Monday, September 8, 2008

Antique Flea Markets.

NYC is good for many many things...though among them, is not antique stores. Ya know, the huge antique flea market type deals they have all over the south and in weird suburbs, tucked away in corners, filled to the brim with relics of the past? We just don't have those here. And i'm totally in hot pursuit of an antique, wrought-iron bed such as this one! It makes me beyond sad that one of these amazing pieces from yesteryear is tucked away in one of those huge antique shops, marked with some ridiculously low price tag, just out of my reach. So i ask you (those living in the reasonably close by northeast)...if while perusing your favorite huge antique store and you see one....can ya just let me know? It may just warrant a road trip!


Rhiannon said...

I've been looking for a white iron bed like that for over a year, and I'm sleeping on a mattress on the floor until I find one! :)

I haven't thought of searching flea markets for one. Antique stores have them sometimes but I'm having a hard time finding a full sized. Twins and kings are all I ever see!

Anonymous said...

I was extraordinarily luck!
I was driving to my parent's house in Michigan when I stumbled upon a roadside antique sale.
I picked up the most beautiful iron, full size bed for $150 and am in the process of refurbishing it.

I wish the best of luck on your quest!

Anonymous said...

Ikea, astoundingly enough, has something similar (dunno if it's available in the US tho). White Leirvik frame and otherwise Manger head end, until you find the real thing.