I love Milnerton Flea Market, and that surprises a lot of people. Mainly because I think they don’t realise the treasure-finding-potential this little spot has. There are so many stalls, so many amazing people who run those amazing stalls, and so many little treasures just waiting to be found.
Bearing in mind that everyone’s definition of ‘treasure’ differs – especially when it comes to markets – I have to admit that both Jeanne and I have found a number of amazing treasure at Millerton Flea Market, three of which I am going to share with you today.
Solid brass dollhouse chair
Don’t ask me why this amazing little object caught my eye, but it did, and it makes me smile. It has been made so well and it’s so heavy, I can only imagine that it is quite old, that it has seen a number of dollhouse interiors and that it’s made a lot of little girls and boys happy. And now it makes me happy!
It’s pride of place is the ledge of one of the box frames that are on the wall above my desk, next to my Opal and a fortune cookie quote that’s always stuck with me.
R1, R2 and R3 bank notes
Now I am way too young to have seen or used these amazing beauties, and when they caught Jeanne’s eye at Milnerton Flea Market and she showed me them, I had this immediate vision of them being framed and up on our walls.
The colours are so vibrant and they are so incredibly beautiful – as well as being an important part of our country’s history – that I feel they deserve to be remembered.
Prints by Itzchak Tarkay
One item I always look at while browsing Milnerton Flea Market – being someone who is attracted to all things art – is the art work, photographs and prints laid out at almost every stall.
These amazing prints caught my eye almost immediately – although I only saw one at first and once I picked it up I find another three. The colours are so bold, the women so beautiful, the frames old, and the borders touched with gold, I just knew I had to have them. (Well, Jeanne encouraged me to have them all – thank you!)
I did not know who the art work was by, but an amazing lady who popped over my shoulder told me they were by Itzach Tarkay and that he was a very talented Israeli artist who was born 1935. Needless to say I scooped them up and brought them home – and for only R20 each, they were an absolute bargain. I cannot wait for Jeanne to get them up on the wall!
So there you have it. There are amazing treasures to be found at Milnerton Flea Market after all! Have you been lately? And have you found anything you deem a treasure of your own? I would love to hear about them, so leave me a comment down below.