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Our website is still in development but our NEW SHOP is OPEN!

Now OPEN! 10am-6pm
5 N. Mallory in Historic Phoebus, VA

"The Dish" on Fancy Flea

45 years ago my Grandmother took me to a craft show at the Church. She bought me a life-sized ceramic Persian Cat. The detail of design and pearlized glaze finish was so beautiful, and from then on I was hooked on collecting. Model cars, magazine ads, needlework patterns - my interests were quite diverse.  I married a military man and spent the next 20 years moving around, which put a damper on collecting large items. So I took interest in decorative eggs and bells. Both categories rich in design and artistic flair, while small enough to easily pack and move.

While stationed in Hawaii I managed the small thrift shop on Post and grew it to the point of needing a larger building. Fortunately we had a supportive Command at the very top levels. The General found us a larger building and renovations began!  It was such an honor to create a team that left a mark of positive volunteerism when we were ultimately stationed elsewhere.

Between growing a family, completing graduate studies and working in more lucrative positions I had to set aside my dream of owning a high-end vintage shop. Then a coupl of years ago I started reselling on-line and to private customers. Business was fair, but I still missed meeting new people and helping others find quality goods and gifts at more affordable prices than new.  In the Fall of 2022 an opportunity arose and I opened up the Fancy Flea Shop in Historic Phoebus near the entrance to the Ft. Monroe National Park in Hampton, VA. 

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