When I heard that there was going to be a new installment of the Brooklyn Flea* in one of the most beautiful buildings in Brooklyn, I just had to run over there and check it out.
This frigid Saturday was the very first of 12 weekends (thankfully) held indoors at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank building. Its now been renamed One Hanson Place and is the tallest and most iconic building Brooklyn - its history is very interesting but who cares about all that? Let's take a look inside.
Gorgeous, isn't it? I still have a sore neck from spending too much time looking straight up and marveling at the amazing ceiling.
The ceilings appear to be teeny tiny mosaic pieces. Hard to imagine the amount of work that went into every square inch! And those lighting fixtures! Swoon.
Oh yea, and there were people selling stuff there too.
Generally I come home from these types of things empty handed. But this time I just couldn't resist this this little ornate table. Originally marked at $250, we negotiated down to $100. Hardly a bargain but it was just the perfect little table for my hallway and I thought it was unique enough to warrant the price. You'll be seeing this baby again in a future post.
The same seller, with a lovely name like VintageSteph, also had a basket of doll legs and arms that totally fascinated me. Who buys that stuff?
So if you are in town over the next 11 weekends, I definitely recommend stopping by.
[Are you coming to town and not sure what to do in Brooklyn? Check out my Brooklyn Tourist Guide.]
*Postscript about the Brooklyn Flea: A few years ago, the king of Brooklyn blogs, Brownstoner.com, put together an upscale summer market of local vendors and called it the Brooklyn Flea. Its really not a flea market in the way I think of them. Its really an upscale outdoor market where you can buy handmade jewelry, pottery, ironic onesies, clever upcycled products and well curated old furniture. (as well as many other cool things I haven't mentioned here) while sampling some of the tastiest local foods. Mr. B then expanded the Flea to include other sites and dates. So this is the winter incarnation of that idea in a beautiful setting. Its definitely worth visiting in any form - just don't expect your grandmothers flea market.
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