Sunday, April 8, 2012

Flowers and a Fashionable Open-Air Market

I had a lovely Brooklyn afternoon yesterday. I began my day enjoying the magnolia trees, cherry trees and daffodils in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  I arrived before eleven and managed to dodge the crowds that began arriving around one.  Many of the cherry trees are in pre-bloom, so I am carefully monitoring the BBG's cherry blossom updates on-line.  Once they begin to bloom, I will travel up to Central Park and lay beneath these gorgeous blossoms.   
(A magnolia blossom)
(From as far as the eye could see, vibrant purple)
(Finally, green is nearly everywhere)
(Magical white flower clusters almost look like cotton balls or snow)

Yesterday, the Brooklyn Flea opened! I try to make it to Fort Greene a few times during the spring/summer months to browse the variety of antiques and vintage clothes, but I always seem to leave empty-handed, however, it is the opposite for my stomach.  I go to the Flea at this point for the amazing food vendors -  coal oven pizza, individually brewed coffee, lobster rolls, donuts, you name it they have it.  I think that the majority of the antiques sold there are incredibly over-priced,  I just go for inspiration.  On the other hand the food is absolutely amazing and is just one of the reasons that I love Brooklyn so much. This borough supports the local and small businesses and I love that.  Next weekend I hope to venture to the DUMBO flea market! Here are a few things that I found that have left me inspired.  
(Lots and lots of lace, so pretty)
(A wedding dress anyone?)
(Vintage tins, perfect for a floral arrangement)
(I was seriously swooning over these glamorous apothecary bottles)
(Just might be a bite of heaven, a warm Passionfruit donut with coco nibs from Dough)


  1. Beautiful pictures. Really loved them.

  2. Love the cherry blossoms in NY and DC. Must have been fun.


  3. oooh great photo!!! I love flea markets and i'm jealous of you :)


  4. I wish we had events like this in Vancouver! It looks like such a cool assortment of vintage stuff! I would love to find some real special pieces like you've shown!


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  6. Your blog is just beautiful! And chock full of great ideas!

  7. This place looks amazing!