Monday, September 14, 2009

A Day at the Flea Market.

Yesterday my friend Kate , Bill and i went to the Silver Fox Salvage Company and the Albany Flea Market, which was having a fundraiser day for our friend Sam's Marketplace Art Gallery that was destroyed in a fire a few weeks ago. I had never been there before and am so glad i found out about this place. I LOVE looking at eclectic collections of stuff like this. It gives me so many new ideas to work with! This is the inside of the Silver Fox Salvage shop. There was everything from vintage buttons and costume jewelry, to local artistry and huge ancient stained glass windows and panels rescued from old crumbling churches. We got halfway there when i realized i forgot my camera! But my friend Kate has a wonderful phone with a good camera in it so she was gracious enough to take these pictures for me to share with you. As you enter the building from the back side this is what you see...

This place is HUGE and full of goodies to dig thru

It's actually the salvage shop, plus lots of little booths and nooks rented out by locals who have art, jewelry and wares to sell

There is a resident kitty who slept on this seat all while we were there, and there was also an old dog who made the rounds...

This is what you walked out to when you entered the flea market part of the day. The tagged things in the front of the picture were being raffled off, and the money would go to the restoration project.

It was cloudy and a bit windy...



There were some paintings still available that survived the fire , and some new ones added to the group. My friend Kate bought a painting she really liked from the fire, and i bought a painting of Mary done by Sam's Mother Jackie Brickman, who is a well known local artist.

They had seating set up and a DJ there. The big panel paintings surrounding the DJ were painted by Sam. We went early in the day to see what was there for sale so that we could support the fundraiser, but after 4ish, there would be food and bands playing and the crowds would come then too. But we were happy to support the fundraising efforts again, to discover a new place to visit and shop, and to get more bear hugs from Sam the Back Cracker

3 comments:

Re said...

What a brilliant place!

Lola Nova said...

I would have loved to go too! Looks like a great place and a good time!

Mare said...

It is a wonderful place to poke around in. I found an old watch face i want to make into a piece of jewelry..maybe a pendant, for $1.00. I am definitely going back soon!