Does anyone else love flea markets? Thrifting? Score anything good?
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Brooklyn Flea Market
Today I went to the Brooklyn Flea Market and let me tell you...it didn't disappoint. I have heard mixed reviews. Some people--aka Me :)--find the BKFlea to be a treasure trove of goodies, while others find it to be filled with used, and worn junk. I loved sifting through tons of colorful paintings, old records, original jewelry and gently worn clothes and accessories. There is something so romantic about the stories behind each and every one of these pieces. Who did they belong to? What kind of memories were made with them? Today I scored an amazing vintage Dooney & Bourke bag for $38 and a gold horseshoe necklace (pictures to come!). The woman who sold me the purse was adorable, placing a "lucky penny" in the zippered pouch of the bag, "because we can all use a little more luck," she said. I liked her way of thinking and I loved the laid back vibe of the Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene; I can't wait to explore the one in Williamsburg too!