I have been hoarding vintage xmas items all year long and I am bringing them out this weekend to the indoor Dumbo flea. These estate sale treasures could be your new family heirlooms. I will have lots of boxed ornaments, xmas hankies and wonderful vintage holiday cards that you can recycle and regift.
If you need a bucket or two or three for your home rendered lard....
I will have several to chose from at Brooklyn Bridge Park tomorrow. There really is nothing like rendering your own lard for your Thanksgiving pie crusts. Not sure you would need several gallons, but the buckets look great.
While scouring a country flea this past weekend, I spotted this great dog/pet house made from an old steamer trunk. Thought it was a brilliant idea- just cut a door and throw in a bed or cushion. These trunks are relatively inexpensive and easy to come by. In fact, I have several lying around....if I only had a dog.
I have a bunch of nifty schoolhouse items that were just screaming out to be photographed together. I will be bringing these and some other great globes and pull-down maps to the Brooklyn Bridge flea on 11/15.
While perusing the NYTImes Home section a few weeks ago, I admired the Catskills farmhouse and collections of artist and antique shop owner Sean Scherer. In this photo, taken from the NYTimes site, you can see a framed illustration (at the the top) of the head, skull and brains. I have some very similar lift-the-flap anatomical illustrations culled from 100 year old medical textbooks. I will be bringing them to the flea over the next few weeks. They can be dismantled and matted as you see in the photo. I have several different ones to choose from- some depict the internal organs, eyes and ears. They have to be seen in person to be appreciated- they are amazing in their detail, color and design.