This past Saturday, we visited the biggest flea and antiques market in southwest Germany, Homburg Flea and Antiques Market. During the first Saturday of each month, in the area known as the Forum, in front of the Homburg Rathaus, hundreds of vendors set up to sell their wares. The flea market is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we showed up a bit before 8; luckily we found a parking spot close by to one of the entrances. It was a sunny yet cool morning and I sipped my café as we strolled through the maze of people, some with backpacks, dollies, gym bags, wagons, and other treasure carrying devices. It warmed up into a beautiful day as more and more people decided to brave the crowd and squeeze around each other, stopping to browse at a table, or just enjoying the weather.
My first buy of the day was a painted mental squirrel placard that caught my eye. I was looking for something to hang on a screw that’s outside our house and thought this would be cute. It was only 3 euros, so why not? Along the way, we bought a Hoffman Starch box with the cat stenciled on it; this one has a working lock and a key. We purchased a few paintings, a rug, and a few old books that have great graphics inside them.
All in all, it was a wonderful day!