Thursday, September 4, 2008

Georgetown Flea Market

The Georgetown Flea Market is returning to Georgetown!

Sunday Sept. 7, 8am to 5pm

Sunday, September 7 marks the re-opening of the 36-year-old Georgetown Flea Market at the newly-renovated Hardy Middle School, and not a moment too soon.

Fifty dealers are flocking back to Zip Code 20007 with their antique and vintage wares: furniture, rugs, art, books, maps, mirrors, sterling and silverplate, fine and costume jewelry, table linens, china, flatware, lamps, vases, linens, clothing, garden ornaments, architectural elements and political memorabilia (hey, this is Washington in an election year.)

Arlington market fans, fear not! The Georgetown Flea at Clarendon will Remain in Business: Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 4pm.


We love this flea market! Jen went to The Corcoran College of Art & Design-and the Graphic Design campus in Georgetown is right next door to Hardy Middle School. Jen's mom found a wonderful antique piano stool for $40! (wow, going on about 6 years ago now)



It has a round top, with white legs that go down to eagle claw/glass ball feet. (Very similar to the photo above). But then we saw a $1,000.00 plate with a fish illustration on it! Sorry, we don't have One-thousand dollars to spend on a plate today! haha So they definitely have a range of stuff-it's all about rummaging and finding unique things for your home...and steering clear of the ridiculously expensive stuff! :)
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1 comment:

CarlosQC [Peruanista] said...

Primed4Design:

I wanted to share this video I made last Sunday during the reopening of the Georgetown Flea Market.

These are the links:

Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/1801523

Blip:
http://blip.tv/file/1289496

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxFeAy3bJgY


THE GEORGETOWN FLEA MARKET RETURNED TO ITS OLD NEIGHBORHOOD


During two years, the Georgetown Flea Market Washington, DC's longest-running outdoor flea and best antiques and collectibles market- moved temporally to Arlington, Virginia but last September 7, 2008 the 36-year-old antique market returned at its traditional location, the newly-renovated Hardy Middle School, in Washington, DC.

This video shows images from the "Official Homecome Celebration" celebrated last Sunday, September 21, with the participation the markets founder Michael Sussman, DC Councilmembers Jim Graham (Ward 1) and Jack Evans (Ward 2), neighbors and long-time faithful vendors and customers.

The market meets every Sunday from 8:00am. to 4:00pm. at Hardy Middle School, located at 1819 35th Street NW, at Wisconsin Avenue NW across from the Social Safeway.

Fifty dealers participate selling antique and vintage wares: furniture, rugs, art, books, maps, mirrors, sterling and silverplate, fine and costume jewelry, table linens, china, flatware, lamps, vases, linens, clothing, garden ornaments, architectural elements and political memorabilia.

The Georgetown Flea Market was founded in 1973 by lifelong collector Michael Sussman. "I wanted to create a vibrant marketplace where people could buy, sell and hang out. Today, with the economy and the environment in such trouble, it remains the perfect place to find a bargain and save the planet. Go green! Buy antiques."

DC City Councilman Jim Graham, who fought hard to return the market to Hardy Middle School, said "The Georgetown Flea Market should be in Georgetown. It really contributes to Washington's vitality. I'm glad the city honored its promise to bring back the market."

This is DCs favorite haunt of area collectors, decorators, antiques dealers, tourists and celebrities, including actress Diane Keaton and Pulitzer prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, whose novel, "Cadillac Jack," a classic tale of the previously-owned, is partly set in Georgetown.

For those collectors in Arlington, there will still be dealers in Clarendon on Saturdays and Sundays, too.

For additional information:

Call 202-775-FLEA

Or visit:

georgetownfleamarket.com/

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Text by Carlos A. Quiroz
Source: Georgetown Flea Market and DC Government

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