The flea markets are open again and I welcome you to join me on a treasure hunt.
Make sure you scroll right to the last photo! Have fun.
Admittedly, ever since Mauerpark made it into Lonely Planet it is a bit touristy. This flea market offers a mix of small Berlin labels, genuine vintage items and pretty good food. It is a fantastic place to buy presents or treat yourself. As you can see, we’re still walking around in masks but it is nice to have a bit of normal life back. It is school holidays, the weather is okayish in Berlin (and until they lock us down again, you’ll find me outside).
Kudos to Holy’s Hit Records for not screwing me over here. I would’ve paid more than 5 Euros for my very first David Hasselhoff record …
What was your favorite item at the markets today?
Or should it be least favorite?
Thanks for flying with bekitschig! Have a happy Hump Day.
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45 thoughts on “Meet Me At the Markets”
I like those old paintings and unique figurines. Been a while sinve I´ve been into a decent Flohmarkt…over there looks nice.
It is a nice one. It used to be twice the size but that’s complaining on a high level … At least it is still there. Hopefully, you can enjoy one near you soon
I love the Madonnas of the Elephants.
Thank you. They are special!
A blessing of Buddhas on a trestle always bring a smile
There’s so many of them! Oh, the choices …
I really do wish that I’d completely ignored your prompt to scroll down to the end! I’ve got to get one of those pineapple / Sponge Bob shirts!
My apologies but you kinda know for what kind of fun you signed up here for 😉 Fabolous fashion choice!
Man, there is some ugly stuff out there. 🙂
Some people’s strash is another persons treasure …
I suppose so.
Wonderful. I can feel your joy and glee from here! 😁I think our local flea market opens in August, and I can’t wait to have a look (really missed them in the lockdowns).
Love the SpongeBob shirt and the vintage Dr. Oetker ad. The creepy dolls are suitably creepy, plus I noticed a Smurf hiding at the back, so I know you’ll be super-creeped out at that 😱 lol.
Damn Ford, you know me well! Scarry Smurf thing 🙂 it’s lovely to go outside again, can deal with them, just for now
Yeh, bet it was so good to be out and about like that again! Can’t wait.
Yep, I remember your fear of Schlumpfe from when I posted all my old catalogues over at TVTA 😨😂👍
🙂 you’re a smart man, let’s keep it to ourselves …. xox
😊 Thank you, yes, shhhh… XoX
I definitely need a Spongebob shirt and a candelabra! 😀
Oh, all the things I wasn’t allowed to buy … Your place is only that big … Great fashion choice!
Thank you for reminding me how much fun flea markets are 🙂
Ta! If you really go it’s even better!
LOL! For sure 🙂
Thank you for this! I love flea markets and these photos were like being there.
Thank you Tracy. I can’t seem to get enough at the moment. I’m pretty sure I know what I’ll do next weekend ☺️
Very nice collection of kitsch. What is kitsch, click to this post. I never knew David Hasselhoff made a record.
Thanks Herb! The Hoff is huge in Germany. He reached Kult status with Night Rider and performed Looking for Freedom on the Berlin Wall in 1998. He holds gold and platinum records! In the US he also performed on Broadway. He has a pretty big Wiki entry 😉
Wow. I never really knew all of that.
Rumors go Austria and Germany are basically responsible for his career … 😉
Oh wow! So many “treasures” out there. I’m wondering who will buy the hairy trolls and where they’ll be placed. In the bathroom next to a soap dispenser? Or in the kitchen next to salt and pepper? We’ll never know.
Nailed it, lady! I honestly can’t get enough. Since I’m allowed to go, I keep going and going … With pretty much exactly the same questions.
It’s a Hoff in a Hat! 😀
Ain’t it just? (We’ve been out with friends tonight as recently allowed and not one of them shared my excitement about this record. Kitsch is a lonely number )
Something for everybody here – that clock from the 90s! It was huge! I like the bottle return system – very cool idea!
Hi Linda, we’re not the only ones! Even a few states in Australia do, too. In Germany you get 9 Cents for a glass bottle (they get cleaned and reused) and 25 Cents for cans or PET bottles (they get recycled). You know how they say, money was just laying on the streets …
They should do that here too, though people do go around and collect them from the street or garbage cans (more on the street to be honest). After March 2020, the stores would not take bottles due to COVID. Hopefully your rain situation has gotten better … we had torrential rain five times last night — an anxious night for me as the weather alarm went off four times with tornado and severe weather threats. I’m ready for Autumn. This Summer has been a wild ride!
The summer over here has been very odd. Super hot days mixed with days and days with rain … For the people West is is not pretty. We have a big election year coming up in fall, so polititacians use it to show up and be awesome … It doesn’t help those people there one bit!
I hate that they make this all political … were it not an election year, they would not care (or pretend to care). We have that here as well. We had a big fail with generators in late June where we had massive flooding on the expressways and in homes. Now there is a class action lawsuit in one of the “richer” suburbs … 10 feet of sewage in their house, filled the basement up the stairs to the main level of the house and ruined two cars in the driveway … it was a lawyer, so he filed suit and gathered his neighbors to join him. Mother Nature is erratic and our Summer is not normal in the least. We are now happy, even ecstatic, to get two “normal” days in a row … and those “normal” days are usually below average as to being cool, then the next day, stormy and 20 degrees higher in temps.
Well, you know, there is no global warming …
(I liked how you said prentend to care. This is what it boils down to. If people so far removed from the real world make decisions for the common folks, what can be expected?)
You are 100% right … it’s all play acting. I hate that.
At our local “swap meet” I picked up a small glass crucible with a removable top– mainly because it was exactly like the one my folks had when I was growing up. Inside it they kept our soy sauce, which was used extensively. Such a minor piece– but great sentimental value. Surprised after all these years that someone else had such an item.
Hey Art, you pretty much summed up for me what the fun is all about. Those little items get our hearts attached … While it may seem silly taken out of context, these little things make the world go round!
That clock was really something!
Sure is 😉