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Sunday
May082011

BK Flea Spree Round-up 

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.

Reader Comments (84)

Love, love, love Faye's watercolor set! Number three for me, please :)

Aaah, they're all so cool. I love the sheer amount of creativity in all of them. But there's something about Emily's set... It's the oooh-shiny effect. So my vote goes to Team #1.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily

Emily wins, hands down.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStwo

Team 4. kate to win

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

I vote for Team 4: Kate. That glove mold/jewellery stand is really cool and a unique find.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

#2 for sure! Nice loot ladies :)

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Brinson

team 1--that cocktail set is perfectly Mad Men.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarley

Team 5! Autumn rocks it with the "claw" as it helps her organize a collection of aprons that no one is currently seeing as they are in the closet. Plus she got a "new to her" apron to add to her collection-bonus! And who doesn't love vintage canning jars?!?!? Go Autumn!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchristina d

Team 1 scored!! Big time, Emily gets my vote for shakin' out the best deal!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina P

Team 5 - love the apron & the great use of a garden tool to show off her collection. Awesome!!!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I now have a new appreciation for my flea market and its prices....I vote for number 1. The martini set is fantastic!!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

TEam 4: Kate - I need one too for all my tangled jewellery!!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Love the glove mold but gotta go with Team 1, Emily!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid B.

Vote kate!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

My vote goes to Team 1! Emily's bar set is a truly fab find.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlejandra

Team #4 - Kate! FTW!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn

Kate to win ! (Like I had a choice)

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate's husband

I think Emily's find has the most creativity! It's perfect for a flea market find, since it's all about turning trash into treasure.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeleste

Its gotta be team 2 for me. They seem to have gotten the best bang for their bucks and I freaking love anything acrylic looking.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLilly

i gotta put a play in for my favorite buds, team #2! #YO

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNineDaves

Number 3. This is creative. Anyone can stumble on a good deal. A reall eye sees potential in the inconsequential.

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

TEAM 2 for the win!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEC Groom

Team 2! Love your find!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Brinson

Team 3 AWESOME

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZeke

Team 3 FTW!!

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimD

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