Awesome Sunday in New York

It started at the Brooklyn Flea with..
my daughter, Alie and her room-mate, Shireen.
Shireen is from Texas so I bought this vintage cocktail tray for her.  
Tacky? Maybe.

The food stalls are fabulous at this flea market.  
In my exuberant feasting, I forgot to take photos... we split 
a buttery lobster roll, giant home-made ice cream sandwich and fresh basil lemonade.

We purchased this industrial kitchen table for the girls...
made by Mr. Cool (aka John) above from salvaged barn wood.
It looks even better in person and has great metal detailed legs.
See Paul smiling in the back?  He has been refurbishing lighting like these  
school house pendants for 28 years.  I want the one on the right.
Can I get it on my carry on?
Fun prints.  Kid's room?

We stopped at a place called JUNK to look for more furniture for the girls' apartment.
 Signs all over say No Haggling ...really?  For junk?  
I thought this 60's piece had potential as a television console 
for that eclectic apartment (read Urban Outfitters) look...
dovetailed drawers and solid wood.  
$199 (firm, don't even go there). 
Vetoed.  What do you think?

After a fun day, Alie and I went to Buddakan back in Manhattan for dinner.
We shared dim sum for dinner.  
The waiter recommended the edamame pot stickers...and they were amazingly flavorful.

On the walk back to the Bowery Hotel we stopped at Popbar
for a delicious banana gelato Popsicle dipped in dark chocolate.
Doesn't New York have the most fun, innovative, delicious ....everything?


  1. So envious! Just seeing the beautiful blue skies and the skyline in the background makes me want to go back (it was just soooo hot when we were there in July) ... and those popsicles! What a fun day you all had ;)

  2. What a great day out. I love flea markets. Spent yesterday painting up 2 chairs I recently bought in the local Market for 25 euros.

  3. Those pops are amazing. Sounds like a great day spent with your daughter.

  4. Looks like a ball! You must tell me next time you are on this coast so we can meet up! Sounds like this was a "business trip" though (the business of beautifying your daugthers digs) What a totally fun day!! Yes NY is hard to beat for the innovative amazing best of everything...wish I had more time to enjoy it. I always say people who come to visit do more than I do in that great city in a week than I do in an entire year. I used to live there and loved and it and even when my kids were younger went in 2 or 3 times a week but ever since this house started (yes that house again) its taken over my life. Hopefully I will again start enjoying the big apple sooner than later.

  5. So so jealous! Flea marketing in NYC....the BOMB!

  6. I haven't been to NYC! And that sucks! LOL LOL I really need to go sometime next year. I want to stay there for a while, learn, look, try everything... well, let's put this way.. try ALMOST everything! :-)

    I'm so glad you're enjoying NYC, just missed seeing you in these pictures.

    Have a blessed week!!!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  7. I love New York and Paris! Lucky , lucky, lucky!:)))

  8. Mary Ann-
    Jealous! Wish I was strolling the streets of New York!
    Your daughter is beautiful! Looks like you all had a GREAT day!

  9. What a fun trip & to get to enjoy it with your daughter, how fun! I nominated you today for the 'Versatile Blogger' award. Congrats!

  10. How fun!! That flea market looks great and I am in love with the kitchen table Alie got!!

    The food definitely sounds better than what's available around our flea markets too....

    I think New York has all the fun....

  11. Mary Anne,

    This is making me miss NY like crazy...I can't wait to go to the Brooklyn Flea next time I'm there. Love the console...i think it looks great as is...can't wait to hear what you decide. Love those prints too. That Domino Sugar would look great in a kitchen...I can just picture that building. That last photo of Popbars is gorgeous...very fun! We usually hit Rice to Riches in this category. Enjoy!
    xo annie

  12. Woww that sounds like the perfect day!!!

  13. How fun!! We need a popbar out here in SF....surprised there isnt one yet :) Thank you for sharing your day :) ~Kim

  14. Looks like a perfect day to me! I have to put the Brooklyn market on my to-do list sometime. Isn't Buddakhan the best? We have one in Philadelphia and it's really great.

  15. How fun. My favorite things to do, flea and spending time with my daughter.

  16. What fun you had! Love all of the purchases and I'm dying to go to NYC again.

  17. How fun!! I'm going to visit my bff in NYC this weekend and I absolutely can't wait!! I'm going to have to stop by popbar and purchase that pistachio chocolate popsicle!!

  18. looks like you had a great time i am very envious we dont have flea markets close by to where i live

  19. A flea market and then a place called Popbar full of dessert pops? Oh my gosh, my kind of DAY! :)

  20. Hi Mary Ann - looks like a fun fun day you spent with your daughter. I'm like you, my daughter is now in her 20's so we enjoy shopping together, including flea markets. I love it!

  21. What a wonderful weekend you and Alie had! The flea market looked like fun and the table you bought will be perfect with its great lines and wood.

    I have been several times to the Buddakhan in Philly and love it. The popsicle beats any I've ever had!


  22. Looks like a fun weekend! Love the industrial table you picked. And the food especially the potsticker and the popsicle look so yummy!

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  23. I love that - "no haggling" for junk! hahahaha! I agree!
    I have never been to New York and I am so envious.
    It looks like you had so much fun!
    Have a pretty day!

  24. Love this post. I live so close and haven't been to any of those places. I think it's time.

    No way I'd go $199. for the console.

    - The Tablescaper

  25. Lots of delicious fun in more ways than one ~ Alexandra

  26. What a great day! I really must get to the Brooklyn Flea. Funny, this summer I read an article about all of the ... food (!) there.

    As for that $199 console -- the girls were crazy to nix that find. Love the Texas tray too.

  27. Those pops are amazing. Sounds like a great day spent with your daughter.


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