spotlight: 220 Flea Market

A spotlight post after such a long time.

Spotlight

With the current state of the world – temperatures rising up everyday, global warming and the issue of being able dispose of garbage (which is currently the biggest issue in Bangalore), would it not be great that someone actually took the initiative to SAVE THE WORLD!! (go Captain Planet!). I am glad to say that I was introduced one such bunch of people who totally qualify to become a part of the Captain Planet team – via the Second to None Flea Market.

Last Sunday (28th April 2013), AB and I went to the 220 Flea Market. 220 stands for Second To None (2nd 2 N(0)ne) – there I actually broke it down nicely *pat on my back*. This flea market is all about selling second hand goods and stuff made from recycled products. A flea market with a difference, you can say. The 220 Flea Market was so much different – the zeal and enthusiasm in everyone who was there to make a difference was contagious. I came back with a determination to recycle a lot of my stuff. I am also very happy to say here that in my own way – I also contribute a little via my paintings. I only use recycled paper made of jute (and not trees). So anyways, the flea market was almost like a gathering of friends who had put up different stalls – second hand maternity clothes, second hand books, painted bottles, recycled jewellery etc.

Chalkboard Painted Tray
Chalkboard Painted Tray
And Chalkboard Painted Bottles
And Chalkboard Painted Bottles

Once inside this old victorian times-like house turned Gallery (Rococo Gallery at the Rest House Road), we felt as if we had walked into a house in Goa. This place actually had this chilled out feel to it. A place where you can come, look at everyone’s art, buy something, eat a little and then just relax and get inspired.

Bottles turned into pendant lamps
Bottles turned into pendant lamps
More Bottle Art
More Bottle Art
And some more
And some more

Now, a disclaimer – I am a home decor blogger and so I try to only put up pictures of different home decor stuff I find at these flea markets. But that does not mean that the flea market does not have any other stall in it – apparels and jewellery.

What I really liked about 220 Flea Market was how people have put their creativity to use and actually managed to make some gorgeous stuff from things we normally end up giving to the “kabadi wala”. Like paper mache lamps, or bottle lamps. Some really great inspirational ideas.

The Refresh Stall with all thing Paper Mache
The Refresh Stall with all thing Paper Mache
Wall Decor
Wall Decor

Does this idea sound interesting to you – a flea fiesta of recycled products. Want to know of this one place where you can put your seconds up for sale and also get inspired by some recycled product ideas? And do you want this to be in Bangalore? Join the group – Seconds to None on Facebook or you can also find their blog here.

(All pictures are taken by me – Please do not copy)

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