One Man’s Trash

Flea market finds, prevalent in Oklahoma, can add visual and historical interest to your home.

Photo by Josh New

If you’re a lover of all things vintage, flea markets are the perfect place to find the next quirky addition to your home or office.

These are a great place to indulge in the primal thrill of the hunt – wading through hundreds, or even thousands, of items to find The One you can’t live without. And, once you find it, you get the added bonus of affordability – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all.

Along with the adrenaline rush and inexpensiveness of your new item, you can rest easy in knowing this like-new accessory is probably unique, handmade or even one of a kind. No mass-produced products for you, thank you very much!

If you want to score your next lamp, book, record, jewelry item or accessory, Oklahoma has myriad options for you. The Tulsa Flea Market, a staple in Oklahoma for almost 50 years, is open virtually every Saturday at varying locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check for a schedule. You can also check out the Admiral Flea Market (, open Friday-Sunday weekly.

For passionate flea market-ers in OKC, the Old Paris Flea Market is a popular option – with over 2,000 positive Google reviews. In true vintage fashion, this market is “off the grid” with no website, but you can call 405-670-2611 for more information. Mary’s Swap Meet ( opens at 5 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and boasts everything from food and drink to clothes and even livestock.

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