Just got back from a long weekend with the family in NYC. It was a very good trip because the weather was unheard of fabulous for August and everyone had a good time. Each of us got to do something that was on our list and for me that was going to a NYC flea market.
In fact, I had my sights set on the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. I only just heard about this particular NYC market because I also just discovered a freakin' great new show on the Discovery channel. Have you seen this one yet??
I happened upon this last week by chance. I'm almost ashamed to admit that I was planning to watch "Picker' Sisters" on Lifetime. (Here's my advice about that show….NOT). Instead I watched two episodes of "Dirty Money" and I am hooked.
This show, DIRTY MONEY, is about two brothers, the DiResta's from LonGisland and their junkin' adventures, their junk transformations and then the flea market experience.
That's me with John.
That's Jimmy in the glasses under the red tent.
Let me tell you, these were the nicest guys and quite handsome too :->
Don't let their flea market personas fool you. They have got some impressive creds. I love this quote here from the NY Post about "the sickness".
Simply defined, "it's the love of other people's junk," says John, clarifying that "hoarding is for weirdos, the sickness is pre-hoarding."
I totally get it guys. I've got the sickness.
Did I haggle for any of their mantiques? Nope, but I did snag one of John's comedy CD's and it was hilarious. It was the highlight of the audio portion of our drive home today :->