Note: The Portland Flea-for-All will be moving its location to 585 Congress Street in Fall 2016, according to a June 14, 2016 article by Kathleen Pierce of the Bangor Daily News.
MP and CP#1 enjoyed a girls’ day out recently, while the boys headed to the Museum of Science in Boston for the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit. We ladies decided to stay local and started our day with a decadent brunch at Silly’s in Portland.
After we stuffed ourselves on pancakes and eggs, MP decided to visit the Portland Flea-for-All. CP#1 is always game for shopping, but MP silently wondered if a flea market would be the best place for a six year-old girl.
The Flea is located near Trader Joe’s in a three-story building that was once home to Asia West. MP was glad to see the slate sign by the door, which advertised kids’ goods along with antiques and furniture. Surely there would be something for CP#1 to enjoy.
MP was pleased to find there is a lot for little ones at the Flea. She spotted vintage children’s books and games, an old 7-up bottle repurposed as a lava lamp, an antique school desk, and several handmade items. CP#1 was immediately drawn to a display of vintage hats. The Flea is an incredible resource for dress up clothes.
MP also liked these sweet, hand-knit animals from Little Houzz for baby gifts. As you can see, CP#1 really liked them, too.
After deliberating over a few, fun items, CP#1 chose to buy this sweet, vintage-inspired bow made by Caiti Enos of Lucille’s. MP purchased a cute pair of navy blue and white-striped button earrings from Lucille’s, too.
We’ll definitely be back to the Portland Flea-for-All for unique gifts and cool kids’ room finds (plus maybe a few household items for MP). To learn more about the Flea, visit their Facebook page.
125 Kennebec Street
Open Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m.-5 p.m.