Hot bargains -- and how! -- at Ludlowe flea market
With temperatures hovering in the 90s under a broiling sun, visitors to a monthly flea market at Fairfield Ludlowe High School were hot under the collar Sunday. But great deals on wares from glassware to DVDs helped them keep their cool.
The sale, held at Fairfield Warde High School in June, September and October and at Ludlowe in July and August, offered about 30 vendors with goods for bargain hunters to peruse.
There were unique items like antique fishing lures and a dog massager, as well as a clam cutter and Pez collectibles. There were sports trading cards and wooden fire hydrants painted with sports themes. A set of horseshoes promised good backyard fun.
To give shoppers some relief, Angie Julius was on hand with her Devil's Blue Ice Italian Ices. Lucas and Alexa Gubinski, 25-year-old twins from Fairfield, offered Lava Java Cold Brew Iced Coffee, with funds collected for the CT Challenge Bike Race Fundraiser, which benefits programs for cancer survivors.
Another vendor sold umbrellas to provide a little shade from the relentless sun.
Perhaps the most unique vendor was that of Fairfielder Robert Long, who brought his 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow to the site. The elegant car's hood served as the "show case" for handbags he was offering for sale.
"I bought the car from a doctor who used it to take his wife to dinner," Long said. "I have it here because it has incredible space to transport stuff."