In general I do not frequent flea markets and any place that markets itself as a junk shop, especially if they spell it “junque.” Yet there are times when one of those places pulls me into their parking lot and I stroll inside to see what is for sale. I often find a very laid back proprietor and an equally laid back cat stretched out on a chair. Neither of them appears to be interested in moving much.
Today’s adventure takes me into a small house where each room has a theme and the items in the room match or have a connection to the theme. There are a couple of real customers in there with me and they find some items they want to purchase. I move quickly from room to room while they’re bartering with the owner, who patiently explains why they have to pay sales tax. By the time I enter the back room, which focuses on housewares, I have looked up, down, and all around without finding anything of real visual interest. Then I spot these three plates propped up in the window. The overlap, transparency, and pattern all combine to create something I find visually compelling.
I walked in with low expectations and for most of my time there those were met. That all changed in an instant. Sometimes long shots pay off.