Posts Tagged ‘garage sale’


Flea Market

May 28, 2010

Okay, so I tried to come up with a witty pun for the title to this post about fleas being a dirty fix to my problems or something to that effect, but gave up. In any case, I have found what I hope to be a solution to my earlier crisis, too much junk and the inability to host a yard sale (read the post for more info on that). And the solution is: selling all my junk at a local flea market. For $18 I get a 10×10 plot with a roof, “minimal electricity” and a table. And I get to sit there with all my junk from 7am-4:30 pm. Wooo. I’m really hoping I can make enough money to buy this guitar. I’ll let you all know how that goes. (although to be honest, I should really save up so I’ll have money when I go to Canada…but maybe my beautiful music will absorb money out of the air…)

In the meantime, here’s a fun craft project:

Create a Necklace Display Rack

Since I have a good bit of jewelry that I’m going to try to sell at the Flea Market tomorrow, I needed to come up with a way to display it. Considering I have neither display racks nor cases, I was a little at a loss. However, being the wino that I am, I have a few empty wine bottles lying around, and I also have plenty of reinforced clothes hangers (you know, the kind that are wire, but have the plastic black pieces on top to hold heavier clothes). So I snapped off the plastic pieces from the hanger, taped them to the sides of the wine bottle, then draped black felt over the two pieces and voil√†, necklace display rack.¬† Additionally, if you have any cigar boxes lying around, you can either glue small hooks to the inside of the lid for jewelry or attach a ribbon on which you can hang earrings.

Course, you may have to sacrifice a bit of your dignity to employ these methods. Yesterday, my brother asked why I had only one necklace hanging on my newly created display rack. I responded, “I don’t want it to look tacky.” I then realized that, oh wait, I’m using a wine bottle coat hanger display rack.


PS I may add pictures later if I can get my digital camera working.