Monday, April 27, 2009

Brooklyn Flea Update

Fort Greene (Brooklyn) is home of the Saturday Brooklyn Flea(market). After living in NYC for many many years, and never exploring much of Brooklyn, I was so pleasantly surprised by what an amazing area Forte Greene is. First of all...let me say, the people are really cool. They're young, old, multi-cultural, eco-friendly, eco-conscious, and generally interesting (this is one of the things I miss most about the city). And, the area is beautiful...gorgeous tree-lined streets, old brownstone row houses, fun restaurants, playgrounds, and the lush Forte Greene Park.

The Brooklyn Flea is a mix of antiques, quasi-antiques, interesting food, and funky art. We loved talking to some of the vendors and hearing their stories. We purchased the (above) pillow from Foundation4. They're mission is to sell thoughtfully designed items. I was told that the pillow I bought is hand silk screened in Providence, RI with non toxic water based inks on natural hemp/linen blend. The insert is made of recycled soda bottles. Who knew a pillow could be so healthy? I'm happy to do my part! I also love the the mirrors made from repurposed magazines in South Africa.

Also, I must add that the cupcakes we bought from the Kumquat Cupcakery were amazing! The tiny little cupcakes come in such flavors as: PB Banana Honey, Chocolate Blueberry, and Red Velvet with a twist.

If you want to take a look at some of the different vendors websites, click here...and have fun clicking on all the links!

P.S. Jake DID like the you can see!


Emily said...

That pillow is awesome. I definitely need to schedule a weekend trip to the Brooklyn Flea Market!

annechovie said...

How fun! I have two cousins living in Brooklyn and need to come visit. Have a super week!

paula said...

how fun!

Meredith said...

Jake is so cute! I have been so intigued with Brooklyn since the housewives of NYC...(I know, pathetic!)