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.
I'm headed to Kansas City for the Home Run Derby, but while I'm in town I want to check out some of the other sites. Thankfully, I have a helpful city guide to point me in the right direction for tasty eats and great design. One place on my list is Urban Mining, which runs a special sale the first weekend of each month. Conveniently enough, right when I'm in town. I would be foolish not to take advantage of such an opportunity.
When I went to Cleveland two summers ago, I picked up some fabulous vintage glassware at a shop called Flower Child. If I find anything like the sets from last month (pictured right) at a reasonable price, I will pick some up. And then pack it very carefully to ship home!
Images courtesy of Urban Mining website
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