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About a month ago, I had a full Eddie Ross weekend. You may recall that I went to his Color & Candlelight event, but I also went to the Chelsea Flea Market with Eddie, Jaithan and a few others. It was such a treat learning tips and tricks from him – the man is a master at finding hidden gems.
I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but I always have my eye on flatware – I love mixing in different pieces – ivory spoons or mother of pearl knives, so when I found these vintage horn knives I was instantly smitten.
They have a few nicks and cracks, but overall are in pretty good shape. I just need to take them for a quick sharpening and they are ready for the table.
What are your favorite flea market/thrift store finds? Or items that you remind you of other places?
Now that we know we are officially moving from New York soon, I am spending every free moment trying to soak it all in. And attempting to visit spots I haven’t hit yet. I know I won’t even make a dent in my list, but it sure is fun to try.
One of the places I have been wanting to check out are the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. So I hopped on the train with a girlfriend and we went to check ‘em out. Turns out we were a week late for the cherry blossoms (oops) but to our surprise entrance is free on Tuesdays, so we didn’t really care.
To make up for it, the wisteria was in full bloom. Immediately we started dreaming of throwing a little dinner party under the fragrant lavender-hued trellis. One more thing for the “some day” checklist…
Until then, I can stock up on supplies to get ready for it.
Let’s start with candles – some for the tables and lots for the trellis (you can buy hanging votives or DIY). And maybe add a few lavender and blue accents, like bread plates, napkins and glasses – to bring the color to the table too. And I like to add something fun to the flatware – these antique mother of pearl knives are just perfect.
Do you have any outdoor spots that have you dreaming of parties? I think I find them where ever I go!