We don't have any thrift stores in our area so the flohmarkt is where I get my thrifting kicks. It's always interesting to see what people are selling and find unique goods for our old Bavarian farm house. Here's what we found this week.
1. 1951 Photo Magazines
There's just something about that cover photo on the top magazine. I love the combination of colors and textures from the natural landscape to their swimsuits, hats, and shoes. I can almost smell the sea air and feel the sunshine. I think If I was alive in 1951, I would have absolutely wanted this magazine.
2. Old Skool Glass Lamp
We buy a lot of vintage light fixtures and lamps. We're slowly replacing each light in the house with a unique fixture we find at the flea market. I partly can't wait to have all the light fixtures replaced but also think that will be a sad day because there will always be another cool lamp at the flea market calling our names.
3. Giant German Map
This gigantic German map was only €20! The colors are so seventies, muted, and gorgeous. I can see it hanging in our new living room once we finish remodeling it.
4. 1961 Rent Guide Book
So this one may not seem as awesome. Neither of us need a guide to rent prices from 1961, but just look at that cover. It's so striking! The photo doesn't do it justice because the paper it's printed on is such a faint baby blue. It's easier to see in the image below where you see the man's portrait.
5. Black and White Postcard Book
There are so many of these old postcard books floating around Bavarian flea markets. I love flipping through them. They often have sweeping photos of the impressive mountain ranges and rolling hills of our area.
That's everything for now!
We don't go to the flea markets every week and we don't always buy things but, as we do, I'll make posts about it.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?