My Brooklyn Flea Treasures 4.21.12

When Baby Stella and I were in our teens, vintage was all the rave.  We would spend weekends scouring tag & rummage sales, and Salvation Army locations for vintage cotton T's, printed polyester dresses, old leather purses, 70's sunglasses, and just about anything that was quirky, and made me laugh - that's just my style.  A friend's mom also loved to garage sale hunt on early Saturday mornings, so we would tag along looking for our own treasures.  As years have gone by, my taste for vintage has faded, and the experience has worn off.  It takes effort to search through junk in order to find a gem, and you have to be "in the mood".  Don't get me wrong, there are still pieces I keep near and dear, like the bathroom's "Must Have" Vintage Playboy Collection, and my chrome bubble lamp

Since moving to our new neighborhood, and en route from the G train to The Brooklyn Flea (Fort Greene), I just didn't understand the weekly droves of people we would see every Saturday, scoring BIG just 2 blocks up the street.  I've been many times over the years, and I have looked but never bought... until today.  Maybe the antique shopper in me is back?

Millie + Corina is one of the many, many vendors at the Flea, and I will make a point to check out her section from now on.  She has a great eye for finding fun, vintage pieces that are fairly worn and highly stylish.  I had my eye on this set of Imperial glassware from this Long Island native's tumblr page, and I'm sure they sold by the end of the day.  Her prices were unbelievable to boot - there were 2 vintage lucite serving trays priced at $20 each, and this little darling needlepoint pillow was only $10!  Sometimes you never know which way a vendors prices will go, and I was happy to purchase this quirky Jonathan Adler-esque pillow!  The phrase doesn't even really apply to either of us, but it was too cute to pass up. 


I found this vintage flash card at another vendor, who not only had an extensive collection of educational, elementary school type of cards and poster - but most were already framed with the price included.  This little card about Baby Stella's current home state was only $5, and I see a matted black frame of my own in it's future. 

Vintage pieces are so much fun, and add character to a room mixed with more modern furniture, patterns and design.  Although I completely DO do mornings, I think this little needlepoint pillow will always make me smile!

La vita è bella,

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