The flea market, Malvern

I love searching for a bargain and finding hidden gems. Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved a flea market. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a flea market (also known as a bootsale) is an event in the UK, where people sell their unwanted belongings. As you can imagine, there’s a wide variety from treasures, to rubbish to the just plain weird. Amoungst it all, there’s something for everyone at the flea market… if you’re willing to look for it!

The flea market is held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. For those of you have been here for a while, you’ll remember my previous blog for the Malvern Hills. It’s a really beautiful area and we were lucky to get such a nice day. Especially as this was one of the coldest Bank Holidays on record!

Established in 2006, this flea market is the largest in the UK and took us hours to get around. Even when we had finished, I’m sure we missed a few areas.

So annoyed at myself for not buying these!
Surely there’s some baby doll limbs somewhere…
Found them!

From the beautiful to the creepy, I found a gem which can definitely be classed as both. A painting of the crying boy. Here in the UK, this was a huge paranormal conspiracy back in the 80s. Many people bought one of these paintings, then shortly after suffered a house fire, with the painting still in tact. This was happening so often, that an event was arranged for all paintings to be collected and burned, just to put the public at ease. I’m not going to ruin things and go into how most of these fires started in the kitchen, and how dangerous and popular chip fryers were at the time, because that would spoil the magic… That said, I definitely wasn’t going to take the risk with this painting!

Squirrel eating an acorn
Ex theme park ride
Rubbish buns
Silver jaguar
Oh deer.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure I guess… If there is anyone reading this that would of bought any of these items, please comment below!

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  1. I like the bowl with the yellow flowers. I think the bunnies with pots would be a great thing with plants inside, and repainting it all. It would add fun to a yard 🙂

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  2. “one man’s trash…” Same goes for here in America– with its flea markets and swap meets. A friend of mine, who once owned his own neighborhood book store, still uses the swap meet for both an extra income as well as a social event. Love browsing through these events.
    Art

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  3. Hi Emily,

    It’s sort of like a hands-on museum but you might take home a treasure. Fun stuff. What was your best treasure of the day?

    Thanks,

    Gary

    On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 1:05 AM The Blog of Travel wrote:

    > > > > > > > Emily posted: ” > I absolutely love searching for a bargain and finding hidden gems. Ever > since I was little, I’ve always loved a flea market. For those of you who > have no idea what I’m talking about, a flea market (also known as a > bootsale here in the UK) is an event, wh” > > > >

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