Last Sunday we trekked out to Fort Greene to check out the Brooklyn Flea's Holiday Market. It was freezing outside, so we were pleased that the Market was inside the historic Brooklyn Masonic Temple. There were some vintage sellers, but mostly the wares were handmade, sold by the makers, here's what we found...
pillows and totes made from sailboat sails, Reiter8
John Murphy Photographs
pillows by Winter Water Factory
vintage poster reproductions ($4), from Futopia
ceramics from Perch!
framed print by letterpress printer, Moontree Letterpress
We had a great time perusing the offerings of the Brooklyn Holiday Market. We only highlighted the housewares here, but there was much, much more (including Mast Brother's Chocolate! yum!) The vendors rotate each week, and we loved the chance to chat with the people actually making the stuff. The Market will be open for two more Sundays, so, if you have a chance, check out the work of our local NYC artists and designers. There's a lot of talent here! And although the original Brooklyn Flea will be closing up for the winter, there will be a "Pop-Up Flea" in Dumbo on Saturdays and Sundays from January 10 through March 29. The focus for the pop-up will be antique and vintage. And we've got to say, the Brooklyn Flea kept getting better and better this summer, so we'll definitely check out the "Dumbo Pop-Up." Gifted: Brooklyn Holiday Market Brooklyn Masonic Temple 317 Clermont Avenue Sundays, Dec. 14 & 21 from 11am to 6pm Information at: Brooklynflea