Hello lovelies! Since everyone on the East coast is stuck at home while we bear this crazy storm, I thought what a great opportunity it was to post my flea market adventures from last week. Yay!
Last Saturday my girlfriends and I decided it would be a great day to go to the Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Green. I had never been to this part of the borough and I have to say that I loved it. The area is adorable with plenty of cute places to grab a drink or bite not to mention how beautiful the houses and brownstones are! They have this elegant air about them, blocks covered in trees and buildings with ivy… My kind of place. It was a gorgeous summer day that made for a pleasant walk to the market and more than made up for the annoying weekend commute (thanks MTA!). Let’s just say it took all of us away too long to make it there… just sayin’.
The minute we enter the market we all spot the same thing: ice cream cart! Naturally, we go straight to the line, which was long by the way. Blue Marble Ice Cream had an amazing assortment of flavors: coffee, dulce de leche, and blueberry (say what!?). Soooo delicious! A good start I would say.
Here are some of the little things that caught my attention…
I was loving on all the furniture.
Who doesn’t want a dinosaur necklace? I don’t. But I do want a squirrel mug, with the rhino plate.
I really fell in love with so many pieces of furniture that it’s not even funny. Walking around the market made me feel as though I needed to have a house to decorate. Well that, and also the fact that two of my boyfriend’s friends just bought a house. Seeing them fixing it up and making it their own has me thinking of how I would want my home to look like. I think a well rounded mix of modern and cozy country home is where I’d take it. Clean and fresh with a punch of contemporary…. Look at this amazing piece… I. Want.
Even though I saw many things I wanted (that’s odd), I’m broke so, I knew I was going for the sake of window shopping. But my friend Maria saw something she had to get! It was the little nerd inside her saying she had to buy it. What is it? Well, it’s an old school wooden measuring tape. She explained that engineers back in the day didn’t have the fancy ones they use now. It looks pretty awesome. I thought it made a great giraffe. Wall art!
Besides the obvious things you find at the flea market: antiques, clothing, accessories, junk; there was an incredible assortment of yummy goodies. The girls got some delicious homemade pop from the guys at Brooklyn Soda Works while I went for the ice cold bubble tea! Not to mention the other good stuff that was around: lobster rolls, pulled pork sandwiches, asia dogs, tacos, grilled corn, porchetta, and much, much more. I didnt get to try any of it but everything looked and smelled amazing. It’s a definite must-go if you want to do something different on the weekends.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Now I must go and start moving things out of my window’s way before the hurricane arrives… you know… just in case something flies straight into it shattering into a million pieces while water uncontrollably gushes in. I live right in front of the water ya know! Lol… Safety first people!
Be safe, happy Saturday!