I was at a friend's house this weekend, where she had the most beautiful pair of navy blue leather Chesterfield sofas in her living room. Though it's an old fashioned style, the upholstery looked so fresh and glossy I assumed they were reproduction pieces rather than actually vintage. I asked her where she got them, and turns out they were a recent acquisition-from a flea market just a couple weeks ago, and she got them for a total steal ($400 for the pair, whereas these things normally cost well into the thousands, whether they're used or not). Major envy ensued.
And just few days prior, I talked to a friend in Santa Fe who told me about the old school metal apothecary cabinet she found at her local market the weekend before-for $5! All this has me thinking that a) I really need to get back into the flea market circuit and b) I wonder what my own best-ever flea market score is. Sadly, I can't even come close to either of their purchases (there was a Shaker side table once upon a time that I got for $15, but that's as close as it gets). So in the meantime, to keep me inspired to go to next month's big flea near me, I'd like to live vicariously through the rest of you: tell me, what's your all-time best ever flea market find?