jake’s flea market

 

Yesterday we took field trip. To Jake’s Flea Market in Barto, PA.

The address is 1380 Route 100, Barto PA.  

It is a straight shot up Route 100 above Pottstown but before Allentown. Blogs like Tour de Thrift have written up Jake’s before so I am not breaking new ground.

It was a gorgeous day yesterday as we made our way up to Barto. We got to Jake’s a little late – after 10 AM at a lot of vendors were already gone. But there was still plenty to look at.

Serious pickers I know have told me that if you’re not using a flashlight when you’re at Jake’s you’re not getting the best deal. Yes, the place opens at like 6 AM. I also was told Sundays are the better day.

But I still had fun as there was a lot to look up. There was a vintage, antiques, collectibles, junk, you name it. And the prices were true flea market pricing, as in old-school pricing. It was nice to deal with vendors who liked to dicker which is so fun and part of the experience.

I also bought a whole carload full of beautiful produce from local farmers for under $20.

I got a pair of awesome older gardening shears that were perfectly sharpened for $4. 

I also got what you see photographed above. You know how I am about my Christmas decorations! The vintage Pinocchio was made in Italy and disjointed and can sit up or stand. 

And next to Pinocchio is a little music box made in Germany. It plays silent night. I am pretty sure it is by Steibach, maybe Erzgebirge. It was $5. I also picked up an amazing perfect pair of carnival glass candlesticks that I swapped to another dealer I know for a crock I wanted!

 Next time I’m going really early! I had another friend who drove up this morning who scored some awesome things!

There is ample parking and it’s free, and if you want to be a vendor check the website as the table prices are very inexpensive.

Check it out!

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4 thoughts on “jake’s flea market

  1. Wish you would have continued your travels up the road to Somerset Nursery North! We would have loved to have given you the tour! It was nice seeing you ever so briefly on Saturday evening!

      • I would love to see you at ZIONSVILLE location. Our glenmore location is great for basics (due to size). Our Zionsville location is 3 x the size and has more room for different items. We are about 10 minutes past Jakes

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