It had been quite a while since I’d last been to the Park Slope Flea. So it was nice to go back and see all the great treasures there. It is a classic flea market in the playground of P.S. 321 in the heart of Park Slope in Brooklyn. I saw a lot of really great small things, from ceramic figures and old photographs to collectible glassware and beautiful vintage jewelry, including a beautiful brass mermaid pin that I totally regret not taking home with me. I should know better by now.
It was great to see Marly Malone at the Hand Laundry at the Flea. (Decades ago, her Brooklyn Brownstone housed a hand laundry, hence the name.) She sells a variety of new and vintage items. Her Brooklyn Bridge collection includes tea towels, sun catchers, and oven mitts with a drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge printed on them. She also sells Irish and Scottish jewelry and keepsakes, like Claddagh rings and silver Celtic knots. I personally love the vintage linen handkerchiefs and blouses, as well as her antique laces. Her antique silver baby spoons would be a perfect baby shower gift.
Visit Marly Malone at the Park Slope Flea or online at www.marlymalone.com.