Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Flea at BAC

For the last two days we have been participating in a vintage flea market at the Brooklyn Arts Center.     A few days sans kiddos, lots of personal shopping, and some good eats.  What's not to love?  Oh right, and in between stuffing our faces and emptying our wallets we managed to sell a few things, too!

There is a great mix of vendors and if you are in the market for vintage Christmas decor this is the spot for you!  Here are a few of my picks.

The most adorable vintage Christmas themed note cards EVER from Paperwood Vintage.  These images were taken from 60's wrapping paper.  You receive an assortment of 8 cards for $12 and they are just plain FAB.  Perfect hostess gift.

  If you can't make it down to the flea make sure to check out their Etsy Shop.

There are some truly amazing wreaths fashioned completely out of 50s and 60s glass ornaments.  They are to-die-for and priced much more reasonably than some I have been cyber stalking this season.  There are even a few with those creepy mid century elves and what is Christmas without creepy elves?

LOVED this custom satin wrap from Tenderlane.  It is so sweet and feminine.  Really a lovely alternative to those chintzy pashmina's that everyone has scored on the streets of NYC for $10.  Pink is not my personal fave but how much would this pop against a basic black holiday dress?  POP, pop, poppity, POP!

Tenderlane also has an great assortment of vintage themed tags to add a little flair to your gift wrapping.

These beautiful emerald green and gold glasses are from Flea Body's Resale Shop.  This is where I also scored my mini spoons and spreaders to step up Cordelia's tea party game.  

And, with luck, I rushed home last night and scored the matching set of 12 mini cocktail forks on Ebay for just $7.  Unfortunately this has catapulted me into tea party mania and I am now in search of mini sugar tongs, silver candelabras, etc.  It is truly ridiculous (and comical) how something as simple as a tiny set of spoons can send me into a shopping frenzy.

Beautiful vintage emerald and gold earrings from Sweet Tea and Moonshine.  

As well as a ridiculously gorgeous tinsel tree.  I love this tree.  I NEED this tree. I will dream of this tree.  Sigh.....

The Sweet Tea and Moonshine ladies have the best selection of retro ornaments ever!  I adore this kitschy ceramic salt and pepper set but I  am a little more than obsessed with the decorated eggs with the Christmas scenes in the center.  

And last but not least, a great ceramic tree with lights and Santa mugs from The Eclectic.  I have fond memories of both of these from my childhood.  Wish they were still around- they would be a great addition to my "Elf Magic" table.

Today is the last day of the flea and vendors will be there from 12 to 5.  Stop by the Rogue Vintage booth to say hi and enjoy 40% off fall clothing and jewelry.  We are already in spring shopping mode and are ready to load up on new goodies for next year.

Till Next Time,