I’m gearing up to check out two new flea markets this weekend, I love Spring because it means flea markets and tag sales. Oh, and magnolia blossoms!
One thing I hope never changes is the amazing Mermaid Parade held every year right around the end of June. A DIY-parade full of handmade costumes and floats. (all sea-themed). One year I took my family down there to see the fun, we missed the actual parade, but saw a lot of participants on the beach. I love the colors in this woman’s costume:
The Bangladeshi cuisine is delicious, and because the restaurant is located right around the corner from “Indian Row” the prices are very low in order to stay competitive. Being a starving artist in NYC is easy if you eat at Milon often. Like I did. Every time I go there, they add even more insanity to the ceilings and the walls. I am only 5′ 3″ and I even need to duck sometimes under strings of Christmas lights and chili pepper lights and sometimes hanging beach balls. This photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s bright, colorful, chaotic, and it totally works. I really like the deep jewel tones of the seat covers and how they play off the burgundy walls and the reflective wallpaper. If you are in the neighborhood, I recommend the chicken tikka mussalam and get the shrimp poori as an appetizer, it’s amazing.
Last week I picked up some howlite and ceramic beads, a few vintage postcards, and some foreign coins for my friend’s six year old son, Buster.
These pictures are from last summer, but these give a good overview of what catches my eye when I’m wandering up and down seemingly endless aisles. I never know when I’ll find treasure, and I admit it, half the thrill is the hunt!
I am so in love with this lampshade! It reminded me of pom-pom trim and how much I love it.
I added red pom-pom trim to my monkey guitar, and to my kitchen curtains.
I look forward to what I might find tomorrow.
Today I’m working on cleaning up this insane house and hope to get at least an hour in the studio tonight before going out with some old friends. I’ve been making lots of earrings lately. I’m also working on finding ways of using that green-dyed howlite that I bought last weekend without it being too bulky or overload, I like it mixed with hematite.
If anybody is out this weekend in search of treasure – happy hunting!