My love affair with fleas

  {at a flea market with my baby girl in Hamburg, Germany} It seems like I’ve read numerous magazine articles lately about collectors who have been going to flea markets since they were five years old. Or coveting their grandmothers’ jewelry from the age of six.  Could this be true?  What kindergartener even understands what…

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Winter Scavengers: Hamburg’s Indoor Flea Markets

As one would expect of a major-ish city in Europe, Hamburg hosts a variety of flea markets throughout the year.  Having lived in Paris for a couple of years, and being a flea/antique market devotee, I can tell you that pickins’ are comparatively slim here in northern Germany.  But that hasn’t stopped me from hitting…

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It’s Sunday afternoon & time for an antique market

I have to admit that one of my least favorite things about living in Germany is that all of the stores are closed on Sunday.  And I mean ALL of the stores – the grocery stores, pharmacies, everything.  This makes Saturday – the one day I have to shop with my husband – often very…

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