A couple of weekends ago we made a little day trip into Connecticut and decided to do a little thrifting, antiquing, junking, aka whatever you call going to flea markets and trying to score an amazing deal! Litchfield County in Connecticut is full of antique shops that you can easily pop in and out of, but for me the main appeal is Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market, which if you are an avid watcher of Flea Market Flip then you have seen it! I was lucky enough to walk the flea with Charlotte from At Charlotte’s House who is a fellow blogger that has actually been on Flea Market Flip and won it!
Now Charlotte and I did a lot of talking and walking, but not a ton of shopping, but there were so many good booths! I also found that the pricing was much better than Stormville Airport Flea Market, which was nice. At Stormville it felt like many of the vendors were pricing things at prices that a someone would do on Chairish.
I loved these sweet little Dalmatian dog candlestick holders. They were really fun, but I had zero use for them so I left them behind.
I loved this blue toned Oriental rug. Reminded me of the colors on ginger jar and I was so there for it.
Lots of small furniture pieces that could be bought back to life.
Loved that they had a farm stand with beautiful looking veggies!
There was also a stand with fresh flowers which I was super excited to find! You all know I love flowers and can’t say no to them. I picked up two bunches of these ruffled garden roses and I totally regretted not getting the 5 bunches for $20. Jon told me to do it, but I said no, two is enough and literally right after we leave and I was sad I hadn’t gotten more.
Lots of booths like these with items were on the ground or boxes on tables with a random mix of items.
Loved these beauties, but they were snatched by someone else before I could even get pricing.
Bright and colorful kilim rug that was calling my name!
Wanted to note that there is a $2 fee to enter, but I think it’s totally worth it. It’s very large, there are a bunch of food trucks so you can always stop and get a bite to eat and it’s full of vintage treasures. At other flea markets that I have gone to there are many booths that are selling new items like bunches of socks, knock off handbags, cheesy t-shirts with sayings. Elephant’s Trunk does not disappoint!
Also since you are in the area it’s nice to head across the road and go into Litchfield County Pickers which is all indoors and laid our like a department store with everything super organized!
There was a lot product, but during this trip I didn’t find too many things that I was dying to come home with. I did fall in love with this little embroidered bug and loved the pop of colors in it. So, for $10 it came home with me.
A little bit down the road is Just In Antiques which is in an old house and the rooms are jam packed from floor to ceiling with finds!
Each room was like this and while there was a lot of stuff I didn’t find anything for myself, but they must get new items on daily basis so it’s worth it to pop in and check it out.
They also have a huge room full of taxidermy and Asher fell in love with a massive Bear.
All three of these spots can be done in a couple of hours without making you feel overwhelmed. We did all 3 spots in one day with both boys and they loved it. More antique shops can be found here.
Here are some of my tips for shopping a flea market which are worth a read if you want to do a little shopping!