19
Jul
09

Bull Creek

 

A couple of well worn badges

A couple of well worn badges await a buyer at Bull Creek.

    Chris and I have been trying to clean out a storage building for some time and had discussed taking a load of unwanted items to the flea market. We enjoy shopping the markets a lot more than setting up, so we have managed to talk ourselves out of the selling idea for a long time. However, our friends Paul and Mark, who live in Pittsburgh, had emailed us saying that they were going to set up at a flea market. We decided to load up the truck and join Paul, Mark, their friend Bill, and some of Bill’s family at Flea-Tique at Bull Creek. The Flea-Tique is put on by the Allegheny Kiski Valley Historical Society and is located at the Tour-Ed Mine near Tarentum, PA (Route 28, Exit 14). The market is held the third Sunday of each month, May through October. It’s a pleasant, grassy, tree lined location with a very relaxed feel to it.

Chris begins setting out our stuff on one of the tarps

Chris begins setting out our stuff on one of the tarps

    Chris and I had no room in the truck for tables, so we brought along three tarps upon which to show our merchandise. One tarp displayed “any item for one dollar; another tarp had mixed items at various prices, and the last tarp was full of Christian iconography, mostly crucifixes. I had been using them in some work about ten years back, and had planned to use the remainder in an installation which never got off the proverbial drawing board.

 

Someone looks over our crucifixes

Someone looks over our crucifixes

 

Chris wraps up our first sale of the day!

Chris wraps up our first sale of the day!

 

I show off the first dollar of the day!

I show off the first dollar of the day!

Mark is excited about his crucifix purchase as Paul looks on.

Mark is excited about his crucifix purchase as Paul looks on.

 

Our merchandise!

Our merchandise!

 

Chris and Paul observe Bill's sales technique.

Chris and Paul observe Bill's sales technique.

 

"This will double the size of my collection!" said this happy customer.

"This will double the size of my collection!" said this happy customer.

Of course, I had to go check out some of the other vendors wares.

Of course, I had to go check out some of the other vendors wares.

 

I spot a dollhouse!

I spot a dollhouse!

 

And it will be going back home to the studio.

And it will be going back home to the studio.

 

Mark counts up his sales!

Mark counts up his sales!

 

Mark and Paul's set-up looks so professional!

Mark and Paul's set-up looks so professional!

 

And so it goes.... another day at Bull Creek.

And so it goes.... another day at Bull Creek.

       Chris and I agreed that this was a lot of time and energy invested (and very little sleep) for a low return. However, it was a beautiful day, we did find new homes for some of our stuff, and it was fun to have Paul, Mark, and Bill as flea market neighbors. Plus, I did find a doll house and a few tins to cut up and use in some new work. Next month, though, I think we’ll just go looking!

Advertisements

1 Response to “Bull Creek”


  1. July 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    You are braking my heart. The crucifixes alone but then to find a doll house! Just shoot me now.
    I am dying to know what you paid for the doll house. I’ve only “found ” one in the Northwest at a Goodwill and it was $9.99. I see them on line for big bucks.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: