Thursday, December 17, 2015

FLEA MARKET CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY CRAFTS

A few of our 2015 Holiday Crafts at
Wolff's Flea Market Palatine

MATERIALS: Reclaimed wood, Modge Podge, glitter, glue-ons, printable images, pipe cleaners
Made with love by Wolff's Craft Kids
Tree made by Impatient Pallets from recycled fencing and pallets. Decorated by Wolff's Crafty Kids.

MATERIALS: Foam, hole punch, star stickers, pipe cleaners
Made with love by Wolff's Crafty Kids



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FLEA MARKET GARDENING PROJECTS


Although it's December and we are in Chicago, we can still dream and plan for our future flea market garden. Check back as we continue to find awesome gardening ideas and links by the original creators!

Number 1: BARNWOOD BLOOMS
http://www.fleamarketgardening.org/2013/10/31/jeannes-barnwood-blooms/
    Spigot handles were thrift shop finds
  1. Choose a beautiful old barn wood board, give it a coat of Polyurethane …
  2. “We added some garden junk spigot handles that were thrift shop finds in my stash…I’m always lookin’!” Jeanne says
  3. Rusty barbed wire for the stems which is hammered on with fence post staples.
  4. Use screws for flower centers. Add a couple eyelet hooks on the back with wire, so they can stand alone or be hung up.




Number 2: FLEA MARKET FAIRY GARDEN
This adorable flea market fairy garden was made by Wolff's Crafty Kids at Wolff's Flea Market Palatine. About 12 vendor and customer children 11 years old and under added their own personal touches. They had so many ideas! I just put out miscellaneous found supplies and let them have at it. I spy. What do you see? On display HERE.

HOW CUTE IS THIS!

Number 3: TREE LOG PLANTER
For 2 weeks I noticed 3 partially carved log bowls. I thinks they were rejects from a wood carver. A vendor won the at an auction and sold me this one for $5. I shoulda bought the others.
This easy project involved just a few steps:

  1. Drill a couple holes for drainage
  2. Line with gardening cloth
  3. Fill with compost or your favorite soil blend
  4. Since this was towards the end of the season, I just transplanted a few sedum clippings and annuals
  5. It is on display in front of a recycled pallet with has glass insulators containing LED lights.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

RECYCLED FLEA MARKET SERVING CART

This old, tired "curbside" butcher block ended up at the flea market. A little TLC transformed it into this serving cart.
  1. First I removed the yucky loose and useless shelf 
  2. A good sanding removed most of the dark stain, but I left some to show through the final finish
  3. Bottom half of cart was painted with 2 coats of dilutes Barn Red paint. Dark blue, forest green and creamy beige were also blotted on and then wiped off to add a slight weathered look.
  4. Top and painted areas were covered in 2 coats of Varathane Golden Oak semi-gloss Stain & Poly (water based).
  5. Hardware: shut off valve knob (front left), bottle opener (front right), craft fair stone hook (side right), 4 caster wheels.
  6. Shelf: I added a sanded plank of recycled cedar fencing as a removable bottom shelf
  7. Accessories: Handmade wine caddy on top and wineglass box on bottom shelf are made from recycled fencing and pallets by me (Impatient Pallets)



Monday, November 30, 2015

A FLEA MARKET THANKSGIVING

These items were collected from vendors at
Wolff's Flea Market Palatine to create 

mix and match eclectic tablescapes.

2013 TABLE



2014 TABLE
2015 TABLE

RECYCLED ELEMENTS USED TO CREATE UNIQUE THANKSGIVING DECOR
KIDS CRAFT: RECLAIMED FENCING & DECOUPAGE

3 IDEAS IN ONE:
VINTAGE GLASS INSULATOR WITH LED CANDLE
SCARECROW WITH OLD BUTTONS
RECYCLED PALLET MAGAZINE HOLDER



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY DEALS 2015

Wolff's Flea Market
1775 N. Rand Road
Palatine, IL 60074
847-524-9590

Welcome to Wolff's Flea market Small Business Saturday 2015 Deals! Scroll down to be able to print this list or save a tree and use your phone!  See you at the flea for hundreds of small business vendors in 1 place!



