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You Never Know At The Nashville Flea Market

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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The shop in Clarksville where I sell my painted furniture and junk finds is called You Never Know.



Sara is the shop owner and she decided to set-up shop at the June Nashville Flea Market.

She’s really brave…..or crazy one.

She rented a big truck and hauled lots of things from the shop to Nashville.

Then she unloaded, displayed everything, set in the hot sun for hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, loaded the truck Sunday afternoon, headed back to Clarksville, and unloaded the truck at the shop.

I don’t think I will ever take a space at the market.

It looks like really hard work to me.






Sara and Eva












Bob, Sara’s better half, watching things from across the way.

I keep forgetting to ask Sara if she will be setting up shop at the flea market this month.

I think she loved it and hated it at the same time.

You know what I mean, right.

Last week I shared my tips and need-to-know info for shopping the Nashville Flea Market.

What do you think about the flea market venue for selling your wares?

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8 Responses

  1. Dang it! Makes me wish I had gone! Give a girl a heads up next time 😉

    Can’t wait to see you next week!

    Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage recently posted…Going with your gutMy Profile

  2. Linda T. in NH says:

    Flea markets really are a great place to sell. But soooooo much work. Twenty or thirty years ago I could do this with no problem, not now with all my aches and pains. It’s tough getting old!!!! lol

  3. Leslie says:

    Hi Kathy! We have a really neat once-monthly market in St. Petersburg, now. Only, ours is inside, and we vendors get to leave our pieces there in between! If anyone is interested in attending, you can go to for more info. August 3+4 is the first opening! I’m excited for the opportunity.

  4. Diane C says:

    My husband and I just did a flea market for the first time! It was expensive because we had to pay for a spot and then rent a Uhaul for the weekend. I was on a waiting list so I had to take whatever they had. This was a mistake since I was not put with the other “painted-restore” furniture. If was a really HOT weekend lots of people came to it. But in the end I only cleared $125.00 (after expenses) and ended up bringing most of my things home. I sold three furniture pieces and lots of small things. Not sure if I would ever do this again – its a lot of work loading and unloading, etc…

  5. kathy says:

    Oh my stars, my hubby and I have been shopping for 6 months on the weekend to get ready for our first time as vendors at the World’s Longest Yard Sale!!!!!! It is the big project that I hate/love that we are doing. I am going to rent a u-haul to take all my cool stuff to Lone Oak Community Center on Signal Mountain, Tn. I plan to take lots of photos and hope that we make some money. The main thing is that my hubby and I have had a ball going yards sales and finding treasures. We have vintage jewelry, lots of mid-century pottery, repurposed items, and furniture. Come visit me!
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  6. Tara C. says:

    I did it last month to try and get my business going. In June. In Texas. Outside. It was a LOT of work and very draining. I didn’t feel the profit made was worth it. I think the term “flea market” puts a pennies on the dollar mentality in people’s minds whereas a booth in a craft mall puts them more in the right mentality to pay for our work. Because it is work, and regardless of the successes that some of the “big name” bloggers have, not everyone has that and so venue is key to having our work appreciated, admired and paid for appropriately.
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  7. Sara Minor says:

    Thank you Kathy for featuring our Nashville Flea Market adventure. It was definitely exhausting but so much fun. We are passing this month and maybe next month (just to hot) but we will be back! It is a great experience and the people are wonderful. Thanks again.

  8. Jeney says:

    I went for the first time in March and this booth had the perfect dining room chairs. Eva was sooo amazingly nice and even helped me load 5 chairs in a small car. Can’t wait to go back next time!