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.
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.
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.
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.