We sure did have a fun time; who doesn’t enjoy spending someone else’s money?!
All photos are courtesy of Jo Ann Santangelo, my photolady extraordinaire.
You’ve met the blogger teams already, but here’s a recap of how things went down today. I gave each blogger team $25 to spend at the Brooklyn Flea (Williamsburg location) on home decor or home use items to spruce up their place. If you’ve ever been to the Flea, you know that $25 is a really tight budget. (There’s a lot of great stuff, it’s just not notorious for being inexpensive.)
Let’s see how my creative shoppers did!
Emily scouting through the vintage wares.
Autumn rummaging through the linens.
Faye & her bro, Allan, hashing out the merits of metal.
Kate doing a little math while assessing a vendor’s collection.
Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…here’s what they each came up with for home decor scavenging on a tight budget.
Team 1: Emily
“In honor of Manhattan Cocktail Classic week next week, I scored this sweet set of 4 martini glasses, cocktail shaker and classy carrier for $25. It was a steal … a good shaker alone can set you back more than $25. I found it at the Pink Pigeon Vintage booth, and can’t wait to use it doing test runs for cocktails to serve at my supper club, Midnight Brunch.”
Team 2: Erica & Amanda
“Our finds would be perfect for a foul-mouthed, BK scenester who was lookin’ to get their design on, on the cheap.”
Team 3: Faye
“We took an old, rusty watercolor set and put a frame around it. It’s accidental art — art squared. The painting itself might have sucked but the watercolor set is worthy of the Met.”
Team 4: Kate
“This is actually a mold for making rubber gloves, but I thought it would be great for hanging up my jewelry where I can see it - most of mine is currently tangled in my closet…”
Team 5: Autumn
“I have a little apron collection (I added one to the ranks today!) that I don’t enjoy as much as I should because they’re currently stored in a closet. I got “the claw,” which I think is an old rake head, to mount on the wall in my kitchen and hang my aprons on so they’re more accessible. I also scored a super-cute strawberry preserves jar that I’ll use for dry goods storage.”
Now it’s time to get down to business and vote.
Leave a comment by May 9 at midnight EST with your vote for the best loot! Please indicate the team number somewhere in your comment. You may also cast a vote via Twitter using the hashtag #BKfleaSpree and your Team # preference, or on the facebook page here.
Winning team will receive crown of glory and all expenses paid trip to Italy. Just kidding. They’ll get something cool, though.
The votes are in…
You overwhelmingly chose Faye, Team 3 and her framed watercolor set. Teams 1 (Emily) and 5 (Autumn) recieve an honorable mention with a tie for second place. The other two teams were not far behind. Thanks all for playing.
I’m going to mail Faye a jar of some home-preserved deliciousness. All participating bloggers took home a signed copy of the book and got to keep their flea-found loot!