brooklyn flea – williamsburg

in the world of flea markets, the early bird definitely gets the worm. this time, i was the bird. arriving before the market officially opened on sunday at 10am, i was scouring booths as vendors were setting up.

i found a great yellow metal cart on casters that is cute and also super functional. my man, who’s square footage in our home is shrinking, will use it as a spot for his work bag and laptop. check out the jonathan adler chevron tray at the bottom for holding mail. fancy! this cart would also be great in the kitchen.

in addition to having a spectacular view of manhattan and delicious food, the brooklyn flea market in williamsburg also boasts a large, clean space with lots of vendors selling treasures of all kinds. i saw those cool metal stars made from old siding (passé according to friends in the know), a stuffed critter mounted on a piece of wood, and an old gambling wheel.

i like the mix of vintage and hand crafted at this market. many of the sellers can also be found at the fort greene flea on saturdays, but their wares are always changing, so it never gets old.

fall closet cleanout

the weather has changed in new york. i love how predictable the seasons are. school starts and it’s time for longer pants and blouses. jeans feel tight after a summer of dresses, but it’s not long before i’m happily wearing them again every weekend. as soon as the weather turns and the leaves start to {READ MORE}

overstuffed no more

i ordered a new sofa. it’s going to look like this: shocking, right? i am proud of myself for taking a risk and buying a yellow sofa. also the single cushion isn’t very forgiving when it comes to stains, but i’m crossing my fingers. my man and i made basically no money last year so {READ MORE}

not a mommy blog

sometimes, occasionally, i get a  burst of creative energy. i feel good about myself, fun. and i think, “THIS IS WHAT I USED TO BE.” i know i said this wasn’t going to be a mommy blog. and it isn’t. when i think of the “mommy blog”, i envision warm-hued images of barefooted babes and {READ MORE}

london in brooklyn

i’m always on the hunt for fun clothes that are a bit unique. i recently stumbled across beautiful recycled and reconstructed vintage clothing by sharon london. sharon, who sells her wares at the brooklyn flea market, creates new and upcycled lines of tops, skirts, and dresses using recycled vintage textiles. new vintage—the best of both worlds! {READ MORE}

eames chair found on sidewalk

newsworthy or not, it felt like serendipity. i was driving in my neighborhood when i spotted this lovely discarded eames chair put out with broken furniture to be collected as trash. i quickly loaded it into my car and drove away before a remorseful owner could stop me and reclaim the treasure. after i got {READ MORE}

hell’s kitchen flea market

on saturday i went to the hell’s kitchen flea market. touted at one of the top ten shopping streets in the world by national geographic, this market (located on 39th street between 9th and 10th avenues in nyc) is open every saturday and sunday year round. the temperature peaked at over 90 degrees, so it {READ MORE}

i heart vintage pyrex

when i think of vintage kitchenware, the multi-color bowl set by pyrex comes to mind. these multi-colored bowls are the first consumer product to be made from opal pyrex, and were produced from 1945 until 1968. the colors are vibrant even now. i have seen sets ranging from $40 to $65, and i often see {READ MORE}

independence day wreath

i love this felted wool wreath so much that i had to make one of my own. my idea was to create a felted wreath for independence day based on the american flag—a classic source of design inspiration. (plus, i was born on the 4th of july.) i used eco felt, made from recycled plastic {READ MORE}

transforming a space

i have a thing about chairs. i really like them. i’m starting to have more chairs than i have space for in my house. recently, i found a pair of original bertoia side chairs at open air modern in brooklyn that i treasure. designed in 1952 by harry bertoia and manufactured by knoll, these wire {READ MORE}