Another cool thing is that I also get to see some of the great finds at the flea market. I will have looked over the several rooms filled with donated goods more than once, but it is overwhelming, and I’m never able to notice everything. Then a customer will come to my cashier station with something so special that I cannot believe I overlooked it. Usually I am just jealous as they make their purchases and leave. But one time a customer changed her mind and decided against a lovely ceramic candle holder made by a well-known local artist. Of course I snapped it up and immediately. It was a great buy.
The City Club Flea Market is the biggest annual fund raiser for this community-based organization. In 2017, the two-day event will be held on Saturday March 4, 9am to 4pm, and Sunday March 5, 12 to 4pm (everything half priced on Sunday). Many treasure are to be found: jewelry, linens, antiques/collectibles, household items, books, toys, art, picture frames and more. A number of years ago, my mother bought me six Japanese wood block prints that I had framed to hang in my dining room. You really never know what you will find at this event.
Hey, maybe Stephanie and I will see you at the Flea Market this year. We’ll be the ones chatting nonstop at the cashiers table.
About the author of today's post: Kathleen Fitzgerald has been a member of the Ann Arbor City Club since 1999. She is a portfolio manager with a global financial services firm. Kathleen and her husband, Martin Tata, make their home at Liberty Lofts in the city of Ann Arbor.