Been browsing Etsy for months. Because secretly, one of my biggest passions is home decorating. I’m not good at it, I just like it. Especially the cabinet of curiosities, glorified in the Sibella Court books Nomad and Living Etc.
Let’s not beat around the bush: I wanted a horn. Or an antler. Really bad. So bad, that I almost caved in to spending $30 (excl. shipping) for one. I tried to put it out of my mind, but it still lingered.
So, today was just a regular day, except: there was a fleamarket in town! And the billboards didn’t say: Fleamarket. They said: Gigantic Fleamarket! Ofcourse I had to go. So I woke up really early this morning (08:00; yes, I find 08:00 early), put on some clothes and headed to this presumably gigantic fleamarket. It was indeed gigantic. Once again, I was on a budget. But I didn’t have to worry, because my best friend Suus was there too. When cash is low, we back eachother up. You know the drill.
Still, I arrived with 20 euro ($25). Here’s what I scored:
- 5 packages of old stamps (space, ships, European, Romanian and a mixpack 3 euro)
- an ancient (yes, I do not dare to call it vintage) pulley (3 euro)
- a black and white postcard (5 for 1 euro)
- a lot of shells (1 euro)
And.. a horn! I was so excited, I had to keep myself from hugging the man. I was really worried about the price.. He wanted 5 euro for it. Check out the pictures!