Photos: The Hill Flea on gameday in Boulder, Colorado.

Via on Sep 7, 2009

My personal fave.

The fourth Hill Flea market continues to grow in fun and size.

My friend Lindsey and I had the classic start to our Sunday—coffee and breakfast at Burnt Toast (okay, 12:41 counts as brunch) and a walk through the Hill Flea, which we’ve written up before here and here. I discovered a few new favorites, including Marika and Caroline’s “Sea and Me” vintage fashion and another place with plastic bags sewn into purses, out-of-date-thick-plastic-would-be-tossed-away school maps made into lampshades. And we saw our friend who turns would-be-tossed-broken skateboards into belt buckles, pendants, earrings.

These girls stated goal: "to get on TV today, so this is close." Great CU spirit, though we got flattened later that day.
These girls stated goal: "to get on TV today, so this is close." Great CU spirit, though we got flattened later that day.

Know someone or a business in this slideshow? Email your friends with the link. If this post gets views, I’ll keep covering the Hill Flea—it’s a delight. I’ve already done two posts, though, so if this don’t get a ton of views, all good, but my iPhone coverage will end, and I’ll just focus on enjoying my Sundays, instead of covering ’em. – ed.


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4 Responses to “Photos: The Hill Flea on gameday in Boulder, Colorado.”

  1. Scotta says:

    Love the slideshow and the website. At first, sad to see you go virtual only, but now that I'm more used to it, I like it. There is a ton of information and it is always new and fresh. The biggest thing is that it is even more in line with what you're about. Thank you!

  2. Each week there have been several garage sales going on at the FLEA. Anyone, families, schools, non-profits, etc., can come to the FLEA and set up a space for the same price as a classified add in the local paper. The first week most of the garage sales sold out of all their stuff. Its great to have a community space that supports reusing but also, of course the local arts scene. There are a lot of artists that are using reclaimed or recycled materials and making amazing things. I love it! I hope everyone in the arts comes out and helps make this market the place to be on Sunday!

    • Keep up the great work, Hillary. It's really inspiring—particularly that such a great, fun, community and eco-oriented event is in the heart of the university's Hill neighborhood.

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