Thrill of the Hunt

Thrill of the Hunt
Thrill of the Hunt

IN AN AGE of online ordering and instant gratification, there’s something alluring about the simple, tactile quest of a flea market morning.

Sifting through stacks of vinyl records and old books, studying the curves of antique furniture, bargaining with seasoned dealers…searching for swag at the Raleigh Flea Market is one of our favorite weekend diversions.

Check out the gems we unearthed for $25 and under!

Neon and Gold-Tone Earrings, $6. Flashes of highlighter neon anchored with classic gold.
Neon and Gold-Tone Earrings, $6. Flashes of highlighter neon anchored with classic gold.
Cast Iron Skillets, $12 and up. These kitchen classics have seen better days, but that’s what makes them a steal! You could whip these into shape with some elbow grease.
Cast Iron Skillets, $12 and up.
These kitchen classics have seen better days, but that’s what makes them a steal! You could whip these into shape with some elbow grease.
Large Metal Lantern, $23. Fill with candles or use as a planter.
Large Metal Lantern, $23. Fill with candles or use as a planter.
Glass Drawer Pulls, $8. Lovely knobs in all sorts of colors and textures make easy upgrades to flea market furniture.
Glass Drawer Pulls, $8.
Lovely knobs in all sorts of colors and textures make easy upgrades to flea market furniture.
Vintage Soda Crates, $20. Single or stacked, these crates are fun and functional storage pieces.
Vintage Soda Crates, $20. Single or stacked, these crates are fun and functional storage pieces.
Brass Duck Bookends, $12. A charming way to display your books (or growing stack of Raleigh Magazines!).
Brass Duck Bookends, $12.
A charming way to display your books (or growing stack of Raleigh Magazines!).

 

Blue Quart-Sized Mason Jars, $8 and $10. Group these beauties in a light-filled window or fill them with bright flowers.
Blue Quart-Sized
Mason Jars, $8 and $10.
Group these beauties in a light-filled window or fill them with bright flowers.

 

Cameron Walker

Cameron Walker is a writer, mother and Raleigh native. She earned her B.A. in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her M.A. in the same from the University of Southern Indiana. She loves research, rainy days and sharing her favorite recipes on her blog, HoneysuckleAfternoons.com. Cameron is a writer with the College of Textiles at NC State.
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Cameron Walker is a writer, mother and Raleigh native. She earned her B.A. in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her M.A. in the same from the University of Southern Indiana. She loves research, rainy days and sharing her favorite recipes on her blog, HoneysuckleAfternoons.com. Cameron is a writer with the College of Textiles at NC State.