BY BTL STAFF
ROYAL OAK – The story goes that a small, dark painting innocently acquired during a pleasant afternoon’s shopping in the Royal Oak Farmers Market turned out to be something more. Cleaned and appraised, this tiny Manet was later auctioned at Christie’s for $3 million. True? The fortunate shopper won’t say, but there are treasures to be found every Sunday, Flea Market day, at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.
Antiques and collectibles shopping is relatively new to the 30 year old institution. But the Flea Market has quickly become a weekly stop for thousands of Metro Detroiters and many from further away. You may not find your heart’s desire this week, but maybe the next.
The Flea Market is open year round from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday.