Al Fresco Treasure Hunting

Here are my favorite markets, offering more handmade artisan goods than vintage wares



Al fresco treasure hunting has geared up at several flea markets around the state, including pop-ups in Denver, Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins, Pueblo and Trinidad. Offering more handmade artisan goods than vintage wares, my favorite markets are Horseshoe in the Highlands, Firefly in Boulder and Denver Flea. Among the wide variety of crafty artisans, I especially like Two Little Fruits, maker of crazy-cool magnets and irreverent wood-backed art. You’ll also find letterpress stationery, cute tea towels and aprons, and exquisite ceramics in every shape and color, plus jams, pickles, pierogis and other delectable treats.

Mark your calendar for the next Horseshoe market on October 1, 2016—it’s like Etsy in real life. Haggle nicely and bring cash. 

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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