Meet me at the swap meet

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been out to Roseville’s great weekend swap meet at Denio’s. A few of the stalls have been rearranged since my last visit, but I was happy to find one of my favorite browsing spots, the source of all these photos. There are so many vendors selling all sorts of brand new merchandise — clothing, shoes, cookware, sunglasses, toys, and furniture — but I prefer to check out the tables crammed with stuff that’s clearly been used, second-hand, passed down, worn out, left behind, and long forgotten. I never know what I might find. It may be something grimy, dusty, obsolete, mysterious, nostalgic, or just plain beautiful.

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