BERRY HILL – On the fourth weekend of every month, an eclectic mix of local artisans, woodworkers and more are joined by traveling antique stands and flea market professionals for the Nashville Flea Market. The junk swap attracts over half a million people to the Nashville Fairgrounds yearly, and is a terrifying place to allow your girlfriend, fiancé or wife to go unsupervised.
As soon as you enter the gate, you are pretty much immersed in a real-life version of Pinterest. Except in this version, every time you pin something, $49 comes right out of the bank account and you’re stuck with something that doesn’t really match the rest of your home. Most often, it’s a piece of wooden furniture sourced from a thrift store, covered with some flaky-ass pastel paint that I’m sure you’ll never get tired of.
“…immersed in a real-life version of Pinterest.”
Just this morning, 12 South resident Mark Kenner was enjoying a quiet morning in his living room while his girlfriend Julie Birdwell went to the Nashville Flea Market with her girlfriends. Upon returning, Julie stumbled through the door, trying to balance an arm full of reclaimed wood trinkets, mason jars, and old photography equipment, clearly with something large behind her, wedged into her Ford Focus. Mark, understandably alarmed, exclaimed “Oh god, is that an old wooden door? What are we going to do with that?”
“Oh god, is that an old wooden door?”
“I saw LITERALLY this exact same door on Pinterest last week and I thought it’d look so cute in our dining room,” said Julie. She continued, “I so almost talked myself out of it but Meghan said I HAD to get it,” setting down bags of antiques as she walked. “Will you help me get it out of the car?” Mark quietly wished some bad things upon Meghan, put on his sporty, yet comfortable New Balance shoes, and said goodbye to his relaxing morning.