Another flea market in Palermo! This one is only on Sundays at the Piazza della Marina.
We woke up early, and switched into that NYC mindset, to get to the flea market early to beat the crowds. It truly wasn't necessary. The vendors were there already set up, and the small crowd really seemed to be getting started around 10am, when we were heading back home,
We saw some great things, and I loved looking through the old italian books, especially the handwritten ones. The prices were good and as you can imagine, we had a great time. I was defintiely honing my italian bargaining skills, which were weak at best, but the vendors were somewhat charming and convincing that we needed everything we saw. (!)
There was a guy selling these vintage aluminum and brass tools, mostly for the kitchen, with so much character and care.
When we unwrapped these beauties with our Sicilian cousins, they had a great laugh at our love for these objects. Looking around their home, we realized these were far less beautiful than what they used each and every day in their own kitchens.