         
SPACEDEAL
A9DOLLAR ITEMS

B8-9

LITTLE DEBBIES $1 EACH, 6 FOR $5 FRESH PRODUCE

B6-7 C5-6


25% OFF VINTAGE CAMERAS/PROJECTORS & COKE ITEMS BUY 3 GET 1 FREE TRAIN CARS

C10-11

FREE LOTTERY TICKET W/$25 PURCHASE 40% OFF ESTATE STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

E2

TEAM SHIRTS FOR $4 ($20 VALUE)

E13

$3 PURSES, $2 WALLETS

F6

30% OFF ENTIRE BOOTH

G2-3 F2-3

MENS JEANS $10 6 PACK HEAVY DUTY AA-AAA BATTERIES $1

G4, F4

25% off GOLD JEWELRY, 50% off STERLING, 15% off PROOF COINS, $5 off SILVER DOLLARS, 10% OTHER COINS, 20% off HOUSEWARES, TOYS

G12

25% OFF EVERYTHING

G13-15
H12-14

POST EARRINGS 3 PR FOR $1, HANGING EARRINGS 6 PR FOR $5 WOMENS RINGS $1-$5, MENS RINGS $5

H9

$1 OFF FOR EVERY $10 SPENT

H11

BUY $25 AND GET $5 OFF

I6-7, J6-7

$1 DVDS & MORE!

I10

LOOSE HOTWHEELS/MATCHBOX- BUY 5 AT 50 CENTS EACH, GET 2 FREE 10% OFF $10 OR MORE PURCHASE

I14

FOAM PARTY DECORATIONS: $14 ITEMS ON SALE FOR $10

I15

50% OFF ALL!

J1-2

20% OFF ALL SPORTS ITEMS

J5

LADIES & MENS LEATHER GLOVES $10 LADIES & MENS SHERPA HOODIES $20

J8-9-10

10% OFF PURCHASE OF $10 OR MORE 20% OFF $100 OR MORE

J14-15

FREE BAG CHICHARRON WITH $15 OR MORE PURCHASE

K1
2
5% OFF EVERYTHING ON SATURDAY

K2

20% OFF ALL ITEMS IN BOOTH

K3

1 FREE LOTTERY TICKET PER $25 SPENT 1 FREE SMALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WITH EVERY $10 SPENT

K9

1 FREE LOTTERY TICKET PER $25 SPENT

K10

20% OFF ALL ITEMS IN BOOTH

K14-K15

COMPRA UNO PANTALONES, VESTIDOS Y 1/2 BATE OTRO GRATIS

L1-2-3

1 FREE LOTTERY TICKET PER $25 SPENT FREE BLACK SCARF WITH EVERY NEW JACKET PURCHASE

L5-6

1 FREE LOTTERY TICKET PER $25 SPENT

L7-8 K6-7-8

TOY DEALS: SINGLE HOT WHEELS 5/$3 (SPECIALTY EXCLUDED), SKYLANDER, DISNEY BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF, STOCKING STUFFERS 2/$5-LEGO, SHOPKINS, MONSTER HIGH, PERFUME 50% OFF RED STICKER, MAKE-UP BUY 2 GET 1 FREE

L12 M12

HOURLY SPECIALS: EXAMPLES- 25% OFF MICRO USB CABLES, 50% OFF TEMPERED GLASS, SPECIALS ON CELL PHONE & TABLET REPAIR

M2-M3

SWEATER DRESSES $10 EACH OR 2 FOR $18

M4

PUMA & F50 SOCCER BALLS $20 ADIDAS TRAINING PANTS BUY 1 FOR $45, GET SECOND PAIR FOR $30

N3-N4

BUY 1 RECHARGEABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, GET FREE SELFIE STICK, WATCH & HAT

N5

3 FOR $1- PLASTIC BOWLS & CUPS- MIX OR MATCH

N13-15

HOURLY DEALS - VIDEO GAMES: BUY 2 GET 1 FREE $50 COMPLETE COMPUTER SET UP LAPTOPS UP TO $100 OFF - CHECK FOR DETAILS

O2

JEANS, TSHIRTS, SHORTS $10 EACH PLUS TOYS, TOOLS, LAMPS

O11

1 FREE LOTTERY TICKET W/$25 PURCHASE 25% OFF $100 PURCHASE & 30% OFF MURANO GLASS

Q2-4

10% OFF ALL ITEMS OVER $10

R2-4

1/2 OFF MARKED PRICE OF GLASS, PORCELAIN, FISHING STUFF, BOOKS

T1-2

10% OFF EVERYTHING

T9-10

SPEND $10 OR MORE, SAVE 20%

V9-10

BUY FULL/QUEEN MATTRESS AT REGULAR PRICE-GET FREE FRAME COMPRA JUEGO DE COLCHONES FULL-QUEEN PRECIO REGULAR Y LLEVATE LA BASE DE FIERRO GRATIS

UPSTAIRS

MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD