The City Flea {Cincinnati}

First of all, Cincinnati is one of those words that I fully rely on auto-correct for spelling. Two n's or two t's? Or both two n's and two t's?? Argh, let's just refer to it as Cincy and call it a day.

This past weekend we drove down to Cincy for The City Flea. I filled every possible open space, nook and cranny in my car with Something's, while stille having room to strap in two toddlers and a husband.


And just a quick side note. I set a personal long-distance car driving record. I drove all FIVE hours. That is unprecedented. I could barely make it the two hours to Columbus during my OSU days. We listened to C's Spotify mix and you can't really get tired when you're rocking to songs like Justin Bieber's "Baby."

My friend Emily from Moments and Momentos so graciously allowed me to crash her booth and sell all my junk alongside her awesome jewelry, vintage school maps, and vintage wares.






The shoppers were plentiful, the weather was H.O.T, and the sales were non-stop!





I wanted to give the boys a cozier ride home and Emily wanted to deplete her stock so we priced things to sell.


We even had a few $1, $2, and $3 bins that people dug through (and bought from!) all day long! Clearing house, folks!


And here's a few rando photos for ya.









Emily sold two of her large wall maps... both after she displayed/modeled them in the middle of a busy walkway. If you're in the Cincy area and interested in buying one from her, let me know and I'll connect you. They are awesome! Here's one that Emily has hanging in her hizz.


The City Flea gets two thumbs up from me! For those in the area, the next one is on August 17th at Washington Park. Emily and I won't be there as vendors but you should still GO. And bring yo wife, bring yo kids, and bring yo dogs.

Before heading back to CLE on Sunday, we grabbed breakfast at Emily's most favorite breakfast place in Cincy, Sugar & Spice. We loved it before even tasting our food. C got to kiss a pig statue out front and both boys got to pick out a rubber duck from a bin of a meeellion different kinds of ducks. N couldn't decide and was taking foooorever, but I would've done the same thing at that age. And by that age I mean now. I mean there was cowboy duck, viking duck, dog duck, football duck, construction worker duck, princess duck, mermaid duck...  That's a big decision to make! 


The ducks caused some controversary with the kids at the table, but in the end they were all happy campers! And I want that bright yellow bench.


Despite my record-setting drive on the way to Cincy, I had no interest in doing it again on the way back. I instagrammed, pinterested and snoozed the whole way home!

14 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a great time!

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    1. I did -- and aside from buying a few things from my friend Emily, I managed to resist buying things from ALL the other amazing booths. Needed to have some extra leg room on the way home :)

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  2. I am completely falling in love with you, your blog and those adorable boys of yours. I am impressed you packed up the family, drove 5 hours and participated in a flea market. Your shared stand looks like just the place I would have wanted to stop and look around. I'm a sucker for large letters, especially in red :)

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    1. I am blushing, Amy!!!

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    2. Oh - and Ihave ONE big red letter left -- the letter "O." Let me know if you'd be interested in it!

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  3. Looks like so much fun!! And if you didn't sell that globe with the gold...you have an interested party...need one for Charlie's room!

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    1. Hi Gretch - We sold both globes at the flea, but I JUST picked up another one recently. I'll send you pics and you can let me know if you're interested.

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  4. You have got to be kidding me. I WAS JUST IN CINCINNATI and AT WASHINGTON PARK. omg I'm so upset that I missed this. Why didn't I look it up!!!! You should look into Square Fest next month in Highland Square except they don't provide tents or tables which is stupid. I'll be there though!

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    1. Were you there on the 13th??? That's when we were there!!!! I can't believe that, crazy!!

      I just checked out the Square Fest event. Might have to pack the family up and come on down! I swear, we WILL meet one of these days :)

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  5. just caught up on your blog from the last few weeks - first of all i love ALL your posts!!!! secondly i LOVED doing the City Flea with you! we are such good business partners :) i am, however, a little embarrassed that all your followers can now be linked to my abandoned once-blog. maybe one day i'll pick it up again! but awesome photos, amazing Somethings, and an incredible weekend! **ENERGY!**

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    1. ENERGY, girl!!! You NEED to come to Cleveland in October and do that flea with me. What do you say????

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  6. Hi Katie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris! Just stopped over at your blog and seems we have a similar love for vintage and painted treasures :) Thanks for stopping by!

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