Treasures up for grab at Historic Macon flea market

Staff reportOctober 17, 2013 

Two buildings at Northeast Plaza Shopping Center have been filling up with furniture, toys, TVs and more this week, but Janis Haley was still hard at work Thursday.

“I’m about to take another load over in my car,” said Haley, director of development for Historic Macon, which is having its 36th annual flea market Saturday.

“We have so much stuff. There’s tons and tons of things.”

Shoppers there Saturday will find everything from antiques, housewares, collectibles and jewelry to gardening gadgets, sporting goods, artwork and electronics. There will even be a Christmas area.

“We’ll have everything except clothes,” Haley said.

Getting into the one-day sale, located at 668 Shurling Drive, is free. The market runs from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. Saturday.

People donate items year-round to Historic Macon. Some of them have bought a new TV, for example, so they donate their old one.

Also, “A lot of our members have downsized their homes or gone to senior living centers,” Haley said. “It’s a good way to dispose of your items. ... We end up with a lot of furniture and household goods they no longer need.

“We’ve been known to sell fine pieces of art for $10,” she said.

There’s a flea market preview party from 6-9 p.m. Friday for Historic Macon members. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Appraisal Days will be held Friday and Saturday. Appraiser Rod Hardy of Hardy/Halpern Inc. will be appraising items at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, at 935 High St., from noon-5 p.m. Friday by appointment, as well as on Saturday at the flea market for $10 an item.

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