Fremont Flea Market – Seattle

We always enjoy great adventures every time we visit Seattle and there are always new places to explore, but we never miss a chance to go to the Fremont Flea Market, it’s on our to do list every time!

We never go home empty-handed because there’s always something unique or a treasure we find: from jewellery and clothes to antiques and memorabilia.

I spotted this little red suit case like the one I had when I was five (which didn’t survive my childhood) and I remember carrying it proudly onto the plane when we left Germany in 1957 to live in Canada.

The coat Jean is holding in the photo above was a fabulous find: it’s reversible and looks custom designed.

The suit case is just right for my doll and the little brass keys will be for my teddy bears.

I love supporting local artists and bought some lovely cards from a photographer.

We enjoyed many sunny and pleasant days, just right for wearing my new coat–perfect for the usually milder temperatures in Seattle–it will be suitable for spring and autumn back home.

Do you like flea markets and what treasures have you found?

Advertisements

About carmen

Let’s make the world a better place with compassion. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/4thejoyofit/?hl=pl
This entry was posted in Fashion, Jeanofalltrades, Seattle, Shopping, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Fremont Flea Market – Seattle

  1. Flea markets can be a lot of fun. And every so often you can find a treasure there.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The flea market looks like a lot of fun Carmen! I have not been to one in years but need to explore for one. How nice you found a suitcase like the one you used leaving Germany. It will always enhance the memory now. I just LOVE Jean’s coat. It is a fabulous design that makes you stand out but add the fact that you have 2 design is so amazing! I love your doll and the suitcase is just right for a trip she wants to take. You will get great use out of your new coat in the months ahead. When will we have Spring Carmen ?? We both need it soon!! Have a great weekend, Terri xo.

    Liked by 1 person

    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Terri! I wish there were two coats like Jean’s, I would have bought one too. It was very inexpensive and like new. You’re so right, the little red suitcase does enhance the memory. For me, tangible things are such wonderful reminders of happy memories! I have a photo of me with my little red suitcase somewhere, but it’s a black and white photo.

      Looking forward to Springtime when I can wear this coat again. At the moment I have to bundle up, as you do too! 😦 Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Like

  3. Markus J. says:

    Praise our Heavenly Father and thanksgiving to our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ! God bless you and may peace surround you, always

    Liked by 1 person

    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your kind greeting! God bless you with every good and perfect gift that comes from above. Our earthly treasures will all stay behind, the real treasure is the Pearl of Great Price. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Liked by 1 person

  4. utesmile says:

    I love Flea markets, you never know what you can find. Seems to be brilliant one in Seattle. I like to sell on Flea markets too. We are going to have a Jumble trail in our street where I can sell my own stuff in front of my house… I can’t wait, I am clearing out a lot ans see if I can sell things.

    Liked by 1 person

    • carmen says:

      Wish I could come to your Jumble Trail! Please take photos and do a blog post. 🙂 We have garage sales and yard sales here in Canada. Anyone can sell their stuff anytime on their driveway or front yard. I’ve heard it called a boot sale in Britain.

      When the weather warms up, my husband goes every Saturday morning (I go sometimes) there’s always garage sales somewhere in our city every week. He’s an avid treasure hunter. I’ve had several garage sales in front of my house over the years. Perhaps I’ll have one again this spring.

      Then we have street sales–which sounds like your Jumble Trail–where whoever wants to participate in the neighbourhood, sells their things in front of their own house on the same day. We even have a little town nearby where the whole town has an annual event to have garage and yard sales, with food vendors and craft booths in the park. Also vintage car shows and entertainment.

      ❤️carmen

      Liked by 1 person

      • utesmile says:

        Yes Carmen, our Jumble Trail is only local to my road and the neighbouring roads, someone form the street organised it. It will be on 28th April. We had one last year and I sold really well. You are right other sales like that are called Car boot sales, which I have been to loads either to sell myself or to browse. They are only on between April and October. I love them very much. I shall take some photos of mine and post it. I am a the moment making wall hangings out of odd beads and copper wire or string to sell as a bit of hand made stuff. It’s fun. I’ll show one in a post soon. Love Ute ♥

        Liked by 1 person

        • carmen says:

          I should clarify, we can have garage sales anytime during the warmer weather. No one has them in winter – lol – so people usually start in May through September. 🙂

          I think it’s great to keep things out of landfills and you know the old adage: one man’s junk is and there man’s treasure! Or woman’s, as the case may be. 🙂

          Sounds lovely that you are making handmade crafts to sell, you are very creative! Looking forward to seeing your art! ❤️

          Liked by 1 person

  5. Maggie says:

    I love going to flea markets too , there are so much to look at and some stuffs could bring back lots of memories, it’s like treasure hunting! Love your little red suitcase!

    Liked by 1 person

    • carmen says:

      I know you love treasure hunting too, so much fun, right? It’s like a museum of memories and you can buy things if you want too. I’ll use my little red suitcase for my dance shoes! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Like

  6. josep-maria says:

    I’m very happy that you had fun during your visit to Seattle. Surely in the flea market you found pretty things like that flirty briefcase. I love your look, red and black, the beautiful jacket, the pants that look perfect on you, your booties so original … Your teddy bears will appreciate the gift you bought them.

    Liked by 1 person

    • carmen says:

      I miss Seattle, but I miss Jean even more! Fremont is my favourite flea market and I have collected some unique items there over the years. Jean was also wearing red and black by coincidence, we did not plan that. 🙂 The little red suitcase can be used for a briefcase and I can also use it for my dance shoes. The little keys were only $1. for 6 keys and the man gave me one for free. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Like

  7. Jodie says:

    What lovely finds, Carmen!! It’s wonderful to visit these markets because it’s like a treasure hunt!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    Liked by 1 person

❤️ I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for your comments! ❤️

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s