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NYC – Flea Marketing & More Shopping

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It’s hard to visit any city and not try to hit the flea market. NYC would be no exception. A visit to the Garage was just what was needed. It’s located in a parking structure, which is kind of odd for this California girl, but I soon got used to the idea and set off to find a few treasures.

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I didn’t buy this painting of a woman and sometimes wonder who she went home with. But I did bring home a couple of landscape paintings, a French pharmacy beaker and a antique brass star tree topper that will probably be making it’s debut in the pages of Country Living this year.

Another fun stop (and completely clutter free) was the Japanese store Muji. They have a large selection of paper goods and household items all with very clean, simple designs.

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And a visit to Tinsel Trading was fun with it’s signature wall of vintage millinery flowers.

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There was also a quick visit to this cute kitchen shop called Whisk. They had a great selection of unique tabletop and kitchenware items. And it’s owned by two locals from Brooklyn which makes it even better in my book.

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Well, that’s going to round out the NYC shopping. I’m sure there were other places I’ve forgotten to share or didn’t take photos of (like the Etsy Pop-Up shop!) but for now….

It’s time we move onto the food!

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NYC – John Derian

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My favorite shop in NYC was John Derian. Please excuse the less than stellar quality of these pics. Some are from my Instagram feed and all are from my phone. (I got tired of lugging my big camera around every day.)
He has two shops located next to each other and everything about them are amazing. The displays, the wares, the lighting….everything. Here is a sampling of both…

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I thought the vintage pendant lighting above the counter was gorgeous. I can’t imagine trying to pick one, they were all so beautiful and unique.

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I bought some beautiful linens. When I brought them to the counter, the sales clerk asked me if I wanted a new set…apparently, the ones I picked out were washed. But I liked them soft and worn looking so I bought all of mine this way.
If you are going to NYC…I would make sure to add this to my shops to visit!

John Derian
6 East Second St. and
10 East Second St
NYC, NY 10003
Open Daily 12-7pm

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NYC – ABC Carpet & Home

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Another shopping destination included a stop at ABC Carpet & Home. They have such beautiful things everywhere you turn. Some of my favorites were all the wood products, from breadboards to bowls and more. And I loved the glitzy pendants lights. So pretty! Some of these photos are from my cell phone, please excuse the quality.

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Their huge wall cubby filled with all white dishes was stunning in it’s simplicity. And I noticed many of their display tables were made out of scaffolding and saw horses. I think the mix of worn, vintage elements with the newer items makes their displays interesting and unique.

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And aren’t their floors amazing? That herringbone pattern gets me every time.

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Their selection of pottery, china and sculpted dishes are stunning. Lots of beautiful handmade pieces as well, including these organic plates and bowls.

And I really loved these bracelets. I tried the one in the top left corner on. It was divine. But when the $4,500 price tag was revealed I knew it wasn’t in the cards that day.

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ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway
NYC, NY 10003
(212) 473-3000

Up next, John Derian. Swoon. His store was my favorite!

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