At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.— Ethel Merman
Profound Flea Markets quotations
Your rights matter, because you never know when you're going to need them.
But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
The flea, though he kill none, he does all the harm he can.
When I go to a country, I go to flea markets, antique stores. I am always looking for something.
I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once. I walked out without paying.
It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.
My mother used to take me to flea markets in my stroller, and I would just rummage through the piles. You've got to dig through the overstuffed racks that everyone else just walks by. It's the only way to find the cool stuff.
I'm pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.
I always like my trailer or hotel room to have fresh flowers or pillows I find at a local flea market - anything to personalize the environment.
I like my house to be unique to me. Sure, I've bought plenty of things out of a catalog, but the way I put them together in my home is special. You might have bought your sofa at a major home decorating store, but the rug you found at the flea market is so unique, it takes your room from 'carbon copy' to 'simply yours' in no time.
I was always interested in fashion and beauty.
I was fifteen when I was scouted in a flea market. Two years later, I arrived in New York. I was in awe because it was like another planet.
I used to collect frames. I've been collecting accessories since I was 11-years-old, creeping around flea markets and sales and everything. Whenever I saw unusual eyeglass frames, I bought them.
My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.
Whether you're going to a museum or a flea market or flipping through a book, always be on the lookout for something special.
I have an unusual hobby: I collect pictures of people I don't know.
It started when I was a kid growing up in South Florida, the land of junk stores, garage sales, and flea markets, as a kind of coping mechanism.
I'm never sloppy, and I never wear jeans.
I don't work one look in particular, but it's usually retro - I'm a flea-market freak. And detailed - I'm always very done, even at the gym.
I noticed that I used to go to second hand shops and flea markets and find funny, cute things, but now I go into those stores, and I think, This is dead people's stuff. This is all, like, somebody cleaned out their parents' house, and I don't want any of it. If I didn't want it from my parents, I don't want it from your parents.
I went to the flea market in the morning and charged tourists money to take pictures of me. I looked pretty wild, with hair down to my waist, Indian robes, a floor-length fur coat. There must be lots of photos of me out there.
When I find something at a flea market or an antique store, it feels more special and I'm more inclined to want to wear it.
It doesn't matter to criminals if the event is called a gun show or a flea market -- if they can buy guns.
Sir, there is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a flea.
You never know when you're going to get an opportunity.
I was going to the flea markets to buy furniture.
It was getting done the way it was getting done - on a small scale and with a lot of soul and heart and risk. We did fashion like fashion was done before - spontaneously, with joy and freedom, and that's what created our identity.
There were some initial instruments I had when I was young and made some trade-offs. Maybe a guitar I bought in a flea market. They weren't the greatest guitar but they would be cool to still have them. Other than that, not as a professional.
Flea-Market vendors are frozen mid-haggle.
Middle-aged women are frozen in the middle of their lives. The gavels of frozen judges are frozen between guilt and innocence. On the ground are the crystals of the frozen first breaths of babies, and those of the last gasps of the dying.
I like to make books. To me, it's just as great to have some book of mine be in a flea market as it is to have a picture in a museum.
My father and I did work for a while at the flea market and there really are rows of Afghans working there, some of whom I am related to.
The other week I wrote a piece on a photograph I got at a flea market, and I got about 70 hits. I think a lot of people must be interested in flea markets.
I first heard the banjo on the Beverly Hillbillies, and from then on I was banjo-conscious. But I didn't actually get one until my grandfather gave me one, almost by mistake. He knew I was playing a little bit of guitar. He saw a banjo at a flea market and bought it. I took it home with me and just never put it down. I was fifteen.
I jog at the Rose Bowl, and I collect antique and vintage furniture, so I'm there every few weeks for the flea market.
When I take on a design project, I have to jet from the bookstore to the hardware shop to the lamp store and back again just to collect a small portion of the many items I need to fill a home. But, when you hit the flea market, they're all right there. From booth to booth, you have the bases covered.
Some kids spent their allowance going to see 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'; I spent mine on a great-looking lamp I'd found at the flea market and a ceramic bowl from a neighborhood garage sale.
'Priced to sell' - just the phrase makes me smile.
When a dealer says all the items in his booth are priced to sell, he means he's tagged them as aggressively as he can to get you to buy them. Don't worry, though, I still haggle. You have to. That's the point of a flea market.
I love vintage shopping in flea markets, vintage stores and even Ebay.