Brooklyn Flea – Check!

so i never did write about my afternoon at the Brooklyn Flea, did i?

I’m not one to create a bucket list, but if i had one, this would be on it… several times.  If you read “Big Lights…” you heard that i spent a lovely weekend in NYC a few months back with some of my dearest loved ones.  During our jam-packed fun-filled weekend, these people were sweet enough to spend a few hours with me, weaving through countless rows of humble, hand made treasures & forlorn, unwanted stuff, begging for someone to love them… give them new life, a hip home.  I have fantasized about spending time at the The Flea ever since i saw a TV story about the two guys who started it, and the people who pursue their creative, entrepreneurial dreams there.  I really couldn’t believe i was at The Brooklyn Fleeeeeeea!!!  I tried to document how happy i felt to be there.

Although i love my tiny home in the suburbs, i long to walk out my front door and find something unexpected around ever corner for miles and miles, in every direction.  Colorful people, interesting architecture, giant art…So much to enjoy and take photos of.  Maybe if the Brooklyn Flea was in my backyard, I would not see the magic that is there, behind rusted chain link fences… the weathered objects modestly posing for passers by, the humming voices of friends and strangers, the delicious smells and warm sunshine. My only wish about that day is that i had some cash to burn… maybe next time.  This time i was happy to stroll through with my point-n-shoot, and take in the invigorating energy that i was surrounded by.  This was a good day… made even better by the Ample Hills ice-cream.

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If I did have a bucket list, it would not be filled with sky diving adventures, extreme mountain climbing or triathlons.  This is just not me.

It would, however, be filled with the most colorful places, and the most creative friendly faces.  And i would find a way to include lots of cupcakes and ice-cream.

Have a good day… a really good day.

e.j.l. xo

What would be on your list?  Have you done anything on it yet?

http://www.brooklynflea.com/

http://www.inc.com/articles/201105/small-business-success-stories-brooklyn-flea.html

http://amplehills.com/

Brooklyn Flea, Here I Come!

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photo source: http://www.brooklynflea.com/

I recently went to a great flea market in CT.  It wasn’t anywhere near my house, but it was in CT and i appreciate that.  The Elephant’s Trunk was my first big flea market in such a long time, and oh my… it was delightful!  My husband had other words to describe it, but he enjoyed the fried dough.  He was a pretty good sport considering there were probably 800 other things he’d rather be doing, including getting his teeth cleaned.  We strolled up and down the isles overflowing with treasures… i saw a dozen things i thought i just had to have.  But I passed on most everything and only spent a dollar, and then we shared the dough and a root beer.  I thought it was a good time.  And it got my creative juices going.

Anyway, fleas are my newest mini-obsession.  Even though I’ve never been there, the Brooklyn Flea is my new favorite.  I love the story about the people who created it.  I will be going there soon I’ve decided.  Husband will not be invited on that trip.  I will spend all day there with my camera, my backpack, and some Twizzlers.  I will spend much more than a dollar. No one will stop me.  No one will rush me.

Really fantastic fleas are the sort of experiences i really crave and miss living out in the burbs of CT.  But I can always read blogs about fleas!  And I will go to the Brooklyn Flea.   It won’t be long…  I can feel it!

Anyone want to join me?  Mel?  Karen?  Careesah?  Amie?  You know you want to!  I will share my Twizzlers.

e.j.l. xo