More Brooklyn: Meeker Avenue Flea Market

Last Saturday I spent the better part of the afternoon in the nabe known as Williamsburg (or Billyburg for people who wear skinny jeans and trucker hats.) Williamsburg is a hot neighborhood that is a mix of old school residents, industrial buildings and hipster outposts. In other words, its got personality. It also has its share of vintage shops and markets that are so worth visiting. Case in point, Meeker Avenue Flea Market.


Not really a flea market - more of a junk + treasure warehouse. The kind of place you are equally likely to find a beautiful piece of furniture to restore as a ceramic Elvis head lamp. And yes, the Elvis head lamp is twice as much as the furniture piece! Go figure.


We stopped there in search for a great old trunk to bring to the beach place (thanks to one of your suggestions on how I can add personality to the living room!). They had quite a few trunks but the prices were a bit out of my comfort level. The one we liked had a bit of damage and was $225. Um, no. So the hunt continues. But it was still fun looking around.


I was completely smitten with their selection of vintage typewriters, adding machines and old things of that nature. No vintage camera (bummer!) but I *think* I found an old projector .

The bikes hanging from the ceiling of the second floor were pretty cool too!


Its not as cheap as I would expect considering the nature of the store but there is a great selection and the owners definitely have found some great character pieces. I have a feeling I'll be stopping here a lot.


I may have to add Meeker Aveneu Flea to my next edition of my Tourist Guide to Brooklyn.

Too see more of my fine borough, check out all my Brooklyn posts.

So for locals and tourists alike: Is there anyplace in Brooklyn you'd like to see a feature on?? Don't be shy - let me know and it might just be my next stop.


  1. That looks like just the place for a mooch on a lazy afternoon. I'm even poring over your photos,it must be even more entrancing in person.

  2. That flea market looks amazing! Just entered the giveaway over at Matthew Mead! Have an awesome day!:)

  3. I bet you had to hold yourself back, look at those typewriters!

  4. Anonymous10:41 AM

    I wasn't that impressed with it, but obviously the merchandise changes frequently. When I was there, there wasn't a lot with potential. That trunk is nice, though, although not cheap.

  5. Love it and so excited about meeting you soon! The vintage typewriters are the best!


  6. Yeah, I like the Meeker. It is a little more expensive than I would have liked...but, then again, I'm a haggler. So funny, that Elvis lamp was there when we went too(my hubby got a pic with it for fun!) Hilarious!

  7. Jealous! That looks like so much fun. You've inspired me to make a few special trips to our local thrifts this weekend.

  8. Jealous! That looks like so much fun. You've inspired me to make a few special trips to our local thrifts this weekend.

  9. I am so jealous!!! Seriously. Living in Vermont we literally have nothing. I would love to visit that place. Love your blog..

  10. Oh I want to go to Billyburg, stat! Great pics:)

  11. It is such an adventure never knowing what you might find!! Love your site!

    I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  12. there is a antique mall by my house that has individual sellers in areas. You can negotiate prices and there are more than one sellers of vintage cameras. I mean like hundreds of old cameras in one little area... If you are into that I would send pics or give you the address... problem its down in Charlotte NC. email me if you want any more info! It's called Sleepy Poet!

  13. We went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market this past weekend (actually a flea market, but with a similar mix of trash and treasure) and I was disappointed by the prices as well. I think in NY and LA, the dealers are so thick on the ground it's hard to find a genuine deal.

    BTW, though, to respond to your earlier creepy portraits post, have you checked out Lots of creepy portraits at bargain prices.

  14. Love that place! I've never been there~ but would love to go;) I could get lost in places like that.

  15. Anonymous3:59 AM

    Funny to see the three chairs in wood. They are very similar to what we call "Budal chairs" here in Norway.

  16. Hi- I saw your bathroom redo on Raenovate and I was just wondering what is the paint color on the wall? It looks really great!


  17. I seen that mannequinn an almost died.I've been looking and looking for mannequinn legs for a halloween project and can't find any! Any ideas??? It's


  18. Looks like its filled with lots of goodies!

    So bummed I missed the Matthew Mead contest! I've really got to get that ordered!

  19. I have been kind of dying to go to this place, but always had reservations of exactly what they had there. Now I have a clearer idea. THanks.

  20. I think I have a problem...I really want the elvis lamp! Looks like a fun place.


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