Our household up North and in Laredo, Texas may have successfully avoided the dreaded and over-hyped Black Friday, bought only a few house necessities during Small Business Saturday and will definitely be skipping Cyber Monday but… we could not get away from PULGA SUNDAY!!
Yes, dear readers, so if American Express can coin the Small Business Saturday then this little blog can coin Pulga Sunday for all your flea market finds that turn into future presents.
One Sunday didn’t seem long enough to cover all the local flea markets, but your bigger, more popular ones are the Border Town Flea Market on Highway 359, Guadalupe & Heights Street Markets (the flea complex :P) on Guadalupe Street, the Laredo Flea Market on Park Street (small but plenty of dancing on the weekends) and the Santa Fe Flea Market on Zapata Hwy (smaller and smaller at every visit).
There were two other flea markets that just didn’t take off. The Plaza Santa Maria Flea Market and the Las Palmas Flea Market. As with most businesses, when there are no clients, there is no business.
With the after Thanksgiving weekend stretch, which now seems to be turning into week-long according to a few ads, of supposed “savings” while shopping, it is now time to unveil the winning prize. Drum roll, please…
El Partner will be receiving a beautiful red-head bust for his desk to remind him of where not to eat. Pulga Sundays may be dusty and dirty but you never know what you are going to find.
I bet you can’t get a present like that at any of the other holiday sales :P. Enjoy your future Pulga Sundays, where you can reuse and recycle!
(disclosure – El Partner will not be getting this as a present but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think of buying it. I snapped many interesting item photos as we spent time together – just looking.)