Last month was the first time I'd ever attended the Third Sunday Market at the Interstate Center! How have I gone this long living here and never been? I have NO idea, but it's a sad truth. I went with my best friend who had never been either and we were shocked to see the line of cars just to park. They have it all figured out though with workers directing traffic and showing you exactly where to park. We made our way through the mud (it had poured down rain the night before, surprise, surprise), paid $6 to get in and I was immediately overwhelmed, ha! The only thing I can think to compare it to is going to IKEA.
There were so many cool things, but there were also so many ridiculous things! I feel in love with an old dresser that had been redone. They had stained the top a dark brown, almost black and the rest was painted cream with blue/green drawer fronts. It was gorgeous! I don't need a dresser, but if I did, I definitely would have bought it! I also had my eye on a dining room table, but I could hear my husband saying, "we already have a dining room table", so I passed on that too.
The one thing you have to be prepared for is bargaining... which I'm not very good at. I feel bad asking someone to lower their price. I shouldn't, because apparently everyone does, but it just doesn't come natural to me. This is something I'll have to overcome if I'm going to make a habit out of going every 3rd Sunday!
I left the market without a single purchase, but it made me realize that I want to re-do every room in the house... now that's not very practical and quite frankly, I don't have the time to do that right now. However, I've started following and pinning "market finds" to plan my next trip to the Third Sunday Market - THIS SUNDAY! And I hear this last one is the best one to attend, because they're more willing to give you a deal.
So now I have a tough decision to make - do I skip my son's last soccer tournament to go to the last 3rd Sunday Market?
Melissa Ash - mom of 2 energetic boys, wife, and business woman. Just trying to "do it all".