Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wolff's Flea Market: Lost and Found ... Again!

By Guest Blogger Betsy Fons

When growing up, Gabe Defrates, now a resident of Chicago, used to go to flea markets each Sunday with his Grandfather, Don Bryant. Don passed away in 2006, but Gabe and his grandfather made a new connection this weekend at Wolff’s Flea Market in Palatine.
A vendor at Wolff’s Flea Market came across a framed piece that included pictures of Don with flowers and a holy card from his funeral. Through some online research, a Wolff’s employee was able to find Don Bryant’s daughter in Carbondale, Illinois and inform her that the item somehow appeared at Wolff's Flea Market.  Her nephew, Gabe, came to Palatine to pick up the cherished family piece.
Gabe told us his mother had the memento made after her father’s funeral. When she moved from her home in Elgin, the box containing the piece got mixed up with boxes of items that were given away.  Somehow the item mysteriously made its way to Wolff’s Flea Market in Palatine. Gabe said his family was thrilled to have the piece back, and thought it was so funny and more than appropriate it was reunited with the family through a flea market since that was Don Bryant’s favorite hobby!
Don Wolff, one of the owners of Wolff's Flea Market makes every effort to return items of sentimental value to families whenever possible. Over the years, he has returned an urn of ashes to a family (Video link HERE), a Desert Storm scrapbook to a soldier and many personal photographs.

Now in its 26th year, Wolff’s Flea Market has always been a family friendly flea market, and continues to bring families together in a variety of ways!

Monday, March 13, 2017


By Sharon Wolff

Over the last year, regular exercise has been a very important aspect of my journey into Health and Fitness.

From first-hand experience, when I like my outfit, I feel positively motivated to get out and move. Because honestly, sometimes momentum can be a little challenging. 

Read these articles: 

Does Wearing Fitness Gear REALLY Boost Your Workout Motivation?
Do Your Workout Clothes Actually Affect Your Performance?

Given the technology of performance fabrics, "designer" workout clothing can be pretty pricey. Personally, I don't see the point in paying $40 or more for just the leggings alone. 

Because don't we all know that exercise = sweat? Perhaps this new tech fabric moves the sweat away from your skin and into its magic mesh. But to me - ahem - sweat is sweat - and it is only temporary. I would rather go for quantity and variety in my workout clothing. Then go home and take a shower.

I bought this brand new 2-piece heather design outfit upstairs in Palatine and give it 5 stars in all of my personal categories.

COMFORT:  soft and stretchy
WASHABILITY: wash cold and hang to dry
PRICE: under $20
VERSATILITY: Wear top or bottom as part of your layered fashion look
SIZE; 1 size fits all

Plus, I bought post work out high-protein snacks from our food vendor downstairs.

So, ladies, if you work out, couldn't you use a few extra really cute outfits?

Support small business and get in shape, too! 
Several vendors at Wolff's Flea Market Palatine sell an array of soft, stretchy, comfortable and AFFORDABLE sets.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Flea Market Find: The Ice Saw

We usually don't know what happens to the unique and amazing collectibles purchased at Wolff's Flea Market.

But, thanks to customer Joe V., we have the full picture of the special home of The Ice Saw.

"My thanks to Don at Wolff's Flea Market to help me purchase an Ice Saw for the Barrington History Museum. The Ice Saw will be added to future displays of farm tools and the early tool exhibit currently planned for 2018. 

The saw will also be included in the ice harvesting exhibit loaned to the American Water Works Association museum exhibit at their WaterCon conference in Springfield, IL.

The Barrington History Museum, a not-for-profit, is located at 212 & 218 W. Main in Barrington. It currently is open by request and will reopen with new exhibits on Saturday afternoons starting April 8th, 2017."

Joe V.

Photos Betsy F

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wolff's Flea Market Rosemont 2017 Schedule

6920 N Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

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EVERY Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm
1775 N Rand Rd.

Palatine, IL 60074

Monday, January 30, 2017

Wolff's Flea Market: Elemental Fusions- A Vendor Success Story!

By Sharon Wolff

Have you met Tom and Casey of Elemental Fusions in Palatine? 

We congratulate them on their vision and attention to quality, detail and reasonably priced offerings. This successful husband and wife start-up business recently celebrated its one year milestone anniversary!

Homemade soaps, Valentines gifts, lotions, bath products, candles, uplifting home fragrances and special rocks.

Read more HERE

Visit Elemental Fusions Saturdays & Sundays at 
Wolff's Flea Market Palatine
1775 N. Rand Rd.
Palatine, IL 60074