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August 25, 2011

A few weekends ago my friend Erin and I rode our bikes to Fort Greene to eat some treats and wander around the Brooklyn Flea. Some of you may recall me writing about the indoor portion Brooklyn Flea a little over a year ago (see here), but the Brooklyn Flea I’m referring to in this post is outdoors (as a flea market should be) and only open between April and November.

There are few things I love more than a good flea market. Aside from my love of rummaging through other people’s “junk,” (my brother’s and I actually used to go dumpster diving…), I also draw a lot of my inspiration from just walking around and seeing what other people are selling. For example, I’d been in the market for a new way to organize my make-up and perfumes but was stumped as to how I wanted to go about it. Then I saw this mirrored tray at the Flea and boom!, suddenly I had a new way to display my products!

What I love about Brooklyn Flea is that the food is equally as important as the shopping vendors. Lobster rolls, watermelon juice, brisket, and tacos are just a few of the delicious goodies surrounding the flea market premises and I only wish I had the time and room to to try it all. Erin and I had plans to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant so I only got some watermelon juice and sliced mango, but it’s a rare occasion that I pass up a lobster roll…or a taco…or a Porchetta sandwich.

Although I went to the Flea just a few weeks ago, I’m hoping that, weather permitting, I’ll have a chance to go back sometime this weekend. If not for a vintage watch, then at least for the amazing lobster rolls…yum!

{ Undecided if this is reaaaaally creepy or kind of awesome… }

176 Lafayette Ave. (btw. Claremont & Vanderbilt Ave.)
Saturday & Sunday - 10AM - 5PM
3 Comments leave one →
  1. Christina permalink
    August 25, 2011

    I have found some of the most interesting items I own at flea markets and thrift stores. Including a particularly great Elvis bust which doubles as a whiskey holder. Sound awesome? That’s because it is…

    Also, your contact link is down on the blog and I’d like to send you an email. In the meantime, visit my insanely affordable, on-trend Etsy shop.

    • August 25, 2011

      Hi Christina! Thanks for letting me know about the contact link. It should be working now so email away!

      Love your etsy shop!


  2. Kate Lasater permalink
    August 25, 2011

    I have been meaning to go to the Brooklyn Flea for the longest time, and STILL haven’t made it. But you’re certainly right about the fact that there are few things better than a good flea market (and a good vintage shop of course)!

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