(NOTE: If you’ve come here via an online search, fyi, the flea market at Camp Denison won’t be taking place until further notice due to the snow and the parking situation.)
On the run today trying to decorate for Christmas around the house (never been so late doing it but it’s just as well as I’ve been working on Time Well Spent which is, well, time well spent!). So, a hastily-put-together email-turned-blog-post:
This info is relevant to those on the North Shore who:
1. like old things and the idea that going to a flea market is a bit of a treasure hunt.
2. like the idea of keeping things local for their holiday purchasing.
3. have a small business, art or craft they would like to promote at the flea market by renting a table, selling their products and joining in the local holiday merriment…
There’s a new indoor flea market on Sunday mornings from 9 to 2 right in Georgetown (route 97 to Nelson Street to the Camp Denison Lodge)…It’s described as having a great atmosphere with great views of the woods and water and a welcoming fireplace to warm your fingers and toes by!
Here’s a link to the full article from wickedlocal.com, followed by some excerpts from it:
Georgetown – The ceilings of Camp Denison’s rustic main lodge are strung with pretty white lights, and there are large cheery fires crackling in both the upstairs and downstairs main rooms. Vendors have come from far and near to conduct the first of a series of Sunday flea markets to benefit Camp Denison.
Some of these flea market vendors have their own businesses, and others are here to run their own personal yard sales. Major bargains in jewelry, toys, books, videos and antiques are everywhere.
A teen shopper happily picks up a pair of lovely earrings for 50 cents…Resident and flea market organizer Kim Kelly has lots of neat and inexpensive jewelry at her table….Bob and Barbara Morehouse of Wheeler Brook Farm have jars of their own honey on sale at reasonable prices, and one shopper says he plans to come back and purchase the largest size jar on the table. The Morehouse farm honey has a lovely pale color.
Lee Tasker of Georgetown is running a great jewelry table, and Judy Newell of Danvers is running her own personal yard sale, with some one-of-a-kind items going at really low prices. She has brought along glass bottles, teddy bears, decorative dishes and other Christmas items, dolls, a bike rack and a table.
Pat Sedler of Sedler’s Antiques on West Main Street has brought a nice variety of antique glassware and ceramics from the store she has run for 31 years with her husband Bob. She is telling a story from years ago about her best friend Betty Meader, and how Betty’s son Daniel ended up in the antiques business, now running The Country Store in Georgetown Square.
Everyone socializes, giving the event the air of a big neighborhood yard party. Shoppers are scooping up some great bargain items from the tables.
Pat and Valerie Schena have come over from their Groveland business Your Treasures, and their large table has some fascinating items. Pat places an old Johnny Ray recording on a 1920s Victrola. He cranks up the machine and a light and happy song fills the room, quite unlike “Cry,” the song for which Ray is best known….Ruth is here from North Andover, offering great variety at her own personal yard sale table….Marcel, here in the United States just nine months from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is selling exquisite handcrafted African jewelry he has made (go to the article to read more about that in the article). …Next to Marcel, Martin from Beverly, who describes himself as a collector and hobbyist, is selling toys, primitives and steel items. …American Cancer Society volunteers Donna Collins of Amesbury and Al Maynard of Beverly are staying close to the fire in the main room. The two have been conducting yard sales for four years and have raised $4,000 to benefit cancer research….Ann Marbon of Newburyport is selling great jewelry…
Bob Morehouse and crew dispense hot dogs, donuts, soda and coffee to everyone. As the event draws to a close, many vendors say they will be back next Sunday, and numerous questions come in about reserving tables for next week for $15. The table reservation fees and food sales benefit Camp Denison.Some of the vendors note what a great place Camp Denison is for a flea market, with its woods and water views. The event offers vendors market exposure, and Christmas shoppers are finding unique items at bargain prices.Next Sunday’s Camp Denison flea market will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lodge in Camp Denison off Nelson Street. If you are interested in renting a table for $15 you can contact Kim Kelly for more information online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, as Kim Kelly says, “Just come and shop!”
I’m going to have a table but I’m not selling old treasures or repurposed things (this time!). I’m selling things I bought after Christmas last year from Coldwater Creek, Hallmark and the like with the idea of Savings Cubed ~ saving time, money and the environment by purchasing nice things as hostess presents, stocking stuffers and lots of nice Christmas cards and Christmas stationary…Getting your Christmas needs filled at the right time and at after-Christmas prices (little did I know that everything would be so marked down in this tough economy. Anyway, this is just one small part of my plans for Time Well Spent but I purchased a lot of stuff back in February during my brainstorming mode. Now, I’m selling it to cover the rent for my pre-launch office! 2009 will begin with me focusing on financing the new business and taking the next step to bringing it to reality.
Anyway, best to all preparing for the holidays, Nancy