Big Brass Elephant: At the Richmond Flea
I spotted this big, brass Elephant up in Wisconsin at the Flea market in Richmond back in February. This wasn't at the Lake Geneva Antique Mall, which I've posted about previously, but it was at this weird Flea about 2 blocks off of the main drag in Richmond. We had the kids in the van and I think we were running somewhere, so I didn't have a lot of time in here as I just ran in there myself to check it out and see if it was worth coming back. Turns out, there are dozens of booths filled with lots of junk (think: tube socks), but some gems if you could look past all the other stuff. One of them was this big elephant. If you look closely, you can see the price tag on him: $35. So, I passed, but snapped this photo to show Nat when I got back in the car.
I posted a companion 'little' brass elephant on the blog back in the summer of 2016. Don't they look like a mother/child pair???
Also, there's a whole host of [Flea Market] posts here on the tag page. Nice little running history of some flea market finds.
Maybe it will still be there when we go back later this Spring. If so, it was meant to be. If not? Then, through this photo, we'll be able to enjoy that this brass elephant existed. Remember my new mantra:
It is enough to enjoy the existence of things without possessing all of them.