Flea Markets and Vintage Shopping in DC
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Flea Markets and Vintage Shopping in DC

As they say in Russia, how you meet the new year, is how you will spend it. We have met the new year hosting, which we absolutely love to do. and now we are continuing on, with one of my absolutely favorite people ever visiting us for a few days. projects around the house are on hold, but we may do some sourcing and shopping in the coming days, especially now that we have a red room to decorate.

I stumbled on this handy guide to the best flea markets in the area. and realized that i unfortunately missed the biggest flea of them all last weekend. and! i was actually right in the dulles expo area last saturday morning picking up a craigslist find (more on that later).

Source: Refinery 29

Also, this is rather sad news, although i’ll be sure to take advantage. Ruff and Ready – my favorite store ever – is closing its doors once again. this time for good. i guess the new location hasn’t been kind to them. one of the (many) downsides of gentrification, first there was the brass knob warehouse (still miss them!), now this.

Here’s their Facebook page. The sale starts on the 17th of January. I will be out of town – in Russia – so I think I will be doing facetime via iphone devices with Sergey as he navigates and treasure hunts for me.

  • Becky

    I was also alarmed at the loss of this great store, though admittedly I’ve not made it up to their new location yet. But! Their facebook page indicates their storage facility is closing, but not the store. Quote:

    December 27, 2012 at 11:39am
    Does this mean you’re closing your store for good? Or is this a separate facility that’s closing, and then your 14th Street location will remain open?

    Ruff & Ready Furnishings
    December 27, 2012 at 11:55am
    The storage facility is closing. Store is still open.

  • victorianinbloom

    Ohhh — Thanks Becky! I just posted a question on their facebook page to see whether the sale will be at the warehouse or at the store. hopefully they will let us know soon!