Back in June, the Brooklyn Flea launched is first market outside of NYC right here in Philadelphia. We’ve been trying to go for weeks, and finally decided to make a pit stop while we were in the city this Sunday.
There’s something ironic about taking photos of a collection of old cameras with an iPhone.
I’m a big fan of vintage nautical, and loved the collections of oars we saw all over the place.
There were also quite a few artisans and hipster traveler style booths. We’ll be on the lookout for Christmas and birthday gifts the next time we go.
Ah. lucite. Love it.
I loved this lyre side table and seriously thought about begging Adam to buy it, but with no clear place of where it could go in our new house, the $195 price tag was just a bit too much for an impulse purchase.
The same booth also had a darling pair of chairs in a perfect ikat pattern. And then we found this:
This was also high on the list of things we wanted to bring home, as a nod to our time in Colorado. Our friends there know that the natives rarely venture places like Pike’s Peak, but we made it up there a couple of times. Fun fact: it’s the location that sparked the classic American tune, “Oh Beautiful, for spacious skies.”
We also happened to be there the same weekend as the 2nd Street Festival, an annual event in Northern Liberties. We caught some interesting performance art commenting on silence (or lack thereof?) and also were impressed by this unique bike rack:
Not only does putting your bike 6 feet in the air make sure no one else walks away with it, but those intense industrial hook keep everything in place.
Hopefully next weekend we’ll be heading back to check out what the Flea is like without the festival going on – it certainly seemed less crowded in the Flea market. Maybe we’ll come home with some treasure!
What’s your best flea market find?