Monday, April 11, 2011

Brooklyn Flea Market




Yesterday, I met my daughter Alison in new York City and we took the L Train to Brooklyn. The trendy, hipster, cool Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. We went to the Brooklyn Flea Market located right by the East River. The Brooklyn Flea features a mix of vintage and antique goods, collectibles, handmade items, and food vendors. Everything from clothing to kitchen wares, jewelry, toys, furniture, linens, homemade pasta, sauces, preserves, salsa, bread, pickles...I could go on and on!
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Since we arrived early in the morning and it was a bit chilly, we decided a cup of coffee would hit the spot. We got delicious hot coffee from Crop To Cup Coffee. Right next to the coffee vendors was a little place called Dough...as in doughnuts. YUM!  Alison and I shared a chipolte doughnut, it was probably the best doughnut I have ever eaten. They had so may different, unique flavors to choose from.
We walked around the flea market checking out all of the vendors and the goodies they had for sale. The vendors were all very friendly and enjoyed talking about the items they had for sale. The handmade crafts were varied and very well made.
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We worked up quite an appetite from all of the walking around we did, so we decided to check out the food vendors. You will not find boring, poor quality food at this flea market.  Some of the food vendors were Choncho's Tacos, Frgali, Asia Dog, Milk Truck, Momofuku and Pizza Moto. There were many more to choose from, it was a tough decision. We finally decided on grilled cheese sandwiches from Milk Truck. Crisp, buttery sandwiches with gruyere cheese between thick slices of pullman bread.

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We had a fun day at the flea market, and plan on going back again. To find out more about the Brooklyn Flea , locations, dates and times click here.

Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Prayer Shawl

While I was watching this...

I made this...



from this yarn...

A prayer shawl, for the Prayer Shawl Ministry at church. I hope it is a warm hug for someone in need of comfort.