During the last two weeks I've taken you shopping for my antiques business in a geodesic dome, and sale-ing through the North Shore of Chicago.
Today we are going to a parking lot flea market under the flight path of O'Hare Airport on the northwest side of Chicago.
Many of you have flown in here never knowing what's going on below you on a Sunday morning.
Can you tell from the photo below that the sun isn't up yet? We arrived at about 4 am. last Sunday.
Bikes of all kinds, ages, and conditions are one of the most commonly sold things at this market. I don't exactly know how well they sell. It isn't something I'm interested in personally.
This is more like it. This vendor had recently cleaned out several local estates and had many interesting things to offer.
In this pile there are many things of local Chicago interest. I bought some unusual items from him to sell through my soon to come online business.
The booth below would be considered well-displayed at this market.
Most of them look more like this...or...
even like this. Right on the ground. In fact, this is the most common display technique.
These two items were the most unusual I saw on Sunday. They are PRISON TELEVISIONS!
They are see-through so contraband can't be hidden inside them by prisoners. They are purchased by the prisoners and can be taken home upon release. Interesting home accessory, huh?
One of the things I really enjoy about flea market shopping is talking to the people I meet.. like the couple selling the televisions who assured me that the husband had NOT gotten these while in prison.
Good to know.
Near the end of the morning. Ever helpful husband taking a load of purchase back to the car...while I finish up.
Just before leaving I bought this weird antenna made in Chicago. Why is this guy holding it? He followed me back to my car because he had to have it for his 1940's vintage TV!! Money changed hands. He was happy and I was happy.
We spent our profits at the Lowes on our way home on supplies to finish other projects to sell next weekend.