goods

Hymned Clothing

Jolly Gargoyle Vintage

Leigh Cox Design & Illustration

Liminal Collective

Mamina Handmade

Megan Alwood Karcic

Memoire Arts

Mission Coffee Company

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Moses Carryout Records (A.K.A., Ron House)

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Mute + Gold

Nix Comics

Olliver Lifestyle

Open Hand Leather Goods

Perries Pies ‘n’ Pastry

Phyllis & Hazel

Poor Sparrow

Root Dub

Roots Records

The Baby Dynosaur

The Claw

Thirty-One Harper

Two Dollar Radio

Under Aurora

Used Kids Records

Yao Cheng

Challah Food Truck

That Food Truck

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Sophie’s Gourmet Perogi

J-Pops

Seventh Son Beer!

In the end, though, whether you’re a flea market traditionalist or a curated flea fan, Fall Flea always has something to suit everyone. We’ll see you there from 11-5 Sunday at Seventh Son.

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Fall Flea 2014 Vendors!

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Alright, autumn lovers <3 It’s nearly time for Fall Flea. We proudly give you this year’s vendors (listed from A-Z). Some are old. Some are new. All are awesome. Check ‘em out!

1820 Candle Co.

419 Trading Co

Aaron Troyer

Abandoned, LLC

Attabeck Vintage

Basic Shapes Vintage

Bedlam Vintage

Crime Cats

Crimson & Clover

Dear Deer – Sarah Jean

Derek DiCenzo

Edel Vintage

EG Mobile Thrift

Elizabeth’s Records

Eva Ball

Fwd Furnishings

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Ghetto Vintage

Gina’s Jewelry & Collectibles

Glass Sky Vintage & Handmades

Hannah Hoffman

Haus of Heathers

Hello Ellis

HOMAGE

Honest Carry Goods

House Of Aeonium

Hymned Clothing

Jolly Gargoyle Vintage

Leigh Cox Illustration

Liminal Collective

Lunar Vintage

Mamina Handmade 

Meagan Alwood Karcic

Memoire Arts

Miners’ on Ice

Mission Coffee Co.

Moses Carryout Records

Mr. Everything

Mute + Gold

Nix Comics

Olliver Lifestyle

Open Hand Leather Goods

Peace, Love & Freedom Guild

Perrie’s Pies & Pastry

Phyllis & Hazel

Poor Sparrow

Root Dub

Roots Records

The Atlas Bear

The Baby Dynosaur

The Claw

Thirty-One Harper

Two Dollar Radio

Under Aurora

Used Kids Records

Vanessa Jean Speckman

Vinyl Shock Records

Yao Cheng Design

FOOD (GLORIOUS FOOD):

Challah Food Truck

That Food Truck

Sophie’s Gourmet Pierogi

J-Pops

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

PLUS!

DJ GEORGE BRAZIL & FRIENDS on the turn tables providing sweet fall jams all day long!

And last but (certainly) not least:

SEVENTH SON! Our gracious hosts serve up some tasty brew-each one tastier than the next, so try ‘em all (they do flights!). Sidenote: a little beer or cocktail really helps to justify that antique chair/twenty new records/vintage dress/leather bag/what-have-you that you really really need. Sip and spend, we always say…But remember-NO ALCOHOL ON THE PARKING LOT! All beverages must remain inside the brewery and on the patio AT ALL TIMES!

Don’t forget to hit up the Columbus Flea booth to grab a Flea Bag to fill with your finds, as well as one of our Flea Your Mind tees. Proceeds from the tees & totes, along with vendor fees, benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank!

Grab your autumn sweaters and head on out! See you Sunday!!!!!!

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Featured Vendor: Under Aurora

 HAPPY (ALMOST) EQUINOX, FRIENDS!

We would like to introduce you to your new product obsession: Under Aurora

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Meet Tina De Broux; a Columbus native with a passion for essential oils that dates back to 1994; the year of her first natural soap making class. Her seasoned skillset, creative spirit, and holistic mentality led her to develop her own collection of perfume blends, coconut oil sprays, and facial treatments. Her remedies include an assortment of body sprays with a splash of personality in each inventive fragrance: The Poet, The Artist, The Rebel, and the Dreamer. There’s something for every psyche in these simplistic and eco-friendly packaged goods.

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Come and claim your very own bottle (or tub) of goodness at Fall Flea as lady De Broux peddles these plant-based, paraben-free, all natural wonders! And in the meantime, you can find her here <3

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*photos c/o Under Aurora

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Fall Flea: The Autumn Stone

We’re sad see the summer go (where did it go?!?), but if it must, at least we have FALL FLEA to keep us cozy…and it’s right around the corner <3

Come shop our last outdoor market of the year!

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*Flyer by Erica Anderson*

Find the Facebook event page here with many more details coming soon!

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Rock Solid: Pretty Little Soul

This Sunday’s Market Flea lineup features one of our favorites, Pretty Little Soul. Angela Porter’s collection of jewels takes you into the mystic with crystals, gemstones, feathers, and more. If you missed her at Summer Flea earlier this month (or if you’re still building your cosmic collection) come and treat your Pretty Little Soul this Sunday at the North Market from 12-5 PM.

Click here for the full lineup (it’s gonna be a good one <3), and check out more of Angela’s magic on her Facebook page.

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Photos ℅ Pretty Little Soul

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We’re Fallin’

Summer’s not gone yet, but Fall Flea is coming up quick (Sunday, October 5th to be exact) and the time to apply is NOW!

Wanna fall with us? Click here for details and submit your online forms no later than Friday, September 5th.

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