Our weekends are sometimes hit or miss; my husband is often working and I’m with both girls. So, when we do have some time together, there’s this urgency to actually do something. Sunday we visited the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg; I was in search for a few items for my back deck (more to come on that), and the weather promised to be beautiful. Mother Nature didn’t disappoint, and we spent a lovely morning overlooking Manhattan with two princesses (one of whom wore an actual crown!).
I simply love the interesting pieces you can find while thrift shopping; I’ve interspersed much of our home decor with vintage finds. The Brooklyn Flea is a haven for collectors; there are artists and vendors of all types. We purchased our coffee table from a carpenter who has a booth at The Flea, and over the past two years I’ve also picked up bits and pieces for various corners of our home. Oh, and there’s food! Incredible food.
As Gemma’s grown, she’s learned to appreciate the unique things she can find at The Flea. On this particular trip she spotted a zebra necklace – undoubtedly an 80s relic – and was enamored. The vendor initially asked for $12, but settled on $8 when he realized it was for a four year old. Probably more than I should have spent, but her delight made it worthwhile, and it serves double duty (show and tell for the letter “z” is coming up). I expect that Cleo will follow in Gemma’s footsteps as she grows, with an ever expanding penchant for junk jewelry. We’re making space in the playroom.
I’m trying to appreciate these moments we have as a family; the past four months have passed in a flash, and I feel like both my girls will be full fledged kids before I know it.
So, Sunday was a day to just be. To eat, bask in the sunshine. And delight in a wooden necklace.