"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom." ~Umberto Eco
THERE'S BIG SHOES FOR NEXT GEN. TO FILL AT GEN'L STANTON FLEA MRKT.
...FOLLOWING FATHERS' FOOTSTEPS
As we welcome Dads to Charlestown's General Stanton Inn Flea Market, this 2021 Fathers' Day Weekend, we're reminded of what big footsteps the next generation has to follow--in learning all the savvy saving and savings techniques their Fathers have honed at this Flea Market over the years!
The General Stanton Inn Flea Market, now in its' 56th season, is all about saving things. Vendors save vintage and antique goods that could easily be lost to Time. Just because someone else may be done with a collectible or vintage item, it doesn't mean another person isn't more than ready to "save" it and give it new life...either by adding it to an ongoing collection...or by creatively repurposing or upcycling the item.
The Gen. Stanton Flea Market is also all about savings. Discounts abound at booths all over the grounds of this outdoor, weekend Flea Market. And negotiating is welcome among many, if not most, of the vendors. Just ask! Such bargaining is a real-life lesson and a valuable tool for fathers to pass on to their children. (And as the quote above says, it's teaching without even "trying!")
So, to you Dads sharing part of your Fathers' Day this year, at our Flea Market with your child/children/grandchildren: You're sharing a fun bonding experience with your offspring...while at the same time showing them how to save money AND save the planet; how to possibly pick up a new hobby or collection (far away from wifi!?); and you're exploring history together, while visiting vendor tables full of "antique artifacts." And more often than not, you are sharing a fun day of treasure hunting here in Charlestown, at our "Flea By The Sea"!
In other words, like most generous Dads, you're sharing your own gift holiday, by gifting not just love, but also learning, to your children...no matter what age they are! Happy Fathers' Day indeed!
Did you know that The General Stanton Inn Outdoor Flea Market, 4115 Old Post Rd. in Charlestown, 02813, is being referred to more and more, as "The Flea By The Sea"?!
That's because it's located just minutes away from three cherished Charlestown beaches. That means both vacationers and residents can visit the sea...and the flea...all in a Summer's day! (That's the kind of "multi-tasking" most of us can get behind...yes?!)
As a happy result of its' coastal location, Charlestown's Flea by the Sea, is especially treasured for its' nautical antiques.
Fathers' Day visitors to the Flea by the Sea, may want to check out the cache of vintage and antique nautical items at this Market, including binnacles, compasses, chronometers, fishing reels, inclinometers, lanterns, lures, map-making instruments, marine hardware, sextants and ship models.
In addition to diverse categories of antiques, The General Stanton Inn Flea Market offers collectibles, art, jewelry and hand-made crafts, new merchandise, Farmers' Market goods and small-batch edibles.
Additional food trucks are currently
Vendor booths are available every weekend, through Columbus Day in October, when the 2021 Flea Season ends.
10' x 20' spaces are just $25.-$35. depending on the day and location chosen (ie. tarped and non-tarped areas are available). Vendors may also bring their own pop-up tents.
ADMISSION TO 'THE FLEA BY THE SEA' IS FREE
OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
(early birds are always welcome.)
ON THE SEA-BREEZED, TREE-LINED GROUNDS OF THE HISTORIC GENERAL STANTON INN
4115 Old Post Rd., Charlestown RI 02813
401 364 1188