brooklyn flea

i must say i was sooo excited to be able to finally go to the brooklyn flea. there were so many great things to look at, mostly vintage stuff. but yeah, it is a bit pricey. i didn't buy anything. well i almost did. i came back to the vendor in the third picture and almost bought a vintage crate. just as i was about to pick it up, two girls were also about to and they both went, "oh!"so i was like, "oh....". so yeah, i didn't end up buying it. which i'm glad anyway, because it was $30. (and that's considered "not bad.") anyhow, it was nice to be able to scope it out. next time i'll know what i'll be on the look out for. on another note, the mexican food vendors seem to be the most popular, since (authentic) mexican restaurants are hard to come by. i bought an elote, which everyone was calling corn. if you don't know what that is, it's corn on the cob with mayo, parmesan cheese, butter and chili powder if you like. i usually tell the elote cart guys in chicago, "todo todo on mine por favor, senor". and he hooks me up with the whole shebang. but here, they skimp on that stuff, unfortunately. sigh.

in the end we went home satisfied having bought a couple of chairs and a side table from a thrift shop around the corner.


  1. That flea market looks sooo great!
    I bet there are all kinds of stuff from all kids of places from all different decades!
    hehe, that's funny about the elote.
    There are a lot of good (and bad) Mexican restaurants where I live. Although, some people don't really consider it Mexican food, (we call it Tex-Mex) But it's pretty close to authenticity as it gets.
    When my family went to Virginia Beach last summer, we went to an "authentic" Mexican restaurant, and we found out that it wasn't anywhere close to authentic at all.
    (it tasted like taco bell/taco cabana) I was a bit insulted, because people actually thought it was delicious.
    But then I laughed it off. I guess Northerners can't specialize in authentic Mexican food like us Texans/Californians/Arizonians. haha.
    If you ever visit my city, I'll treat you to some really nice AUTHENTIC Mexican cuisine.
    ;* honest to god.

  2. p.s.s. I don't think I even need to say this but beautiful pictures! As always!!!

  3. shiloh L O V E S elotes. i wish we had flea markets that looked like that here, it's my goal this summer to hit-up local garage sales and find treasures.

  4. oh man i want an elote now.

    i would've bought the newspaper in the back.

    you know i was having a frustrating evening
    and this blog is sorta helping it go away.

    sofie couldn't be anymore adorable.

  5. thanks everyone!

    @sha/ju i love that elotes is just a part of every chicago native. its the real deal.

    @ju sofia and that horse riding in the wind for like a half hour. lol.