During my trip to Kansas City last month, I planned a visit to Urban Mining Housewares. I hoped to find some vintage glassware but reminded myself to stay open-minded because flea markets are not a place to go with firm agenda. I like glassware because it's easy enough to transport or ship back home.Two years ago, on a visit to Cleveland, I found a fabulous set-8 glasses, ice bucket and chrome carrier in excellent condition for $28. Never mind that it would have easily cost me double that in NYC.
While on my Midwest road trip, I got to visit a great vintage shop in Cleveland called Flower Child. I kept going from one great find to another exclaiming over the great deals. Perhaps my jaded New York City self is too use to the inflated prices because I found myself wishing I'd rented a Uhaul instead of a sedan. The fabulous Lucite dining set featured here? $600. And that wasn't even the best deal!
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