Atlantic Antic and Brooklyn Flea: A day looking at things I didn’t buy

29 Sep

On Sunday I spent a loverly day with my besty, Bree, and her ex-roommates and still-friends who moved down the block, Dana and Jon. Much to my street-fair-loving surprise, the Atlantic Antic, an annual event, was taking place a block from Bree’s apartment! “The Antic” as it was so lovingly called by the ex-roomies is full of food, Brooklyn beer and people who don’t want their picture taken (see pissed off woman above). The original plan, as in, what I had written in my calendar, was to attend the Brooklyn Flea Market, an altogether separate event that just happened to take place on the same day! Conveniently the antics at The Antic (see what I did there?) were on the way. Oh, sometimes life is so good to me!

I partook in a few transactions, but mostly I just snooped and took pictures of items I had no intention of purchasing.

This particular ring I actually bought at The Antic. Uh thank you, uh thank you. I love it. It looks so dandy with my nail polish (Chinchilly by essie). The band is stretchy so I can fit any one of my fat fingers into it. I prefer the middle one, though. You like?

Dana (or should I say Jon who handed $20 to Dana, who handed the $20 to the merchant) bought this adorable hat. Doesn’t she look just ecstatic to be wearing it in this photo?

Also at The Antic, I found these really cool prints that were done on wood, if I remember correctly. I love the vibrant colors and I think a big mishmash of these would look amazing on a wall.

Once at the Flea Market, I began to snap photos like a wild woman.

Check out this fantastic bag. It’s sort of a bowling bag with a 70’s vibe.

Bree likes records. Look how sad Ella looks in the crate. It’s a shame we didn’t take her home.

How cute is this little row of vintage boxes? I would totally use these as decor somewhere in my apartment. I love the colorful one and how it stands out amongst the others.

Bree looked adorable in this vintage houndstooth dress. It fit her perfectly. See how that guy in the mirror is checking out her ass? He agrees. This look could be for work, going out, street-walking (not in the prostitution sense) and so many other events. Shame on you Briana for not buying it! Shame!

Another adorable cropped jacket that Bree tried on. I think this look borders on ugly, but could totally be pulled off if done right.

I adored this pair of shoes and they were so cheap too! Too bad my feet are about double this size. I made Bree squeeze her little toesies into them but they were too tight on her too. Boo, to shoes running small! These could seriously go with anything.

So, I fell in love with the below coat. It was heavy wool and would have been so great for winter. Doesn’t it just have that elegant Mad Men feel to it? Jebus knows I love Mad Men. Mmmm, I’m still dreaming about this one.

I take special pride in the below picture. I got yelled at right after taking it by the pretentious boutique owner. I’m not exactly sure what damage could have been done to her business by a simple photo, but  maybe she is of the Amish belief that pictures steal the souls of handbags. In that case, I understand her little smug outburst because let’s face it: This vintage Bottega Veneta bag is freakin’ gorgeous. And it can be yours for the low, low price of $450! Which is why I only walked away with its image and subsequently it’s soul, not the bag itself.

On the way out of the Flea Market these prints were chilling in the corner. I love the colorful backgrounds set behind all-black images. The use of pop culture icons is pretty cool, too.

I did end up buying two cute items that I have not photographed. So…sorry. Anyway, I thought the Antic and the Flea Market were awesome. The Flea Market is going on until November 21st so check it out if you haven’t yet. The Antic only happens once a year so you missed it. Too bad for you.


6 Responses to “Atlantic Antic and Brooklyn Flea: A day looking at things I didn’t buy”

  1. Kris September 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    Love the ring, the polish, the coat and the signs, not crazy about the bowling bag purse or shoes. It looks like you had a fun day!

    • Zanna September 30, 2010 at 12:06 am #

      Thanks! Yeah the shoes are totally a taste thing, I think. Too bad you can’t visit the flea market too. You’d love it!

  2. Benjamin Andrew Moore September 29, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    This shit was awesome. I’ve read it twenty times today already. Twenty-one, now. I should probably…I should probably just go to the Brooklyn Flea Market instead of just reading about it forever, huh?

    • Zanna September 30, 2010 at 12:05 am #

      Yes you should! I’ll go with you 🙂 You could find some awesome vintage shirts and apartment stuff.

      • Kris September 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

        Yes, maybe you could help him with an extreme loft makeover?

  3. Zanna October 1, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Definitely! His loft is in desperate need of some makeover magic. Maybe even his whole apartment…

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